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Russia urges Syria rebel talks

Friday, December 28th 2012, 15:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Russia says it is ready to hold talks with Syria's opposition, but rebel spokesman Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib said they had rejected the offer.
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Putin makes US adoption ban law

Friday, December 28th 2012, 14:54
related places: Moscow

Russia's President Putin signs into law a controversial ban on Americans adopting Russian orphans.
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Russian ex-defence chief summoned

Friday, December 28th 2012, 11:59

Investigators fail to get evidence from Russia's ex-defence minister Gen Serdyukov in a scandal involving suspicious equipment sales.
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N Ossetia Muslim leader shot dead

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 9:40

A Muslim spiritual leader is shot dead in the Russian Caucasus republic of North Ossetia.
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Russia senators back adoption ban

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 11:42
related countries: United States United States

Russia's upper house of parliament unanimously backs a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, amid anger over a US human rights law.
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Russia's Navalny faces third case

Monday, December 24th 2012, 10:46

Investigators in Russia open a third fraud inquiry into opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny.
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India, Russia sign defence deals

Monday, December 24th 2012, 10:23
related countries: India India

Russia and India sign new defence deals worth billions of dollars during President Vladimir Putin's day-long trip to India.
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Syria 'protecting chemical arms'

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 14:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria has consolidated its chemical weapons into "one or two" places to prevent rebels capturing them, Russia says.
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Russia angered over UN helicopter

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 13:08

Russia calls for South Sudan to find and punish those responsible for shooting down a UN helicopter crewed by Russians in South Sudan.
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Zvonareva to miss Australian Open

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 10:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Russian Vera Zvonareva will miss the Australian Open in January with a recurrence of a shoulder injury.
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Russian MPs back US adoptions ban

Friday, December 21st 2012, 11:34
related countries: United States United States

Russian MPs approve a ban on Americans adopting Russian children after it was backed by President Putin, amid anger over a US human rights law.
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Court shortens Khodorkovsky term

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 16:58

Imprisoned former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is due for early release in 2014 after a Russian court cut two years off his term for embezzlement.
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Putin critic charged with fraud

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 16:54

Investigators in Russia formally charge leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny and his brother with fraud and money-laundering.
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Putin backs ban on US adoptions

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 12:08
related countries: United States United States

Russia's President Putin defends a proposed ban on Americans adopting Russian children, calling a US human rights law "unfriendly".
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VIDEO: Adoption law protesters arrested

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 17:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Police in Moscow arrest more than a dozen people protesting against a controversial proposed law which would ban US nationals from adopting Russian orphans.
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Russian MPs back US adoption ban

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

Russian MPs overwhelmingly back measures that would ban US citizens from adopting Russian children.
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VIDEO: Soyuz begins journey to space station

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 15:04
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Soyuz

A Soyuz rocket carrying an international crew of three has successfully launched from Kazakhstan, beginning its two-day flight to the International Space Station.
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Java plane crash 'human error'

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 6:48
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Investigators in Indonesia blame pilot error for the crash in May of a Russian Sukhoi Superjet that left all 45 people on board dead.
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Russian opposition rally arrests

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 15:47
related places: Moscow

Russian police briefly arrest several prominent opposition leaders at a rally against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
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Man jailed in Politkovskaya case

Friday, December 14th 2012, 13:36

A former Russian police officer is jailed for 11 years for his role in the murder of prominent journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Vodka 'saved elephants from cold'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 12:54

Two elephants are saved from the deadly Siberian cold by drinking vodka, Russian officials say.
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Russia's Syria stance 'unchanged'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 12:06
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia insists its position on Syria remains unchanged, a day after its deputy foreign minister said the Syrian government was losing control.
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Friday, December 14th 2012, 9:26

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is charged with fraud and money laundering on the eve of a banned protest rally in Moscow.
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Syrian rebels may win - Russia

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 19:05
related countries: Syria Syria

A Russian official says for the first time that the Syrian government is losing "more and more control" and may lose the conflict against rebels.
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Litvinenko 'was working for MI6'

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 17:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former spy Alexander Litvinenko was working for the British secret service when he was murdered in November 2006, a legal review hears.
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Kandinsky Prize shared by artists

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 12:18

The Kandinsky Prize, designed to be Russia's answer to the Turner Prize, has been split between two winners for the first time.
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Sailor jailed for secrets breach

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 15:32

A Royal Navy petty officer who offered nuclear submarine secrets to MI5 agents posing as Russian spies is jailed for eight years.
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Politkovskaya suspect on trial

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 14:12

Russian prosecutors call for a 12-year jail term for a policeman accused of organising the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Phone has second e-paper screen

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 13:23

A Russian company announces plans to release an Android smartphone with a second e-ink display on its rear in 2013.
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Putin warns of foreign meddling

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 10:29

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggests some opposition politicians are in the pay of foreign interests and says it is unacceptable.
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VIDEO: Russian volcano is tourist attraction

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 22:41

A volcano in Russia is spewing hot lava for the first time in nearly 40 years, drawing tourists despite the danger.
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Russian opera singer dies aged 86

