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VIDEO: Soyuz rocket heads for space station

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 16:38

A Russian rocket carrying a three-man crew has blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS).
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VIDEO: Russia's Soyuz rocket takes off

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 6:30
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Soyuz

A Russian-made Soyuz rocket has blasted off from Kazakhstan with three crew members, heading to the International Space Station.
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Soyuz heading to space station

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 5:06

Russian successfully launches a Soyuz rocket taking a three-man crew on the latest mission to the International Space Station.
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Russia NGO 'agents' bill approved

Friday, July 13th 2012, 11:06

Russian MPs adopt a controversial bill to force foreign-funded political NGOs to register as "foreign agents".
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Syria opposition appeal to Russia

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 11:40
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

A Syrian opposition delegation visits Moscow to try and persuade Russia to stop supporting the government and discuss efforts to end the violence.
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Redknapp not keen on Russia role

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 7:36

Harry Redknapp is not interested in becoming Russia's next manager, say sources close to the ex-Tottenham boss.
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Mother jailed over 'baby on road'

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 17:21
related places: Moscow

A young Russian mother is sentenced to eight years in jail for leaving her baby on a motorway near Moscow in the hope he would be killed.
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Russian Duma backs entry into WTO

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 13:59

After 18 years of negotiations, Russia's parliament, the State Duma, ratifies the agreement to join the World Trade Organization.
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Russian Wikipedia site goes dark

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 11:31

The Russian version of Wikipedia becomes inaccessible for 24 hours in protest at a proposed law to blacklist some websites.
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VIDEO: Russian officials blamed over floods

Monday, July 9th 2012, 22:19
related places: Krasnodar

Russian officials failed to give adequate warnings before flash floods that killed at least 171 people in the southern Krasnodar region, the Russian government says.
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Russian oligarchs in court battle

Monday, July 9th 2012, 21:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A High Court case between the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and a rival billionaire begins in one of the UK's largest ever commercial disputes.
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Fatal delay in Russia flood alert

Monday, July 9th 2012, 15:36
related places: Krasnodar

Russian officials failed to give adequate warnings before flash floods that killed at least 171 people in the southern Krasnodar region, the government says.
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VIDEO: Russia mourns flash flood victims

Monday, July 9th 2012, 13:13
related places: Krasnodar

Russia is observing a day of mourning for the victims of the flash floods in the southern Krasnodar region.
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VIDEO: Clearing up in flood-hit Russia

Monday, July 9th 2012, 10:48
related places: Krymsk

Residents in the Russian town of Krymsk are being the daunting task of clearing up after devastating flooding, as the BBC's Oleg Boldyrev finds.
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VIDEO: Devastation after deadly Russia floods

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 18:12

Homes in southern Russia are cleaning up after flash floods, which killed at least 150 people.
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Putin orders flood deaths inquiry

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 17:11
related places: Krasnodar

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders an inquiry into whether enough was done to prevent mass deaths in the southern flood-hit Krasnodar region.
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Southern Russia floods kill 144

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 4:33
related places: Krasnodar

More than 144 people have been killed as flash floods swept through parts of the Krasnodar region in southern Russia, officials say.
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VIDEO: Flash floods sweep southern Russia

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 15:22

Dozens have been killed after torrential rains leading to flash floods swept through parts of the south Russian Krasnodar region.
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Russian pilgrims die in bus crash

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 8:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

At least 14 Russian pilgrims are killed in a bus crash in north-eastern Ukraine, local officials say.
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Russia approves 'NGO agents' bill

Friday, July 6th 2012, 14:20

Russian MPs give initial backing to a controversial bill which would force foreign-funded political NGOs to register as "foreign agents".
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Russia's 'persecuted' and jailed businessmen

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 23:32

Why does Russia lock up so many businessmen?
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Ukraine clash over language law

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 11:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Police in Ukraine's capital Kiev fire tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters angry over a new language law that boosts the status of Russian.
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Russian police accused of framing drugs suspects

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 1:51

How many Russian drug-crime prisoners are innocent?
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Russian visit sparks Japan ire

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 14:06
related countries: Japan Japan

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev angers Japan by paying another visit to the disputed Kuril Islands.
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VIDEO: Soyuz spacecraft's 'bulls-eye' landing

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 13:34
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts has touched down safely in Kazakhstan, bringing an end to their six month mission to the International Space Station.
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UN calls for new Syria government

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 21:23
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

International talks on Syria end with a call for a transitional government to be set up, amid reports of a bomb killing 30 people near Damascus.
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Gazprom 'pipeline may reach UK'

