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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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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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Russia & Qatar to host World Cups

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 19:05
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Russia are chosen to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar will stage the tournament in 2022.
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Pepsi buys stake in Russian firm

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 12:53

Soft drinks maker PepsiCo says it is buying a 66% stake in Russian dairy and fruit juice maker Wimm-Bill-Dann for $3.8bn.
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Russia 'mafia state' - Wikileaks

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 7:47
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States

Russia has become a virtual "mafia state" with widespread corruption, bribery and protection rackets, US diplomatic cables revealed by Wikileaks say.
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Powell joins push on nuclear pact

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 1:14
related countries: United States United States

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell presses the US Senate quickly to ratify a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia.
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Putin to stay away from Fifa bid

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 16:06

Russia's Vladimir Putin is to stay away from the Fifa decision on the 2018 World Cup, saying Fifa is the victim of smears.
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Gazprom and Shell in global deal

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 14:05
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom and Royal Dutch Shell agree to expand co-operation in Russia and in global energy markets.
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Top contender

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 1:30

Russia's World Cup bid brings both a buzz and concerns
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Medvedev warns of new arms race

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 22:11
related places: Moscow

Russia's President Medvedev says a new arms race could begin if Nato fails to agree with Moscow on a joint missile shield.
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Medvedev warns of new arms race

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 14:18

Russia's President Medvedev says a new arms race could begin if Nato fails to agree with Moscow on a joint missile shield.
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Napoleon's soldiers laid to rest

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 4:02
related countries: France France, Lithuania Lithuania

The remains of 18 French soldiers killed during Napoleon Bonaparte's failed invasion of Russia have been buried in Lithuania.
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Napoleon's soldiers laid to rest

Monday, November 29th 2010, 19:21
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

The remains of 18 soldiers who took part in Napoleon Bonaparte's failed invasion of Russia in 1812 are buried in Lithuania.
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Inside Russian prison for convicted police

Saturday, November 27th 2010, 9:17
related places: Moscow, Skopin

The BBC has been given exclusive access to a prison for convicted law officers in Skopin, near Moscow.
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Russia journalist attacks TV news

Friday, November 26th 2010, 14:20

One of Russia's most respected journalists launches a stinging attack on the state of television news in his country.
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Duma condemns Stalin over Katyn

Friday, November 26th 2010, 13:57
related places: Katyn

Russia's lower house of parliament condemns Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin for ordering the mass killing of Poles at Katyn.
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Russia sale 'draws foreigners'

Friday, November 26th 2010, 11:57

Mainly foreign investors express interest in buying into Russian state-owned firms, a Russian bank head says.
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Soyuz lands after space station mission

Friday, November 26th 2010, 9:27
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Soyuz

Three astronauts aboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz have touched down safely in northern Kazakhstan after spending five months aboard the International Space Station.
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Thomas Cook unveils Russian deal

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 12:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK tour operator Thomas Cook creates a joint venture with Russian travel company Intourist.
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Fighting back

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 9:25

Russian youngsters who waged popular war against police abuses
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Cable visits Moscow to boost ties

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 13:39
related places: Moscow

Business Secretary Vince Cable is visiting Moscow to discuss investment opportunities with Russian Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin.
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Russia risks political 'stagnation'

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 11:04

Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev warns that his country runs the risk of slipping into a period of political "stagnation".
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Bank hard: New face for Russian ad campaign

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 15:13
related places: Moscow

Hollywood star is chosen to front advertising campaign in Moscow.
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Jet makes emergency landing in NY

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 0:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, New York, John F Kennedy

A US passenger jet bound for Moscow lands safely at New York's John F Kennedy airport after reporting engine problems.
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Only 3,000 tigers left in the world

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 11:11

Leaders from the 13 countries where tigers still live in the wild are meeting in Russia to discuss how to keep the species going.
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Tiger talks aim to double numbers

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 1:14

An international summit opens in Russia with leaders aiming to agree moves to double the number of tigers in the wild.
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Russia 'to aid Nato missile plan'

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 20:03
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

Russia agrees to co-operate on Nato's programme to defend against ballistic missile attacks, Nato's secretary general says at a summit in Lisbon.
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New era?

