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VIDEO: Chinese 'Putin' is a local celebrity

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 20:35
related countries: China China

A Chinese farmer has become a local celebrity as he bears a striking resemblance to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
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VIDEO: The hard life of Russia's pensioners

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 10:45

Steve Rosenberg met a pensioner from the town, Galina Lavrukhina. A retired doctor, she receives pension of around £150 a month and by the time she has paid her utility bills and done her shopping, there is nothing left.
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Russia probe: Lugovoi 'a victim'

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 9:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian officials say Andrei Lugovoi, the man accused by the UK of killing ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko, was himself a victim of polonium poisoning.
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VIDEO: Russian 'spy' wins fight to stay in UK

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 22:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An alleged Russian spy who had an affair with Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock and worked for him has won her appeal against deportation.
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Russian criticises 'spy' inquiry

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 19:11

The Russian who won her appeal against deportation has described the MI5 investigation into claims she was a spy as "extremely unprofessional".
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Russia switches on missile radar

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 14:22
related countries: United States United States

Russia turns on a new incoming missile early warning system in its westernmost region in response to US plans for a missile shield in Europe.
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Russia urges end to Syria threats

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 12:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's foreign minister says no more ultimatums should be issued to Syria, a day after the west says more action is needed to end the violence.
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Russian 'spy' can stay in Britain

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 12:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An alleged Russian spy who had an affair with Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock while working for him wins her appeal against deportation.
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Fraud fears cloud Russia election

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 0:04

Russians in one town wonder if Sunday's election will be fair
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VIDEO: Putin's battle to win hearts and minds

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 15:59

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been formally adopted as the presidential candidate for Russia's ruling party, but he is not as popular with the country's people as he once was.
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Belarus agrees Russian gas deal

Friday, November 25th 2011, 14:11
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Crisis-struck Belarus agrees a deal with Russia that will save it 60% on its gas bills in return for selling its pipelines.
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Russia sets presidential poll day

Friday, November 25th 2011, 7:32

Russia sets 4 March 2012 as the date for its presidential elections, in which former President Vladimir Putin is the overwhelming favourite.
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Russian backlash at Putin booing denial

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 9:31

Putin booing denial sparks Russian backlash
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The most dangerous place in Europe

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 0:04

The part of Russia that is now more explosive than Chechnya
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Russia in Europe missile threat

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 19:09
related countries: United States United States

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says missiles could be deployed on the EU's borders if the US pursues its missile defence plans.
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Stranded Mars probe sends signal

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 8:50
related places: Mars

Contact has finally been made with Russia's troubled Mars mission, Phobos-Grunt, says the European Space Agency.
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VIDEO: Safe return for Soyuz space crew

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 14:10
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Soyuz

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has landed safely in Kazakhstan, bringing three crew members back from the International Space Station (ISS).
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Tajikistan releases Russian pilot

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 12:01
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Tajikistan Tajikistan
related places: Moscow

A court in Tajikistan releases a Russian and an Estonian pilot whose jailings earlier this month led to a major row with Moscow.
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Putin 'booed' at sporting event

Monday, November 21st 2011, 13:01
related places: Moscow

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is apparently booed at a martial arts contest in Moscow in what would be a rare show of public dissent.
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Chechen poet shot dead in Moscow

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 12:00
related places: Moscow

A prominent anti-separatist poet from Chechnya, Ruslan Akhtakhanov, is shot dead in Moscow in what police say appears to be a contract killing.
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Russia Soyuz rocket docks at ISS

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 8:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Soyuz

Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, with a three-man Russian and US crew, successfully docks with the International Space Station.
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Russia unswayed by Syria appeals

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 15:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's opposition says it has failed to convince Russia to back calls for the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad over his crackdown on protests.
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Russian row with Tajikistan grows

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 11:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Tajikistan Tajikistan

Russia cracks down on illegal migration from Tajikistan days after it jails two cargo pilots who made a fuel stop en route from Afghanistan.
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Bolshoi couple to leave company

Monday, November 14th 2011, 18:07
related places: Moscow

Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Ivan Vasiliev and prima ballerina Natalia Osipova are leaving Moscow to join St Petersburg's Mikhailovsky Theatre.
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Russia resumes Soyuz ISS flight

Monday, November 14th 2011, 7:49
related places: Soyuz

A Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station launches, after a crash in August delayed manned space travel.
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VIDEO: Safe launch for manned Soyuz rocket

Monday, November 14th 2011, 7:13
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Soyuz

A Russian spacecraft carrying an astronaut and two cosmonauts has launched successfully from Kazakhstan on a mission to the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Soyuz blast off on mission to ISS

