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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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Food ban mars EU-Russian summit

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 0:10
related places: Moscow

EU and Russian leaders are to open a two-day summit, overshadowed by Moscow's ban on EU vegetable imports following a deadly E. coli outbreak.
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Police arrest 'Lenin' in Moscow

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 15:50
related places: Lenin, Moscow

A Lenin impersonator who posed for photos with tourists on Moscow's Red Square falls ill after being arrested for allegedly swearing.
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Russia and Norway in Arctic deal

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 16:32
related countries: Norway Norway

Russia and Norway have agreed a deal to divide up their shares of the Barents Sea, allowing oil and gas exploration in the region.
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Fallen comrades

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 23:04

Dead Russian soldiers tell tales of brutality on a social networking site
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Arms depot blaze in Russian Urals

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 13:38
related places: Izhevsk

Some 28,000 people are evacuated near the Russian Urals city of Izhevsk after a fire at an arms depot housing artillery shells and rockets.
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Tourist group poisoned in Turkey

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 16:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Bodrum

Three young Russian women tourists die and others are in hospital after drinking poisoned alcohol on a yacht in the Turkish resort of Bodrum.
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E. coli: Russia bans EU imports

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 11:37
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Hamburg

Russia bans the import of all fresh vegetables from the EU because of the deadly E. coli outbreak centred on the German city of Hamburg.
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Russian buries himself 'for luck' - without success

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 23:10

A superstitious Russian has died after persuading a friend to bury him alive for a night, hoping it would bring him good luck, investigators said.
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Politkovskaya murder suspect held

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 13:23
related places: Chechen

The man suspected of shooting Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006 is arrested in Chechnya, Russian and Chechen sources say.
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Cucumber victims 'will increase'

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 11:48
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

A deadly E. coli outbreak linked to contaminated cucumbers is expected to affect more people in the coming days, a German scientist says.
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Khodorkovsky applies for parole

Monday, May 30th 2011, 21:11

Former Russian oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky files for parole, according to a website, a week after his sentence was cut by a year.
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VIDEO: Inequality increases in Russia

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 10:36

Twenty years since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the gap between rich and poor is wider than ever.
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Abkhazia's president Bagapsh dies

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 9:34
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow

Sergei Bagapsh, president of Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, dies in a Moscow hospital following lung surgery at the age of 62.
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Russia to lift grain export ban

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 9:14

Russia is to lift a ban on grain exports from 1 July, a year after drought and wildfires destroyed millions of tonnes of crops, pushing up global food prices.
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VIDEO: Russia beer sales suffering tax hike

Friday, May 27th 2011, 13:59

Russia's beer market had been like a goldmine for brewers but now they are suffering after the government raised the tax on beer by 200% last year.
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France and Russia in warship deal

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 15:20
related countries: France France

France and Russia reach a long-awaited agreement on the sale of four French warships to Russia.
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VIDEO: Corruption threat to Russian business

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 6:36

The BBC's Daniel Sandford reports on one man's fight to keep his company in Russia.
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Risky business

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 23:41

Why so many Russian entrepreneurs end up in jail
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Tripoli attacked for second night

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Nato air strikes hit targets in the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, but Russia condemns the strategy as a violation of the UN resolution.
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VIDEO: Russian tycoon's conviction upheld

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 1:30
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court has upheld ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's second conviction for fraud but cut his 14-year sentence by one year.
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Khodorkovsky to stay in prison

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 13:34
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court upholds ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's second conviction for fraud but cuts his sentence by one year.
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Billionaire to back Putin group

Friday, May 20th 2011, 15:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alexander Lebedev, the Russian banking tycoon with UK media interests, rallies to a coalition launched by Vladimir Putin.
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US pressure over Magnitsky death

Friday, May 20th 2011, 14:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Congressmen step up pressure on Moscow over a lawyer's death with a call to ban Russian officials from the US.
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HMV to sell Waterstone's for £53m

Friday, May 20th 2011, 12:43

HMV agrees to sell its Waterstone's book business to a fund controlled by Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut for £53m.
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Belarus 'to get Russian bail-out'

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 17:05
related countries: Belarus Belarus

The prime minister of Belarus says a Russian-backed $3bn loan has been agreed, amid speculation that key assets will be privatised.
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'Race' for the Kremlin

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 9:32

Will Medvedev and Putin compete for the Russian presidency?
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VIDEO: Will Putin run for Russian president?

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 8:21

Is Vladimir Putin intending to reclaim the Russian presidency at next year's election, or will he back Dmitry Medvedev for a second term?
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Israeli 'spy' expelled by Russia

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 19:36
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Moscow

Russia expels the Israeli military attache to Moscow after accusing him of espionage, the Israeli military confirms.
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BP in 'new proposal' for Rosneft

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 14:23

Russian state oil firm Rosneft receives "new proposals" from BP to rescue their Arctic deal, but a planned share swap has "failed".
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Medvedev promises decision 'soon'

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 12:09
related places: Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev promises journalists he will reveal whether or not he will stand for re-election in 2012 "soon".
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VIDEO: Will Medvedev run for president again?

