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News: Russia

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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Russia 'kills al-Qaeda operative'

Monday, August 31st 2009, 11:21

Russian forces have killed an al-Qaeda militant in the increasingly volatile North Caucasus region of Dagestan, officials say.
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Africans 'under siege' in Moscow

Monday, August 31st 2009, 9:58
related places: Moscow

Nearly 60% of African people living in Russia's capital Moscow have been the victim of racist attacks, a study says.
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Rise and fall?

Monday, August 31st 2009, 5:36

How the downturn has hit Russia's oligarchs
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Europe looks to buy Soyuz craft

Friday, August 28th 2009, 11:13
related places: Soyuz

Europe is seeking to maintain flight opportunities for its astronauts by buying Soyuz spacecraft from Russia.
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Arctic Sea's 'hijackers' charged

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 16:44

Eight men have been charged with hijacking and piracy after the disappearance of the Arctic Sea, Russian prosecutors say.
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Fulham secure Europa League spot

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 15:59

Fulham secure their spot in the group stages of the Europa League despite losing to Amkar Perm in Russia.
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Russia writer Mikhalkov, 96, dies

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 12:22

Sergei Mikhalkov, the Russian who wrote the words of the Soviet and Russian national anthems, dies aged 96.
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Russia queries Arctic Sea cargo

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 17:14

Russia says for the first time that a ship which went missing in mysterious circumstances may have had sensitive cargo.
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Chechen attack kills four police

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 13:26

Four police officers are killed in a suicide bomb attack in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, reports say.
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Everton sign Russian star

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 6:32

Everton sign Russia midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov from Lokomotiv Moscow for an undisclosed fee.
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Russia accuses Ukraine on Georgia

Monday, August 24th 2009, 17:39
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian troops backed Georgian forces in last year's brief conflict between Georgia and Russia, Moscow prosecutors say.
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Russia plant disaster toll rises

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 16:36

The death toll from Monday's accident at Russia's largest hydro-electric power plant rises to 67, officials say.
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Mystery deepens

Friday, August 21st 2009, 17:55

Arrests made but world no wiser on Russian ship drama
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Putin vows Siberia compensation

Friday, August 21st 2009, 15:57

Russian PM Vladimir Putin promises relatives of victims of a power plant explosion 1m roubles ($30,000) each in compensation.
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Russia blast prompts major review

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 14:46

Russia is to review the state of key installations following the deadly explosion at a big Siberian hydro-electric power plant.
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Arctic Sea crew return to Russia

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 9:19
related places: Moscow

The crew and suspected hijackers of the Arctic Sea - the cargo ship found off West Africa on Monday - arrive in Moscow.
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Russia tackles Siberia oil slick

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 17:14

Pollution from a blast at Russia's largest hydro-electric power station kills fish and spreads down a major Siberian river.
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'Ransom threat hit hijack ship'

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 14:47

A group that hijacked the Arctic Sea threatened to blow up the ship if its ransom demand was not met, Russian officials say.
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Russia detains ship 'hijackers'

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 16:51
related countries: Cape Verde Cape Verde

The Russian navy arrests a group of eight people it says hijacked the Arctic Sea, the missing ship found off West Africa.
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Many feared dead in Russia blast

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 10:47

As many as 76 people are feared dead after an explosion at a huge Siberian hydro-electric power station.
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Police blamed over Russia bombing

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 9:45

Russia sacks a top official and moves to boost security in the southern Ingushetia region after a bomb blast killed 20 people.
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Deadly explosion at Siberia power plant

Monday, August 17th 2009, 21:49

A blast at Russia's largest hydro-electric power station kills eight workers and leaves 54 missing, investigators say.
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Many killed in Ingushetia attack

Monday, August 17th 2009, 19:07

At least 20 people are killed and more than 138 injured by a bomb attack at a police station in southern Russia.
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Russia finds missing cargo ship

Monday, August 17th 2009, 18:50
related countries: Cape Verde Cape Verde

Moscow says it has found a missing cargo vessel near the Cape Verde islands and retrieved its 15-member Russian crew.
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Reform woes

Monday, August 17th 2009, 11:17

What is the real state of the Russian Army?
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Pilot dies as Russia jets collide

Monday, August 17th 2009, 10:33

Two Russian fighters collide training for an air show, killing the team's commander and injuring five people on the ground.
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'Ransom demand' for missing ship

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 15:33
related countries: Finland Finland

Finnish police say a ransom demand has been made for a missing Russian-manned cargo vessel, the Arctic Sea.
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Mystery remains over cargo vessel

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 13:55

The fate of the missing Russian-manned cargo ship, Arctic Sea, is still unresolved with a sighting off Africa still to be confirmed.
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Missing ship 'found' off Africa

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 1:50

A missing cargo ship with 15 Russian crew on board is spotted off the West African coast, unconfirmed reports say.
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Maritime mystery

Friday, August 14th 2009, 10:54

What happened to missing Russia cargo ship?
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Gang kills seven in Russian sauna

Friday, August 14th 2009, 10:48

Russian police hunt gunmen who killed seven women at a sauna and four policemen in the southern region of Dagestan.
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Mystery deepens over missing ship

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 12:30

Russian navy ships hunt in the Atlantic for a cargo ship that vanished more than two weeks ago, triggering an international mystery.
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Russia set for scrappage scheme

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 12:22
related countries: United States United States

