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News: Russia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Russia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Space travel 'Russia's priority'

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 13:39

Space exploration remains a priority for Russia, President Medvedev says, on the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight by Yuri Gagarin.
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VIDEO: Rare jewels being auctioned

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 10:07

Sothebys is to auction rare jewels including a rare emerald and diamond tiara once worn by a Russian princess.
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VIDEO: Inside Russia's Star City

Monday, April 11th 2011, 23:16

A look inside Star City, where Russian cosmonauts train to go into space - just as Yuri Gagarin did.
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Joint sign to mark Smolensk crash

Monday, April 11th 2011, 18:31
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Smolensk

The presidents of Russia and Poland agree to create a joint memorial marking the plane crash that killed former Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
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VIDEO: Poland divided by air crash ceremony

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 21:05
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland has marked the first anniversary of the plane crash in western Russia that killed president Lech Kaczynski, and 95 others but the occasion is marked by deep divisions.
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VIDEO: Army dogs use phones and cameras

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 16:34

The Russian army has begun training sniffer dogs to use cell phones and video cameras.
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BP gets time to save Rosneft deal

Friday, April 8th 2011, 11:43

BP is given more time to find a way to salvage its $16bn share exchange with Russian state-owned counterpart Rosneft.
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Medvedev denounces cyber-attack

Friday, April 8th 2011, 10:06

Russia's President Medvedev condemns as "outrageous and illegal" a cyber-attack on a social networking website that hosts his blog.
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Debt crisis 'shows cuts needed'

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 16:19
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

George Osborne says the Portuguese bail-out shows the UK was right to prioritise debt reduction - but Labour accuses him of "desperate scaremongering".
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Man caught 'with bear in blanket' on Russian border

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 5:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian customs stop a man suspected of trying to smuggle an elderly she-bear into Ukraine, hiding it under a blanket in his van.
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Rolling forward

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 23:09

Golf in Russia looking for major expansion
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New crew head for space station

Monday, April 4th 2011, 23:28
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Soyuz

A new crew for the International Space Station blast off from Russia's Baikonur space port in Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz rocket.
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VIDEO: Soyuz rocket blasts off from Kazakhstan

Monday, April 4th 2011, 22:36
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, United States United States
related places: Soyuz

Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut have begun a mission to the ISS aboard a Soyuz rocket that blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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UN rejects Georgia case over war

Friday, April 1st 2011, 12:36
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The United Nations' top court rejects a case filed by Georgia that accuses Russia and separatist rebels of ethnic cleansing.
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Russian manufacturing grows fast

Friday, April 1st 2011, 6:20

Strong domestic demand means growth in Russia's manufacturing sector is accelerating, a survey indicates.
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VIDEO: 'Message in bottle' answered in Russia

Friday, April 1st 2011, 5:42
related countries: Germany Germany

A German boy who tossed a message in a bottle off a ship in the Baltic Sea some 24 years ago has now received an answer.
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VIDEO: Actress Lyudmila Gurchenko mourned

Friday, April 1st 2011, 1:51

Actress Lyudmila Gurchenko, described as ''Russia's Elizabeth Taylor'', has died at the age of 75.
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Medvedev in 'blow to Putin ally'

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 17:22

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he wants ministers to end their roles as company directors, a potential blow to a close ally of PM Vladimir Putin.
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Baltic message in bottle gets reply 24 years on

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 4:10
related countries: Germany Germany

A Russian boy answers a message in a bottle from a German child 24 years after it was dropped from a ship into the Baltic Sea.
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Russia 'kills Caucasus militants'

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 10:13
related places: Moscow

Russian forces kill 17 militants and destroy a forest base during a major operation in the volatile North Caucasus, Russian officials say.
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Woman of mystery

Monday, March 28th 2011, 4:06

BBC man gets exclusive interview with 'former spy' Anna Chapman
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Meeting the Ultras

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 1:30

The fans that give Russian football a reputation for racism
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BBC Russian radio broadcasts end

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 12:18
related places: Radio

Radio broadcasts on the BBC's Russian Service are coming to end after 65 years because of cuts in government funding.
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BP Russia deal may still go ahead

Friday, March 25th 2011, 15:59

The chairman of Russian energy giant Rosneft says he wants to push ahead with his company's alliance with BP.
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BP Russian Arctic venture blocked