Friday, June 29th 2012, 15:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian gas giant Gazprom may extend its Baltic pipeline to reach the UK, the Associated Press reports.
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Why Russia sells Syria arms

Friday, June 29th 2012, 9:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Why Moscow is sticking to its arms contracts with Syria
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VIDEO: Russia's arms trade with Syria

Friday, June 29th 2012, 8:35
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Hillary Clinton is due to meet her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for the first time since the US secretary of state accused Russia of lying over the shipment of attack helicopters to Syria.
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Russia 'backs Annan's Syria plan'

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 7:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia and other major powers say they will support UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's plan for a Syrian national unity cabinet, western diplomats say.
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Uefa to act over racist chanting

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 15:12
related countries: Spain Spain

Uefa launch action against the Spanish football federation and the Russian football union for "improper conduct" of fans.
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Israel urges Putin action on Iran

Monday, June 25th 2012, 21:25
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Israel urges visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin to take a stronger line on curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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President Putin's Middle East gambit

Monday, June 25th 2012, 1:23

How the Russian leader is trying to win friends in the Middle East
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Russia handed third Uefa penalty

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 11:52

Russia are punished for a third time for their fans' behaviour during Euro 2012.
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The EU's other bailout

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 1:15
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Eyes on Russia as Cyprus faces financial crisis
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Murray gets tough Wimbledon draw

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 10:45

Andy Murray will begin his Wimbledon campaign against former world number three Nikolay Davydenko on Tuesday.
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Russian punk girls stay in jail

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:36

Three women members of Russia's anti-Vladimir Putin punk group Pussy Riot are told they will remain in jail until late July.
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'Gaps remain' after Iran talks

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 19:35
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Moscow

The latest round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme in the Russian capital, Moscow, ends without a clear breakthrough.
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Syrian arms ship 'Russia bound'

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:32
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK foreign secretary says a Syria-bound ship allegedly carrying Russian-made attack helicopters is returning to Russia.
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Obama and Putin seek Syria peace

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 10:50
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and Russian leaders call for an immediate end to violence in Syria, at their first meeting since Vladimir Putin became president again.
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Russian ships 'ready for Syria'

Monday, June 18th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Two Russian navy ships and their crew of marines are ready to set sail to Syria if needed, according to an unconfirmed Russian media report.
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VIDEO: Can Crimea be the next Riviera?

Monday, June 18th 2012, 8:42
related places: Sevastopol'

The Crimean port of Sevastopol has long been a getaway destination for Russian tourists but now there are hopes of attracting more visitors.
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Iran nuclear talks open in Russia

Monday, June 18th 2012, 7:12
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Moscow

A new round of talks on Iran's controversial nuclear programme opens in the Russian capital, Moscow, following inconclusive meetings in recent months.
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Greece 1-0 Russia

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 21:26
related countries: Greece Greece

Giorgos Karagounis scores as Greece produce one of the shocks of Euro 2012 to knock Russia out of the tournament.
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Why Russia is standing by Syria's Assad

Friday, June 15th 2012, 15:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Why is Russia sticking by Syria's Assad?
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Russian reporter 'not threatened'

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 12:40

Russia's top investigator denies threatening the life of a journalist, who is said to have fled the country in response.
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Russia urged to pressure Syria

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 6:20
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia faces increased pressure to harden its approach to Syria, with a number of countries warning of a descent into civil war.
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Drinking party vanishes in plane

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 14:21

Fears grow in Russia for a pilot and a group of revellers who took off in a light plane without permission and have not been seen since.
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Poles blamed for football clashes

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 10:32
related countries: Poland Poland

The head of Russia's Football Union blames Polish fans for clashes at the two countries' Euro 2012 match - with Poles the vast majority of those arrested.
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Football fans in Warsaw clashes

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 23:01
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Clashes break out between rival Russian and Polish football fans in the Polish capital Warsaw ahead of a Euro 2012 match between the two nations.
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Poland hero targets quarter-final

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 22:44
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski vows he will do everything he can to ensure they reach the quarter-finals after their draw with Russia.
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Syria in civil war - UN official

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 21:31
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Syria is in civil war, warns the UN's head of peacekeeping, as the US accuses Russia of supplying the Syrian government with attack helicopters.
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Poland 1-1 Russia

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 20:36

Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski scores a stunning second-half equaliser as the co-hosts claim a point against Russia.
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VIDEO: Clashes as Russian fans march in Poland

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 18:43
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Russian and Polish football fans in Warsaw have clashed ahead of a Euro 2012 match between the two teams.
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VIDEO: Anger as Russia fans march in Warsaw

