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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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Russian president visits Abkhazia

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 10:24
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, on the anniverary of the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.
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Health alert as Moscow under smog

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 15:52
related places: Moscow

Russian health officials have warned people in Moscow to stay inside and avoid physical exertion as smog from wildfires blankets the city.
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Bear hug

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 2:19
related countries: Poland Poland

Russia's Polish charm offensive sees dawn of new relations
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Moscow under smog health warning

Friday, August 6th 2010, 19:10
related places: Moscow

People in Moscow are warned to stay inside to avoid smog from wildfires amid reports of a sharp rise in the mortality rate.
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Russia wildfires still spreading

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 18:09

Russia battles against nearly 600 wildfires as reinforcements arrive from abroad and the death toll hits 50.
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Ravaged by fire

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 15:15

Russian villagers tell of wildfire destruction
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Russia to impose grain export ban

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 15:09

One of the world's biggest grain exporters, Russia, imposes an export ban after drought and fires devastated crops.
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Rape charge pianist leaves shows

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 10:48
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edinburgh, London

A Russian pianist accused of raping a 14-year-old boy in Thailand pulls out of concerts planned for Edinburgh and London.
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Putin answers Russian blogger angry over fires

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 18:23

Vladimir Putin publicly replies to a blogger who accused the Kremlin of allowing elementary fire safety measures to be eroded.
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Sackings over Russia fire chaos

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 16:08

Russia's president fires senior military officers for failing to stop a naval base being engulfed by wildfires that have killed 48.
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In the debris of people's homes

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 12:57

BBC Reporter Richard Galpin visits the remains of a village reduced to ashes by the fires caused by the heat-wave that has hit Russia
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Wheat prices rise over Russian wildfires

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 2:10

Firefighters in Russia are struggling to contain hundreds of wildfires that have now killed at least forty people around the country.
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Twelve die in Siberia plane crash

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 6:44

A turboprop plane crashes as it comes in to land in northern Siberia, killing 12 people, the Russian authorities say.
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Twelve die in Siberia plane crash

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 6:44

A turboprop plane crashes as it comes in to land in northern Siberia, killing 12 people, the Russian authorities say.
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Russia declares fires emergency

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 16:12

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declares a state of emergency in seven Russian regions because of wildfires which have killed 40 people.
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Russia declares fires emergency

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 16:12

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declares a state of emergency in seven Russian regions because of wildfires which have killed 40 people.
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Soaring flames

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 14:58

Your images from Russia where high winds fan forest flames
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Soaring flames

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 14:58

Your images from Russia where high winds fan forest flames
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Smog engulfs Moscow after wildfires

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 9:35
related places: Moscow

A cloud of smog has engulfed Moscow after wildfires hit the region.
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Smog engulfs Moscow after wildfires

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 9:35
related places: Moscow

Smog in Moscow caused by peat fires has been spreading, with visibility in the city at just a few hundred metres.
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Russia fires fanned by high winds

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 2:22

Russia has mobilised almost 250,000 people to fight the wildfires in the country, as soaring temperatures and high winds continue to fan the flames.
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Russia fires fanned by high winds

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 2:22

Russia has mobilised almost 250,000 people to fight the wildfires in the country, as soaring temperatures and high winds continue to fan the flames.
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Chechen rebel 'steps down' at 46

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 21:13

Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, who claimed the Moscow Metro bombings, reportedly says is stepping down because of his age.
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Chechen rebel 'steps down' at 46

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 21:13

Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, who claimed the Moscow Metro bombings, reportedly says is stepping down because of his age.
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Russia faces new wildfire threat

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 15:05

Weather forecasts of up to 40C in central Russia next week pile on pressure as the country battles its worst wildfires in decades.
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Russia faces new wildfire threat

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 15:05

Weather forecasts of up to 40C in central Russia next week pile on pressure as the country battles its worst wildfires in decades.
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Arrests in Russia after rallies banned

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 1:19
related places: Moscow

Russian police have detained two opposition leaders and dozens of activists who tried to hold demonstrations in Moscow and St Petersburg.
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Arrests in Russia after rallies banned

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 1:19
related places: Moscow

Russian police have detained two opposition leaders and dozens of activists who tried to hold demonstrations in Moscow and St Petersburg.
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Opposition figures held in Moscow

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 19:20
related places: Moscow

Russian police detain two opposition leaders and dozens of others trying to hold demonstrations in Moscow and St Petersburg.
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Opposition figures held in Moscow

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 19:20
related places: Moscow

Russian police detain two opposition leaders and dozens of others trying to hold demonstrations in Moscow and St Petersburg.
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Russia mobilises as fires burn on

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 14:33

Almost 240,000 people have been mobilised across Russia to tackle wildfires that have killed at least 30 people, officials say.
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Russia mobilises as fires burn on

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 14:33

Almost 240,000 people have been mobilised across Russia to tackle wildfires that have killed at least 30 people, officials say.
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Sharapova reaches Stanford semi

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 8:27

Maria Sharapova defeats fellow Russian Elean Dementieva 6-4 2-6 6-3 at the Stanford Classic in California to set up a semi-final against Agnieszka Radwanska.
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Sharapova reaches Stanford semi

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 8:27

Maria Sharapova defeats fellow Russian Elean Dementieva 6-4 2-6 6-3 at the Stanford Classic in California to set up a semi-final against Agnieszka Radwanska.
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Deadly forest fires ravage Russia

Friday, July 30th 2010, 16:26
related places: Moscow

Forest fires kill at least 23 people in central Russia, while a forecast of heavy rain brings relief to Moscow.
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Deadly forest fires ravage Russia

Friday, July 30th 2010, 16:26
related places: Moscow

Forest fires kill at least 23 people in central Russia, while a forecast of heavy rain brings relief to Moscow.
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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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