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The EU's other bailout

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 1:15
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Eyes on Russia as Cyprus faces financial crisis
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Murray gets tough Wimbledon draw

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 10:45

Andy Murray will begin his Wimbledon campaign against former world number three Nikolay Davydenko on Tuesday.
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Russian punk girls stay in jail

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:36

Three women members of Russia's anti-Vladimir Putin punk group Pussy Riot are told they will remain in jail until late July.
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'Gaps remain' after Iran talks

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 19:35
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Moscow

The latest round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme in the Russian capital, Moscow, ends without a clear breakthrough.
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Syrian arms ship 'Russia bound'

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:32
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK foreign secretary says a Syria-bound ship allegedly carrying Russian-made attack helicopters is returning to Russia.
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Obama and Putin seek Syria peace

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 10:50
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and Russian leaders call for an immediate end to violence in Syria, at their first meeting since Vladimir Putin became president again.
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Russian ships 'ready for Syria'

Monday, June 18th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Two Russian navy ships and their crew of marines are ready to set sail to Syria if needed, according to an unconfirmed Russian media report.
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VIDEO: Can Crimea be the next Riviera?

Monday, June 18th 2012, 8:42
related places: Sevastopol'

The Crimean port of Sevastopol has long been a getaway destination for Russian tourists but now there are hopes of attracting more visitors.
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Iran nuclear talks open in Russia

Monday, June 18th 2012, 7:12
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Moscow

A new round of talks on Iran's controversial nuclear programme opens in the Russian capital, Moscow, following inconclusive meetings in recent months.
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Greece 1-0 Russia

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 21:26
related countries: Greece Greece

Giorgos Karagounis scores as Greece produce one of the shocks of Euro 2012 to knock Russia out of the tournament.
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Why Russia is standing by Syria's Assad

Friday, June 15th 2012, 15:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Why is Russia sticking by Syria's Assad?
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Russian reporter 'not threatened'

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 12:40

Russia's top investigator denies threatening the life of a journalist, who is said to have fled the country in response.
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Russia urged to pressure Syria

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 6:20
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia faces increased pressure to harden its approach to Syria, with a number of countries warning of a descent into civil war.
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Drinking party vanishes in plane

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 14:21

Fears grow in Russia for a pilot and a group of revellers who took off in a light plane without permission and have not been seen since.
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Poles blamed for football clashes

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 10:32
related countries: Poland Poland

The head of Russia's Football Union blames Polish fans for clashes at the two countries' Euro 2012 match - with Poles the vast majority of those arrested.
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Football fans in Warsaw clashes

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 23:01
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Clashes break out between rival Russian and Polish football fans in the Polish capital Warsaw ahead of a Euro 2012 match between the two nations.
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Poland hero targets quarter-final

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 22:44
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski vows he will do everything he can to ensure they reach the quarter-finals after their draw with Russia.
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Syria in civil war - UN official

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 21:31
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Syria is in civil war, warns the UN's head of peacekeeping, as the US accuses Russia of supplying the Syrian government with attack helicopters.
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Poland 1-1 Russia

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 20:36

Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski scores a stunning second-half equaliser as the co-hosts claim a point against Russia.
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VIDEO: Clashes as Russian fans march in Poland

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 18:43
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Russian and Polish football fans in Warsaw have clashed ahead of a Euro 2012 match between the two teams.
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VIDEO: Anger as Russia fans march in Warsaw

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:20
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Police in the Polish capital Warsaw were on full alert as Russia fans marched through the city centre in a celebration of Russian independence day.
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Putin opponents march in Moscow

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:19
related places: Moscow

Tens of thousands of Russian anti-government protesters join a rally in Moscow, a day after police raided leading activists' homes.
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Uefa investigates racism claims

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 11:55
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Uefa is to investigate alleged racist chanting during the Euro 2012 matches between Spain and Italy and Russia v Czech Republic.
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VIDEO: Moscow set for opposition rally

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 5:50
related places: Moscow

Thousands of anti-government protesters are expected to march through the Russian capital Moscow, a day after police raided activists' homes.
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Russian police swoop on activists

Monday, June 11th 2012, 14:53
related places: Moscow

Police in Moscow search the homes of several opposition leaders on the eve of a planned anti-government rally, Russian officials say.
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Syria opposition picks new leader

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 15:03
related countries: Syria Syria

Kurdish activist Abdelbaset Sayda, elected leader of the opposition Syrian National Council, promises reforms to the often divided organisation.
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VIDEO: Euro 2012: 'Fans fight stewards'

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 2:25

European football's governing body Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Russia for what it says is the "improper conduct of its supporters", as fans appear to have attacked a group of stewards.
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Uefa to investigate Russian fans