Friday, March 25th 2011, 15:46

Russian shareholders of oil joint venture TNK-BP succeed in blocking BP's Arctic exploration deal with state-owned Rosneft.
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Arctic Sea ship hijack six jailed

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 15:33

A Russian court jails six people for the hijacking of the cargo ship Arctic Sea whose disappearance sparked a global search.
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Moscow billboard porn hacker jailed

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 11:33
related places: Moscow

A hacker who posted pornography on a video billboard above Moscow's inner ring road is jailed for one and a half years.
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People's voice

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 0:01

Social media capitalise on Russian censorship
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End of an era

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 1:44

BBC's Russian Service looks back on 65 years of radio
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Putin denies Russia rift on Libya

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 19:26
related countries: Libya Libya

Russian PM Vladimir Putin firmly rejects suggestions of a split over Libya with President Medvedev, insisting they are "close".
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VIDEO: Lebedev admits paper runs 'risks'

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 11:52
related places: Moscow

Moscow-based media tycoon Alexander Lebedev admits to running "slight risks" part-owning the Moscow newspaper the Novaya Gazeta.
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Baptism by ice

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 11:21

Russia's trend for dipping children in frozen rivers
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Russian leaders spar over Libya

Monday, March 21st 2011, 17:50
related countries: Libya Libya

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev dismisses as "unacceptable" Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's description of the UN resolution on Libya as a "crusade".
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Up periscope

Friday, March 18th 2011, 1:00

Soviet space tech wasn't fancy - but is Russia winning the race?
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Bolshoi head quits after erotic snaps

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 11:12

The head of Russia's world-famous Bolshoi ballet troupe resigns after photographs purporting to be him were posted on a website.
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TNK-BP dismisses Arctic oil role

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 13:14

Shareholders in joint venture TNK-BP reject a possible role in parent BP's Arctic oil exploration deal with Russian state-owned Rosneft.
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Sberbank buys brokerage for $1bn

Friday, March 11th 2011, 13:56

Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, agrees to buy Russian investment bank Troika Dialog for $1bn.
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Western wheels

Friday, March 11th 2011, 0:23

Why foreign carmakers are clamouring to set up in Russia
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Chechen women's rights 'violated'

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 19:18
related places: Chechen

Chechen women are harassed for violating an Islamic dress code which a report says infringes on their rights as well as Russia's constitution.
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Russia urged to fight corruption

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 16:29
related countries: United States United States

Russia needs to fight "endemic corruption" and improve its investment climate, US Vice President Joe Biden says.
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Bailed by Banksy

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 0:52

The prison travails of a radical Russian art collective
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Russian prison officials jailed for rapes

Friday, March 4th 2011, 17:57

A Russian court jails seven senior prison staff for torturing prisoners and ordering them to be raped by other inmates.
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Kremlin honours Gorbachev at 80

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 13:55

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is given Russia's highest award, the Order of St Andrew, to mark his 80th birthday.
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VIDEO: Russian police to change its name

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 10:14

In Russia, the militsiya will now officially be called police.
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Suicide grenade attack in Moscow

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 16:35
related places: Moscow

A man detonates a grenade outside a supermarket in Moscow, killing only himself, Russian news agencies report.
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Key satellite launched in Russia

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 12:46

Russia launches one of the final satellites for a global navigation system intended to rival the Americans' GPS, after recent attempts failed.
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Fiat to make vehicles in Russia

Friday, February 25th 2011, 23:22
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian car giant Fiat says it will make up to 300,000 vehicles a year in Russia, after a deal with local auto group Sollers falls through.
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Russia raises rate amid inflation

Friday, February 25th 2011, 12:44

Russia has raised its key interest rate for the first time since 2008 amid concerns over accelerating inflation.
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Khodorkovsky judge denies deceit

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 22:27

The Russian judge who extended the jail term of dissident tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky again denies he came under official pressure.
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Russia plans $650bn defence spend

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 12:17

Eight nuclear submarines, 600 jets and 1,000 helicopters feature in a planned Russian defence spend of $650bn up to 2020.
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Russia 'needs to fight inflation'

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 6:53

Russia needs to take additional measures to halt inflation, Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: British dancers at Russia's Bolshoi