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 0:08
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

Nato and Russia pledge a fresh start in relations at Lisbon summit
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Banned book to get UK opera premiere

Friday, November 19th 2010, 22:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new opera called A Dog's Heart based on a book that was banned in Russia for more than half a century will have its UK premiere on Saturday
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Russia 'frees Israeli mercenary'

Friday, November 19th 2010, 19:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Israel Israel

Russia frees a former Israeli soldier whose extradition was sought by Colombia for training paramilitary groups, reports say.
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Turkmenistan pledges gas for EU

Friday, November 19th 2010, 14:19

Turkmenistan says it will supply gas for the planned Nabucco pipeline, which should reduce the EU's reliance on Russian energy.
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Islamic insurgency in Dagestan

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 21:25

A senior Russian official has told the BBC that Islamic terrorists with links to Al Qaeda are trying to 'tear the whole of the North Caucasus away from Russia'
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Obama says arms treaty must pass

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 18:36
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama calls the ratification of a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia "a national security imperative".
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Six states to miss Nobel ceremony

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 16:39
related countries: China China

Ambassadors from at least six countries are not attending the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo - including China and Russia.
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Russia urges Iran nuclear peace

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 15:26
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia stresses the importance of Iran having a peaceful nuclear programme, following a meeting between the countries' two leaders.
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Clinton pushes for nuclear vote

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 22:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls on the US Senate to vote on a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia, a day after a Republican threat to block it.
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'Dealer' Bout pleads not guilty

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 19:43
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

Accused Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout pleads not guilty to terrorism charges, a day after he was extradited to the US from Thailand.
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Russia checks $4bn pipeline theft

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 17:44

Russia is checking papers that suggest some $4bn (£2.5bn) of state funds was stolen during the building of a big oil pipeline.
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'I was tortured by Russian police'

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 17:35
related places: Kstovo

There are claims of police brutality against ordinary citizens in Kstovo, a town in central Russia, with many people living in fear of the powers of the state and its police force.
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One way to find a rich Russian husband

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 16:07

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes meets the Russian women attending pole-dancing classes in the hopes of securing a rich husband, a phenomenon which reveals a great deal about Russia's wealth divide.
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'Arms dealer' Bout arrives in US

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 8:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States
related places: New York

Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout arrives in New York, following his extradition from Thailand and a diplomatic row with Russia.
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Russian rage at Bout extradition

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 4:59
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Thailand's decision to extradite alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to the US to face charges of conspiring to sell weapons provokes Moscow's ire.
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Biden warning over nuclear treaty

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 0:37
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joseph Biden warns that failure to ratify a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia will "endanger our national security".
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Suspected arms dealer flown to US

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 12:36
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

After months of legal wrangling, alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is flown out of Thailand to face trial in the US.
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Suspected arms dealer flown to US

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 11:13
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

After months of legal wrangling, alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is flown out of Thailand to face trial in the US.
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Turning west

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 1:08

Georgians choose to learn English ahead of Russian
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Russian yacht sets Arctic record

Monday, November 15th 2010, 18:33

A crew of young Russians has returned to their home port in St Petersburg after setting a new record for a round-the-world Arctic voyage.
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Cosmonauts on six-hour spacewalk

Monday, November 15th 2010, 18:26

Russian cosmonauts have carried out a six-hour spacewalk at the International Space Station.
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James Blunt 'stopped World War 3'

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kosovo

Singer James Blunt tells the BBC how he refused an order to attack Russian troops when he was a British army officer in Kosovo.
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Russian realism

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 13:47

Millions still waiting for a better life under capitalism
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Activists win 'integrity' award

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:34
related countries: Gabon Gabon, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan journalist, a Russian lawyer and a Gabonese activist are commended by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.
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Defiance in Moscow

Friday, November 12th 2010, 14:06

Journalists outraged by latest beating of a reporter
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Paper names Russia 'double agent'

Friday, November 12th 2010, 1:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

A Moscow newspaper names the Russian intelligence agent it claims helped the US break up a Russian spy ring last summer.
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