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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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Gun battle breaks out in Dagestan

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 14:49

Russian police exchange fire with suspected militants after cornering them in the southern region of Dagestan, reports say.
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Moscow bomb 'linked to Islamists'

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 13:10
related places: Moscow

Bomb investigators believe a member of an Islamist group in southern Russia may be behind Monday's Moscow airport attack, which killed 35 people.
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Combat terrorism with 'solidarity'

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 23:25
related places: Moscow

The Russian president has called for global action to combat terrorism after Tuesday's Moscow airport bombing that left 35 people dead.
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Deadly car bombing hits Dagestan

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 22:11

At least three people are killed by car bomb in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, say reports.
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Medvedev opens WEF urging action

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 18:41

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev condemns those behind Monday's bomb blast in Moscow during his opening speech at the World Economic Forum.
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Kremlin's pitch

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 15:24

Russia still open for business despite airport bomb
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Sackings after Russian bombing

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 13:31
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sacks several officials after blaming the Moscow airport bombing on poor security.
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Davos considers 'the new reality'

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 10:15
related places: Medvedev, Moscow

Russia's president Medvedev comes to Davos in the wake of the Moscow attacks, while business leaders discuss "the new reality".
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Russia approves Start arms treaty

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 8:32
related places: Start

Russia's parliament endorses the Start nuclear arms disarmament treaty President Dmitry Medvedev signed with US President Barack Obama in April.
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Medvedev seeks security shake-up

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 18:45
related places: Moscow

Dmitry Medvedev blamed airport officials for "clear security breaches" and called for sackings if negligence was proved following the Moscow bombing.
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Moscow Briton 'was due to marry'

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 15:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

The British victim of the Moscow bombing, Gordon Cousland, was the father of a six-month-old daughter and was due to get married at the end of April.
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Medvedev seeks security shake-up

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 15:09
related places: Moscow

Russia needs Israeli-style security checks, President Medvedev says, a day after a suspected suicide bomber attacked Moscow's main airport.
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Georgia's Russian TV launches

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 11:28
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A new Georgian television station which aims to offer Russian speakers news that is independent of the Kremlin is due to start broadcasting.
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Briton among Moscow attack dead

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 8:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

One Briton is among 35 people killed in a bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport, according to the Foreign Office.
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Medvedev pledge on airport bomb

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 5:36
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev vows to track down those behind an apparent suicide bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport that killed 35, blaming "clear security breaches".
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US condemns Moscow airport bomb

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 2:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned a bombing at an airport in Moscow which has killed at least 35 people.
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Carnage as Moscow airport bombed

Monday, January 24th 2011, 20:44
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

A suspected suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport kills at least 35 people and injures more than 100 - many of them critically, officials say.
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Blast rocks Moscow's main airport

Monday, January 24th 2011, 16:51
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

Moscow's Domodedovo airport, the busiest in Russia's capital, has been rocked by an explosion that has killed at least 35 people, officials say.
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Russia's industrial output jumps

Monday, January 24th 2011, 14:44

Russia's industrial output increases by 8.2% last year after a fall of 9.3% in 2009, official data shows.
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Bury Lenin, Russian online poll suggests

Monday, January 24th 2011, 14:13
related places: Lenin

An online poll organised by Russia's ruling party suggests there is strong support for burying Lenin's body.
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'Enemy of the people'

Monday, January 24th 2011, 9:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Russian actors give London bitter taste of Stalinist terror
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Two killed in Russian mall blaze

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 18:52
related places: Ufa

At least two people are killed after fire engulfs a shopping centre in the central Russian city of Ufa, local officials say
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Russian spy fronts mystery show

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 10:01
related countries: United States United States

Anna Chapman, the red-headed Russian spy famously expelled from the US, makes her debut on a TV mystery show.
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US 'no right' to try Viktor Bout

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 2:46
related countries: United States United States

A lawyer for suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout tells a court she will challenge the US government's right to prosecute him.
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Finland jails human traffickers

Friday, January 21st 2011, 15:59
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Helsinki

A court in Helsinki convicts four Latvians of smuggling people into Finland through the Baltic states and Russia.
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Kremlin connection?

