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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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Deadly forest fires ravage Russia

Friday, July 30th 2010, 15:49

Wild fires have continued to rage in central and western Russia, with more than 20 people now reported to have died.
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Deadly forest fires ravage Russia

Friday, July 30th 2010, 15:49

Wild fires have continued to rage in central and western Russia, with more than 20 people now reported to have died.
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Rights activist quits Kremlin job

Friday, July 30th 2010, 15:43

A top Russian human rights campaigner resigns from her advisory position at the Kremlin amid reports of pressure from hardliners.
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Rights activist quits Kremlin job

Friday, July 30th 2010, 15:43

A top Russian human rights campaigner resigns from her advisory position at the Kremlin amid reports of pressure from hardliners.
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Moscow suffers 'hottest day ever'

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 22:08
related places: Moscow

Fires rage around Russia's capital Moscow after its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching 39C (102F).
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Moscow suffers 'hottest day ever'

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 22:08
related places: Moscow

Fires rage around Russia's capital Moscow after its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching 39C (102F).
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'Hijack' foiled at Moscow airport

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:39
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

Russian security forces at Moscow's Domodedovo airport arrest a man suspected of trying to hijack a plane.
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Record temperatures in Moscow

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:15
related places: Moscow

The record-breaking heatwave in Russia which began a month ago sparked fires across the country, including around the capital Moscow, which now lies under a thick layer of smog.
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Deep blue fuels

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 14:06

Russian sub searches Lake Baikal for energy reserves
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Deep blue fuels

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 14:06

Russian sub searches Lake Baikal for energy reserves
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Law boosts Russian secret police

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 10:19

Russia expands the powers of its FSB secret police amid concern among human rights activists that they may be abused.
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Law boosts Russian secret police

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 10:19

Russia expands the powers of its FSB secret police amid concern among human rights activists that they may be abused.
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Super-jet setters

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 22:53

Russian planemakers eye global markets
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Super-jet setters

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 22:53

Russian planemakers eye global markets
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Heavy smog cloud smothers Moscow

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 16:22
related places: Moscow

Moscow is engulfed by the worst smog in almost a decade, as the Russian capital swelters in a record heat wave.
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Russia in $30bn asset sale plan

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 16:00

Russia announces plans for its biggest privatisation since the 1990s - which it hopes will raise about $30bn.
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US woman held over 'Russian arms'

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 10:52
related countries: United States United States

A 24-year-old beautician has been arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle night-vision rifle scopes from the US to Russia.
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Chechen children in Russia brawl

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 18:53
related places: Chechen

Seven people are arrested after a brawl involving a group of Chechen children in a Russian holiday camp.
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Russian GDP growth 'accelerates'

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 15:21

Russia's economic growth accelerated in the three months to June, mainly due to rising consumer demand, an offical says.
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Russia condemns EU Iran sanctions

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 10:50
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Russia condemns EU sanctions against Iran as "unacceptable", saying they undermine joint efforts to rein in Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
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Fog from peat fires covers Moscow

Monday, July 26th 2010, 12:12
related places: Moscow

An acrid fog from forest and peat fires blankets Moscow, as the Russian capital swelters in a record heat wave.
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Spies had 'tough life' says Putin

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 7:06
related countries: United States United States

Russian PM Vladimir Putin meets the Russian agents deported from the US and says they had "tough lives" and were "betrayed".
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Alienation, divorce?

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 23:53
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia shifting relationship with Iran over the nuclear issue
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Trouble at mill

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 12:54

Russia's Lake Baikal risks losing World Heritage status
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France to sell warships to Russia

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 12:17
related countries: France France

France has agreed to sell two high-tech warships to Russia in the first deal of its kind, the French president has announced.
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Fax blunder causes US-Russia row

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 10:56
related countries: United States United States

The US has apologised to Russia after an official sent notification one of its citizens had been arrested to a different country.
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Fires rage as Russian heatwave continues

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 5:56

Temperatures in Russia are still on the rise as a heatwave in the country continues, but the heat has caused hundreds of forest fires and thousands of acres have already burned to the ground.
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Spy swap Russian wants to go home

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 22:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Russian nuclear expert freed from prison and sent to the UK in a spy swap says he wants to return home.
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Why Russian tourists are returning to Cuba

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 6:58
related countries: Cuba Cuba

For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union almost 20 years ago, large numbers of Russians are heading back to their former Cold War ally, Cuba.
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Russian hydroelectric plant blast

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 6:03

A bomb and gun attack on a hydroelectric power station in Russia's Kabardino-Balkaria region kills two guards.
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Inside the world's biggest asbestos mine

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 5:53

The world's biggest producer of asbestos, Russia, says an EU ban on the substance is unnecessary, and a worldwide ban would be a direct attack on Russian industry and jobs.
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Parasailing donkey sparks probe

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 15:35

Police in southern Russia are investigating allegations of animal cruelty after a donkey was used in a parasailing stunt, local media report.
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Russia to build a new spaceport

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 11:56

Russia will invest 800m dollars into a new spaceport in the country's Far East, premier Vladimir Putin said at a conference.
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Russian pianist at Thai hearing

Monday, July 19th 2010, 7:23
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev, accused of raping a 14-year-old boy, returns to Thailand for a brief appearance in court.
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Migrant dilemma

