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VIDEO: Alexei Kudrin's 'sensational' resignation

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 14:30

Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin resigned from the cabinet after a public falling out with President Medvedev.
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Russia stops buying Kalashnikovs

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 13:53
related places: Kalashnikov

The Russian army says it is halting orders of the famous Kalashnikov assault rifle until a newer model is developed by its manufacturer.
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Russia finance minister resigns

Monday, September 26th 2011, 16:50

Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin resigns after a disagreement with President Dmitry Medvedev over a new government next year.
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Putin 'return' concerns Gorbachev

Monday, September 26th 2011, 11:15

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says Russia could waste six years if Vladimir Putin returns to the presidency next year.
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Could Russia pipe gas to Seoul via North Korea?

Monday, September 26th 2011, 1:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Could Russian gas really flow via North Korea to Seoul?
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Ireland 62-12 Russia

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 7:00

Ireland return to the top of World Cup Pool C after scoring nine tries in a 62-12 rout of Russia in Rotorua.
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Live text - Ireland v Russia

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 5:04
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland cruise to a 62-12 win against Russia to top pool C with a bonus-point victory in Rotorua.
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Putin set to return as president

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 21:15

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announces he has accepted a proposal to run for president next year, all but guaranteeing his return to the Kremlin.
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VIDEO: Putin to address party congress

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 5:46

Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, is to address delegates of his United Russia party later today, amid speculation that he may announce if he will run for president in the 2012 election.
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VIDEO: Who will run for Russian president?

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 5:58

Russians are waiting for news of who will run for president next March - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin or President Dmitry Medvedev?
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Conductor Sanderling dies aged 98

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 14:37
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin, Moscow

German conductor Kurt Sanderling, who fled Nazi Germany for Moscow in 1936 before returning in 1960, dies in Berlin at the age of 98.
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Mixed ruling in Yukos court case

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 14:17

The European Court of Human Rights issues a split ruling on a complaint by the collapsed oil giant Yukos that it was illegally driven out of business by Russia's government.
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Air crash navigator 'had alcohol'

Monday, September 19th 2011, 10:47

The navigator of a plane that crashed in Russia in June killing 47 people had been drinking, one of several factors in the crash, a report says.
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Russia media boss in TV punch-up

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 14:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Russian media mogul Alexander Lebedev, who owns two UK newspapers, punches a guest off his seat during a TV economic debate in Moscow.
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VIDEO: Russian tycoons in TV show punch up

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 9:47

Russian tycoon Alexander Lebedev has attacked a fellow businessman during the pre-recording of a talk show on the economic crisis for TV channel NTV.
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Pro-Russia party tops Latvia poll

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 6:41
related countries: Latvia Latvia

A pro-Russia party wins the most votes in Latvia's snap general election, but the outgoing prime minister looks set to build a new coalition without it.
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VIDEO: Tycoon accuses Kremlin of sabotage

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 12:27

The Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov has accused hardliners in the Kremlin of trying to stop his political career.
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Pair guilty of adopted son death

Friday, September 16th 2011, 23:53
related countries: United States United States

A US couple are found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of their seven-year-old adopted son from Russia - the latest in a string of such abuse cases.
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VIDEO: Soyuz capsule lands in Kazakhstan

Friday, September 16th 2011, 11:34
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

A Russian Soyuz capsule has landed safely in Kazakhstan, returning three International Space Station crew members to earth.
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VIDEO: Calls for Russian lawyer death probe

Friday, September 16th 2011, 8:20

Russian authorities are under continuing pressure to investigate the death of a lawyer who died in prison almost two years ago.
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Tycoon abandons Russian poll race

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 16:40

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has abandoned his campaign for December's election, accusing a Kremlin insider of sabotage.
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Russia 6-13 USA

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 10:06

USA secure their first victory of the World Cup by edging past Russia at Stadium Taranaki in New Plymouth.
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Boxing champion Valuev hunts yeti

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 9:24

The former world heavyweight boxing champion, Nikolai Valuev, has joined an expedition searching for a Russian yeti in Siberia.
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Russian rocket debris fraud case

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 16:02

A Russian colonel entrusted with clearing up debris from space rocket launches is to be tried for defrauding the state of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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Medvedev's dance parody censored

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 13:57

The Kremlin says it does not understand why Russia's state TV has censored a comedy sketch making fun of President Dmitry Medvedev's dance skills.
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PM rejects Russia security call

Monday, September 12th 2011, 16:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

