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VIDEO: Tensions as UN debates Syria crisis

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 19:26
related countries: Syria Syria

The Western-Arab drive to adopt a UN resolution on Syria is a "path to civil war", Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has warned.
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Davos 2012: Where to invest this year?

Friday, January 27th 2012, 14:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil, China China, India India, United States United States

Where to invest: Russia, India, Brazil, China, US, Middle East? Hear the tips of some of the world's top investors at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Russia bars liberal from election

Friday, January 27th 2012, 9:07

Russian liberal leader Grigory Yavlinsky is barred from the March presidential election because of alleged errors in his registration.
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Assange to host 'Russian TV show'

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 11:21

Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, is to host his own TV show, reportedly on a Russian state satellite channel.
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Rosenberg's Russia: On the election trail

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 0:47
related places: Moscow

The BBC's Moscow correspondent on the election trail
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VIDEO: Webcams to monitor Russian vote

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 0:00

Live footage from thousands of Russian polling stations is to be streamed online in an attempt to make the country's forthcoming presidential election transparent.
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Russian Holocaust site omits Jews

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 13:13
related places: Don, Rostov

The replacement of a plaque at a major Holocaust memorial site sparks a row in Russia's southern city of Rostov-on-Don.
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Microsoft names botnet 'suspect'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 13:04

Microsoft said it suspects a former Russian antivirus company employee is behind an illegal botnet operation.
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India leases Russian nuclear sub

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 10:02
related countries: India India

India takes possession of a nuclear-powered Akula II submarine from Russia on a 10-year lease.
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Russian liberal facing poll bar

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 18:06

Russian liberal leader Grigory Yavlinsky could be barred from the presidential election because of alleged errors in his registration.
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Bilyaletdinov 'to join Spartak'

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 17:54

Everton winger Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is close to returning to his homeland with a move to Russian club Spartak Moscow.
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Williams and Kvitova make last 16

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 10:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Five-time champion Serena Williams and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advance to the Australian Open last 16.
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VIDEO: Russians take icy dip for Epiphany

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 21:47

Russian Orthodox Christians mark the celebration of the Epiphany by plunging into icy water.
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Abramovich court battle concludes

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 17:23

A multi-billion-pound High Court battle between Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich and exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has ended.
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Putin attacks media 'diarrhoea'

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 10:50

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accuses a leading liberal radio station of pouring "diarrhoea" over him and serving foreign interests.
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UK spied on Russia with fake rock

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 1:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Britain has admitted being caught spying when Russia exposed its use of a fake rock in Moscow to hide electronic equipment.
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Russian TV attacks new US envoy

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 17:43
related countries: United States United States

A pundit on Russian state TV makes a stinging attack on new US ambassador Michael McFaul, suggesting he is on a mission to encourage revolution.
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VIDEO: Russian writers fight for fair votes

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 16:04

A group of Russian writers and television presenters are launching a "League of Voters" in an effort to make future elections in the country more fair.
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UN Syria move faces Russia veto

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 16:03
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's foreign minister has said it will block any move at the UN to impose sanctions on Syria or authorise the use of force against it.
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Russia warns against Iran strike

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 15:45
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Russia's foreign minister says an attack on Iran would be "a catastrophe", as Israel's defence minister says any decision is "very far off".
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Mars probe 'falls over Pacific'

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 18:31
related places: Mars

Tracking reports suggest Russia's failed Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt, fell back to Earth on Sunday, burning up over the Pacific.
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Russian fuel ship reaches Alaska

Friday, January 13th 2012, 22:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nome, Alaska

A Russian tanker and a US Coast Guard icebreaker reach the ice-bound town of Nome in western Alaska, which was running out of fuel.
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Man finds 79 rifles in firewood

Friday, January 13th 2012, 9:26

A man who bought crates off the back of a lorry in Russia for firewood finds that they contain 79 Kalashnikov assault rifles and parts.
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Cheetah seized by Heathrow staff

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 10:49

A cheetah on its way to Russia is stopped at Heathrow Airport by border staff suspicious about its missing identity microchip.
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Putin 'too busy' for poll debates

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 10:32

Vladimir Putin is too busy to take part in debates with rival candidates in the Russian presidential election, his spokesman says.
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Legendary Soviet spy dies at 87

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 18:13
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Moscow, Nazi, Tehran

Gevork Vartanian, a legendary Soviet spy who helped foil a Nazi plot to kill Allied leaders in Tehran in World War II, dies in Moscow aged 87.
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Author admits to female alter ego

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 17:37

Boris Akunin, the Russian author of the Erast Fandorin detective series, reveals he has written several books under the female pseudonym Anna Borisova.
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VIDEO: Why snow in Alaska is a problem now

