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Pussy Riot jailed for hooliganism

Friday, August 17th 2012, 17:46

Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years in Moscow for hooliganism after performing an anti-Putin song in a cathedral.
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Churches in Polish-Russian appeal

Friday, August 17th 2012, 12:57
related countries: Poland Poland

The heads of the Russian Orthodox and Polish Roman Catholic churches have jointly urged their nations to end their mutual bitterness and distrust.
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Russian bloggers criticise Audi car gifts for Olympic medallists

Friday, August 17th 2012, 11:37

Russian internet users criticise President Putin's award of a brand new Audi car to each medal-winning Russian Olympic athlete.
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Pussy Riot protest verdict due

Friday, August 17th 2012, 11:06
related places: Moscow

A verdict is due in the controversial trial of three members of the punk band Pussy Riot, who performed a protest song in Moscow's main cathedral.
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Moscow bans gay pride for century

Friday, August 17th 2012, 10:37
related places: Moscow

Moscow's top court upholds a ban on gay pride marches in the Russian capital for the next 100 years.
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AUDIO: Pussy Riot husband: 'Putin will decide'

Friday, August 17th 2012, 6:12
related places: Moscow

A judge in Moscow is due to give her verdict later in the trial of three members of the Russian punk band, Pussy Riot. Pyotr Verzilov, husband of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, has said he thinks the verdict will be decided by President Putin.
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Russian patriarch visits Poland

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 17:14
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Moscow

The head of Russia's Orthodox Church is given a state welcome to Poland on a historic visit that may be overshadowed by the Pussy Riot trial.
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Bomb alert on Moscow-bound flight

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 15:48
related countries: Iceland Iceland
related places: Moscow

An Aeroflot passenger flight from New York to Moscow makes an emergency landing in Iceland after a bomb threat, but no explosives are found.
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot have 'no regrets'

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 15:19

Members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot plan to continue their anti-Putin protests despite the trial of three colleagues on hooliganism charges
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Pussy Riot allies remain defiant

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 12:24

Members of the Russian punk movement Pussy Riot plan to continue anti-Putin protests despite the trial of three colleagues.
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Savinova takes 800m Olympic gold

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 20:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South African Caster Semenya loses out on Olympic 800m gold to Russian World Champion Mariya Savinova at London 2012.
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Kirdyapkin claims 50km walk gold

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 11:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin sets a new Olympic record in winning the men's 50km walk from Australian Jared Tallent.
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Russian Church defiant over Pussy Riot trial

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 0:01

Pussy Riot trial throws spotlight on Russian church power
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VIDEO: Underground sect raided in Russia

Friday, August 10th 2012, 13:16

Police raiding the underground bunker of a breakaway Muslim sect in Russia's republic of Tatarstan free 27 children.
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Vietnamese workers kept like slaves

Friday, August 10th 2012, 8:03
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Misery of life in Vietnamese textile sweatshop in Russia
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Russian director Fomenko dies, 80

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 16:44
related places: Fomenko, Moscow

Renowned Russian stage director Pyotr Fomenko, who founded one of Moscow's leading theatres, dies in Moscow aged 80.
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Russian deputy PM attacks Madonna

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 15:33

A Russian deputy prime minister launches a tirade against singer Madonna after she calls for the release of female protest band Pussy Riot.
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Hearing for Litvinenko inquest

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 12:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A High Court judge will hold a pre-inquest review into the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned in London in 2006.
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Russian tech giants eye the West

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 12:28

Huge at home, and now aiming to expand overseas
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Tatarstan sees Islamist threat

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 0:21

Tatar militants give Russia a new security headache
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Antyukh wins women's 400m hurdles

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 23:22

Russia's Natalya Antyukh holds off current world champion Lashinda Demus to win Olympic gold in the women's 400m hurdles.
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Sect 'kept children underground'

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 22:57

Members of a breakaway Muslim sect in Russia's Tatarstan are charged with cruelty against children after allegedly keeping them in catacombs for years.
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot band: Trial 'Stalinist'

