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Frozen plants spring back to life

Monday, February 20th 2012, 20:35

Scientists in Russia raise plants from fruit stored away by squirrels 30,000 years ago, smashing the previous age record.
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Putin backs stronger armed forces

Monday, February 20th 2012, 11:20

Russian PM Vladimir Putin backs modernisation of the military, less two weeks before the presidential vote.
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Rosenberg's Russia: On the election trail

Monday, February 20th 2012, 10:47

Ride on a famous rail route exposes voters' frustration
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Carlsberg to buy up Russian unit

Monday, February 20th 2012, 9:55
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Baltika

Danish brewer Carlsberg says it plans to buy up the remaining 15% of its Russian division Baltika in 2012.
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Latvians reject Russian in vote

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 1:32
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Latvians resoundingly reject making Russian the country's second official language, results from a referendum indicate.
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Anger over corruption in Russia city

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 4:05
related places: Moscow

Siberia dirty tricks fuel anti-Moscow backlash
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Hiddink agrees Anzhi manager deal

Friday, February 17th 2012, 15:34

Ex-Chelsea and Russia boss Guus Hiddink becomes manager of Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.
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Caterham dump Trulli for Petrov

Friday, February 17th 2012, 13:47
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Petrov

Russian Vitaly Petrov replaces Italian veteran Jarno Trulli at Caterham for 2012.
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Russian mayor bans toys protest

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 17:22

A mayor in eastern Russia bans a humorous demonstration in which toys would replace human activists demanding a clean presidential election.
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Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 12:00

Anti-Putin blogger Alexei Navalny is thorn in Kremlin's side
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VIDEO: Putin 'could lose grip on power'

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 8:13

A prominent Russian anti-corruption activist has told the BBC that he believes Vladimir Putin will start to lose his grip on power within 18 months.
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Russian 'sold CIA missile data'

Friday, February 10th 2012, 16:42
related places: Plesetsk

A senior officer at Russia's Plesetsk space station is jailed for 13 years after being convicted of selling missile test data to the CIA.
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VIDEO: Crew rescued from ice-bound ships

Friday, February 10th 2012, 11:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Emergency services from Ukraine had to come to the rescue of crew members trapped on ships in the Kersh Strait, which separates Russia and Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Russia finds vast sub-glacial lake

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 4:57

Russian scientists have been drilling for two decades in the Antarctic and say they have found a vast sub-glacial lake.
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All for the want of a winter horseshoe

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 1:43

Why Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia ended in disaster
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VIDEO: Bankski: Russia's mystery street artist

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The mysterious Russian street artist, 'Pavel 183', is being compared to Britain's Banksy.
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Court backs liberal's vote ban

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 15:44

The Russian Supreme Court backs a decision that disqualifies liberal candidate Grigory Yavlinsky from running for the presidency on 4 March.
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Russians claim Antarctic success

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 14:29

Russian scientists are reporting success in their quest to drill into Lake Vostok, a huge body of liquid water buried under the Antarctic ice.
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Freeze prompts Europe emergencies

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 15:28
related countries: Italy Italy

As freezing weather grips much of Europe, Italy takes steps to conserve gas while emergency situations have been declared in other countries.
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Russia 'wants Arab role in Syria'

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 14:50
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov calls for a solution to the Syria crisis based on Arab League initiatives, after seeing leaders in Damascus.
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VIDEO: What can Russia's trip to Syria achieve?

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 13:41
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall looks at what the Russian foreign minister's trip to Syria could achieve.
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US anger at Syria veto 'travesty'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 20:35
related countries: China China, Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deplores as a 'travesty' Russia and China's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria's violent crackdown on protesters.
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Syrian veto a 'licence to kill'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 12:06
related countries: China China, Syria Syria

Syria's government has been handed a "licence to kill" by Russia and China, opposition activists say, after the countries blocked a draft UN resolution.
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Syria veto a mistake, says Hague

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 11:27
related countries: China China, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says China and Russia will be "held responsible" for violence in Syria after vetoing a UN resolution condemning government repression.
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VIDEO: Angry reaction to UN Syria veto

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 9:11
related countries: China China, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has described as a "travesty" Russia and China's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria's crackdown against anti-government protesters.
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West deplores UN Syria vote veto

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 7:17
related countries: China China, Syria Syria

Western nations deplore the vetoing by Russia and China of a UN resolution condemning the crackdown in Syria, as dozens are killed in Homs.
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Resolution on Syria vetoed at UN

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 21:44
related countries: China China, Syria Syria

Russia and China veto an Arab and Western-backed UN resolution condemning the violent crackdown in Syria, hours after scores are killed in Homs.
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VIDEO: Rival rallies on streets of Moscow

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 19:26
related places: Moscow

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Russia's capital Moscow in protest at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's grip on power.
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Thousands in rival Moscow marches

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 16:02
related places: Moscow

Tens of thousands of people march in Moscow in protest at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, while his supporters hold a rally elsewhere in Russia's capital.
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VIDEO: Anti-Putin protesters march in Moscow

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 11:58
related places: Moscow

Thousands of people are marching in Russia's capital Moscow in protest at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's grip on power.
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Europe hit by Russia gas shortage

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 1:28

Freezing weather sweeping across Europe is causing a shortage of vital Russian gas supplies to several countries, officials say.
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Vote rigging fears ahead of Russian poll

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 1:11

Activists enraged by Putin party's 'dirty tricks' in election
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VIDEO: More demonstrations expected in Moscow

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 22:07
related places: Moscow

More demonstrations are expected in Moscow on Saturday as part of ongoing protest against fraud in December's parliamentary elections in Russia.
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Russia criticises Syria UN draft

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 17:03
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Russia's deputy foreign minister says Moscow "cannot support" the current draft UN Security Council resolution on Syria, Russian media report.
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Gas up on Russia shortage reports

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 15:51

The price of gas around Europe has risen sharply due to increased demand as a result of the cold weather and reports of reduced supply from Russia.
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VIDEO: Russian voters demand fair elections

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 9:17

This weekend, voters are expected to take to the streets in Russia, to demand free and fair elections.
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Russia threatens UN veto on Syria

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 5:31
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian officials say they will veto a new draft UN Security Council resolution on Syria if it is put to a vote on Friday, according to diplomats.
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Litvinenko's father changes mind

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 18:37

The father of poisoned former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko says he regrets blaming Russia's secret services for his son's death in 2006.
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Rosenberg's Russia: On the election trail

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 3:01

Grim industrial heartland embraces Vladimir Putin
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West pressing Russia over Syria

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 1:18
related countries: Syria Syria

Western nations at the UN attempt to persuade Russia not to block international endorsement of an Arab League peace plan for Syria.
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VIDEO: Support for Putin outside Moscow

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 0:11
related places: Moscow

Correspondent Steve Rosenberg went to the industrial heartland of Russia, the Ural Mountains, to find out what people there think of Vladimir Putin.
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Anti-Putin banner faces Kremlin

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 14:18
related places: Moscow

Russian opposition activists erect a giant banner opposite the Kremlin in Moscow saying "Putin go away".
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Transfer Deadline Day as it happened

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 1:05

Bobby Zamora completes his £4m move to QPR and Tottenham sign Everton striker Louis Saha before the January transfer window closes.
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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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