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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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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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US-Russia nuclear treaty is in force

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 2:39
related countries: United States United States

A nuclear arms reduction treaty which has been a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's attempts to rebuild US relations with Russia has come into effect.
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US-Russia arms deal is in force

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 14:34
related countries: United States United States

The New Start nuclear arms treaty limiting the number of atomic warheads the US and Russia are allowed to possess, comes into effect.
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Rosneft posts 64% rise in profit

Friday, February 4th 2011, 11:42

Russia's oil giant Rosneft reports a 64% jump in annual profits thanks to higher oil prices and increased oil production.
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Super Bowl dreams

Friday, February 4th 2011, 7:34
related countries: United States United States, Uruguay Uruguay

Players around world speak of love for the game.
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Moscow bombing deaths rise to 36

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 17:05
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

A 36th victim has died of injuries sustained in the Domodedovo airport bomb attack near Moscow, Russian officials say.
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Russia warns Ireland in spy row

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 11:14
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin, Moscow

Moscow threatens retaliation after Ireland expels a diplomat because Russian spies allegedly used stolen Irish identities.
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Ireland expels Russian diplomat

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 15:28
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Ireland expels a Russian diplomat after it finds Moscow's intelligence service faked Irish passports for Russian spies living in the US.
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Statue of Yeltsin to be unveiled

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 9:52

A giant statue of former Russian President, Boris Yeltsin, will be unveiled in his birthplace, Ekaterinburg.
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Rehabilitating Yeltsin

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 8:14

Rethinking the legacy of Russia's former president
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Concern over Russia protest arrests

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 7:32
related countries: United States United States

The United States is expressing concern about the way Russia is treating opposition protesters following the arrest of dozens of demonstrators who had been demanding the ousting of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
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'Mysterious death' of Russian spy

Monday, January 31st 2011, 16:25

Russian police investigate the suspicious death of a colonel in Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, who apparently fell out of a window, media say.
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TNK-BP partners dispute heats up

Monday, January 31st 2011, 15:51

BP's Russian partners in TNK-BP say they will not approve $1.8bn of dividend payments, a day before BP is expected to resume its shareholder dividends.
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Monday, January 31st 2011, 14:46

iTunes sells Russian movies without copyright holders' knowledge
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Rocket delivers supplies to the ISS

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 5:48

A Russian rocket, carrying essential food, fuel and supplies, docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday.
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Destination Moscow

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 1:29
related countries: Norway Norway

Why Norway deported its 'Norwegian of the year'
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Moscow attacker 'is identified'

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 13:09
related places: Moscow

Russian investigators say the bomber who killed 35 people at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport was a 20-year-old man from the North Caucasus.
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Gun battle breaks out in Dagestan

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 14:49

Russian police exchange fire with suspected militants after cornering them in the southern region of Dagestan, reports say.
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Moscow bomb 'linked to Islamists'

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 13:10
related places: Moscow

Bomb investigators believe a member of an Islamist group in southern Russia may be behind Monday's Moscow airport attack, which killed 35 people.
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Combat terrorism with 'solidarity'

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 23:25
related places: Moscow

The Russian president has called for global action to combat terrorism after Tuesday's Moscow airport bombing that left 35 people dead.
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Deadly car bombing hits Dagestan

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 22:11

At least three people are killed by car bomb in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, say reports.
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Medvedev opens WEF urging action

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 18:41

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev condemns those behind Monday's bomb blast in Moscow during his opening speech at the World Economic Forum.
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Kremlin's pitch

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 15:24

Russia still open for business despite airport bomb
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Sackings after Russian bombing

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 13:31
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sacks several officials after blaming the Moscow airport bombing on poor security.
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Davos considers 'the new reality'

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 10:15
related places: Medvedev, Moscow

Russia's president Medvedev comes to Davos in the wake of the Moscow attacks, while business leaders discuss "the new reality".
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Russia approves Start arms treaty

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 8:32
related places: Start

Russia's parliament endorses the Start nuclear arms disarmament treaty President Dmitry Medvedev signed with US President Barack Obama in April.
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Medvedev seeks security shake-up

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 18:45
related places: Moscow

Dmitry Medvedev blamed airport officials for "clear security breaches" and called for sackings if negligence was proved following the Moscow bombing.
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Moscow Briton 'was due to marry'

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 15:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

The British victim of the Moscow bombing, Gordon Cousland, was the father of a six-month-old daughter and was due to get married at the end of April.
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Medvedev seeks security shake-up