Monday, November 14th 2011, 4:59
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

A Russian spacecraft carrying an astronauts and two cosmonauts has launched successfully from Kazakhstan.
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VIDEO: Call to recognise Arctic veterans

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 12:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There are calls for recognition for the sailors on the WWII Arctic Convoys who risked their lives to transport crucial supplies and munitions from Scotland to Russia.
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Putin defends bid for president

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 2:20

Vladimir Putin vigorously defends his decision to stand in next year's Russian presidential election, denying it is a quest to retain personal power.
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VIDEO: Putin defends presidential campaign

Friday, November 11th 2011, 22:49

Vladimir Putin has defended his decision to stand in next year's Russian presidential election - saying he is campaigning to keep his country strong - and not for personal gain.
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Mood grim over Mars probe fault

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 18:54
related places: Mars

Russian space scientists are growing increasingly gloomy about the prospects of saving the country's $170m (£107m) mission to a moon of Mars.
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Russia rejects new Iran sanctions

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 19:45
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Russia rules out supporting fresh sanctions against Iran, despite a UN report that says Tehran may be trying to develop nuclear weapons.
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VIDEO: Russia rules out new Iran sanctions

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 16:48
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia says it would not support new sanctions against Iran, even after a report from the UN's atomic energy agency accused Tehran of trying to build a nuclear weapon.
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Probe fails to set course to Mars

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 16:05
related places: Mars

A Russian space probe intended to collect rock from a Martian moon launches successfully but then fails to set a proper course for the Red Planet.
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Man 'made dolls out of corpses'

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 14:48

A man suspected of robbing graves in Nizhny Novgorod, central Russia, is said by police to have made 29 life-size dolls from female corpses.
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VIDEO: Saakashvili wants Georgia in Nato

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 9:59
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States
related places: West

Georgia's West-leaning government wants to join Nato - but the border dispute with Russia remains a huge hurdle.
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Russia's Baltic pipeline opens

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 14:05
related countries: Germany Germany

A major new pipeline to supply Russian gas to the European Union begins operating, following an opening ceremony in Germany.
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Revival of Russia's 'Wild East'

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 13:12

Vladivostok gets makeover to cash in on Asia trade
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Prado hosts Hermitage exhibition

Monday, November 7th 2011, 10:57
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

An exhibition of European art from Russia's Hermitage Museum is to go on show at the Prado Museum in Madrid.
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Russia warns against Iran attack

Monday, November 7th 2011, 9:48
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

An Israeli attack on suspected Iranian nuclear sites would be a "very serious mistake", warns Russia as the UN prepares to issue a new report.
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Football stars' volatile new home

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 9:52

Russian wealth draws football stars to volatile Dagestan
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VIDEO: Russian billionaire builds dream team

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 0:58

A Dagestani billionaire has created "the Manchester City of Russian football", drawing football stars from around the world to an unlikely and volatile new home.
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Rally hears attack on Putin party

Friday, November 4th 2011, 17:55
related places: Moscow

An annual rally of radical nationalists in Moscow cheers a fierce condemnation of Russia's ruling party by a leading anti-corruption campaigner.
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Russia arrests 'skeleton thief'

Friday, November 4th 2011, 12:25

Police investigating Russian grave robberies detain a man after the remains of at least 20 women are found in his flat, Russian media report.
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Russia and China 'top cyberspies'

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 21:54
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US says China and Russia are the top perpetrators of cyberspying against US companies, in an unexpectedly frank report.
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Georgia opens WTO door to Russia

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 21:18

Georgia and Russia sign a historic trade deal after 18 years of negotiation, allowing Russia to join the World Trade Organization.
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'Pilot error' caused Russia crash

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 13:19

A Russian plane crash that killed 44 people, including an entire ice hockey team, in September was caused by pilot error, say investigators.
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Russia and China 'worst bribers'

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 0:04
related countries: China China

Companies from Russia and China are most likely to pay bribes when doing business abroad, a survey suggests.
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Medvedev behaving 'like dictator'

Monday, October 31st 2011, 23:41

Ex-Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov criticises the Kremlin in a BBC interview, accusing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev of acting "like a dictator".
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VIDEO: FBI releases footage of alleged spies

Monday, October 31st 2011, 22:09
related countries: United States United States

The FBI has released video it says shows Russian agents under surveillance in the United States.
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FBI releases Russian spy videos

Monday, October 31st 2011, 19:14
related countries: United States United States

The FBI releases video showing how Anna Chapman and other members of a Russian spy ring apparently exchanged information and money in the US.
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Girls swapped at birth win payout