Russia is set to introduce its own car scrappage scheme following the success of programmes in the US and Europe.
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Russians to boost Abkhazia bases

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 17:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgian anger is sparked by a visit to breakaway Abkhazia by Vladimir Putin, who vows to boost spending on Russian bases there.
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Russian navy joins hunt for ship

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 16:20

Russia's navy is deployed to find a ship reportedly hijacked three weeks ago in the Baltic Sea.
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Lithuania in Russia customs row

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 12:41
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Tension rises between Lithuania and Russia over customs checks on Lithuanian lorries, many of which are now stuck at the border.
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Ingush minister shot dead at work

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 10:26

Two masked gunmen kill the construction minister of the volatile Russian republic of Ingushetia in his office.
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Medvedev lambasts Ukraine leader

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 11:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's President Medvedev makes a scathing attack on Ukraine's president, accusing him of "anti-Russian" behaviour.
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Thailand rejects Bout extradition

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 8:52
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

A Thai court rejects a US request to extradite Viktor Bout, an alleged Russian arms dealer dubbed the "Merchant of Death".
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Activist found dead in Chechnya

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 8:45

The head of a Russian charity and her husband are found dead in Chechnya a day after being abducted, officials say.
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Hacked blogger seeks Russia probe

Monday, August 10th 2009, 19:36
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A Georgian blogger at the centre of an attack against Facebook and Twitter asks Russia's president to investigate.
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Kremlin bill on using army abroad

Monday, August 10th 2009, 16:09

President Dmitry Medvedev introduces a bill that would allow Russia's armed forces to intervene beyond its borders.
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Above the law?

Monday, August 10th 2009, 10:52

Victims of Russian police challenge the system
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Russian crew ship 'disappears'

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 15:27
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A cargo ship with a Russian crew disappears off Portugal's coast in the Atlantic, the Russian maritime journal Sovfracht reports.
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Georgia marks anniversary of war

Friday, August 7th 2009, 21:16
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia and Russia mark the first anniversary of their brief war over the South Ossetia region, amid ongoing tension.
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Web attack blogger blames Russia

Friday, August 7th 2009, 18:15

A blogger who was targeted in a co-ordinated attack against websites such as Facebook and Twitter blames Russia.
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No halt to Politkovskaya retrial

Friday, August 7th 2009, 15:19
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court rejects a request by the family of murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya for a retrial of three suspects to be halted.
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In pictures

Friday, August 7th 2009, 15:12
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia marks the anniversary of its conflict with Russia
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Russia and Georgia in verbal war

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 17:26
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia and Russia each accuse the other of starting their war over South Ossetia, on the eve of the anniversary.
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Putin seals new Turkey gas deal

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 16:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

The prime ministers of Turkey and Russia sign a series of agreements to cooperate on major oil and gas projects.
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Keeping watch

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 23:26

Russia still wants to be the big boss in its backyard
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Keeping watch

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 23:26

Russia still wants to be the big boss in its backyard
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New delay in Politkovskaya case

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 16:17
related places: Moscow

A retrial over the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya is adjourned, following a complaint by her relatives.
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Live Champions League - Dinamo v Celtic

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 15:33

Celtic seek to overturn a 1-0 deficit as they take on Dinamo Moscow in the second leg of their third qualifying round for the Champions League.
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Tension rises on Ossetia boundary

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 13:58
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian troops go on a high state of alert as tension mounts on the Georgia-South Ossetia boundary ahead of the war anniversary.
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Georgia in Russia land-grab claim

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 8:53
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia and Russia trade accusations as the anniversary of last year's war between the two countries approaches.
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Russian car crash spate kills 100

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 19:14

The Russian government blames "systemic" problems for several serious road accidents that killed 100 people.
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Now action man Putin dives world's deepest lake

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 15:05

Russian PM Vladimir Putin takes a mini-submarine to the bottom of the world's deepest lake, stoking his action-man image.
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EU reaches gas deal with Ukraine

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 5:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU and international institutions agree a deal with Ukraine to help it provide stable supplies of Russian gas to Europe.
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Dinamo Moscow beat Celtic in qualifier

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 20:34

Celtic's Champions League qualification hopes suffer a hefty blow after defeat at home by Dinamo Moscow.
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Russian mafia boss Yaponchik shot

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 20:55
related places: Moscow

Doctors fight for the life of a notorious Russian mafia boss after he is shot while leaving a Moscow restaurant.
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Patriarch asserts Russian primacy

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 16:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill tells worshippers in Ukraine their breakaway Church must reunite with Moscow.
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'Eight rebels killed' in Dagestan

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 11:35

Eight suspected rebels have been killed by Russian security forces in a shoot-out in the southern region of Dagestan, officials say.
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Russian patriarch visits Ukraine

Monday, July 27th 2009, 10:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill visits Ukraine in what some fear is an attempt to extend Russian influence.
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Russian twist

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 16:00

Ex-Eastern Bloc performers drawn to Cirque du Soleil
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Chechen separatist in rare talks

Friday, July 24th 2009, 16:49
related places: Chechen

A Chechen separatist envoy and a regional government representative hold talks on bringing stability to the region.
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S Russia bus crash leaves 20 dead

Friday, July 24th 2009, 13:17

At least 20 people have died in a collision between a bus and a petrol tanker in south Russia, officials say.
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