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 20:49

The Russian punk band Pussy Riot have compared their trial for inciting religious hatred is similar to Stalin-era "political order for repression".
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Madonna appeal over Pussy Riot

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 12:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Madonna

US singer Madonna appeals for the release of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot during one of her concerts in Moscow.
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Pussy Riot prosecutors seek jail

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 15:36

Russian prosecutors ask for three years' prison for three women musicians accused of inciting religious hatred by protesting in a cathedral.
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Russian space debris 'a health hazard'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 0:02

Toxic rocket debris alarms Russian villagers
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Zaripova eases to 3000m steeple

Monday, August 6th 2012, 21:27

Russia's Yuliya Zaripova wins Olympic gold in the 3,000m steeplechase after leading from start to finish.
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Soldiers killed in Chechen blast

Monday, August 6th 2012, 16:56
related places: Chechen

At least three Russian soldiers are killed and several people are injured in Chechnya's capital, Grozny, in a blast described by local officials as a suicide attack.
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Ruthless Williams wins gold medal

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 14:43
related countries: United States United States

Serena Williams of the United States thrashes Russia's Maria Sharapova 6-0 6-1 to win the Olympic women's singles gold medal.
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UN vote bad for Syria - Russia

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 4:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia says a resolution on Syria passed by the UN General Assembly undermines peace efforts there as fighting continues on the ground.
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Russian cyclist fails drugs test

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 16:37
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian track cyclist Victoria Baranova is expelled from London 2012 after testing positive for testosterone.
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Dong Dong delivers trampoline win

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 15:21
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's Dong Dong adds Olympic men's trampoline gold to his two world titles at London 2012, outscoring Russia's Dmitry Ushakov.
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Russian navy 'won't visit Syria'

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 14:31
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Tartus

Russia's defence ministry denies that three of its troop-carrying warships will visit the port of Tartus in war-torn Syria.
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VIDEO: Russian UFO hunters search skies

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 13:25

Nearly 50 Russian UFO hunters are camping on the shores of Lake Baikal as part of an expedition hoping to find evidence of UFO activity.
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Putin urges Pussy Riot leniency

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 19:29
related places: Moscow

President Vladimir Putin says Russian punk band Pussy Riot should not be judged too severely for their protest against him in Moscow last February.
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Khaibulaev wins Russian judo gold

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 16:03
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

Tagir Khaibulaev wins gold for Russia in the men's 100kg judo, beating Naidan Tuvshinbayar of Mongolia in the final.
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Putin in Syria talks at No 10

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 14:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Both the UK and Russia want to see an end to the violence in Syria, David Cameron says after holding talks with Vladimir Putin in London.
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Tattoo not a swastika says singer

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 12:04

A Russian opera singer who pulled out of the Bayreuth Wagner Festival after an image of a tattoo was shown on television says it was not a swastika.
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Musicians seek Pussy Riot release

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 10:12
related places: Moscow

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and other musicians call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure the members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot receive a fair trial in Moscow.
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Medics called at Pussy Riot trial

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 15:42

One of the three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot is briefly taken ill during their trial, amid complaints about the women's treatment.
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Theft charge for Russian blogger

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 13:18

Russian anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny is charged with embezzlement in a case he describes as "strange and absurd".
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot band in court

Monday, July 30th 2012, 13:09

Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have pleaded not guilty to charges of hooliganism.
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Pussy Riot deny protest charges

Monday, July 30th 2012, 11:12
related places: Moscow

Members of Russian political punk rock group Pussy Riot deny charges of hooliganism relating to a protest in Moscow's main cathedral.
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot: Russian punk band on trial

Monday, July 30th 2012, 5:32

The controversial trial begins in Moscow of three members of Russian band Pussy Riot.
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Pussy Riot trial divides Russia

Monday, July 30th 2012, 1:52
related places: Moscow

Punk activists face the music in Moscow court
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Russia denies overseas base plans

Friday, July 27th 2012, 19:25
related places: Moscow

Russia's Defence Ministry denies media reports that Moscow is planning to set up its first new overseas navy bases since the end of the Soviet Union 1991.
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Injury blow to gold hope Slivenko

