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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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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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Christmas on the bottom of Lake Baikal

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 2:38

Russian ice divers have celebrated Christmas drinking wine and dancing around a tree in the freezing waters of Lake Baikal in Siberia.
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Russian tiger team hails success

Friday, December 24th 2010, 17:19
related places: Amur

How a team in Russia is working to prevent critically endangered Amur tigers from being killed in "human-tiger conflicts".
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Russia to buy two French warships

Friday, December 24th 2010, 16:33
related countries: France France

Russia confirms it will buy at least two Mistral-class warships from a French-led consortium.
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Russian MPs back Start arms pact

Friday, December 24th 2010, 15:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Start

The lower house of the Russian parliament votes to give initial approval to the Start nuclear arms pact with the US.
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Nuclear pact hailed as 'historic'

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 22:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama and Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev hail the New Start nuclear arms treaty as a "historic event", the White House says.
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Guilty pleas in Arctic Sea hijack

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 18:38

Six men plead guilty to piracy in Russian court over the hijacking of a cargo ship, which sparked conspiracy theories when it went missing for more than two weeks in 2009.
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Russia praises US on nuclear pact

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 10:22
related countries: United States United States

Russia welcomes US approval of a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty and may ratify it too within weeks.
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Russia 'accepts' image problems

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 9:50

A Russian presidential adviser tells the BBC that cases such as the death in jail of a whistleblower create image problems for the country.
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Obama hails nuclear treaty vote

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 8:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

The US president welcomes a Senate decision to ratify a nuclear arms treaty with Russia that will pave the way for new cuts in both arsenals.
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Russian supercars

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 0:01

Should Ferrari and Lamborghini worry?
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Russian spy moves into politics

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 20:12

Russian secret agent Anna Chapman has made a move into politics, becoming one of the leaders of a youth movement linked to Russia's party of power.
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Glamourous Russian spy given party youth job

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 14:48
related countries: United States United States

Anna Chapman, a Russian spy deported from the US earlier this year, is chosen for a top role in the governing party's youth wing.
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Renault retain Petrov until 2012

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 13:47
related places: Petrov

Renault retain Russian driver Vitaly Petrov for the next two seasons.
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Russian diplomat removed from UK

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 20:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A diplomat at the Russian embassy in London has been sent home after the Foreign Office requested the withdrawal earlier this month.
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Russia and India consolidate ties

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 16:54
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is in India to consolidate a new relationship with Delhi based on new technology, trade and business.
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Medvedev seals India visit deals

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 15:30
related countries: India India

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signs nuclear and defence agreements worth billions of dollars during a two-day visit to India.
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Russia warns US over nuclear treaty

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 9:47
related countries: United States United States

Russia has warned US lawmakers that any change to the new nuclear arms disarmament treaty could destroy the pact
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Russia warns US on nuclear treaty

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 1:51
related countries: United States United States

The Russian foreign minister warns US lawmakers that any change to the new nuclear arms treaty between the two countries could destroy the pact.
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Russia eyes India trade contracts

Monday, December 20th 2010, 18:25
related countries: India India

Russian President Dimitry Medvedev arrives in India on Tuesday to secure nuclear and defence contracts worth billions of dollars.
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Russian potash firms set to merge

Monday, December 20th 2010, 12:05

Russia's potash producer Uralkali offers to buy rival Silvinit for cash and shares in a deal that will create a company worth $24bn.
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S Korea defiant over army drill

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 16:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it will go ahead with a military drill on a disputed island, despite Russian and Chinese objections and a North Korean vow to respond.
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Tensions build ahead of S Korea drill

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 13:48
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

South Korea has insisted it will go ahead with a controversial live-fire military exercise, despite serious concern expressed by Russia and China.
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Obama urges nuclear pact passage

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 1:03
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama urges senators to ratify a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, saying the "safety and security of America" is at stake.
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Russian Soyuz capsule docks at ISS

Friday, December 17th 2010, 21:36

A Russian Soyuz capsule has docked with the International Space station delivering a multinational crew for a five month stay.
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Soyuz spacecraft docks with ISS

Friday, December 17th 2010, 20:52

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft docks with the International Space Station, delivering three new astronauts for the orbiting laboratory.
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Poles reject Russia crash report

Friday, December 17th 2010, 14:37
related countries: Poland Poland

Polish PM Donald Tusk says a draft report into a catastrophic plane crash which killed Poland's president in April is "unacceptable".
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Putin defends tough police action

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 16:33

Russian PM Vladimir Putin defends tough measures to keep public order, a day after hundreds of arrests at nationalist protests.
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Putin 'meddling' in tycoon's case

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 15:34

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is accused of interference in a legal case after he publicly referred to jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky as a "thief".
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Hundreds held over Russian riots

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 22:51
related places: Moscow

More than 800 people are arrested in Moscow in an attempt to stop ethnic clashes prompted by a football fan's shooting.
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Hundreds held over Russian riots

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 20:53
related places: Moscow

More than 800 people are arrested in Moscow in an attempt to stop ethnic clashes prompted by a football fan's shooting.
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Vital trial

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 8:37

Khodorkovsky's fate may foretell results of Russia's presidential poll
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Russian tycoon verdict postponed