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 15:14

Extreme winter weather has left one Alaskan town battling huge snowdrifts and forced another to seek fuel supplies from a Russian tanker.
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Russia candidate denies cheating

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 13:10

A Russian presidential candidate, with close links to the Kremlin, denies that his campaign organisers have been cheating.
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Alaska frozen by extreme winter

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 10:30

Extreme winter weather leaves one Alaskan town battling huge snowdrifts and forced another to seek help from a Russian fuel-supply ship.
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Blogger unmasks 'Kremlin' smear

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 13:12

The Russian blogger leading Russia's vote-rigging protests accuses supporters of Vladimir Putin of seeking to smear him with a fake photo.
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VIDEO: Child dies in Russian pavement collapse

Monday, January 9th 2012, 20:09

An 18-month-old boy has been found dead in a sewage treatment plant after plunging through a hole in a pavement in western Russia.
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Child dies in Russia hole tragedy

Monday, January 9th 2012, 15:59
related places: Bryansk

A toddler in the Russian city of Bryansk dies after falling through a hole that opened up as his mother took him for a walk.
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Chechnya fighting 'kills seven'

Monday, January 9th 2012, 12:32

Four Russian security personnel and at least three Islamist militants are killed in clashes in Chechnya, say officials.
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Kremlin advised to heed protests

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 11:57

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says the Kremlin should heed the recent election protests and adjust its policies.
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Video tracks stricken Mars probe

Friday, January 6th 2012, 14:46
related countries: France France
related places: Mars, Paris

The failed Russian Mars probe Phobos-Grunt is pictured moving across the sky by the Paris-based amateur astronomer Thierry Legault.
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Moscow rally halted amid arrests

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 16:26
related places: Moscow

Russian police arrest a dozen protesters trying to attend a New Year's Eve rally in Moscow calling for more democratic rights.
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Russia nuclear submarine fire out

Friday, December 30th 2011, 11:30
related places: Murmansk

A fire that engulfed a nuclear submarine undergoing repairs in Russia's northern Murmansk region is now out, the emergency minister says.
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Fire at Russian nuclear sub dock

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 21:06
related places: Murmansk

A fire breaks out during repairs to a Russian nuclear submarine at a shipyard near the northern port of Murmansk, say officials.
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Caviar hidden in Russian morgue

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 13:56

Russian police say they have discovered a large haul of rare caviar stored in a morgue freezer in St Petersburg.
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Soyuz straight back into service

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 19:26
related countries: United States United States

Five days after a failed launch, a Russian Soyuz rocket lifts off once more - successfully placing six spacecraft in orbit for US firm, Globalstar.
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Gas pipeline gets Turkey go ahead

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 17:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey gives permission for the South Stream gas pipeline to be built across its territories, according to Russian gas giant Gazprom.
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Russia court approves Hindu book

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 12:13
related countries: India India

An edition of the Hindu holy book the Bhagvad Gita escapes a threatened ban in Russia, in a case that drew protests in India.
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Russian boat sails for open water

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 2:53
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica
related places: Sparta

Russian fishing boat Sparta makes its way to open water after being stuck in ice-filled seas off Antarctica for 12 days with a hole in its hull.
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Putin rejects election review

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 12:04

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dismisses calls for a review of disputed parliamentary election results, despite mass demonstrations.
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Rescuers reach Antarctic vessel

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 4:28

Repairs are underway on the Russian fishing vessel stricken in the Antarctic sea with a hole in its hull after hitting an iceberg.
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Moscow rally calls on Putin to go

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 3:54
related places: Moscow

Tens of thousands of people rally in Moscow and other Russian cities, sending a defiant message to the Kremlin after allegedly rigged elections.
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Space debris in Cosmonaut Street

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 15:08

Fragments of a Russian satellite that failed to launch properly have fallen in a street named after cosmonauts in a remote Siberian village, residents say.
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VIDEO: Protesters ready for Moscow rally

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 3:43
related places: Moscow

In Moscow, tens of thousands of people are expected to join a massive protest against alleged cheating in recent parliamentary election.
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Another Soyuz rocket launch fails

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 13:50
related places: Soyuz

Russia's recent poor launch record continues with yet another Soyuz rocket failing to get its satellite payload into orbit.
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VIDEO: Medvedev urges bold Russia reform

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 22:12

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed reinstating direct elections of regional governors, in a far-reaching plan for political reform.
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Rare cats in Russia's wilderness

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 12:16

Tracking rarest big cats in the forests of Russia
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Medvedev urges bold Russia reform

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 10:13
related places: Medvedev

Russia's President Medvedev calls for direct elections of regional governors, in a far-reaching plan for political reform.
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VIDEO: The rise of the Russian oligarch