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 5:45

Russia's President Dmitri Medvedev held his first news conference since taking office.
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Russia warns Libya over civilians

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 15:52
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Moscow

Russia tells Libyan envoys that Tripoli must stop using force killing against civilians and fully comply with UN resolutions.
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BP to continue talks with Rosneft

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 9:42

BP says it will continue talking with Russian oil giant Rosneft over a share swap, after a deadline for the deal expired at midnight.
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VIDEO: Russia 'to reduce road accidents'

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 6:36

Russian police say they are trying to reduce the number of people killed on the country's roads by a third by 2020.
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Price difference

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Moscow

Why would a cup of coffee cost more in Moscow than London?
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Russia mulls chemical castration

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 16:52

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says voluntary "chemical castration" could be a possible punishment for child sex offenders.
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Iran's nuclear plant 'under way'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 14:20
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Bushehr

Iran's first nuclear power station, at Bushehr, begins operating at a low level, says the Russian company that built it.
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Probe after 'kiwi' found in Russia

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 10:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Sochi

New Zealand says it is checking reports that a rare kiwi bird has been found thousands of miles from its native land in the Russian port of Sochi.
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VIDEO: Russia showcases military might

Monday, May 9th 2011, 10:05
related places: Moscow

Russia has marked the 66th anniversary of the end of World War II by holding its annual Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square.
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Russia jails nationalist killers

Friday, May 6th 2011, 10:15

A Russian nationalist and his girlfriend are jailed for murdering human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova in 2009.
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VIDEO: Russian plane's 'wonky' test flight

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 21:18
related places: Moscow

Russian aviation authorities have launched an investigation after amateur footage circulated showing a Tupolev aircraft belonging to the military veering through the sky near Moscow on a test flight.
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Euro court backs spy-swap Russian

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 16:48

The European Court of Human Rights says Russia violated the rights of scientist Igor Sutyagin, who spent 11 years in jail on spying charges.
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Russia charges spy ring 'traitor'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 13:22
related countries: United States United States

Russia charges a former top spy with high treason for allegedly exposing 10 sleeper agents who were expelled from the US last year.
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'Many dead' in south Russia siege

Friday, April 29th 2011, 11:34
related places: Stavropol'

Russian security forces report killing a top Islamist militant and nine of his followers in a siege in the southern region of Stavropol.
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Russia space agency boss replaced

Friday, April 29th 2011, 10:06

Anatoly Perminov steps down as head of Russia's space agency after a humiliating rocket failure in December.
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Russia ups rates as prices rise

Friday, April 29th 2011, 9:46

Russia raises interest rates for the second time in 2011 as it battles to control inflation.
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Two convicted over Moscow murders

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 19:36
related places: Moscow

Two Russian nationalists are convicted over the shooting of prominent human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova in 2009.
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Russia to freeze petrol exports

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 16:39
related places: May

Russia's energy ministry bans the export of petrol during the month of May after fuel runs out in parts of the country.
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Medvedev call for nuclear rules

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 15:48

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev calls for new rules covering safety at nuclear plants, as he marks Chernobyl's 25th anniversary
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Russian police free tycoon's son

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 18:34

Police in Russia free the kidnapped son of anti-virus software entrepreneur Yevgeny Kaspersky unharmed, making five arrests.
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New highs

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 13:19

Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov relaunches career
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Software tycoon's son 'missing'

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 13:41
related places: Moscow

The son of Russian software entrepreneur Yevgeny Kaspersky goes missing in Moscow and may have been kidnapped, Russian media report.
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Putin plan to boost Russia births

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 14:45

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin unveils plans to reverse Russia's shrinking population in a speech on the economy ahead of elections.
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Reviled in Russia

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 0:12

The refugees who picked the wrong place to claim asylum
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Russia oust Italy to reach final

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 13:43
related countries: Italy Italy

Russia beat defending champions Italy 3-0 to reach the final of the Fed Cup.
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VIDEO: Putin displays prowess on ice

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 15:47

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has shown of his latest talent: ice hockey
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Moscow migrants found underground

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 15:23
related places: Moscow

An "underground town" housing more than 100 illegal immigrants is found in western Moscow, say police.
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BP talks with Russians 'falter'

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 19:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Talks between BP and AAR about the UK firm buying out its Russian partner in joint venture TNK-BP are close to collapse, says the BBC's business editor.
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In pictures

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 16:06

Russian celebrations on the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight
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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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