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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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Hiddink named new Turkey manager

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 10:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Dutchman Guus Hiddink will become Turkey's new manager when his contract with Russia expires on 30 June.
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Moldova region in Russia missile offer

Monday, February 15th 2010, 22:15
related countries: Moldova Moldova, United States United States

Moldova's breakaway Trans-Dniester region reacts to US defence shield plans by offering to host new Russian missiles.
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Ingushetia shoot-out 'kills 20'

Friday, February 12th 2010, 11:20

At least 20 insurgents die in an operation by Russian security forces in the restive republic of Ingushetia, officials say.
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Get off my land! Farmer plants landmines to ward off thieves

Friday, February 12th 2010, 9:37

A Russian farmer is given a suspended sentence for planting landmines around his field to ward off trespassers.
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France and Russia in warship deal

Monday, February 8th 2010, 13:53
related countries: France France

France is to sell Russia an advanced helicopter assault ship, and is considering a request for three others, officials say.
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Foreign friends

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 6:34
related places: Moscow

Moscow's most cosmopolitan college turns 50
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Chechnya militants kill soldiers

Friday, February 5th 2010, 9:59

Militants kill five Russian soldiers in the troubled North Caucasus region of Chechnya, officials say.
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Russia 'dumped waste in Baltic'

Friday, February 5th 2010, 8:31
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The Russian military dumped nuclear waste into the Baltic Sea in the early 1990s, Swedish media reports say.
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'I will die Russian'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 0:05

How Ukraine's election is playing out in Crimea
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Ukraine, Russia trade spy charges

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 22:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine and Russia trade spying accusations as Kiev expels four Russians and detains another on suspicion of espionage.
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Air war

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 0:06
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Troubled launch for Georgia's Russian-language TV
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Georgian TV 'blocked by Russia'

Monday, February 1st 2010, 14:24
related countries: France France, Georgia Georgia

Georgia accuses Russia of forcing a French satellite operator to drop its new news channel - a claim denied by the French.
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Russia announces Libya arms deal

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 19:36
related countries: Libya Libya

Russia is to supply Libya with weapons to the value of $1.8bn, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announces.
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Second Goa assault suspect held

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 8:34
related countries: India India
related places: Goa, Mumbai

Mumbai police arrest a second man over an alleged sexual assault on a Russian girl of nine in the Indian resort region of Goa.
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Russia tests stealth fighter jet

Friday, January 29th 2010, 17:37

Russia unveils its new stealth fighter, meant to rival the radar-evading US F-22, in a test flight over the country's far east.
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One held in Goa over child 'rape'

Friday, January 29th 2010, 5:48
related countries: India India
related places: Goa

A man is arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a nine-year-old Russian girl in Goa, India, a senior police official says.
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Homes crushed

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 11:43
related places: Moscow

Growing anger as Moscow village demolished
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Romania 'tops EU sex worker list'

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 16:24
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania has overtaken Russia as the top country of origin of migrant sex workers in the EU, a new survey finds.
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Live - Murray v Nadal

Monday, January 25th 2010, 23:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Andy Murray reaches the semi-finals of the Australian Open after Rafael Nadal retires hurt in the third set of their quarter-final, while Marin Cilic beats Andy Roddick and there are wins for Justine Henin and Jie Zheng.
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Russia's 'YouTube policeman' held

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 15:50

A Russian police officer who posted a video on the internet alleging the police force in his home town was corrupt is arrested on fraud charges.
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Iran nuclear plant 'open in 2010'

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 15:22
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's first nuclear power plant will be operating by mid-2010, Iranian and Russian officials say.
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Russia names new Caucasus supremo

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 14:25

Russia's president names a new special envoy to the North Caucasus, where Islamist and separatist violence are rife.
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Russia sees population increase

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 15:05

Russia bucks a long-term trend by recording its first population increase in 15 years.
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Sharapova slumps to shock defeat

Monday, January 18th 2010, 13:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Maria Sharapova is sent crashing out of the Australian Open at the first hurdle, losing 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-4 to fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko.
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Russia MPs support rights reform

Friday, January 15th 2010, 15:43

Russia's lower house of parliament backs a long-delayed reform to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
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Bomb cuts Dagestan gas supplies

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 10:44

More than 200,000 people in Russia's North Caucasus are left without gas after a bomb attack on a gas pipeline.
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Voronin seals Dinamo Moscow move

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 15:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin joins Dinamo Moscow on a three-year deal to end his disappointing spell with Liverpool.
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Five killed in Caucasus avalanche

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 15:17

Four climbers and their instructor are killed by an avalanche in the Russian Caucasus region of Kabardino-Balkaria.
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Dagestan suicide bomb kills six

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 16:25

A suicide bomber in Russia's restive North Caucasus republic of Dagestan kills six policemen and wounded 14, officials say.
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Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 12:46
related countries: Iran Iran, Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan has opened a second gas pipeline to Iran, further eroding Russia's historical domination of its energy sector.
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Cartoon pokes fun at Putin and Medvedev

Friday, January 1st 2010, 15:29
related places: Medvedev

Moscow's leading men are gently lampooned in a New Year's special cartoon broadcast on Russian television.
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Pavlyuchenko can go for right fee

Friday, January 1st 2010, 11:24

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is willing to sell disenchanted striker Roman Pavlyuchenko if the club receive a suitable offer for the Russian.
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Russian resolution

Friday, January 1st 2010, 8:33
related places: Moscow

Moscow raises vodka prices in bid to cut alcoholism
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Russia sets minimum vodka price

Friday, January 1st 2010, 5:11

Russia imposes a minimum price for the sale of vodka as part of a national campaign to reduce alcoholism.
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Russia 'plans to stop asteroid'