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 15:25

BBC Russian's Yevgeny Kanevsky explains who the Russian oligarchs are, how they came to be so astonishingly wealthy and how much influence they have in Russia now?
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Khodorkovsky verdict 'was flawed'

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 14:23

The second conviction of Russia's ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky should be overturned, an advisory council to President Dmitry Medvedev says.
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Russia protest leader leaves jail

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 8:32
related places: Moscow

Alexei Navalny, a key figure in rallies that swept Russia after disputed parliamentary elections, leaves jail in Moscow promising new protests.
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VIDEO: Kremlin in opposition phone tap row

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 20:22

One of Russia's leading opposition figures, Boris Nemtsov has had hours of his private phone conversations leaked to a pro-government news website.
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Russia liberal in phone tap row

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 18:05

Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov says the Kremlin was behind the publication of phone calls in which he insulted fellow activists.
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VIDEO: Antarctic airdrop for stricken boat

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 10:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The Royal New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is to deliver another fuel pump to a listing Russian fishing boat that is stranded in Antarctic waters with 32 crew on-board.
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Russia criticism of Gita 'absurd'

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 8:11
related countries: India India

Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna says a complaint in Russia that the Hindu holy book Bhagvad Gita is an extremist religious text is 'absurd'.
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India ire at Russia book-ban case

Monday, December 19th 2011, 15:09
related countries: India India

Indian MPs express anger at a court case in Russia that could see Hindu holy book the Bhagvad Gita banned.
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Monday, December 19th 2011, 13:06

Russian rescue officials say they are still hoping for a miracle, a day after an oil rig with 67 people on board capsized in icy seas.
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Russian oil rig sinks under tow

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 13:53

Four people die and around 50 are missing after an oil drilling rig capsizes and sinks under tow in freezing seas in the Russian far east.
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VIDEO: Medvedev calls for change in Russia

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 2:36

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for political change in Russia, saying the current system has run its course.
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Supplies dropped to stricken ship

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 14:01

A New Zealand plane drops supplies of equipment and fuel to a Russian fishing boat stranded in icy Antarctic waters.
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VIDEO: Soyuz launches six satellites

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 4:57
related countries: France France, French Guiana French Guiana
related places: Sinnamary

A Russian Soyuz rocket has launched from French Guiana - only the second such vehicle to fly out of the territory's new Sinnamary spaceport.
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Soyuz launches satellite sextet

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 3:12
related countries: France France, French Guiana French Guiana
related places: Sinnamary

A Russian Soyuz rocket launches from French Guiana - only the second such vehicle to fly out of the territory's new Sinnamary spaceport.
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Russia joins WTO after long wait

Friday, December 16th 2011, 21:29

Russia finally joins the World Trade Organization at a ceremony in Geneva on Friday, after 18 years negotiating its membership.
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'January re-entry' for Mars probe

Friday, December 16th 2011, 14:41
related places: Mars

Russia's space agency says its unsuccessful Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt, will probably fall back to Earth early next month.
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Gunman kills Dagestan journalist

Friday, December 16th 2011, 12:26

A gunman kills the founder of a newspaper that investigated official abuses in Russia's southern republic of Dagestan.
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Russia in surprise UN Syria move

Friday, December 16th 2011, 1:48
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia circulates a UN Security Council resolution aimed at resolving the crisis in Syria, in a move that surprised Western nations.
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Russian vessel in Antarctic drama

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 22:17

Ships in the Antarctic are racing to rescue a Russian fishing vessel taking on water next to an ice shelf, but sea ice is hampering their progress.
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Putin accepts 'lawful' protests

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 17:00

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rejects calls to re-run disputed parliamentary elections but says he accepts "lawful" protests.
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Fears for whales trapped by ice

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 12:42

A call goes out for an icebreaker to help free more than 100 Beluga whales trapped in ice floes in the far north of Russia.
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Journalists condemn Putin 'gag'

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 17:50

More than 60 journalists at a Russian newspaper sign an open letter of protest after its owner fires two top executives over a photo insulting Vladimir Putin.
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Russian aid held on Kosovo border

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 16:49
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Kosovo

A Russian aid convoy is stopped at a disputed border crossing between Serbia and Kosovo, further raising tension in the volatile region.
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Sackings over anti-Putin articles

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 15:55

The owner of Russia's leading publishing house sacks managers over a magazine issue that alleged vote fraud by PM Vladimir Putin's party.
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West 'immoral on Syria' - Russia

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 12:25
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the West of taking an "immoral" stance on Syria by refusing to condemn violence by the opposition.
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Billionaire to run against Putin

Monday, December 12th 2011, 21:01

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov says he will challenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in next March's presidential election.
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