David Cameron rejects a call by Russia to restore links with its security services, which were frozen after the Alexander Litvinenko murder.
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Russian plane crash survivor dies

Monday, September 12th 2011, 11:22

The only member of a Russian ice hockey team to survive a plane crash last week, Alexander Galimov, dies of his severe injuries.
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Faust wins top Venice film award

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 8:01

Russian director Alexander Sokurov wins the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion for Faust, a look at the corrupting nature of power.
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Cameron urged to confront Russia

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 2:07
related places: Moscow

David Cameron comes under pressure from four former foreign secretaries to challenge the Russian regime on a number of issues during his visit to Moscow.
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Russia honours hockey crash dead

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 22:50

Some 100,000 mourners, including Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, pay last respects to members of a Russian ice hockey team killed in an air crash.
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A pub near Moscow

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 0:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Why rich Russians want a piece of Britain at home
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Russian 'dog food' major jailed

Friday, September 9th 2011, 16:16

A Russian army major who alleged his men had been fed dog food is jailed for four years for beating up two soldiers in a separate case.
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Russia finds space rocket defect

Friday, September 9th 2011, 10:32
related places: Soyuz

The Russian space agency says the Soyuz rocket that failed while carrying cargo to the International Space Station had a production line defect.
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VIDEO: Litvinenko murder suspect speaks out

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 22:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As the Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to travel to Russia, it has emerged that no British government minister or diplomat has spoken to Vladimir Putin since 2007.
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In the frame

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 21:24

Chief suspect in Russia spy killing speaks out
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No UK talks with Putin since 2007

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 21:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK has had no direct contact with Russian PM Vladimir Putin since 2007, amid tensions over the poisoning in London of a leading critic of the Kremlin.
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Russia mourns hockey crash dead

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 14:48

Russia is mourning the victims of a plane crash that wiped out most of a major league ice hockey team, as President Dmitry Medvedev promises a full inquiry.
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Pride and mourning

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 11:34

Russian city in shock after ice hockey team's air crash
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Russian hockey team in air crash

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 21:47
related places: Yaroslavl'

A chartered jet carrying Russian ice hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashes on take-off near the central city of Yaroslavl, killing 43 people.
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VIDEO: Ice hockey stars die in Russia air crash

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 20:41

The world of ice hockey was plunged into mourning on Wednesday when a Russian plane carrying one of the county's top teams crashed killing all but two of the passengers and crew.
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Ice hockey stars killed in crash

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 19:01

The deaths of 36 ice hockey players and officials in a plane crash in Russia is described as an "irreparable loss" for the sport.
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Live - Euro 2012 qualifiers

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 14:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wembley

England earn a narrow win over Wales, Scotland beat Lithuania but Northern Ireland are routed by Estonia following the Republic of Ireland's 0-0 Euro 2012 qualifying draw in Russia.
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Putin opens Baltic gas pipeline

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 14:15
related countries: Germany Germany

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin presses the start button to open a pipeline carrying natural gas directly to Germany under the Baltic Sea.
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VIDEO: Light show marks Moscow birthday

Monday, September 5th 2011, 10:19
related places: Moscow

More than 100,000 spectators attended a music, light and fireworks show to mark the 864th anniversary of the Russian capital.
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Russia attacks EU Syria sanctions

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 8:36
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia condemns the EU's move to step up sanctions on Syria by banning oil imports, amid ongoing protests against the Assad regime.
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Chemical leak hits Russian city

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 9:14
related places: Chelyabinsk

At least 42 people receive hospital treatment in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk after a railway accident releases a cloud of the toxic chemical bromine.
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Bailiffs raid BP Moscow offices

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 17:02
related places: Moscow

BP confirms that bailiffs have searched its offices in Moscow, in the latest problem for BP's operations in Russia.
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Suicide bomb attack in Chechnya

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 9:13

A triple suicide bomb attack kills six police officers and two other people in the Chechen capital Grozny as local Muslims celebrate Eid.
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Exxon clinches Arctic oil venture

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 17:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arctic

US oil major Exxon Mobil clinches an Arctic oil exploration deal with Russia's Rosneft, eclipsing BP's own lapsed deal.
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Price rises boost Gazprom profits

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 8:55

Russia's state-controlled gas monopoly Gazprom reports a 40% rise in three-month profits.
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Sharapova survives Watson scare

Monday, August 29th 2011, 21:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Watson

British teenager Heather Watson takes former champion Maria Sharapova to three sets before the Russian prevails at the US Open.
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Jailed oligarch starts column on prison life