Friday, July 27th 2012, 15:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An injury picked up in training rules Russia's world and European weightlifting champion Oksana Slivenko out of London 2012.
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BP ordered to pay $3.1bn damages

Friday, July 27th 2012, 14:47

BP is ordered to pay $3.1bn (£1.97bn) in damages to its Russian joint venture over its aborted Arctic exploration deal with Rosneft.
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VIDEO: Serving out jail term on a football pitch

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 18:43
related countries: Chile Chile

Maxim Molokoedov, a former second division football player in Russia jailed for drug trafficking in Chile, is being allowed out every day to train and play with a local football team
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Capello appointed coach of Russia

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 15:10

Former England manager Fabio Capello will take over as coach of Russia in a two-year deal, succeeding Dick Advocaat.
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Fabio Capello named Russia boss

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 11:32

Former England manager Fabio Capello will take over as coach of Russia in a two-year deal, succeeding Dick Advocaat.
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Russia's continuing flood misery

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 0:30

Continuing misery in southern Russia despite promises
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Human foetuses dumped in Russia

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 14:57

Police in Russia are investigating the discovery of 248 human foetuses in a forest in the Urals, believed to have come from nearby hospitals.
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Rosneft eyes BP's stake in TNK-BP

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 7:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian state oil company Rosneft says it is considering buying BP's stake in TNK-BP and will start talks with the UK oil firm.
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Officials held over Russia floods

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 20:00
related places: Krasnodar

Russian police arrest three officials in the Krasnodar region accused of failing to warn residents of disastrous floods earlier this month.
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Swastika Russian quits Bayreuth

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 23:51
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Bayreuth

A Russian opera singer starring in Germany's Bayreuth Festival of Wagner music pulls out over a row about his swastika tattoo.
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VIDEO: Volunteers help Russia flood victims

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 12:41

It has been two weeks since at least 171 people were killed in flash floods in southern Russia.
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Russian NGO bill signed into law

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 11:58

Russia's President Putin signs into law a controversial bill forcing foreign-funded non-governmental groups to register as "foreign agents".
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot band to stay in custody

Friday, July 20th 2012, 17:20
related places: Moscow

A Russian court has ruled that three members of the punk band Pussy Riot, arrested for singing a protest song in Moscow's main Orthodox church, will remain in detention.
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Russian band remanded in custody

Friday, July 20th 2012, 13:49
related places: Moscow

A Russian court rules that three feminist punk rockers who sang a protest song in Moscow's main Orthodox church will remain in pre-trial detention until mid-January.
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Arrests in Russian Muslim probe

Friday, July 20th 2012, 10:03

Russian police arrest four men in Tatarstan after attacks which left one Muslim cleric dead and the region's Mufti wounded.
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West 'appalled' by UN Syria veto

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 19:59
related countries: China China, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Russia and China reject a UN resolution proposing sanctions on Syria, as President Assad appears in public for the first time after a Damascus bomb.
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Russian Muslim leaders attacked

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 9:47

Two leading Muslim clerics, seen as moderates, are attacked separately in Russia's Tatarstan region, with one killed and the other injured.
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AAR looks to up stake in TNK-BP

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 16:03

BP's Russian oligarch partners AAR have said they are interested in taking a bigger share of the TNK-BP joint venture.
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VIDEO: Cuban stranded in 47 day visa limbo

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 13:59
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban architect spent 47 days on a ferry before being allowed to re-enter Russia.
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Central Damascus hit by clashes

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 17:22
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Clashes erupt in the centre of Syria's capital, as rebels announce they have launched an all-out assault called Operation Damascus Volcano.
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VIDEO: Soyuz celebrates successful space dock

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 11:59

A Russian rocket carrying a three-man crew has docked with the International Space Station.
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West 'blackmails' Russia on Syria

Monday, July 16th 2012, 13:12
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Western attempts to get Moscow to discuss possible sanctions on Syria contain "elements of blackmail".
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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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