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Rescuers reach Antarctic vessel

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 4:28

Repairs are underway on the Russian fishing vessel stricken in the Antarctic sea with a hole in its hull after hitting an iceberg.
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Moscow rally calls on Putin to go

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 3:54
related places: Moscow

Tens of thousands of people rally in Moscow and other Russian cities, sending a defiant message to the Kremlin after allegedly rigged elections.
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Space debris in Cosmonaut Street

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 15:08

Fragments of a Russian satellite that failed to launch properly have fallen in a street named after cosmonauts in a remote Siberian village, residents say.
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VIDEO: Protesters ready for Moscow rally

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 3:43
related places: Moscow

In Moscow, tens of thousands of people are expected to join a massive protest against alleged cheating in recent parliamentary election.
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Another Soyuz rocket launch fails

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 13:50
related places: Soyuz

Russia's recent poor launch record continues with yet another Soyuz rocket failing to get its satellite payload into orbit.
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VIDEO: Medvedev urges bold Russia reform

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 22:12

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed reinstating direct elections of regional governors, in a far-reaching plan for political reform.
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Rare cats in Russia's wilderness

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 12:16

Tracking rarest big cats in the forests of Russia
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Medvedev urges bold Russia reform

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 10:13
related places: Medvedev

Russia's President Medvedev calls for direct elections of regional governors, in a far-reaching plan for political reform.
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VIDEO: The rise of the Russian oligarch

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 15:25

BBC Russian's Yevgeny Kanevsky explains who the Russian oligarchs are, how they came to be so astonishingly wealthy and how much influence they have in Russia now?
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Khodorkovsky verdict 'was flawed'

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 14:23

The second conviction of Russia's ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky should be overturned, an advisory council to President Dmitry Medvedev says.
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Russia protest leader leaves jail

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 8:32
related places: Moscow

Alexei Navalny, a key figure in rallies that swept Russia after disputed parliamentary elections, leaves jail in Moscow promising new protests.
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VIDEO: Kremlin in opposition phone tap row

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 20:22

One of Russia's leading opposition figures, Boris Nemtsov has had hours of his private phone conversations leaked to a pro-government news website.
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Russia liberal in phone tap row

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 18:05

Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov says the Kremlin was behind the publication of phone calls in which he insulted fellow activists.
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VIDEO: Antarctic airdrop for stricken boat

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 10:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The Royal New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is to deliver another fuel pump to a listing Russian fishing boat that is stranded in Antarctic waters with 32 crew on-board.
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Russia criticism of Gita 'absurd'

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 8:11
related countries: India India

Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna says a complaint in Russia that the Hindu holy book Bhagvad Gita is an extremist religious text is 'absurd'.
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India ire at Russia book-ban case

Monday, December 19th 2011, 15:09
related countries: India India

Indian MPs express anger at a court case in Russia that could see Hindu holy book the Bhagvad Gita banned.
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Monday, December 19th 2011, 13:06

Russian rescue officials say they are still hoping for a miracle, a day after an oil rig with 67 people on board capsized in icy seas.
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Russian oil rig sinks under tow

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 13:53

Four people die and around 50 are missing after an oil drilling rig capsizes and sinks under tow in freezing seas in the Russian far east.
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VIDEO: Medvedev calls for change in Russia

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 2:36

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for political change in Russia, saying the current system has run its course.
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Supplies dropped to stricken ship

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 14:01

A New Zealand plane drops supplies of equipment and fuel to a Russian fishing boat stranded in icy Antarctic waters.
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VIDEO: Soyuz launches six satellites

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 4:57
related countries: France France, French Guiana French Guiana
related places: Sinnamary

A Russian Soyuz rocket has launched from French Guiana - only the second such vehicle to fly out of the territory's new Sinnamary spaceport.
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Soyuz launches satellite sextet

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 3:12
related countries: France France, French Guiana French Guiana
related places: Sinnamary

A Russian Soyuz rocket launches from French Guiana - only the second such vehicle to fly out of the territory's new Sinnamary spaceport.
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Russia joins WTO after long wait

Friday, December 16th 2011, 21:29

Russia finally joins the World Trade Organization at a ceremony in Geneva on Friday, after 18 years negotiating its membership.
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'January re-entry' for Mars probe

Friday, December 16th 2011, 14:41
related places: Mars

Russia's space agency says its unsuccessful Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt, will probably fall back to Earth early next month.
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Gunman kills Dagestan journalist

Friday, December 16th 2011, 12:26

A gunman kills the founder of a newspaper that investigated official abuses in Russia's southern republic of Dagestan.
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Russia in surprise UN Syria move

Friday, December 16th 2011, 1:48
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia circulates a UN Security Council resolution aimed at resolving the crisis in Syria, in a move that surprised Western nations.
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Russian vessel in Antarctic drama

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 22:17

Ships in the Antarctic are racing to rescue a Russian fishing vessel taking on water next to an ice shelf, but sea ice is hampering their progress.
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Putin accepts 'lawful' protests

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 17:00

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rejects calls to re-run disputed parliamentary elections but says he accepts "lawful" protests.
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Fears for whales trapped by ice

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 12:42

A call goes out for an icebreaker to help free more than 100 Beluga whales trapped in ice floes in the far north of Russia.
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Journalists condemn Putin 'gag'

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 17:50

More than 60 journalists at a Russian newspaper sign an open letter of protest after its owner fires two top executives over a photo insulting Vladimir Putin.
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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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