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Mae puts music on ice for Olympics

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 10:13
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Violinist Vanessa-Mae puts her musical career on ice for a year in a bid to ski for Thailand at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
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Syria suicide bomb 'kills dozens'

Monday, January 21st 2013, 22:37
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Beirut

A suicide bomb in central Syria kills many people, reports say, as Russia prepares to airlift its nationals fleeing the conflict.
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Moscow Exchange plans share float

Monday, January 21st 2013, 10:13

Moscow Exchange, Russia's biggest stock market, plans to sell shares in itself on its own exchange, expected to raise over $500m.
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Four dead in Russia mine accident

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 15:12

At least four miners have died and four more are missing following an accident at a Russian coal mine.
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VIDEO: Acid attack on Bolshoi director

Friday, January 18th 2013, 22:57
related places: Moscow

The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Theatre is being treated in a Moscow hospital for severe burns to his face after a masked man threw acid in his face.
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VIDEO: Blanket of snow covers parts of Europe

Friday, January 18th 2013, 13:34
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Parts of Europe, including Russia, France, Austria and the UK have seen heavy winter snowfall.
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Russian activist 'suicide' abroad

Friday, January 18th 2013, 12:54
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

An anti-Putin activist who fled Russia and sought political asylum has committed suicide in a Dutch detention centre, Dutch officials say.
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Acid attack burns Bolshoi manager

Friday, January 18th 2013, 10:55
related places: Moscow

The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Theatre, Sergei Filin, is treated in a Moscow hospital for severe burns to his face after an acid attack.
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Why Russian Israelis vote right

Friday, January 18th 2013, 10:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Why Russian immigrants take a hard line in Israel's elections
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VIDEO: 'We just want to be a family'

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 18:15
related countries: United States United States

Two US mothers who have adopted Russian orphans tell the BBC of their heartache over changes to Russian adoption law that have left them in legal limbo.
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VIDEO: Knocked off ladder during fire rescue

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 12:42

A fireman in Russia has had a remarkable escape after a pile of snow knocked him off his ladder.
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VIDEO: Rare access inside the Kremlin

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 2:44

A behind-the-scenes look at Russia's seat of power
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Russian 'godfather' gunned down

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 17:52
related places: Moscow

A man described as Russia's top gangster is shot dead leaving a restaurant in central Moscow, reportedly by a sniper.
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Pussy Riot jail plea turned down

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 16:39

A Russian court refuses to defer the jail term of a member of the punk protest group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, over concerns for her young child.
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VIDEO: Recruiting drug couriers in Tajikistan

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 9:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Tajikistan Tajikistan

The BBC's Rustam Qobil travels to a remote village in Tajikistan where Afghan drug dealers are trying to recruit couriers to help transport their contraband into lucrative markets in Russia and Europe.
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Uncovering the past

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 1:04

The Russian revolution and WWI France uncovered
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Russia 'spies' in Germany trial

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 15:22
related countries: Germany Germany

A married couple go on trial in Germany for spying for Russia over decades, in a case seen as one of the most intriguing cases since the Cold War.
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VIDEO: Blind girl's letter to Putin goes viral

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 4:33

A blind girl has become a political sensation in Russia after criticising the Kremlin for a controversial new law that bans Americans from adopting Russian children.
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Pneumonia scandal in Russian army

Monday, January 14th 2013, 17:21

Russia's new defence minister sacks the chief medical officer of the armed forces after five soldiers die of pneumonia.
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'Red October' cyber-attack found

Monday, January 14th 2013, 13:26

A 'significant' cyber-attack that may have been stealing confidential documents since 2007 has been discovered by Russian researchers.
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VIDEO: Moscow protests against adoption law

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 16:48
related places: Moscow

Tens of thousands of people have marched through Moscow to protest against a new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children.
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Last US-Russia adoptions cleared

Friday, January 11th 2013, 13:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kremlin

Russian children whose adoptions have already been approved by a court will be able to join their new families in the United States, the Kremlin says.
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Australia holds Bout 'accomplice'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 10:34
related countries: Australia Australia

The alleged financial manager of Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is caught in Australia after applying for a job with the government, officials say.
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Russian sub 'safer than Kursk'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 16:03
related places: Kursk

The Russian navy gets a new nuclear missile submarine said to be safer than the ill-fated Kursk design.
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Russia probes 'zorb' ride death

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 17:09

Russia launches an investigation after a man is killed during a ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball, known as a zorb.
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Depardieu fails to attend court

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 19:57
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The actor Gerard Depardieu stays away from a court in Paris where he faces a drink-driving charge, days after taking Russian citizenship in protest at increased taxes.
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Wolves raid east Russia villages

Monday, January 7th 2013, 11:28

An influx of wolves preying on reindeer herds triggers a state of emergency in the Sakha Republic, in northeastern Russia.
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Russia's Mordovia woos Depardieu