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 22:15
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Uefa begins disciplinary proceedings against the Russian Football Union for 'improper conduct' of fans against the Czech Republic.
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Firefighters die in Siberia blaze

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 11:32

At least eight Russian firefighters are killed as they try to control a fast-spreading wildfire in southern Siberia, forestry officials say.
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Shanghai bloc seeks Afghan role

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 6:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, China China

The China-and Russia-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is seeking a bigger role in Afghanistan ahead of the planned Nato pullout.
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New protest law passed in Russia

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 8:59

Russia's upper house completes parliamentary approval of a controversial bill that sharply increases fines for breaking laws governing protests.
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China and Russia in group talks

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 6:22
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China and Russia are leading a six-country summit in Beijing, expected to focus on security in central Asia, with several bilateral meetings planned.
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VIDEO: China and Russia show unity over Syria

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 21:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria has declared as unwelcome the ambassadors of several Western states, a week after governments around the world expelled its top diplomats.
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Russia and China united on Syria

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 13:29
related countries: China China

China and Russia reinforce their opposition to foreign intervention in Syria, as Russian President Vladimr Putin arrives in Beijing.
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Ukraine MPs back language bill

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 12:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A bill to boost the status of the Russian language in Ukraine passes its first hurdle in parliament, amid strong opposition.
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BP faces new Russian court action

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 7:57

Attempts by BP to sell its stake in a Russian joint venture, TNK-BP, have been complicated by renewed court action in Siberia by minority shareholders.
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A slow-motion tragedy in Syria

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 1:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian co-operation is vital for effective action on Syria
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Putin backs new rules on protests

Monday, June 4th 2012, 14:04

Russia's President Putin says he wants to see European legal norms for political protests in Russia, after big opposition rallies.
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EU chiefs to press Putin on Syria

Monday, June 4th 2012, 2:46
related countries: Syria Syria

EU officials are expected to press Russian President Vladimir Putin to take a stronger line on Syria during a summit in St Petersburg.
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On holiday with 'the enemy'

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 0:54
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian tourists in Georgia despite 2008 conflict
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Syria crisis 'at tipping point'

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 14:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Peace envoy Kofi Annan warns that the spectre of all-out sectarian war is approaching in Syria as its neighbours urge Russia to stop backing Damascus.
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VIDEO: BP to pursue sale of TNK-BP stake

Friday, June 1st 2012, 21:52

BP has announced that it is going to try to sell its stake in the TNK-BP Russian oil joint venture.
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BP to pursue sale of TNK-BP stake

Friday, June 1st 2012, 11:01

BP plans to divorce its Russian oligarch partners by selling its stake in the massively lucrative TNK-BP joint venture.
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Clinton accuses Russia over Syria

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 18:27
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russian policy on Syria is going to contribute to a civil war, the US secretary of state says, as the UN warns of a looming "catastrophic" conflict there.
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Russia jails 'spy' for helping US

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 18:24
related countries: United States United States

A retired Russian colonel is jailed for 12 years on charges of passing thousands of images of maps to the United States.
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Chess champion Anand keeps title

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 14:47
related places: Moscow

World chess champion Vishy Anand holds on to his title for a fifth year running against Boris Gelfand at the championships in Moscow.
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Facebook shares fall to new low

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 21:02

Facebook shares fall to a new low below $29, less than two weeks after its high-profile flotation, as Russia's biggest social network cancels its planned share sale.
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Watson reaches round two in Paris

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 10:39
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Britain's Heather Watson beats Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-2 6-4 to reach the second round of the French Open.
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VIDEO: Syria: 'Government killed my family'

Monday, May 28th 2012, 20:45
related countries: Syria Syria

United Nations peace envoy Kofi Annan has arrived in Damascus for talks with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
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Syria 'risks civil war' - Hague

Monday, May 28th 2012, 13:40
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

William Hague says there is an increasing risk of civil war in Syria following the massacre in Houla and the government must implement an international plan to stop violence.
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Massive cyber-attack discovered

Monday, May 28th 2012, 13:17
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

A cyber-attack which has covertly collected vast amounts of sensitive data from countries like Israel and Iran has been uncovered, Russian researchers say.
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TNK-BP chief executive to resign

Monday, May 28th 2012, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The boss of TNK-BP, the Russian oil group half owned by the UK's BP, is to resign "for personal reasons".
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Medvedev named ruling party chief

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 11:36
related places: Moscow

Russia's ruling party elects Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as its new leader at a congress in Moscow.
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Nababkin surprise in Russia squad

