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Russian opposition picks leaders

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 13:50

Opposition forces in Russia are holding a three-day national ballot to elect a leadership tasked with focusing the fight for fair elections.
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Russia's other elections

Friday, October 19th 2012, 8:38

How the Russian opposition are holding their own poll
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VIDEO: Virtual election online in Russia

Friday, October 19th 2012, 5:36
related places: Moscow

Keen to show they have support across the country, not just in Moscow, Russia's new opposition movement are putting on a virtual election which will take place at the weekend.
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Putin vows to cut motorcade jams

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:01
related places: Moscow

Russia's president Vladimir Putin and prime minister Dmitry Medvedev pledge to work from home more to cut the disruption caused by their motorcades on Moscow's streets.
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BP expected to get Rosneft offer

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 10:37

BP is expected to receive an offer from Russian oil giant Rosneft worth $28bn (£17bn) for its half stake in the TNK-BP joint venture.
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House arrest for Russian activist

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 15:36

Investigators in Russia place one of the best-known figures in the anti-Putin protest movement, Sergei Udaltsov, under house arrest over an alleged plot to seize power.
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Russian Church teaches teenagers Parkour

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 23:56

The youths being trained to jump off buildings by Russian church
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VIDEO: Global impact of food price rises

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 11:52
related countries: India India, United States United States

There has been drought in the US, poor rainfall in Russia and South America and a dry monsoon in India, all of these have a major impact on the world's most important food crops and consequently food prices.
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VIDEO: Tajik women face rise in divorce

Monday, October 15th 2012, 7:02

Growing numbers of Tajik women are being divorced by husbands working away in Russia, leading to serious social issues.
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The other Cuban missile crisis

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 1:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The other Cuban missile crisis - averted by one Russian's ingenuity
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Russia-Syria plane had 'radar'

Friday, October 12th 2012, 22:01
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Russia says the Syria-bound plane intercepted by Turkey was carrying a legal cargo of radar parts - not weapons for the Syrian war effort.
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Capello's Russia see off Portugal

Friday, October 12th 2012, 21:23
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Sweden Sweden

A round-up of Friday's World Cup qualifying matches as Fabio Capello's Russia beat Portugal and Sweden edge past the Faroes
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Turkey 'lying' over Syria plane

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:09
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Syria accuses Turkey of lying over its claim that a Syrian-bound plane forced to land in Ankara was carrying Russian-made defence equipment.
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Syria plane 'carried ammunition'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 20:40
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The Syrian plane forced to land in Turkey was carrying Russian-made equipment and ammunition for Syria's defence ministry, says Turkey's PM.
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Plane interception angers Russia

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 14:51
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Moscow accuses Turkey of endangering Russian lives by using its military to force a Syria-bound passenger plane to land in Ankara.
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Canadian officer guilty of spying

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 5:10
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Moscow

A former Canadian naval intelligence officer pleads guilty to spying for the Russians and sharing classified Nato plans with Moscow.
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot member freed on appeal

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 22:12

One of the members of the punk group Pussy Riot walked free from prison today after an appeal court in Russia unexpectedly suspended her sentence.
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Pussy Riot: One defendant freed

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 19:24
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court frees one of the convicted women from the punk band Pussy Riot but upholds two-year jail terms for the other two.
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Russia revives arms sales to Iraq

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 19:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Moscow

Iraq signs contracts to buy Russian arms worth $4.2bn this year, making Moscow its second-biggest supplier, Russian media report.
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Rothko defacement 'not vandalism'

Monday, October 8th 2012, 18:20

A Russian man who claims responsibility for defacing a painting by Mark Rothko at the Tate Modern tells the BBC it was "not criminal damage".
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Russian jet destined for Mexico

Monday, October 8th 2012, 14:33
related countries: Italy Italy, Mexico Mexico

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 arrives in Italy to be customised for service in Mexico, under a contract seen as vital for Russia's new airliner.
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VIDEO: Youth tribute as Putin turns 60

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 17:40

Russian President Vladimir Putin is celebrating his 60th birthday, as pro-Kremlin youth activists stage re-enactments of his most famous stunts.
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VIDEO: Doctor made cellar into war hospital

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 13:51
related places: Chechen

Steve Rosenberg meets Dr Khassan Baiev, a Chechen surgeon who turned the cellar of his home into a makeshift war hospital, treating both the Chechen and Russian wounded.
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Russia reaches deal on Tajik base

Friday, October 5th 2012, 16:09
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

Tajikistan allows Russia a 30-year extension on a Soviet-era military base seen as a bulwark against Islamist militancy and drug-trafficking.
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UN condemns Syria's Turkey attack

