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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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Medvedev orders jail death probe

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 15:49

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev orders an investigation into the death in prison of a lawyer who was awaiting trial.
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Live - Djokovic v Davydenko

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 20:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

World number three Novak Djokovic takes on Russia's Nikolay Davydenko in the evening match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Found in a German garage: 'Hitler's Mercedes'

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 17:06
related countries: Germany Germany

A German car dealer working for a Russian billionaire claims he's located a Mercedes car which belonged to Adolf Hitler
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Second Russia arms blast kills eight

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 16:45

At least eight people are killed at a Russian ammunition depot, 10 days after explosions at the same site, the defence ministry says.
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Russia 'is now a criminal state'

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 0:41

Russia has turned into a "criminal state", according to the man who was once its leading foreign investor.
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Parents' plight

Friday, November 20th 2009, 13:09

Russian concerns on children taken from families
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Priest shot dead in Moscow church

Friday, November 20th 2009, 12:31
related places: Moscow

A masked gunman enters a church in Russia's capital Moscow and shoots dead a Russian Orthodox priest, police say.
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Russia gives Ukraine new gas deal

Friday, November 20th 2009, 3:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russia agrees to ease the terms under which it supplies gas to Ukraine, in a deal which Moscow says should prevent disruption.
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Russia confirms death penalty ban

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 10:40

Russia's ban on the death penalty will remain when a current legal suspension expires next year, the country's top court rules.
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Row over Russia lawyer jail death

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 17:38

The death in prison of a Russian lawyer leads to claims of maltreatment and neglect of inmates.
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EU concern at Russia human rights

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 15:22
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Sweden Sweden
related places: Moscow

Sweden's PM describes Russia's human rights situation as a "cause for concern" after an EU-Russia summit in Stockholm.
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Pipe dream

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 3:10

EU hoping Russia will stabilise energy supplies
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Chechen leader sees off first flight

Monday, November 16th 2009, 20:51
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The first international flight for 15 years leaves the Russian region of Chechnya with pilgrims bound for Saudi Arabia.
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Russia's Iran reactor 'delayed'

Monday, November 16th 2009, 13:21
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia says a nuclear power plant it is building in Iran will not be completed this year as planned, a move analysts say is political.
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Time 'running out' on Iran talks

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 9:31
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US President Obama says time is running out for talks over Iran's nuclear plans, and Russia says "other means" could be used.
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Slovenia signs Russian gas deal

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 17:43
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Slovenia signs a deal with Russia for the massive South Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Europe to run through its territory.
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'Body sold' to Russian kebab shop

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 16:27
related places: Perm'

Police in Russia hold three men suspected of killing a man, eating part of the body and selling other part to a kebab shop.
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Major fire at Russia arms depot

Friday, November 13th 2009, 22:04

At least two people are killed after explosions at an arms depot in central Russia, officials say, but 43 are found safe.
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Changing times

Friday, November 13th 2009, 6:11
related places: Is

Is the end in sight for Russia's 11 time zones?
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Medvedev calls for economy reform

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 17:23

President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia's old economic model no longer works, as he gives his state of the nation speech.
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Davydenko books World Finals spot

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 16:42
related countries: France France

Russia's Nikolay Davydenko books his place in the World Tour Finals despite losing to Robin Soderling at the Paris Masters.
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Litvinenko killing charge dropped

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 11:41
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

German investigators drop their case against a suspect in the murder of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London.
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Russia admits police corruption

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 22:21

The Russian government admits that parts of the police have been turned into what the interior minister has described as criminal businesses.
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Famous for a gun, but Kalashnikov might have chosen poetry instead

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 18:29

The inventor of the most infamous machine gun says he wanted to be a poet in his youth
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Gazprom sees 50% drop in profits

Monday, November 9th 2009, 8:41

Profits at Russian energy giant Gazprom drop 50% to 305.8bn roubles ($10.6bn) because of the higher cost of buying gas.
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Haye shocks Valuev to take crown

Saturday, November 7th 2009, 22:58

Britain's David Haye beats giant Russian Nikolay Valuev on points to be crowned WBA heavyweight champion in Nuremberg.
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Russian army plane crashes in sea

Saturday, November 7th 2009, 11:45

A Russian military plane carrying 11 crew members crashes in the country's Far East, officials say, amid fears all are dead.
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Two arrested over Moscow deaths

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 15:13
related places: Moscow

Russian investigators detain a man and woman over the killings of a prominent human rights lawyer and journalist last January.
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Ferguson wants freedom to appeal

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 23:29

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says clubs should be free to appeal against Champions League bookings after seeing Darren Fletcher unjustly cautioned during the 3-3 draw with CSKA Moscow.
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Man Utd salvage draw to qualify

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 22:05

Manchester United fight back to claim a 3-3 draw with CSKA Moscow to reach the Champions League knockout stages.
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Ex-KGB spy shot dead in Russia

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 0:52
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Moscow

A Russian businessman who was convicted in Israel as a Soviet spy is shot dead in Moscow, according to police.
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Monday, November 2nd 2009, 11:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary David Miliband says differences between the UK and Russia remain but co-operation will continue.
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Night witches

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 8:13

Audio and pictures of Russian female pilots during WWII
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Miliband begins visit to Russia

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 19:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

David Miliband is in Moscow for the first visit to Russia in five years by a British foreign secretary.
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Russia cargo jet crash kills 11

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 8:27

A government cargo plane crashes in the Russian far-east, killing all 11 crew members on board, reports say.
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Putin in new Ukraine gas warning