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:20
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Police in the Polish capital Warsaw were on full alert as Russia fans marched through the city centre in a celebration of Russian independence day.
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Putin opponents march in Moscow

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:19
related places: Moscow

Tens of thousands of Russian anti-government protesters join a rally in Moscow, a day after police raided leading activists' homes.
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Uefa investigates racism claims

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 11:55
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Uefa is to investigate alleged racist chanting during the Euro 2012 matches between Spain and Italy and Russia v Czech Republic.
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VIDEO: Moscow set for opposition rally

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 5:50
related places: Moscow

Thousands of anti-government protesters are expected to march through the Russian capital Moscow, a day after police raided activists' homes.
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Russian police swoop on activists

Monday, June 11th 2012, 14:53
related places: Moscow

Police in Moscow search the homes of several opposition leaders on the eve of a planned anti-government rally, Russian officials say.
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Syria opposition picks new leader

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 15:03
related countries: Syria Syria

Kurdish activist Abdelbaset Sayda, elected leader of the opposition Syrian National Council, promises reforms to the often divided organisation.
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VIDEO: Euro 2012: 'Fans fight stewards'

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 2:25

European football's governing body Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Russia for what it says is the "improper conduct of its supporters", as fans appear to have attacked a group of stewards.
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Uefa to investigate Russian fans

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 22:15
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Uefa begins disciplinary proceedings against the Russian Football Union for 'improper conduct' of fans against the Czech Republic.
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Firefighters die in Siberia blaze

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 11:32

At least eight Russian firefighters are killed as they try to control a fast-spreading wildfire in southern Siberia, forestry officials say.
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Shanghai bloc seeks Afghan role

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 6:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, China China

The China-and Russia-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is seeking a bigger role in Afghanistan ahead of the planned Nato pullout.
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New protest law passed in Russia

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 8:59

Russia's upper house completes parliamentary approval of a controversial bill that sharply increases fines for breaking laws governing protests.
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China and Russia in group talks

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 6:22
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China and Russia are leading a six-country summit in Beijing, expected to focus on security in central Asia, with several bilateral meetings planned.
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VIDEO: China and Russia show unity over Syria

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 21:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria has declared as unwelcome the ambassadors of several Western states, a week after governments around the world expelled its top diplomats.
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Russia and China united on Syria

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 13:29
related countries: China China

China and Russia reinforce their opposition to foreign intervention in Syria, as Russian President Vladimr Putin arrives in Beijing.
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Ukraine MPs back language bill

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 12:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A bill to boost the status of the Russian language in Ukraine passes its first hurdle in parliament, amid strong opposition.
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BP faces new Russian court action

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 7:57

Attempts by BP to sell its stake in a Russian joint venture, TNK-BP, have been complicated by renewed court action in Siberia by minority shareholders.
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A slow-motion tragedy in Syria

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 1:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian co-operation is vital for effective action on Syria
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Putin backs new rules on protests

Monday, June 4th 2012, 14:04

Russia's President Putin says he wants to see European legal norms for political protests in Russia, after big opposition rallies.
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EU chiefs to press Putin on Syria

Monday, June 4th 2012, 2:46
related countries: Syria Syria

EU officials are expected to press Russian President Vladimir Putin to take a stronger line on Syria during a summit in St Petersburg.
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On holiday with 'the enemy'

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 0:54
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian tourists in Georgia despite 2008 conflict
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Syria crisis 'at tipping point'

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 14:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Peace envoy Kofi Annan warns that the spectre of all-out sectarian war is approaching in Syria as its neighbours urge Russia to stop backing Damascus.
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VIDEO: BP to pursue sale of TNK-BP stake

Friday, June 1st 2012, 21:52

BP has announced that it is going to try to sell its stake in the TNK-BP Russian oil joint venture.
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BP to pursue sale of TNK-BP stake

Friday, June 1st 2012, 11:01

BP plans to divorce its Russian oligarch partners by selling its stake in the massively lucrative TNK-BP joint venture.
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Clinton accuses Russia over Syria

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 18:27
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russian policy on Syria is going to contribute to a civil war, the US secretary of state says, as the UN warns of a looming "catastrophic" conflict there.
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Russia jails 'spy' for helping US

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 18:24
related countries: United States United States

A retired Russian colonel is jailed for 12 years on charges of passing thousands of images of maps to the United States.
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Chess champion Anand keeps title

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 14:47
related places: Moscow

World chess champion Vishy Anand holds on to his title for a fifth year running against Boris Gelfand at the championships in Moscow.
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Facebook shares fall to new low

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 21:02

Facebook shares fall to a new low below $29, less than two weeks after its high-profile flotation, as Russia's biggest social network cancels its planned share sale.
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