Monday, October 31st 2011, 17:09

Two Russian families whose daughters were accidentally switched at birth are awarded $100,000 (£65,000) in compensation.
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Russia 'close' to WTO membership

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 15:39
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia says it hopes to resolve soon all outstanding differences with Georgia concerning its admission to the World Trade Organisation.
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Russian clocks stay on summertime

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 12:34

Russia has not put its clocks back for winter this year, after President Dmitry Medvedev decided the country would stay permanently in summertime.
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Bolshoi reopening after refit

Friday, October 28th 2011, 11:00
related places: Moscow

Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre is set to open its doors after a multi-million pound refit which took six years to complete.
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Turkish Chechen mystery deepens

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 13:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Moscow

Russian investigators confirm two Chechens shot dead in Turkey were being linked to the bombing of a Moscow airport in January.
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Medvedev boosts badminton on blog

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 15:02

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev uses his video blog to promote badminton, describing it as a game for those seeking success.
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Switched at birth, then meeting aged 12

Monday, October 24th 2011, 17:47

Pain of a Russian baby mix-up, 12 years on
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VIDEO: Russian police investigate baby mix-up

Monday, October 24th 2011, 5:43

Two families in Russia are suing their local maternity hospital for giving them the wrong babies 12 years ago.
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VIDEO: Could a Russia-US rail tunnel be built?

Friday, October 21st 2011, 23:33
related countries: United States United States

Could a Russia-US rail line become a reality?
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Spy case is 'not evidence based'

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 14:18

The case against a former MP's aide accused of working as a Russian spy is not based on actual evidence, an immigration appeal is told.
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'Broadband giant' heads skyward

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 4:10

The Viasat-1 broadband spacecraft, one of the most powerful satellites ever built, rides to orbit on a Russian Proton rocket.
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Russia signs free-trade agreement

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 6:18

Russia signs a free-trade deal with seven other former Soviet republics that will scrap export and import tariffs on a number of goods.
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A rocket abroad - Soyuz in French Guiana

Monday, October 17th 2011, 23:45
related countries: France France, French Guiana French Guiana
related places: Soyuz

Russian rocket gets new lease of life in South America
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VIDEO: Cuba's love for the Russian Lada

Monday, October 17th 2011, 5:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Soviet-era Ladas still populate the streets of Cuba, serving a role as taxis, ambulances and police vehicles as well as private cars.
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VIDEO: Sochi 2014: Russia's Olympic city

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 2:22
related places: Sochi

Preparations are in progress in the southern Russian city of Sochi, a favourite holiday destination, which will be hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
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VIDEO: Russian faces arms deal trial in NYC

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 21:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A former Soviet military officer has appeared before a New York court to face charges of selling arms to anti-American rebels.
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Baby mix-up case grips Russians

Monday, October 10th 2011, 14:52

Two families in Russia sue their local maternity hospital for giving them the wrong babies 12 years ago, in a terrible mix-up.
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VIDEO: Russia issues warning to Syria

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 1:08
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has called on Syria's Bashar al-Assad to launch promised reforms or step down as the country's leader.
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Sarkozy warns Russia over Georgia

Friday, October 7th 2011, 23:05
related countries: France France, Georgia Georgia
related places: Tbilisi

French President Nicolas Sarkozy tells an audience in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, that Russia should stop making "threats" against the country.
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Reform or go, Russia tells Assad

Friday, October 7th 2011, 14:40

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad should launch the reforms he has promised or leave office, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says.
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VIDEO: Moscow collector plans Apple museum

Friday, October 7th 2011, 14:38
related places: Moscow

An Apple fan who has been collecting products made by the company over the past 30 years hopes to put them on public display in Moscow.
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VIDEO: Russia celebrates Putin's birthday

Friday, October 7th 2011, 13:28

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is marking his 59th birthday, with celebrations taking place all over the country.
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Western anger at UN Syria vetoes

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 14:39
related countries: China China, Syria Syria

Western nations express anger and disappointment at China and Russia's vetoes of a UN Security Council resolution against the Syrian regime.
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Russia reveals China 'spy' arrest

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 12:49
related countries: China China

A Chinese man faces a charge in Russia of attempted spying for allegedly trying to gain details of a surface-to-air missile system through bribery.
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UN resolution on Syria is vetoed

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 6:40
related countries: China China, Syria Syria

China and Russia veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria over its crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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VIDEO: UN resolution on Syria is vetoed

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 5:53
related countries: China China, Syria Syria

China and Russia have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria over its crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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