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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.

World news related to Russia – overview

Russia: news

Arms central to US-Russia talks

Monday, July 6th 2009, 7:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US and Russian presidents are expected to announce nuclear weapons cuts, after tentatively agreeing a deal.
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Moscow challenge

Sunday, July 5th 2009, 23:48

Russian visit will test Obama's diplomatic skills
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Calm urged after N Korea missiles

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 15:31
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

Russia, China and the US call for calm after North Korea test-fires a series of missiles off its east coast, defying UN sanctions.
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Obama seeks thaw in US-Russia ties

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 11:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

As President Barack Obama heads to Moscow to try to rebuild ties that have reached Cold War depths, Rupert Wingfied-Hayes tries to judge the the US leader's uphill task.
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Chechen police die in Ingushetia

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 7:58

Nine Chechen police are killed in Russia's volatile republic of Ingushetia in one of the deadliest attacks in recent months.
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Russia 'agrees US troop transit'

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 22:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

An Obama administration official says Russia has agreed to let US troops bound for Afghanistan fly through its airspace.
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Resolution on Stalin riles Russia

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 18:04

An Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe resolution equating Nazi and Soviet roles in WWII angers Russia.
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Putin urges Obama to scrap shield

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 16:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russian PM Vladimir Putin urges the US to shelve its missile defence shield, as Barack Obama prepares to visit Moscow.
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Surrender ends Russian flat siege

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 3:48

Two suspects surrender in the Russian North Caucasus city of Nalchik after a siege at a flat, Russian media report.
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US urges Russian break from past

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 17:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

President Obama warns Moscow ahead of a visit that "Cold War approaches" to relations with the US belong in the past.
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Venus and Serena through to final

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 16:15

Serena Williams will face sister Venus in Saturday's Wimbledon final after prevailing in a marathon tussle with Russian Elena Dementieva.
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Nigerian gas firm Nigaz gets web all of a twitter about 'racist name'

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 12:14
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A new joint-venture energy firm between Nigeria and Russia has got online communities twittering, after the governments choose the name Nigaz.
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Amur tigers on 'genetic brink'

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 10:54

A Russian tiger is down to an effective wild population of fewer than 35 individuals, new research has found.
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'Abuses widespread' in N Caucasus

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 15:46
related places: Moscow

Human rights abuses in the North Caucasus are giving the lie to Moscow's claims of normalisation, Amnesty says.
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Final roll of the dice for gamblers as Russia closes city casinos

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 5:53

A new law comes into effect in Russia, confining gambling to four far-flung regions of the country.
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Gazprom in Azerbaijan gas deal

Monday, June 29th 2009, 14:38
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Russian gas giant Gazprom signs a deal allowing it to import natural gas from Azerbaijan and then pipe it to Europe.
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Russian exercises anger Georgia

Monday, June 29th 2009, 13:26
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia condemns Russia's largest military exercises just over their border since their 2008 war as "pure provocation".
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Nato resumes Russia military ties

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 21:26
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia and Nato agree to resume co-operation on security issues, despite differences over the issue of Georgia.
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Gazprom seals $2.5bn Nigeria deal

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 14:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Gazprom signs a $2.5bn deal with Nigeria's NNPC, which could boost Russia's control over European energy supplies.
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Politkovskaya case to be retried

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 10:10

Russia's Supreme Court overturns the acquittal of three men accused over the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Chechens 'to fight Ingush rebels'

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 20:35
related places: Moscow

The president of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, says he has been ordered by Moscow to help fight insurgents in the neighbouring republic of Ingushetia.
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Medvedev in Egypt for Africa trip

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 15:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Russia's President Dimitry Medvedev arrives in Egypt at the start of a four-day trip to Africa in a bid to promote business interests.
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Russian safari

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 2:27

What Medvedev hopes to gain in Africa
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Belarus warms relations with EU

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 16:22
related countries: Belarus Belarus

The president of Belarus tells a top EU official that he "sincerely wants to build good relations" with the bloc, shrugging off Russian disapproval.
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Suicide strike

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 13:48

Would-be assassin shakes Russia's plan in Caucasus
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Attack on Russian regional leader

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 10:21

The president of the troubled republic of Ingushetia in southern Russia is wounded in an assassination attempt.
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Attack on Russian regional leader

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 7:50

The president of the troubled republic of Ingushetia in southern Russia is wounded in an assassination attempt.
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Robust message

Friday, June 12th 2009, 18:27
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

China and Russia on board for North Korea sanctions
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Police killed in Dagestan attacks

Friday, June 12th 2009, 12:12

Two police officers are killed in a series of attacks in the troubled southern Russian republic of Dagestan, officials say.
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Russian PM Putin tells top artist how to paint

Friday, June 12th 2009, 7:08

Russian PM Vladimir Putin raises eyebrows by reportedly telling one of the country's most famous artists how to paint better.
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Brazil to make $10bn loan to IMF

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 0:52
related countries: China China

Brazil offers $10bn to the IMF to boost credit to developing countries, ahead of a summit with Russia, India and China.
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Top Russian Caucasus judge killed

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 12:29

A top judge is shot dead in the latest act of violence to shake the Russian republic of Ingushetia.
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'Great game'

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 11:05

Russia and Europe fight pipeline 'war' with huge stakes
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Kuznetsova wins French Open title

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 14:27
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Svetlana Kuznetsova beats world number one and fellow Russian Dinara Safina to win her second Grand Slam title at the French Open in Paris.
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Senior Dagestan official killed

Friday, June 5th 2009, 11:55

The interior minister of the troubled Russian region of Dagestan is shot dead outside a wedding, officials say.
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Russia to step up state ownership