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 9:22

Russia name uncapped CSKA Moscow defender Kyrill Nababkin in their Euro 2012 squad as cover for injuries.
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Russian spam mastermind jailed

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 12:41

A cybercrime mastermind who hijacked the PCs of more than 30 million people has been jailed for four years.
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SABMiller reports strong profits

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 7:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

SABMiller reports annual pre-tax profits of $5.6bn boosted by the sale of units in Russian and Ukraine.
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Russia tests secret new missile

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 12:44

Russia tests a new long-range missile which sources say is designed to penetrate Nato's missile defence shield.
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'Killer bride' seized at banquet

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 9:45

Police in the Russian region of Udmurtia arrest a woman at her wedding reception on suspicion of kicking a man to death the day before.
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'Rude' cellist sacked in Beijing

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:54
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The Beijing Symphony Orchestra sacks a Russian cellist after footage of him being rude to a fellow train passenger is posted online.
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Ten jailed for Russian train bomb

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 13:00

A Russian court jails 10 people, four for life, for the November 2009 bombing of a high-speed train in which 27 people died.
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Old faces in Putin's new cabinet

Monday, May 21st 2012, 13:17

Russia's President Vladimir Putin unveils a new government, with many key posts staying in the hands of his close allies.
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Man jailed for spying in Russia

Friday, May 18th 2012, 11:08

A Russian court jails an employee of a defence plant in the Urals for spying, in a case said to involve submarine-based nuclear missiles.
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Man jumps in chute to escape girl

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 10:39
related places: Tyumen'

Rescuers in Tyumen, central Russia, free a man from a rubbish chute he had jumped into to hide from his girlfriend.
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VIDEO: Assad: 'People support my reforms'

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 18:54
related countries: Syria Syria

In an address to Russian TV today, President Bashar Assad insisted the Syrian people supported his reforms and called his opponents "terrorists".
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VIDEO: Black box of Russian jet crash found

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 10:08
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian officials have recovered part of the black box from a Russian Sukhoi Superjet plane that crashed killing all 45 people on board last week.
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Russia jet black box part found

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 6:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

An Indonesian team finds the cockpit voice recorder of a Russian Sukhoi Superjet plane that crashed last week and searches for the flight data recorder.
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VIDEO: Soyuz rocket launch in Kazakhstan

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 3:40
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, United States United States
related places: Soyuz

A Soyuz rocket carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut has launched successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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The Cold War rival to Eurovision

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 23:03

Pop from Russia's Cold War rival to Eurovision
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VIDEO: Rescue workers search plane site

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 14:22
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Clearer weather has finally allowed Indonesian helicopters to land at the site of the wreckage of a Russian-made plane, which crashed into the side of a mountain in Indonesia on Wednesday.
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Bodies found at Russia jet wreck

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 15:52
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Rescuers find a number of bodies at the wreckage of a Russian Sukhoi Superjet plane that crashed into mountains in Indonesia.
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Chechens 'plotted Sochi attack'

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 14:12
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Chechen, Sochi

Russia's security services say Chechen rebels have been plotting with Georgian security services to attack the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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Short of space in the Russian tundra

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 8:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Reindeer herders feeling cramped in an area the size of England
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Putin will not attend G8 summit

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 6:56
related countries: United States United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin tells US President Barack Obama that he will not attend the G8 summit in the US later this month.
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Jet reported missing in Indonesia

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 16:47
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A new Russian Sukhoi Superjet passenger plane carrying 50 people goes missing on a demonstration flight in Indonesia.
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Putin warning at Victory parade

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 10:25

Vladimir Putin, newly installed as president of Russia again, tells the annual Victory parade on Red Square that Russia will stand up for itself.
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Russian sales dip hits Carlsberg

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 6:38
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Danish brewer Carlsberg reports a fall in profits for the first quarter of the year after being hit by a weak performance at its Russian business.
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VIDEO: 'Quiet protests' against Putin

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 16:28
related places: Moscow

Activists in Moscow hold 'quiet protests' against the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin
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Horse origins mystery 'solved'

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 7:24
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Ukraine Ukraine

The horse was first domesticated 6,000 years ago on the grasslands of the Ukraine, southwest Russia and west Kazakhstan, genetic evidence suggests.
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Russia's Putin back as president

Monday, May 7th 2012, 16:04

Vladimir Putin is officially sworn in as president of Russia after four years as prime minister, following a controversial poll in March.
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'The world won't allow us to be a few steps behind'

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 23:28

The corruption problem hurting the Russian economy
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Clashes at anti-Putin protests

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 16:43
related places: Moscow

Protesters clash with police in Moscow ahead of the inauguration of Vladimir Putin for a third presidential term on Monday.
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