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 9:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's Daniel Sandford visits three British students who are attending the elite Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia
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Olympic task

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 2:02

Russia prepares for 2014 Winter Games in a volatile region
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Russian tax hits Carlsberg profit

Monday, February 21st 2011, 9:24
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Danish brewer Carlsberg reports a fall in fourth-quarter net profit due to an increase in excise duty in Russia.
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VIDEO: Rare glimpse inside Russia's Star City

Saturday, February 19th 2011, 19:31

Journalists have been given a rare glimpse inside Russia's Star City cosmonaut training centre.
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TNK-BP pondering Arctic oil role

Friday, February 18th 2011, 16:34

Joint venture TNK-BP ponders a possible role in parent BP's Arctic oil exploration deal with Russian state-owned Rosneft.
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Company of Luzhkov's wife raided

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 16:36

Russian police raid the offices of a company owned by Yelena Baturina, the wife of former Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov.
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Sent to Siberia

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 0:13

Documentary about jailed Russian tycoon premieres despite theft
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VIDEO: Khodorkovsky trial interference claims

Monday, February 14th 2011, 22:56

An aide to the Russian judge who convicted Mikhail Khodorkovsky at his second trial last year has said he did not write his own verdict.
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Khodorkovsky judge 'under orders'

Monday, February 14th 2011, 17:49

The Russian judge who convicted ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky last year did not write his own verdict in the case, an aide says.
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Russian ballerina in Kremlin row

Monday, February 14th 2011, 17:21

A famous Russian ballerina has accused the Kremlin of pulling the plug on two TV shows about her life after she criticised the state's ruling party.
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Steel tycoons 'richest in Russia'

Monday, February 14th 2011, 13:42

Two steel tycoons retained their top two positions in the 2011 list of Russia's richest people compiled by Finans magazine.
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Banned UK reporter back in Moscow

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 20:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

A British journalist barred from Russia last week after reporting on Wikileaks cables containing criticism of Russia's leadership has been allowed to return.
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VIDEO: Storm splits cargo ship in two

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 11:29
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania, Turkey Turkey
related places: Sochi

A Turkish cargo ship flying the Tanzanian flag, has been destroyed off the coast of Russia's Black Sea city of Sochi.
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Japan minister in Russia amid row

Friday, February 11th 2011, 6:13
related countries: Japan Japan, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean
related places: Moscow

Japan's Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara visits Moscow amid a growing row over the Kuril islands in the Pacific Ocean, which are claimed by both countries.
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EU denies Russia-Asia gas rivalry

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 20:06

EU partnerships with energy-rich Central Asian countries do not threaten Russian gas sales to Europe, the EU Commission says.
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Drunk driver causes five accidents in half an hour

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 2:10

A drunken driver in central Russia is jailed for 10 days for causing five accidents in half an hour, injuring three people.
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Russia to boost weapons on Kurils

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 16:15
related countries: Japan Japan, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev orders the deployment of more weapons on the Kuril islands in the Pacific Ocean, which are claimed by Japan.
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Moscow bomb suspect siblings held

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 10:24
related places: Moscow

Russian officials say they have arrested the brother and sister of the suspected suicide bomber who attacked a Moscow airport last month.
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UK 'deplores' reporter expulsion

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 16:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Office Minister David Lidington says the government "deplores" Russia's expulsion of a British journalist with the Guardian newspaper.
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Russian group hold Pompey talks

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 13:31

Portsmouth confirm they have held talks with Russian consortium Convers Sport Initiative (CSI), who are interested in buying the club.
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Russia 'expels British reporter'

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 12:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British journalist who reported on Wikileaks cables containing criticism of Russia's leadership says he has been expelled from the country.
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Chechen rebel admits airport bomb

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 10:51
related places: Chechen, Moscow

One of Russia's most wanted men, Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, says he ordered last month's bomb attack which left 36 dead at a Moscow airport.
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VIDEO: Russian volcano in fresh eruption

Monday, February 7th 2011, 15:59

A volcano in Russia has begun erupting, spurting ash up to four kilometres into the sky.
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Japan-Russia island row escalates

Monday, February 7th 2011, 15:01
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan and Russia exchange heated comments over the disputed southern Kuril islands in the Pacific Ocean, which both claim.
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