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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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Medvedev Facebook post draws ire

Monday, December 12th 2011, 2:58

Russian Facebook users pour scorn on a promise by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to investigate reports of widespread electoral fraud.
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Rattling the political establishment

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 20:00
related places: Moscow

Moscow protest could herald new, rebellious generation's arrival
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Russian protests biggest in years

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 18:08
related places: Moscow

Thousands of election protesters hold the biggest anti-government rally in the Russian capital Moscow since the fall of the Soviet Union.
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VIDEO: Russia poll fury sparks mass protests

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 17:32
related places: Moscow

Thousands of people have attended the biggest anti-government rally in the Russian capital Moscow since the fall of the Soviet Union.
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Russia Twitter protests 'spammed'

Friday, December 9th 2011, 11:19

Security experts say hijacked PCs may have helped drown out online chat about Russian election protests.
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Renault recruit Grosjean for 2012

Friday, December 9th 2011, 9:28

GP2 champion Romain Grosjean will drive for Renault, who will become Lotus in 2012, alongside returning Kimi Raikkonen next season.
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Russia's white-ribboned protests

Friday, December 9th 2011, 1:11

A symbol for Russia's anti-government protesters?
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Putin accuses US over poll unrest

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 14:08
related countries: United States United States

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accuses the United States of encouraging protests over the results of parliamentary elections.
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Kremlin red faces after retweet

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 17:47

The Kremlin blames a staffer for an obscene message sent from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's official Twitter account, to the delight of bloggers.
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Gorbachev calls for new election

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 15:59
related places: Moscow

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says the Russian election was marred by fraud and calls for a re-run as protesters plan new rallies.
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VIDEO: Russian TV 'censoring' protest reports

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 14:04

How the Russian media has covered the story of Sunday's parliamentary election results.
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VIDEO: Second night of protests in Moscow

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 5:45
related places: Moscow

Protesters have taken to the streets of Moscow for a second night to express their anger at Sunday's parliamentary elections.
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Viewpoint: Could this be a Russian Spring?

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 0:56

Do anti-Putin protests herald a Russian Spring?
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My Business: An American in Russia

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 0:24
related countries: United States United States

The American who set up a cheese-making business in Russia
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VIDEO: Second day of protests in Russia

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 22:45
related places: Moscow

Russian protesters defying a ban on unapproved rallies have faced off with supporters of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow city centre.
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Moscow protesters defy rally ban

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 20:43
related places: Moscow

Russian protesters, defying a ban on rallies in Moscow after the disputed election, face off with Putin supporters as police make arrests.
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Putin plays down election losses

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 12:47
related places: Moscow

Russian PM Vladimir Putin plays down his party's losses at Sunday's election after central Moscow sees its biggest opposition rally in years.
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VIDEO: Anti-Putin rally held in Moscow

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 5:41
related places: Moscow

Several thousand people have taken to the streets of Moscow shouting "down with Putin" as international observers in Russia's parliamentary elections speak of flagrant violations.
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VIDEO: Russians protest 'voting irregularities'

Monday, December 5th 2011, 22:38
related places: Moscow

Thousands of Russians have gathered in the centre of Moscow to protest at apparent irregularities during Sunday's parliamentary elections, and to call for Prime Minster Putin to resign.
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Moscow protest after Russia vote

Monday, December 5th 2011, 20:42
related places: Moscow

Several thousand people take to the streets of Moscow shouting "Down with Putin" after international observers criticise the election.
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'Many violations' in Russian vote

Monday, December 5th 2011, 19:04

International observers cite numerous violations in Sunday's parliamentary elections in Russia as protesters hold a rally in Moscow.
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VIDEO: Putin's party sees support decline

Monday, December 5th 2011, 16:53

With most of the votes counted in Russia's parliamentary elections, the party founded by the prime minister, Vladimir Putin, has suffered a significant setback.
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Polls setback for Putin's party

Monday, December 5th 2011, 11:40

With most votes counted in Russia's parliamentary poll, Vladimir Putin's United Russia party sees its support drop from two-thirds in 2007 to about 50%.
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VIDEO: Inside a Russian polling station

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 12:15
related places: Moscow

Steve Rosenberg reports from a polling station in Moscow as Russians vote in polls that will decide the shape of the lower house for the next five years.
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Russian chief poll monitor held

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 11:58

The head of Russia's main independent monitor group Golos is detained for several hours after refusing to handover her laptop to the authorities.
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Europe ends calls to Mars probe