Friday, January 21st 2011, 2:25

Was 'arms dealer' Viktor Bout linked to the Russian government?
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Polish leader crash tapes emerge

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 18:59
related countries: Poland Poland

Newly released Russian air traffic control transcripts convey the horror of the jet disaster which killed Poland's president.
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Gullit handed Russian club role

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 14:40

Ruud Gullit is appointed head coach of Russian club Terek Grozny on an 18-month contract.
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Gullit handed Russian club role

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 9:08

Ruud Gullit is appointed head coach of Russian club Terek Grozny on an 18-month contract.
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Russian bank staff investigated

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 18:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK police and Russian authorities investigate alleged criminal activities of four Russian officials assigned to the EBRD.
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Polish crash plane 'not warned'

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 17:34
related countries: Poland Poland

Polish experts say Russian air traffic controllers gave their president's jet poor advice before it crashed in thick fog.
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Russia firm on Palestinian state

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 16:00
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, on a rare visit to the West Bank, reaffirms Moscow's recognition of an independent Palestinian state.
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BP shares rise after Rosneft deal

Monday, January 17th 2011, 18:03

Shares in BP rise after the oil giant announced a joint venture with Russian energy firm Rosneft late on Friday.
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Miliband fears on BP Arctic deal

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 13:34

The Labour leader Ed Miliband says he has worries around BP's Arctic alliance with Russia's Rosneft.
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BP and Russia sign Arctic oil deal

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 2:42

BP has signed a joint venture with Russian energy firm Rosneft to exploit potentially huge deposits of oil and gas in Russia's Arctic shelf.
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BP and Russia in Arctic oil deal

Friday, January 14th 2011, 23:29

BP announces a major deal with the state run energy giant Rosneft to explore in Russia's Arctic region.
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Poland questions Kaczynski crash report

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 17:22
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's prime minister says Russia's final report into the air crash that killed its president did not go far enough.
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Ukraine viewpoint

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 5:25

Novelist Andrey Kurkov on Russia's role
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Russia extends wheat export ban

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 4:59
related places: Moscow

Daniel Sandford reports from a grain processing plant in Podolsk, outside Moscow, as Russia decides to extend it wheat export ban.
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Pilots blamed for Kaczynski crash

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 22:13
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Smolensk

The crew of the Polish jet that crashed in Smolensk ignored warnings for fear of upsetting President Kaczynski, Russia says.
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Polish pilots blamed for air disaster

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 18:59
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Smolensk

Russia has blamed the Smolensk air crash which killed the Polish president and nearly 100 other people in April on Polish pilot error.
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Russian circus 'so terrible' the police are called

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 14:29
related countries: Belarus Belarus

A new year show put on by a touring Russian circus in Belarus was so bad that police were called in, local media report.
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Ailing Nadal loses to Davydenko

Friday, January 7th 2011, 22:11
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Russian Nikolay Davydenko beats ill top seed Rafael Nadal to set up a Qatar Open final date with Roger Federer.
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Icebreaker attempts to reach sailors

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 17:18
related places: Okhotsk

Two Russian icebreakers are trying to reach more than 500 sailors trapped on board ships in the Russian Sea of Okhotsk.
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Iran offers nuclear sites visit

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 15:19
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

Iran has invited diplomats from Russia, China, the EU and other states to tour its nuclear facilities, in a letter sent to ambassadors.
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Russia bids to free 500 from ice

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 12:00
related places: Okhotsk

Two icebreakers work to reach more than 500 people trapped on ships in the Sea of Okhotsk, off Russia's far eastern coast.
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Deal values Facebook 'at $50bn'

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 19:39

Facebook has reportedly raised funds from Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor in a deal that values the social networking site at $50bn.
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Moscow hit by more power problems

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 10:19
related places: Moscow

Wintry weather has caused more blackouts in the region around Moscow, threatening further disruption to its busiest airport.
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Ex Russian deputy PM jailed for 15 days

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 3:51

One of Russia's most prominent opposition politicians, former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, is sentenced to fifteen days in jail.
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Russia activist jailed over rally

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 18:18

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is sentenced to 15 days in jail after taking part in an opposition rally on New Year's Eve, reports say.
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Russia grounds planes after fire

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 17:43
related places: Tu

Russia's airlines must ground all their Tu-154Bs, after a plane fire in Siberia left three dead, the country's transport watchdog says.
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Russia-China oil pipeline opens