Friday, October 30th 2009, 20:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says Ukraine may be having problems paying for gas, raising concerns over European supplies.
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Medvedev blasts Stalin defenders

Friday, October 30th 2009, 14:47

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hits out at those seeking to rehabilitate former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
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Iran nuclear sanctions 'unlikely'

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 16:01
related countries: Iran Iran

Further sanctions against Iran over its nuclear plans are unlikely in the near future, Russia's top foreign policy aide says.
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Russia warned about HIV epidemic

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 13:19

An HIV/Aids expert tells the BBC that the epidemic in Russia is now out of control, as a major conference starts in Moscow.
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Manager Ramos leaves CSKA Moscow

Monday, October 26th 2009, 10:53
related countries: Spain Spain

Former Tottenham and Real Madrid manager Juande Ramo leaves Russian side CSKA Moscow by mutual consent.
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Russian circus bear kills manager

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 14:36
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

An ice-skating bear with a touring Russian circus kills a circus manager and seriously injures a trainer in Kyrgyzstan.
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Russia rights group wins EU prize

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 14:13

Russian rights group Memorial wins the European Parliament's annual Sakharov Prize in memory of activist Natalya Estemirova.
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Iran nuclear fuel deal 'agreed'

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 18:37
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The UN nuclear chief gives Iran, the US, France and Russia a draft deal aimed at easing concerns over Tehran's nuclear plans.
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Man Utd secure late win in Moscow

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 18:21
related places: Luzhniki, Moscow

Man Utd put themselves on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League knockout phase with a 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow.
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Live text - Wednesday football

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 15:29
related countries: Spain Spain

Chelsea thrash Atletico Madrid, Manchester United beat CSKA Moscow and AC Milan come from behind to win at Real Madrid in the Champions League.
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Iran 'retreats' from nuclear deal

Monday, October 19th 2009, 9:30
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran seems to be backing off from a proposed deal to resolve the crisis over its nuclear programme, Iranian media suggest.
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Democracy 'not needed' in Russia

Friday, October 16th 2009, 16:38

A growing number of Russians believe their country does not need democracy, a nationwide opinion poll suggests.
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Russia seizes Stalin-era research

Friday, October 16th 2009, 15:43

A Russian professor researching the fate of ethnic Germans during World War II has all his work seized by security services.
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Russian MPs in 'vote fraud' walkout

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 16:57

Russian opposition parties walk out of parliament and threaten mass protests over local elections they say were rigged.
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Clinton: Russia sees Iran threat

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 15:32
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells the BBC that Russia now recognises the threat posed by Iran.
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Clinton urges Russia over rights

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 9:26
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Russia to respect human rights and democracy, as she ends her European tour.
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Russian crime boss laid to rest

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 18:01
related places: Moscow

One of Russia's most infamous gangsters is buried at a prestigious Moscow cemetery amid unprecedented security.
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Russian court rejects Stalin case

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 17:48
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court rejects a lawsuit filed by the grandson of dictator Joseph Stalin claiming a Russian newspaper defamed him.
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Don't pressure Iran, says Russia

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 17:12
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Threatening Iran with sanctions will not help progress on the nuclear issue, Russia's top diplomat tells Hillary Clinton.
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Russian stars urge gay acceptance

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 16:03

A group of well-known Russian singers and writers calls for an end to discrimination against gay people.
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Russia and China sign trade deals

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 10:27
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China and Russia sign trade deals worth $3.5bn during the second day of a visit to Beijing by Russian PM Vladimir Putin.
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Concern over 'rigged' Russia vote

Monday, October 12th 2009, 9:58

Russia's opposition alleges widespread fraud as local elections deliver a decisive victory for the ruling party.
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Russia and China eye $5.5bn deals

Monday, October 12th 2009, 7:47
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Russian firms are hoping to sign deals worth $5.5bn with China during Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's visit to Beijing.
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Up in arms

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 23:00

Russian opposition anger at 'rigged' local elections
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Italy seal World Cup finals berth

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 21:05
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy, South Africa South Africa

World champions Italy, Germany, Denmark and Serbia all book their places at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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Stalin's grandson sues newspaper

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 21:15

Joseph Stalin's grandson launches a court action claiming a liberal Russian newspaper has defamed the former Soviet dictator.
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UK minister to make Russian visit

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 13:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband will visit Russia next month in an apparent attempt to patch up strained relations.
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Safina and Venus stunned in China

Monday, October 5th 2009, 12:57
related countries: China China

Dinara Safina and Venus Williams both suffer shock defeats at the second-round stage of the China Open.
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Fears of injustice

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 23:13

The victims of Russia's unsolved contract killings
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Ingushetia's cycle of violence

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 11:02

Dom Rotheroe explains why the tiny Russian republic of Ingushetia suffers for sharing a border with Chechnya which fought two wars for independence from Russia.
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Cold comfort

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 21:18
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Troubling findings for Georgia in Russia war report
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Georgia 'started unjustified war'

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 14:29

An EU-sponsored report into the war in Georgia last year says Georgia started it, but after months of provocation.
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Russia tycoon set to buy NBA team

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 15:06

Russia's richest man, Mikhail Prokhorov, reaches a preliminary deal to buy the NBA's New Jersey Nets.
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Russian tower plans cause alarm

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 13:03

The UN's cultural watchdog urges Russia to stop a 400m skyscraper being built among the baroque buildings of St Petersburg.
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