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 18:39
related countries: France France

The Russian region of Mordovia - famed for its prisons - invites French actor Gerard Depardieu to set up home there, hours after he received a Russian passport.
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VIDEO: Depardieu receives Russian passport

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 18:19
related countries: France France

French actor Gerard Depardieu has met President Vladimir Putin and been handed his new Russian passport. Contains flash photography.
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Depardieu handed Russian passport

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 16:14

Actor Gerard Depardieu is handed his new Russian passport after meeting President Vladimir Putin, and is invited to set up home in the region of Mordovia.
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Two killed in Italian avalanche

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 9:11
related countries: Italy Italy

Two Italian skiers die in an avalanche in north-eastern Italy, in the same valley where six Russian tourists were killed just a day earlier.
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Six Russians die on Alps ski slope

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 12:36
related countries: Italy Italy

Six Russian tourists die as their snowmobile flips over during a night-time run down an Alpine ski slope in north-eastern Italy, reports say.
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VIDEO: Bardot 'to seek Russia passport'

Friday, January 4th 2013, 23:34
related countries: France France

Former French film star Brigitte Bardot could become a Russian citizen in a row over two sick zoo elephants.
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Bardot 'to seek Russia passport'

Friday, January 4th 2013, 16:11
related countries: France France

Film star Brigitte Bardot threatens to follow Gerard Depardieu and apply for Russia citizenship unless France saves two elephants from death.
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Ukraine cautious on Russian union

Friday, January 4th 2013, 14:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Kiev should try to meet the conditions of Russia's customs union with ex-Soviet states, Ukraine's President Yanukovych says without committing to membership.
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Depardieu becomes Russian citizen

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 21:45
related countries: France France

Actor Gerard Depardieu hails Russia's decision to grant him citizenship, following a tax row with the government in his native France.
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VIDEO: Muscovites on Depardieu turning Russian

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 18:45
related countries: France France

Russian president Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to French actor Gerard Depardieu, who recently moved abroad to avoid high taxes.
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VIDEO: Russian plane crash filmed by motorist

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 18:14
related places: Moscow

Footage of the moment a Russian plane ran off a runway and hit a motorway in Moscow has emerged.
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VIDEO: Moscow plane crash probe under way

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 15:33
related places: Moscow

An investigation is under way into how a Russian passenger plane overshot a Moscow airport runway and crashed into a motorway.
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Plane crashes into Moscow road

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 17:46
related places: Moscow

At least four people die as a Russian plane overshoots the runway at a Moscow airport, breaking up and coming to rest on a main road.
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Russia urges Syria rebel talks

Friday, December 28th 2012, 15:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Russia says it is ready to hold talks with Syria's opposition, but rebel spokesman Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib said they had rejected the offer.
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Putin makes US adoption ban law

Friday, December 28th 2012, 14:54
related places: Moscow

Russia's President Putin signs into law a controversial ban on Americans adopting Russian orphans.
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Russian ex-defence chief summoned

Friday, December 28th 2012, 11:59

Investigators fail to get evidence from Russia's ex-defence minister Gen Serdyukov in a scandal involving suspicious equipment sales.
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N Ossetia Muslim leader shot dead

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 9:40

A Muslim spiritual leader is shot dead in the Russian Caucasus republic of North Ossetia.
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Russia senators back adoption ban

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 11:42
related countries: United States United States

Russia's upper house of parliament unanimously backs a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, amid anger over a US human rights law.
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Russia's Navalny faces third case

Monday, December 24th 2012, 10:46

Investigators in Russia open a third fraud inquiry into opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny.
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India, Russia sign defence deals

Monday, December 24th 2012, 10:23
related countries: India India

Russia and India sign new defence deals worth billions of dollars during President Vladimir Putin's day-long trip to India.
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Syria 'protecting chemical arms'

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 14:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria has consolidated its chemical weapons into "one or two" places to prevent rebels capturing them, Russia says.
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Russia angered over UN helicopter

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 13:08

Russia calls for South Sudan to find and punish those responsible for shooting down a UN helicopter crewed by Russians in South Sudan.
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Zvonareva to miss Australian Open

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 10:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Russian Vera Zvonareva will miss the Australian Open in January with a recurrence of a shoulder injury.
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Russian MPs back US adoptions ban

Friday, December 21st 2012, 11:34
related countries: United States United States

Russian MPs approve a ban on Americans adopting Russian children after it was backed by President Putin, amid anger over a US human rights law.
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Court shortens Khodorkovsky term

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 16:58

Imprisoned former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is due for early release in 2014 after a Russian court cut two years off his term for embezzlement.
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Putin critic charged with fraud