Friday, October 5th 2012, 10:06
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The UN condemns a Syrian mortar attack on a Turkish border town, after hours of talks to persuade Russia to agree to the wording.
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US 'cracks Russian hi-tech plot'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 10:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Houston, Texas

A company director and seven others are arrested in Houston, Texas, on charges of illegally exporting high-tech components to Russian security agencies.
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Lithuania to sue Gazprom for $2bn

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 16:02

Lithuania says it will sue Russian giant Gazprom for 5bn lita ($1.9bn, £1.2bn), alleging that the energy firm overcharged it for gas.
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US and Russia hail Georgian vote

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 22:45
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

The US, EU and Russia welcome Georgia's election results which give the country the first democratic transfer of power in its post-Soviet history.
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Lennon hails 'magnificent' Celtic

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 19:44

Manager Neil Lennon says he is "the proudest man in Europe" after Celtic's Champions League win at Spartak Moscow.
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Court adjourns Pussy Riot appeal

Monday, October 1st 2012, 8:23
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court adjourns the appeal hearing of three activists from punk band Pussy Riot, jailed for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in a cathedral.
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VIDEO: Lebedev on 'campaign' against him

Monday, October 1st 2012, 5:24

The Russian millionaire Alexander Lebedev, who was charged with hooliganism last week, has complained that the charge is part of a campaign against him.
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Russia's World Cup budget soars

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 12:30

Russia reveals that its preliminary budget for holding the 2018 World Cup is almost twice what it projected when it won the bid in 2010.
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Russia row over Jesus rock opera

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 11:12
related places: Rostov

A theatre in the south Russian city of Rostov drops a production of Jesus Christ Superstar after protests by Orthodox Christians.
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Russia MP snubs Strasbourg forum

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 15:56

The speaker of Russia's parliament pulls out of a Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe session ahead of a motion critical of his country.
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VIDEO: Russian billionaire charged over punch

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 2:41

The Russian businessman who got into a fight on television last year has been charged with hooliganism and assault.
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Russian mogul charged over punch

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 15:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian media mogul Alexander Lebedev, who owns two UK newspapers, is charged after he punched a fellow guest during a TV debate last year.
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Russia torture-case police jailed

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 15:14

Two Russian policemen are jailed after a suspect was tortured in custody and later died of his wounds, in a case that caused outrage in Russia.
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Moscow 'drunk driver' kills seven

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 19:36
related places: Moscow

A drunk driver killed seven people and injured three others by crashing his car into a bus stop in Moscow, police say.
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VIDEO: Arrests at Pussy Riot exhibition

Friday, September 21st 2012, 5:50

Nine people have been detained after Orthodox church activists in Russia disrupted the opening of an art exhibition devoted to the controversial punk band, Pussy Riot.
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Russia's time switch set to end

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 22:40

Russia is expected to restore the practice of changing clocks back in the autumn, reversing a reform brought in by ex-president Dmitry Medvedev.
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VIDEO: Kremlin 'will silence its critics'

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 20:45

An inquest into former spy Alexander Litvinenko's death will examine claims the Russian government was involved.
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Russian spy report 'to be secret'

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 11:57

A police report into the death of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko will be redacted to omit a section about his alleged links to British intelligence.
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TNK-BP Rosneft deal edges closer

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 11:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

BP, the British oil giant, is reportedly close to selling its 50% stake in Russian joint venture TNK-BP to Rosneft, the state-owned oil company.
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VIDEO: Litvinenko review set to open

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 5:46

The widow of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has told the BBC she hopes an inquest will find the truth about what happened to him.
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VIDEO: Litvinenko widow's hope for truth

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 3:30

The widow of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko tells the BBC she hopes an inquest will find out the truth about what happened to him.
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VIDEO: US aid agency expelled from Russia

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 1:43
related countries: United States United States

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced it will close its offices in Russia following an order from the authorities there to cease operations.
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Litvinenko widow hopes for truth

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 23:38

The widow of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has told the BBC she hopes an inquest will find the truth about what happened to him.
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GB host Russia in Davis Cup tie

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 11:13

Great Britain will play Russia at home in April 2013 in their Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie, with the World Group also drawn.
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US agency expelled from Russia

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 9:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US Agency for International Development is forced to end operations in Russia after Moscow accuses it of meddling in politics.
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot priest to be defrocked

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 5:39

A priest who supported the Pussy Riot protesters in Russia is to be defrocked by the Russian orthodox church.
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Soyuz capsule returns to Earth

Monday, September 17th 2012, 4:27
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

A Russian Soyuz space capsule successfully lands in Kazakhstan with its three-man crew after they spent 123 days at the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Anti-Putin rally in Moscow

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 16:28
related places: Moscow

Thousands of protesters have marched through the Russian capital Moscow, in the first big opposition rally against President Putin for three months.
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Thousands join anti-Putin march