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 15:09
related places: Moscow

Russia needs Israeli-style security checks, President Medvedev says, a day after a suspected suicide bomber attacked Moscow's main airport.
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Georgia's Russian TV launches

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 11:28
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A new Georgian television station which aims to offer Russian speakers news that is independent of the Kremlin is due to start broadcasting.
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Briton among Moscow attack dead

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 8:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

One Briton is among 35 people killed in a bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport, according to the Foreign Office.
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Medvedev pledge on airport bomb

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 5:36
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev vows to track down those behind an apparent suicide bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport that killed 35, blaming "clear security breaches".
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US condemns Moscow airport bomb

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 2:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned a bombing at an airport in Moscow which has killed at least 35 people.
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Carnage as Moscow airport bombed

Monday, January 24th 2011, 20:44
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

A suspected suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport kills at least 35 people and injures more than 100 - many of them critically, officials say.
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Blast rocks Moscow's main airport

Monday, January 24th 2011, 16:51
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

Moscow's Domodedovo airport, the busiest in Russia's capital, has been rocked by an explosion that has killed at least 35 people, officials say.
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Russia's industrial output jumps

Monday, January 24th 2011, 14:44

Russia's industrial output increases by 8.2% last year after a fall of 9.3% in 2009, official data shows.
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Bury Lenin, Russian online poll suggests

Monday, January 24th 2011, 14:13
related places: Lenin

An online poll organised by Russia's ruling party suggests there is strong support for burying Lenin's body.
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'Enemy of the people'

Monday, January 24th 2011, 9:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Russian actors give London bitter taste of Stalinist terror
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Two killed in Russian mall blaze

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 18:52
related places: Ufa

At least two people are killed after fire engulfs a shopping centre in the central Russian city of Ufa, local officials say
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Russian spy fronts mystery show

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 10:01
related countries: United States United States

Anna Chapman, the red-headed Russian spy famously expelled from the US, makes her debut on a TV mystery show.
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US 'no right' to try Viktor Bout

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 2:46
related countries: United States United States

A lawyer for suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout tells a court she will challenge the US government's right to prosecute him.
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Finland jails human traffickers

Friday, January 21st 2011, 15:59
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Helsinki

A court in Helsinki convicts four Latvians of smuggling people into Finland through the Baltic states and Russia.
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Kremlin connection?

Friday, January 21st 2011, 2:25

Was 'arms dealer' Viktor Bout linked to the Russian government?
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Polish leader crash tapes emerge

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 18:59
related countries: Poland Poland

Newly released Russian air traffic control transcripts convey the horror of the jet disaster which killed Poland's president.
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Gullit handed Russian club role

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 14:40

Ruud Gullit is appointed head coach of Russian club Terek Grozny on an 18-month contract.
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Gullit handed Russian club role

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 9:08

Ruud Gullit is appointed head coach of Russian club Terek Grozny on an 18-month contract.
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Russian bank staff investigated

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 18:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK police and Russian authorities investigate alleged criminal activities of four Russian officials assigned to the EBRD.
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Polish crash plane 'not warned'

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 17:34
related countries: Poland Poland

Polish experts say Russian air traffic controllers gave their president's jet poor advice before it crashed in thick fog.
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Russia firm on Palestinian state

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 16:00
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, on a rare visit to the West Bank, reaffirms Moscow's recognition of an independent Palestinian state.
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BP shares rise after Rosneft deal

Monday, January 17th 2011, 18:03

Shares in BP rise after the oil giant announced a joint venture with Russian energy firm Rosneft late on Friday.
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Miliband fears on BP Arctic deal

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 13:34

The Labour leader Ed Miliband says he has worries around BP's Arctic alliance with Russia's Rosneft.
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BP and Russia sign Arctic oil deal

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 2:42

BP has signed a joint venture with Russian energy firm Rosneft to exploit potentially huge deposits of oil and gas in Russia's Arctic shelf.
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BP and Russia in Arctic oil deal

Friday, January 14th 2011, 23:29

BP announces a major deal with the state run energy giant Rosneft to explore in Russia's Arctic region.
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Poland questions Kaczynski crash report

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 17:22
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's prime minister says Russia's final report into the air crash that killed its president did not go far enough.
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Ukraine viewpoint

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 5:25

Novelist Andrey Kurkov on Russia's role
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Russia extends wheat export ban

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 4:59
related places: Moscow

Daniel Sandford reports from a grain processing plant in Podolsk, outside Moscow, as Russia decides to extend it wheat export ban.
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