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 4:56
related countries: China China

The first oil pipeline linking the world's biggest oil producer, Russia, and the world's biggest consumer of energy, China, begins operation.
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Russian band in plane fire drama

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 16:23

A Russian pop group describe scenes of panic on board a plane which caught fire at a Siberian airport, killing at least three people and injuring dozens.
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Sleepless in Moscow

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 15:53

Icy rain gives Russian air passengers nightmare delays
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Dozens arrested at Russia rallies

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 12:49
related places: Moscow

A leading Russian human rights activist has complained about the arrest of more than 120 people at opposition rallies in Moscow and St Petersburg.
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US praises Ukraine over uranium

Friday, December 31st 2010, 18:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US President Barack Obama praises Ukraine after more of its highly enriched uranium is shipped to Russia for disposal.
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Lion cub gift for Russian ex-spy Anna Chapman

Friday, December 31st 2010, 13:22
related countries: United States United States

Anna Chapman, the former Russian spy deported from the US this year, is presented with a lion cub on Russian TV.
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Jailed Khodorkovsky lodges appeal

Friday, December 31st 2010, 12:35

A lawyer for Mikhail Khodorkovsky lodges an appeal against the new jail term handed down to the former Russian oligarch.
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West attacks Khodorkovsky 'abuse'

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 22:26
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US, UK and Germany deplore the sentencing of former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky to six more years in jail for fraud.
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Russian ex-oil tycoon gets new jail term

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 20:29

Russian ex-oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky is jailed for six more years in a verdict criticised internationally as politically motivated.
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Khodorkovsky jail term extended

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 18:47

Imprisoned former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, has been sentenced to six more years in jail for fraud.
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Putin scolds transport officials

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 16:54
related places: Moscow

Russian PM Vladimir Putin tells officials to work over the New Year holiday to get Moscow's airports back to normal.
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Russian satellites space sackings

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 14:53
related countries: United States United States

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev fires two space officials over a failed rocket launch that resulted in the loss of three satellites. It causes a set back for the country's efforts to rival to the US Global Positioning System (GPS).
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In pictures

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 13:15

Ex-tycoon Khodorkovsky faces off with Russian justice
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Scuffles amid Moscow flight chaos

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 22:35
related places: Moscow

Russia's president has asked for an inquiry after fighting broke out in one of Russia's main airports. Passengers were frustrated after unusually warm weather caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled.
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Spain and Russia in spy scandal

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 13:11
related countries: Spain Spain

Diplomats are expelled as a spy row breaks out between Spain and Russia just as they embark on new cultural exchanges.
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West meddling in trial - Russia

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 12:11

Russia accuses Western nations of exerting "unacceptable" pressure over the trial of jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
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US attacks Russia tycoon verdict

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 7:43
related countries: United States United States

The second conviction of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian business leader and jailed opponent of Vladimir Putin, is attracting widespread condemnation.
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Moscow airport ice chaos protest

Monday, December 27th 2010, 22:29
related places: Moscow

Exasperated air passengers stranded after freezing rain disrupted flights have staged protests at at least one Moscow airport, media reports say.
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US attacks Russia tycoon verdict

Monday, December 27th 2010, 21:02
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

The US and Germany express serious concern about a second guilty verdict against jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
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German inquiry into 'poisoning'

Monday, December 27th 2010, 17:58
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

German prosecutors open an investigation into whether two Russian dissidents living in Berlin have been deliberately poisoned with mercury.
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Russian oil tycoon found guilty

Monday, December 27th 2010, 16:30
related places: Moscow

Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is convicted of theft and money laundering at his second trial - he says the case is politically motivated.
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Moscow verdict

Monday, December 27th 2010, 14:14

What tycoon Khodorkovsky's conviction says about Russia
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Freezing rain causes Moscow chaos

Monday, December 27th 2010, 1:24
related places: Moscow

Freezing rain badly disrupts air traffic at Moscow's airports and leaves more than 400,000 people in and around Russia's capital without electricity.
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'Warm' weather travel chaos in Russia

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 15:23
related places: Moscow

Unseasonably warm weather is causing problems in Russia, with around 100 flights cancelled at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.
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