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 15:23
related places: Moscow

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters march through Moscow in the first major protest against President Putin in three months.
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VIDEO: 'Jail will not stop Pussy Riot protests'

Friday, September 14th 2012, 7:37

The husband of one of the Pussy Riot protesters jailed in Russia says they will continue to oppose President Putin after their prison release.
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Putin admits animal stunts staged

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 21:32

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin admits many of his wildlife stunts were staged, saying they were his way of raising awareness.
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Arctic hunt finds mammoth remains

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 10:58

A Russian-led expedition finds well preserved mammoth remains in Siberia but downplays reports that the material could be used to clone the ancient beast.
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Medvedev backs Pussy Riot release

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 17:16

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev suggests that three activists from punk band Pussy Riot, jailed for two years, should be freed.
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Russia plans biggest icebreaker

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:38

Russia's plans to build the world's biggest nuclear icebreaker are aimed at enhancing commercial opportunities, says a researcher.
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Putin looks 'to protect' Gazprom

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 15:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a decree forbidding state-owned firms from giving information to foreign authorities, just days after the EU said it would investigate Gazprom.
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VIDEO: Syria resolution 'needs teeth'

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 18:10
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dismissed a Russian proposal for a new UN Security Council resolution on Syria as pointless "without teeth".
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Syria resolution 'needs teeth'

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 7:59
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a Russian plan for a UN Security Council resolution on Syria will be pointless without consequences.
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US seeks better Russia trade ties

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 8:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Vladivostok

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US administration wants to normalise trade relations with Russia this month, as she attends the Apec summit in Vladivostok.
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VIDEO: Hard times in Russia's 'blind village'

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 8:29
related places: Rusinovo

The village of Rusinovo was created in the days of the Soviet Union, when state money was widely used to fund housing and employment schemes.
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O'Neill angered by Russia penalty

Friday, September 7th 2012, 19:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is stunned by the penalty decision that ended hopes of claiming a point against Russia.
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VIDEO: Russia to edit 'unsuitable' cartoons

Friday, September 7th 2012, 16:43

New legislation has come into effect in Russia requiring cuts to some cartoons broadcast during the daytime.
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VIDEO: Action man Putin takes to the skies

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:13

After swimming in freezing waters, barechested horse riding and boxing, Russia's President Vladimir Putin has found time in his schedule to take to the skies.
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Gazprom faces EU anti-trust probe

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 18:13

The European Commission says it will investigate Russian energy giant Gazprom for possible anti-competitive practices in central and eastern Europe.
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Georgians among dead Islamists

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 11:25
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia admits at least two of 11 suspected Islamists killed in clashes near the Russia border last week were Georgian, and not foreign as it first said.
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The far-right skinheads of Russia

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 11:11

Meet the far-right nationalists of Russia
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Abramovich wins UK court battle

Friday, August 31st 2012, 14:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wins a £3bn breach of trust and contract case brought by exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky at London court.
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Man held in 'Pussy Riot' murder

Friday, August 31st 2012, 10:25

Russian police arrest a man who they say confessed to trying to make a recent double murder look like a political act by writing Free Pussy Riot on the wall.
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VIDEO: Berezovsky loses Abramovich claim

Friday, August 31st 2012, 10:15

Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich has won a legal battle against exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.
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Friday, August 31st 2012, 4:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British court is due to rule in the legal battle between the owner of Chelsea Football club, Roman Abramovich and another Russian oligarch Boris Beresovsky.
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Pussy Riot daubed at murder site

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 14:26

Graffiti calling for the release of members of punk band Pussy Riot is found at the site of a double murder in Russia, say police.
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Bomb kills Russian Muslim cleric

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 15:33

A bomb blast kills a leading Islamic scholar and at least five others in Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan.
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Long sentence for Russia activist

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 10:14

A Russian opposition activist is jailed for possession of heroin for eight years - double the sentence requested by the prosecution.
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Murray into US Open second round

Monday, August 27th 2012, 21:04
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray produces a patchy performance but still overcomes Alex Bogomolov Jr to make the US Open second round.
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Pussy Riot pair 'leave Russia'

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 13:53

Two activists from the Pussy Riot punk rock group being sought by Russian police flee the country, the band's Twitter account says.
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VIDEO: No charges over Russian 'slave' factory

Friday, August 24th 2012, 16:39
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Russian police have decided not to press criminal charges against owners of a factory where Vietnamese illegal immigrants were forced to live and work in 'slave-like conditions'.
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Activists board Russian oil rig

Friday, August 24th 2012, 8:40

Six Greenpeace activists board a Russian offshore oil rig in protest over gas and oil exploration in the Arctic.
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EU hails Russia's entry into WTO

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 12:43

Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization will provide an important boost to European companies, the EU says.
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