Friday, June 5th 2009, 10:05

Russia's president says increased state intervention in the country's economy during the global downturn is "inevitable".
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Kuznetsova sets up Safina final

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 16:41
related countries: France France

Svetlana Kuznetsova overcomes a wobble to see off Sam Stosur and book an all-Russian French Open final against top seed Dinara Safina.
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Live - French Open

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 13:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France

Svetlana Kuznetsova takes on Australian Sam Stosur in the second French Open semi-final, looking to join fellow Russian Dinara Safina in the final.
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Separatists in S Ossetia poll win

Monday, June 1st 2009, 10:23
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Parties loyal to the leader of South Ossetia win the first election there since last year's war between Georgia and Russia.
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Nato Georgian exercise nears end

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 3:43
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A month of Nato exercises in Georgia are coming to an end amid continuing Russian anger over the "provocative" drills.
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Russia opens WMD disposal plant

Friday, May 29th 2009, 14:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Siberia

A partly US-funded factory opens in Siberia to decommission vast stocks of chemical weapons held by Russia.
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Shell shock for Russian village after navy target practice

Friday, May 29th 2009, 13:55

A Russian warship accidentally shells a village in the St Petersburg region but no-one is injured, officials say.
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Indian air force gets Awacs plane

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 14:15
related countries: India India, Israel Israel

India boosts its defence capability with the delivery of an Awacs plane under a deal with Israel and Russia.
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Ruthless Nadal into round three

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 18:05
related countries: France France

World number one Rafael Nadal will play Lleyton Hewitt in the third round of the French Open after powering past Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-1 6-4 6-1.
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Siberian child 'raised by dogs'

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 17:34

Russian officials take a five-year-old Siberian girl into care, saying she had apparently been "brought up" by cats and dogs.
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Russian 'kidnap' mother back in France

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 13:15
related countries: France France, Hungary Hungary

A Russian woman accused of abducting her three-year-old daughter is extradited to France from Hungary.
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Russia 'respects Lebanon poll'

Monday, May 25th 2009, 17:23
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Russia says the international community must recognise the result of Lebanon's general election irrespective of who wins.
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Russia alarmed over new EU pact

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 8:13
related places: Moscow

Russia's President, Dmitry Medvedev, warns the EU not to turn a planned partnership with ex-Soviet countries against it.
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Russia to set up panel to prevent 'falsification of history'

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 20:28

President Medvedev of Russia orders the creation of a commission to prevent "falsifications" of Russian history.
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Russia and US begin nuclear talks

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 9:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia and the US hold the first of three days of talks in Moscow on a new treaty to cut their stockpiles of nuclear weapons.
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Norway voted Eurovision winners

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 23:39
related places: Moscow

Norway emerges as the winner of the Eurovision Contest, while the UK's Jade Ewen comes a respectable fifth.
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Obama set for visit to Ghana

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 21:44
related countries: Ghana Ghana, United States United States
related places: White House

Barack Obama will visit in Ghana in July, quashing speculation his first sub-Saharan trip as US president would be to Kenya.
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Gay protest broken up in Moscow

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 10:57
related places: Moscow

Police in Moscow arrest gay rights activists who tried to hold a protest to coincide with the Eurovision Song Contest.
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Russia signs gas pipeline deals

Friday, May 15th 2009, 17:45
related places: Sochi

Russia signs agreements with a number of Balkan and southern European countries on the construction of a gas pipeline.
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Russian economy in sharp slowdown

Friday, May 15th 2009, 15:12

Russia's economy contracted sharply in the first quarter of the year, hit by the global slowdown, Federal State Statistics figures show.
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Japan and Russia pen nuclear deal

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 17:31
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Japan and Russia sign a nuclear energy deal during a visit to Tokyo by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
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Obama set to visit Russia in July

Monday, May 11th 2009, 15:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kremlin

The Kremlin announces that US President Obama will visit Russia in July, as the two countries pursue nuclear weapons cuts.
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Gas blast causes fire in Moscow

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 4:35
related places: Moscow

A gas pipeline explodes in the Russian capital, Moscow, sending flames high into the air and setting fire to a nearby building.
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Russia warns against 'adventures'

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 9:05

The Russian president issues a stern warning to any countries considering what he calls "military adventures".
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Fears that huge Russian statue could be in danger of collapse

Friday, May 8th 2009, 15:58
related places: Volgograd

One of Russia's most important war memorials, the Motherland Calls statue in Volgograd, could be about to collapse.
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Obama pursues better Russia ties

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 22:55
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama says the US and Russia have an "excellent opportunity" to improve relations on a "whole host of issues".
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Russia expels Canadian diplomats

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 13:23
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Moscow

Russia expels two Canadian diplomats working at Nato's Moscow office, days after Nato expelled two Russian envoys.
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Nato kicks off Georgia exercises

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 12:40
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Nato military exercises begin in Georgia with 18 states taking part, amid angry condemnation from Russia.
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Russian army scraps new uniforms because of a lack of money

Friday, May 1st 2009, 15:40

A plan to replace Soviet-era Russian military uniforms with ones by a leading fashion designer is abandoned because of a lack of money.
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Nato 'expels Russian diplomats'

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 15:29
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Russia confirms Nato has expelled two of its diplomats, reportedly in retaliation for a spy scandal involving an Estonian official.
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Russia mulls rocket power 'first'

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 12:59

Russia's next-generation manned spacecraft might use thrusters to perform a precision landing on its return to Earth.
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Russia captures Somalia pirates

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 23:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Russian warship seizes a pirate vessel with 29 people on board near the coast of Somalia, Russian news reports say.
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