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 23:24
related places: Moscow

Babies of Central Asian workers abandoned in Moscow
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France holds Chechen 'plotters'

Friday, July 16th 2010, 11:54
related countries: France France
related places: Chechen, Moscow

Three Chechens charged in France may be linked to the Moscow metro suicide bombings, officials say.
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Russia 'knows Estemirova killer'

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 13:04

The Russian president says the killer of human rights worker Natalia Estemirova has been placed on an international wanted list.
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The cost of gas

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 12:19

Russia pipeline bringing gas to Europe could damage a nature reserve
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Russian deaths mount in heatwave

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 9:59

Scores of Russians have died in the past few weeks amid a heatwave - many drowning after drinking too much vodka.
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Russian spy loses UK citizenship

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 0:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Chapman

Anna Chapman, one of the Russian spies deported from the United States, is deprived of her British citizenship.
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Russian spy loses UK citizenship

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 17:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Anna Chapman, one of the Russian spies deported from the United States, is deprived of her British citizenship.
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Russians convicted over art show

Monday, July 12th 2010, 20:35
related places: Moscow

Two men who organised a controversial art exhibition in Moscow are found guilty of inciting hatred and fined.
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Russia says Iran 'nearing bombs'

Monday, July 12th 2010, 13:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says Iran is "moving close" to having the potential to create nuclear weapons.
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Russia says Iran 'nearing bombs'

Monday, July 12th 2010, 13:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says Iran is "moving close" to having the potential to create nuclear weapons.
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US mulled spy swap before arrests

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 16:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US considered a spy swap with Moscow more than two weeks before it arrested 10 Russian agents, US officials say.
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US Vice-President Biden jokes about 'hot' woman spy

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 15:10
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden tells a TV chat show that sending a glamorous spy back to Russia "was not my idea".
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Hero's welcome?

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 7:31

Russia's returning spies will find it difficult to adjust
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Child dilemma

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 7:30

What fate awaits deported Russian agents' children?
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Swapped spies reach Russia and US

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 4:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Fourteen people exchanged in Vienna, in the biggest spy swap since the Cold War, are flown to Russia and the US.
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Hero's welcome?

Friday, July 9th 2010, 19:07

Russia's returning spies will find it difficult to adjust
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Hero's welcome?

Friday, July 9th 2010, 19:07

Russia's returning spies will find it difficult to adjust
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US and Russia in airport spy swap

Friday, July 9th 2010, 15:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Washington announces the successful completion of its biggest spy swap with Russia since the Cold War.
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Is spying necessary?

Friday, July 9th 2010, 9:08
related countries: United States United States

The US has deported 10 Russian agents as part of a prisoner exchange with Russia. Does spying still have a purpose?
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Russia spies plead guilty in US

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 21:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Ten people plead guilty in a US court to spying for Russia, as the judge orders their expulsion in an apparent swap with Moscow.
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US-Russia spy deal talk mounts

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 15:54
related countries: United States United States

Speculation mounts about a US-Russia Cold War-style prisoner swap as 10 suspected Russian spies face formal charges.
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US spy court move ahead of 'swap'

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 8:08

Ten people accused of spying for Russia are moved to New York to face charges of being unauthorised foreign agents.
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Russia and US 'planning spy swap'

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 19:04
related countries: United States United States

Reports from Russia suggest a prisoner swap is being organised to bring 10 suspected Russian spies back from the US.
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Russian pianist charged with rape

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 14:19
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police in the Thai resort of Pattaya charge a Russian musician, Mikhail Pletnev, with rape of a teenage boy.
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Thai police quiz Russian pianist

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 6:39
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police in the Thai resort of Pattaya question Russian musician Mikhail Pletnev over allegations of sex with a boy.
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Selling the reset

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 8:15

Clinton's balancing act between Russia and its neighbours
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Clinton oversees US-Poland deal

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 13:15
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton oversees the signing in Poland of a key missile base agreement.
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Russian spy suspects denied bail

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 10:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

Suspected Russian spies being held by the US are denied bail by a Virginia court as new light is shed on their true identity.
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US suspects 'admit Russian names'

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 4:16
related places: Moscow

Two of the 11 members of a suspected spy ring in the US confirm they are Russian citizens, prosecutors say.
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Russian spaceship 'under control'

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 3:08

Russia says its Progress spaceship is under control after missing the International Space Station and will try to dock again on Sunday.
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Russian spaceship 'fails to dock'

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 22:21
related places: Progress

The Russian cargo ship Progress fails to dock with the International Space Station after an apparent electronics failure.
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American beauty

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 20:34
related countries: United States United States

How Russian 'spies' tried to blend into US society
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US spy suspects appear in court

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 13:51
related countries: United States United States

One of 10 suspects arrested in the US accused of spying for Russia is granted bail, but other bail hearings are delayed.
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'I married Russian spy suspect'

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 12:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man who claims he was married to alleged Russian spy Anna Chapman speaks about their relationship.
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Russia set for drink-driving ban

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 11:52

MPs approve a total drink-driving ban in Russia, said to have one of the world's highest rates of alcohol-related accidents.
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Spy suspect 'missing' in Cyprus

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 7:46
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Cyprus police are hunting one of 11 suspects accused by the US of spying for Russia after he went missing once freed on bail.
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