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 16:09
related places: Mars

The European Space Agency says it is ceasing efforts to try to contact Russia's wayward Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt, after a week-and-a-half of silence.
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Kremlin 'gagging' poll monitors

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 12:41

Human rights activists accuse the Russian authorities of trying to gag the country's main non-government election watchdog days before polls.
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VIDEO: Opposition anger at Russian elections

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 21:02

In Russia opposition parties claim that their campaigns are being blocked in favour of the pro-government United Russia party.
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VIDEO: Russia's business people on corruption

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 9:45

Steve Rosenberg looks at the concerns of Russia's business community.
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Russians tire of corruption spectacle

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 0:55

How can a Russian official afford this mansion?
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VIDEO: Chinese 'Putin' is a local celebrity

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 20:35
related countries: China China

A Chinese farmer has become a local celebrity as he bears a striking resemblance to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
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VIDEO: The hard life of Russia's pensioners

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 10:45

Steve Rosenberg met a pensioner from the town, Galina Lavrukhina. A retired doctor, she receives pension of around £150 a month and by the time she has paid her utility bills and done her shopping, there is nothing left.
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Russia probe: Lugovoi 'a victim'

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 9:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian officials say Andrei Lugovoi, the man accused by the UK of killing ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko, was himself a victim of polonium poisoning.
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VIDEO: Russian 'spy' wins fight to stay in UK

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 22:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An alleged Russian spy who had an affair with Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock and worked for him has won her appeal against deportation.
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Russian criticises 'spy' inquiry

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 19:11

The Russian who won her appeal against deportation has described the MI5 investigation into claims she was a spy as "extremely unprofessional".
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Russia switches on missile radar

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 14:22
related countries: United States United States

Russia turns on a new incoming missile early warning system in its westernmost region in response to US plans for a missile shield in Europe.
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Russia urges end to Syria threats

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 12:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's foreign minister says no more ultimatums should be issued to Syria, a day after the west says more action is needed to end the violence.
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Russian 'spy' can stay in Britain

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 12:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An alleged Russian spy who had an affair with Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock while working for him wins her appeal against deportation.
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Fraud fears cloud Russia election

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 0:04

Russians in one town wonder if Sunday's election will be fair
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VIDEO: Putin's battle to win hearts and minds

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 15:59

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been formally adopted as the presidential candidate for Russia's ruling party, but he is not as popular with the country's people as he once was.
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Belarus agrees Russian gas deal

Friday, November 25th 2011, 14:11
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Crisis-struck Belarus agrees a deal with Russia that will save it 60% on its gas bills in return for selling its pipelines.
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Russia sets presidential poll day

Friday, November 25th 2011, 7:32

Russia sets 4 March 2012 as the date for its presidential elections, in which former President Vladimir Putin is the overwhelming favourite.
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Russian backlash at Putin booing denial

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 9:31

Putin booing denial sparks Russian backlash
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The most dangerous place in Europe

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 0:04

The part of Russia that is now more explosive than Chechnya
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Russia in Europe missile threat

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 19:09
related countries: United States United States

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says missiles could be deployed on the EU's borders if the US pursues its missile defence plans.
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Stranded Mars probe sends signal

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 8:50
related places: Mars

Contact has finally been made with Russia's troubled Mars mission, Phobos-Grunt, says the European Space Agency.
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VIDEO: Safe return for Soyuz space crew

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 14:10
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Soyuz

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has landed safely in Kazakhstan, bringing three crew members back from the International Space Station (ISS).
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Tajikistan releases Russian pilot

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 12:01
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Tajikistan Tajikistan
related places: Moscow

A court in Tajikistan releases a Russian and an Estonian pilot whose jailings earlier this month led to a major row with Moscow.
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Putin 'booed' at sporting event

Monday, November 21st 2011, 13:01
related places: Moscow

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is apparently booed at a martial arts contest in Moscow in what would be a rare show of public dissent.
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Chechen poet shot dead in Moscow

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 12:00
related places: Moscow

A prominent anti-separatist poet from Chechnya, Ruslan Akhtakhanov, is shot dead in Moscow in what police say appears to be a contract killing.
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Russia Soyuz rocket docks at ISS

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 8:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Soyuz

Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, with a three-man Russian and US crew, successfully docks with the International Space Station.
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Russia unswayed by Syria appeals