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 7:40
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court postpones giving a verdict against oil tycoon and Kremlin-critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky on charges of theft and money laundering.
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Russia to build disputed motorway

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 13:11
related places: Moscow

The Russian government announces that a project to build a motorway through pristine forest near Moscow will go ahead.
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MP's aide bailed in spying case

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 11:10

A parliamentary aide arrested over claims she is a Russian spy tells the BBC she has been released on bail.
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Russian revolution

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 18:18

Plans to play football in winter spark fierce debates in Russia
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Russian fans in clash with police

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 17:39
related places: Moscow

A number of people are injured in central Moscow as football fans protesting over the killing of a fellow supporter clash with police.
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Vladimir Putin sings for charity

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 13:25

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has performed in front of Hollywood stars for a cancer charity event in St Petersburg.
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Medvedev 'may run' for second term

Friday, December 10th 2010, 18:06

The BBC has received the strongest indication yet that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is considering running for a second presidential term.
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Medvedev 'mulls second term bid'

Friday, December 10th 2010, 14:36

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev is considering running for a second term in office, his economic adviser hints.
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Nobel ceremony: Why stay away?

Friday, December 10th 2010, 10:29
related countries: China China, Pakistan Pakistan, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Of about 50 countries invited to the Nobel ceremony, almost a third are staying away, including Russia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, many as a result of Chinese pressure.
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St Petersburg scraps tower plans

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 16:35

Controversial plans to build a huge glass-and-steel skyscraper in the centre of the Russian city of St Petersburg are scrapped.
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Russian aide arrest 'a PR stunt'

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 14:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia's top diplomat in the UK has suggested British officials might have "orchestrated" stories about the arrest of an MP's aide for allegedly spying to whip up ill-feeling.
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French PM meets Russian president

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 11:39
related countries: France France
related places: Moscow

France's PM visits Moscow amid press speculation about a move to allow a road to be built through a historic forest.
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Fans disrupt Moscow over killing

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 16:01
related places: Moscow

Moscow football fans block a key city artery in protest at a killing which has put new pressure on Russian race relations.
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Russia jets halt US-Japan drills

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 15:57
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Japanese officials say they had to abandon military drills with the US this week because Russian jets flew nearby, though Moscow denies any wrongdoing.
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EU backs Russia's bid to join WTO

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 7:24

The European Union has backed Russia becoming the last major economy to join the World Trade Organisation.
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Russia 'blocks UN on Ivory Coast'

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 6:03

UN diplomats say Russia is blocking a Security Council statement endorsing Ivory Coast opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara as president.
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Russian spy claims shock father

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 3:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The father of a UK MP's assistant suspected of being a Russian spy has said he is shocked by the accusations against her, and efforts to deport her from the UK.
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My girl is no spy, insists father

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 16:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The father of an MP's aide suspected of spying for Russia says he is shocked by her detention and attempts to deport her from the UK.
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Georgia: 'Russia behind blasts'

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 13:40
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Tbilisi

Georgia arrests six people suspected of carrying out a series of bomb attacks masterminded by the Russian military, the government in Tbilisi says.
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Wikileaks reveals US Baltic plan

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 9:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baltic

The US and Nato have drawn up plans to defend Nato's Baltic members against Russia, US cables disclosed by Wikileaks show.
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Imperial life

Monday, December 6th 2010, 1:06
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss auction throws light on Russian royalty
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Prove my aide is a spy, says MP

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 17:31

An MP challenges the authorities to prove his Russian-born parliamentary aide is a spy, after she was detained to face deportation proceedings.
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MP denies aide is spy for Russia

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 15:23

An MP denies his Russian-born parliamentary aide is a spy, after confirming the 24-year-old woman has been detained to face deportation proceedings.
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Russia satellites orbit failure

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 15:16

Three Russian satellites fail to enter orbit after launch, possibly crashing into the Pacific, Russian news agencies report.
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Two dead as Russian plane lands

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 20:16
related places: Moscow

Two people are killed and more than 80 are injured as a Russian plane makes an emergency landing in Moscow after suffering engine failure.
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Russian denies global spam scheme

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 9:03
related countries: United States United States

A Russian man accused of operating an e-mail spam business that at times accounted for one third of global spam has pleaded not guilty in a federal court in the US state of Wisconsin.
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Russian denies world spam scheme

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 3:16
related countries: United States United States

A Russian man accused of operating a massive global e-mail spam business pleads not guilty in the US state of Wisconsin.
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Community spirit

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 2:17

The deaf of Nizhny Tagil in Russia's Urals
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Putin thanks Fifa for 2018 vote

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 22:57

Russian PM Vladimir Putin thanks Fifa "from the bottom of my heart" for choosing Russia to host the 2018 World Cup
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Putin honoured to host World Cup

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 21:24

Russian Prime Minister Valdimir Putin has said how honoured that his country has been picked to host the 2018 World Cup.
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England miss out in 2018 Cup vote

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 19:12
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Netherlands Netherlands, Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England miss out on the right to host the 2018 World Cup after football's governing body Fifa picks Russia to stage the event for the first time.
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