Monday, August 29th 2011, 14:26

Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky starts writing a column about prison life for a weekly magazine.
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Russia delays manned space flight

Monday, August 29th 2011, 13:57

Russia delays the launch of its next manned mission to the International Space Station after an unmanned cargo vessel crashed following its launch last week.
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Moscow arrest over Budanov murder

Friday, August 26th 2011, 13:58
related places: Chechen, Moscow

A Chechen man is arrested in Moscow over the murder of Yuri Budanov, the former Russian colonel convicted of a notorious murder in Chechnya.
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Unorthodox wedding

Friday, August 26th 2011, 7:22

Russian-Israelis stage unusual protest over marriage rights
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Russia grounds rockets after loss

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 15:17
related places: Soyuz

Russia has grounded its fleet of Soyuz rockets after an unmanned spacecraft carrying tonnes of cargo for the space station crashed after lift-off.
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VIDEO: Russian space freighter lost

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 22:12

An unmanned Russian freighter launched to take supplies to the International Space Station is lost just minutes into its flight.
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Russian space freighter lost

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 16:07

An unmanned Russian freighter launched to take supplies to the International Space Station is lost just minutes into its flight.
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Kim Jong-il in rare Russia talks

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 10:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea's reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il, holds talks with President Dmitry Medvedev, on Pyongyang's nuclear programme and economic co-operation.
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Alaska mother abused adopted son

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 1:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alaska

A woman in the US state of Alaska is convicted of abusing her adopted Russian son, in an apparent ploy to appear on a TV programme.
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Arrest over Politkovskaya murder

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 22:03

A former senior police official is arrested over the 2006 murder of campaigning Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Woman likely to be Russia's No 3

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 10:34

A close ally of Vladimir Putin wins a reported election landslide, putting her on course to become Russia's highest-ranking woman since Catherine the Great.
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On Yeltsin's tank

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 6:47

Two men who fought for a vision of Russia that has never come true
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VIDEO: Putin 'castrated' Russian politics

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 21:49

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has said Vladimir Putin has "castrated" the political system in Russia, and should not stand in next year's presidential elections.
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Democracy 'castrated' - Gorbachev

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 16:40

Mikhail Gorbachev accuses Vladimir Putin of "castrating" Russia's electoral system and says he should not seek re-election as president.
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Sharks attack two on Russia coast

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 16:10

A 16-year-old has been mauled and a man has lost his forearms as two shark attacks take place off the same stretch of the Russian Pacific coast.
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VIDEO: Russia: 20 years since Soviet coup

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 6:07

Steve Rosenberg looks at how Russia has changed since the demise of the Soviet Empire, 20 years ago.
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VIDEO: Russia shows off stealth jet at airshow

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 22:18
related places: Moscow

Russia has been showing off its first stealth fighter jet, the Sukhoi T-50, at an airshow near Moscow, watched by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
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Russia shows off stealth fighter

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 16:21
related countries: India India, United States United States

Russia shows off its first stealth fighter jet, developed jointly with India as a cheaper competitor to the US F-22 Raptor.
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VIDEO: The collapse of the USSR 20 years on

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 17:05

Twenty years on since the collapse of the Soviet Union, BBC Russian Service journalist Oleg Antonenko sums up what has been gained and lost.
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VIDEO: 'Sleep Box' opens at Moscow airport

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 6:02
related places: Moscow

Russian designers are hoping to give tired airline passengers a chance to rest in more comfort with their new ''Sleep Box'' which has opened its doors at a Moscow airport.
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Russia doctors charged over death

Friday, August 12th 2011, 16:03

Russia charges two prison doctors with negligence for the high-profile custodial death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, investigators say.
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Russia 'ghost student' head fired

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 11:40
related places: Moscow

The head of Moscow's prestigious Pirogov medical school is sacked after it emerged the school had admitted 626 fake students.
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'Eleven dead' in Russia air crash

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 10:44
related places: Magadan

A Russian cargo plane crash in the remote far-east region of Magadan is believed to have killed all 11 people on board, prosecutors say.
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Caucasus 'feud' ends in carnage

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 9:25

Seven people including a girl of three are killed when a village feud in Russia's volatile Dagestan region descends into a gun battle, police say.
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Sackings in Poland over air crash

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 17:42
related countries: Poland Poland

Thirteen 13 top Polish officers are fired, and a deputy defence minister resigns, over the jet crash in Russia that killed the president.
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Elderly Russian chained like dog

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 18:05

A couple in southern Russia face charges after the wife's elderly father is found chained up in a yard like a dog.
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