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 15:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's opposition says it has failed to convince Russia to back calls for the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad over his crackdown on protests.
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Russian row with Tajikistan grows

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 11:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Tajikistan Tajikistan

Russia cracks down on illegal migration from Tajikistan days after it jails two cargo pilots who made a fuel stop en route from Afghanistan.
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Bolshoi couple to leave company

Monday, November 14th 2011, 18:07
related places: Moscow

Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Ivan Vasiliev and prima ballerina Natalia Osipova are leaving Moscow to join St Petersburg's Mikhailovsky Theatre.
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Russia resumes Soyuz ISS flight

Monday, November 14th 2011, 7:49
related places: Soyuz

A Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station launches, after a crash in August delayed manned space travel.
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VIDEO: Safe launch for manned Soyuz rocket

Monday, November 14th 2011, 7:13
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Soyuz

A Russian spacecraft carrying an astronaut and two cosmonauts has launched successfully from Kazakhstan on a mission to the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Soyuz blast off on mission to ISS

Monday, November 14th 2011, 4:59
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

A Russian spacecraft carrying an astronauts and two cosmonauts has launched successfully from Kazakhstan.
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VIDEO: Call to recognise Arctic veterans

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 12:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There are calls for recognition for the sailors on the WWII Arctic Convoys who risked their lives to transport crucial supplies and munitions from Scotland to Russia.
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Putin defends bid for president

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 2:20

Vladimir Putin vigorously defends his decision to stand in next year's Russian presidential election, denying it is a quest to retain personal power.
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VIDEO: Putin defends presidential campaign

Friday, November 11th 2011, 22:49

Vladimir Putin has defended his decision to stand in next year's Russian presidential election - saying he is campaigning to keep his country strong - and not for personal gain.
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Mood grim over Mars probe fault

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 18:54
related places: Mars

Russian space scientists are growing increasingly gloomy about the prospects of saving the country's $170m (£107m) mission to a moon of Mars.
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Russia rejects new Iran sanctions

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 19:45
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Russia rules out supporting fresh sanctions against Iran, despite a UN report that says Tehran may be trying to develop nuclear weapons.
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VIDEO: Russia rules out new Iran sanctions

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 16:48
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia says it would not support new sanctions against Iran, even after a report from the UN's atomic energy agency accused Tehran of trying to build a nuclear weapon.
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Probe fails to set course to Mars

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 16:05
related places: Mars

A Russian space probe intended to collect rock from a Martian moon launches successfully but then fails to set a proper course for the Red Planet.
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Man 'made dolls out of corpses'

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 14:48

A man suspected of robbing graves in Nizhny Novgorod, central Russia, is said by police to have made 29 life-size dolls from female corpses.
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VIDEO: Saakashvili wants Georgia in Nato

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 9:59
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States
related places: West

Georgia's West-leaning government wants to join Nato - but the border dispute with Russia remains a huge hurdle.
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Russia's Baltic pipeline opens

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 14:05
related countries: Germany Germany

A major new pipeline to supply Russian gas to the European Union begins operating, following an opening ceremony in Germany.
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Revival of Russia's 'Wild East'

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 13:12

Vladivostok gets makeover to cash in on Asia trade
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Prado hosts Hermitage exhibition

Monday, November 7th 2011, 10:57
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

An exhibition of European art from Russia's Hermitage Museum is to go on show at the Prado Museum in Madrid.
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Russia warns against Iran attack

Monday, November 7th 2011, 9:48
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

An Israeli attack on suspected Iranian nuclear sites would be a "very serious mistake", warns Russia as the UN prepares to issue a new report.
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Football stars' volatile new home

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 9:52

Russian wealth draws football stars to volatile Dagestan
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VIDEO: Russian billionaire builds dream team

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 0:58

A Dagestani billionaire has created "the Manchester City of Russian football", drawing football stars from around the world to an unlikely and volatile new home.
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Rally hears attack on Putin party

Friday, November 4th 2011, 17:55
related places: Moscow

An annual rally of radical nationalists in Moscow cheers a fierce condemnation of Russia's ruling party by a leading anti-corruption campaigner.
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Russia arrests 'skeleton thief'

Friday, November 4th 2011, 12:25

Police investigating Russian grave robberies detain a man after the remains of at least 20 women are found in his flat, Russian media report.
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Russia and China 'top cyberspies'

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 21:54
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US says China and Russia are the top perpetrators of cyberspying against US companies, in an unexpectedly frank report.
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