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 16:54

Investigators in Russia formally charge leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny and his brother with fraud and money-laundering.
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Putin backs ban on US adoptions

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 12:08
related countries: United States United States

Russia's President Putin defends a proposed ban on Americans adopting Russian children, calling a US human rights law "unfriendly".
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VIDEO: Adoption law protesters arrested

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 17:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Police in Moscow arrest more than a dozen people protesting against a controversial proposed law which would ban US nationals from adopting Russian orphans.
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Russian MPs back US adoption ban

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

Russian MPs overwhelmingly back measures that would ban US citizens from adopting Russian children.
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VIDEO: Soyuz begins journey to space station

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 15:04
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Soyuz

A Soyuz rocket carrying an international crew of three has successfully launched from Kazakhstan, beginning its two-day flight to the International Space Station.
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Java plane crash 'human error'

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 6:48
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Investigators in Indonesia blame pilot error for the crash in May of a Russian Sukhoi Superjet that left all 45 people on board dead.
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Russian opposition rally arrests

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 15:47
related places: Moscow

Russian police briefly arrest several prominent opposition leaders at a rally against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
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Man jailed in Politkovskaya case

Friday, December 14th 2012, 13:36

A former Russian police officer is jailed for 11 years for his role in the murder of prominent journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Vodka 'saved elephants from cold'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 12:54

Two elephants are saved from the deadly Siberian cold by drinking vodka, Russian officials say.
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Russia's Syria stance 'unchanged'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 12:06
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia insists its position on Syria remains unchanged, a day after its deputy foreign minister said the Syrian government was losing control.
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Friday, December 14th 2012, 9:26

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is charged with fraud and money laundering on the eve of a banned protest rally in Moscow.
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Syrian rebels may win - Russia

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 19:05
related countries: Syria Syria

A Russian official says for the first time that the Syrian government is losing "more and more control" and may lose the conflict against rebels.
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Litvinenko 'was working for MI6'

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 17:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former spy Alexander Litvinenko was working for the British secret service when he was murdered in November 2006, a legal review hears.
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Kandinsky Prize shared by artists

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 12:18

The Kandinsky Prize, designed to be Russia's answer to the Turner Prize, has been split between two winners for the first time.
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Sailor jailed for secrets breach

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 15:32

A Royal Navy petty officer who offered nuclear submarine secrets to MI5 agents posing as Russian spies is jailed for eight years.
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Politkovskaya suspect on trial

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 14:12

Russian prosecutors call for a 12-year jail term for a policeman accused of organising the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Phone has second e-paper screen

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 13:23

A Russian company announces plans to release an Android smartphone with a second e-ink display on its rear in 2013.
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Putin warns of foreign meddling

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 10:29

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggests some opposition politicians are in the pay of foreign interests and says it is unacceptable.
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VIDEO: Russian volcano is tourist attraction

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 22:41

A volcano in Russia is spewing hot lava for the first time in nearly 40 years, drawing tourists despite the danger.
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Russian opera singer dies aged 86

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 17:45

Russian opera singer Galina Vishnevskaya, who performed soprano roles in Russian and European opera classics has died aged 86.
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Submarine disaster retrial opens

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 11:14

A retrial begins in Russia of two men accused of causing an accident on a nuclear submarine in which 20 people died in 2008.
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Georgia and Russia 'plan talks'

Monday, December 10th 2012, 18:55
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The government of new Georgian PM Bidzina Ivanishvili announces plans to hold the first direct talks with Russia since the 2008 war.
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Russians' enduring support of Putin

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 5:23

Vladimir Putin still divides Russia, a year on from huge protests
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Russia retaliates in US bill row

Friday, December 7th 2012, 15:20
related countries: United States United States

Russia announces a tit-for-tat visa bar on Americans guilty of human rights violations, over the US Magnitsky Act.
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Russian fury at 'absurd' US law

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 21:12
related countries: United States United States

Russia denounces an "absurd" trade bill passed by the US Congress that will also penalise Russian officials linked to human rights violations.
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Russian iTunes shows porn images

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 12:27

Users accessing Apple's iTunes Store in Russia have been getting porn images when searching for films to rent.
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Russian TV journalist shot dead

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 10:37

A television newsreader, shot in the North Caucasus, becomes the latest journalist to be killed in Russia.
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Celtic 2-1 Spartak Moscow

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 21:39

Celtic move into the last 16 of the Champions League thanks to Kris Commons' late penalty against Spartak Moscow.
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Builders demolish French chateau

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 18:34
related countries: France France

A team of Polish builders demolish an 18th Century French chateau belonging to a Russian businessman, apparently mistaking it for the outhouse.
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VIDEO: Russian volcano erupts after decades

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:55

A Russian volcano which started erupting last week has continued to spew ash and smoke into the air.
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