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 9:18

The Russian space agency has said it will hammer out plans to divert an asteroid that will pass near the Earth in 20 years' time.
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Russian firm to list in Hong Kong

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 6:58
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Russian aluminium maker, Rusal, moves closer to becoming first Russian firm to list in Hong Kong.
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Power play

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 0:16

Ten years since Vladimir Putin took the reins in Russia
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Russian population 'rising again'

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 15:53

The Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, says statistics to be released shortly will show Russia's population rising.
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US rejects Russia shield concerns

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 20:57
related countries: United States United States

The US rejects fresh concerns raised by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin about its planned missile defence system.
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Putin attacks US missile defence

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 14:42
related countries: United States United States

US plans for a missile defence shield are holding up a new nuclear disarmament treaty, Russian PM Vladimir Putin says.
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Russia and Ukraine sign oil deal

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 13:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia signs a deal with Ukraine over the supply of oil, apparently ending a threat to cut supplies to EU countries.
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Russia-Georgia flights to resume

Monday, December 28th 2009, 20:46
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow, Tbilisi

Moscow allows the first direct flights from Georgia since the 2008 war, but Tbilisi says this is too late for the New Year holiday.
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Russia dispute 'could cut EU oil'

Monday, December 28th 2009, 15:49
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia, Ukraine Ukraine

Russia has warned a price dispute with Ukraine could cause it to cut oil deliveries to three EU countries, Slovakia says.
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Ban drink-driving, Medvedev says

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 12:19
related places: Medvedev

Russia's President Medvedev announces zero tolerance for drink-driving - a major cause of death among Russian men.
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Russia-Georgia crossing to reopen

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 12:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia and Georgia agree to reopen a border crossing that has been closed since July 2006, Georgia's foreign ministry says.
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Pistol shot kills Russian priest

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 11:56
related places: Moscow

A Russian Orthodox priest is shot dead in his apartment block near Moscow after challenging rowdy drunks there.
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Burma to buy Russian MiG planes

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 11:44
related countries: Burma Burma

Russia has signed a contract to deliver 20 MiG-29 fighter planes to Burma, according to Russian media reports.
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Court says Lebedev arrest illegal

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 11:09
related places: Lebedev

Russia's Supreme Court rules that the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky's business partner Platon Lebedev in 2003 was illegal.
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Soyuz docked with space station

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 23:31

A spacecraft carrying an international crew docks with the International Space Station, Russian mission control says.
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Circus tigers die in Russian trip

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 17:52

Eight tigers and a lioness belonging to a Russian travelling circus, die during a 20-hour truck journey across Siberia.
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Nato fails to secure Russian help

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 12:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato's secretary general fails to gain any commitment from Russia to help win the war against the Taliban insurgency.
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Russia blames US on nuclear talks

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

Russia's foreign minister says the US is responsible for a "slowdown" in talks to agree a new nuclear weapons cuts treaty.
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Nato seeks Russian helicopter aid

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 15:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Moscow

Nato's secretary general asks Russia to provide helicopters for the Afghan war on his first official trip to Moscow.
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Russia reform 'tsar' Gaidar dies

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 11:40

Yegor Gaidar, the architect of Russia's "shock therapy" market reforms in the early 1990s, dies of a blood clot aged 53.
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Vietnam to buy Russian submarines

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 7:03
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam says it will buy Russian submarines, potentially altering the military balance in the contested South China Sea.
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Global warming?

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 4:38
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Why Copenhagen climate talks leave Russia cold
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Risky business

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 1:56

The dangers facing Russia's human rights groups
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Russia stops gas flow to Armenia

Monday, December 14th 2009, 7:54
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Russia has halted gas supplies to Armenia after an explosive device was found near a pipeline, Russian news reports say.
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Russian skydivers killed in crash

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 17:00
related places: Chelyabinsk

Six parachutists die along with an instructor and their pilot when their plane crashes near the Russian Urals city of Chelyabinsk.
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Abkhazia votes for new president

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 22:20
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia holds its first presidential election since Russia recognised its independence.
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US-Russia nuclear talks extended

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 21:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kremlin

Talks between the US and Russia on a new nuclear arms reduction treaty are being extended, the Kremlin announces.
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Russian ice hockey star returns to the fray at age of 51

Friday, December 11th 2009, 20:06
related places: Moscow

Former NHL star turned politician Slava Fetisov plays for his old team in Moscow at the age of 51.
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Policeman jailed for Kremlin critic's death

Friday, December 11th 2009, 11:40

A Russian court sentences a policeman to two years in jail for the 2008 killing of the owner of a website critical of the Kremlin.
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Russian missile test launch fails

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 11:26
related countries: Norway Norway

A Russian test launch of an intercontinental missile fails, resulting in a white light seen over parts of Norway.
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CSKA avoid Champions League ban

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 11:56

CSKA Moscow will not be thrown out of the Champions League despite two players testing positive for a banned substance, Uefa has confirmed.
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'Justice denied'

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 10:13

Russia prompts crisis at European human rights court
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Putin scorns officials over fire

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 11:36

Russian PM Vladimir Putin hits out at local officials for safety failures at a nightclub where 118 people died in a fire.
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Day of mourning over Russia fire

Monday, December 7th 2009, 15:05
related places: Perm'

Russia is holding a day of mourning for the 113 people killed when fire ripped through a nightclub in the city of Perm.
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India in nuclear deal with Russia

Monday, December 7th 2009, 13:54
related countries: India India
related places: Moscow

Russia will build nuclear reactors in India and increase atomic fuel exports to it, under a deal signed in Moscow.
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