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 17:45

Russian opera singer Galina Vishnevskaya, who performed soprano roles in Russian and European opera classics has died aged 86.
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Submarine disaster retrial opens

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 11:14

A retrial begins in Russia of two men accused of causing an accident on a nuclear submarine in which 20 people died in 2008.
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Georgia and Russia 'plan talks'

Monday, December 10th 2012, 18:55
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The government of new Georgian PM Bidzina Ivanishvili announces plans to hold the first direct talks with Russia since the 2008 war.
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Russians' enduring support of Putin

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 5:23

Vladimir Putin still divides Russia, a year on from huge protests
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Russia retaliates in US bill row

Friday, December 7th 2012, 15:20
related countries: United States United States

Russia announces a tit-for-tat visa bar on Americans guilty of human rights violations, over the US Magnitsky Act.
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Russian fury at 'absurd' US law

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 21:12
related countries: United States United States

Russia denounces an "absurd" trade bill passed by the US Congress that will also penalise Russian officials linked to human rights violations.
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Russian iTunes shows porn images

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 12:27

Users accessing Apple's iTunes Store in Russia have been getting porn images when searching for films to rent.
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Russian TV journalist shot dead

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 10:37

A television newsreader, shot in the North Caucasus, becomes the latest journalist to be killed in Russia.
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Celtic 2-1 Spartak Moscow

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 21:39

Celtic move into the last 16 of the Champions League thanks to Kris Commons' late penalty against Spartak Moscow.
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Builders demolish French chateau

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 18:34
related countries: France France

A team of Polish builders demolish an 18th Century French chateau belonging to a Russian businessman, apparently mistaking it for the outhouse.
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VIDEO: Russian volcano erupts after decades

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:55

A Russian volcano which started erupting last week has continued to spew ash and smoke into the air.
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VIDEO: Anti-Putin detainees fight for justice

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 9:00

A year on from the parliamentary elections in Russia, which triggered a wave of mass protests against President Putin, opposition organisers are claiming they have been subjected to inhumane treatment.
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Russia's anti-Putin detainees fight for justice

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 3:13

The fate of Russia's other opposition detainees behind bars
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VIDEO: Russia's giant jam 'getting bigger'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 20:26

A traffic jam which trapped thousands of Russian motorists amid bad weather is reported to be "getting bigger again".
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Putin in Turkey for Syria talks

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 16:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Turkey for talks with PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which are expected to include the Syrian conflict.
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Russia hit by giant traffic jam

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 23:57

Heavy snowfall creates a huge traffic jam on a major motorway in Russia, trapping thousands of vehicles for days.
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VIDEO: Huge traffic jam traps Russian drivers

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 22:36

Heavy snowfall has created a huge traffic jam on a major motorway in Russia, trapping thousands of vehicles.
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'New evidence in anti-Putin plot'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 21:19

Russia's top investigative agency says it has proof that opposition supporters were trained overseas to help prepare an alleged coup in Russia.
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VIDEO: Russian inmates 'assaulted by officers'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 19:24

A video appearing to show Russian prison officers punching and kicking one of their inmates has been unearthed by human rights campaigners
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Putin back trouble played down

Friday, November 30th 2012, 11:59
related countries: Japan Japan

The Kremlin plays down a decision by Japan's prime minister to put off a visit to Russia amid speculation about President Vladimir Putin's health.
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Court bans Pussy Riot video clips

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 13:19
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court rules that websites must remove video clips of the Pussy Riot female punk band, two of whose members are in jail.
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Russia reports 12% rise in HIV

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 17:45

The number of HIV cases in Russia was 12% higher in the first six months of 2012 than in the same period last year, government health experts say.
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Mystery over Russian man's death

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 14:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Russian businessman linked as a witness to a high-profile corruption scandal has been found dead near his home in Surrey, south-east England.
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Russia's Megafon raises $1.7bn

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 13:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Moscow

Megafon, the mobile phone operator controlled by Russia's richest man, raises $1.7bn from a share sale in Moscow and London.
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VIDEO: Is the man of action out of action?

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 9:49

Russian President Vladimir Putin has injured his back during a judo contest, according to the Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko
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BP eyes UK extension to gas route

Monday, November 26th 2012, 11:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

BP holds talks with the Russian government and stakeholders in the Nordstream pipeline about extending the line to deliver gas to the UK.
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Lebedev 'faces jail' over punch

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 12:32

Russian media mogul Alexander Lebedev faces jail in Russia - and his life could be in danger - over a punch-up on TV, his son tells the BBC.
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Freed Russian spy avows innocence

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 15:34
related countries: China China

Russian physicist Valentin Danilov, convicted of spying for China, is freed on parole after nearly a decade in prison.
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Mystery dog deaths anger Russians

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 0:46

A spate of dog killings alarms Russian animal lovers
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Pussy Riot woman in solitary cell

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 15:37
related places: Moscow

Jailed member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, is transferred to solitary confinement because of tensions with other inmates.
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Russia lifts ban on British beef

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 19:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia agrees to lift a 16-year ban on importing British beef and lamb put in place after the BSE outbreak.
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VIDEO: Riad Hijab: Iran is running Syria

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 11:26
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

The former Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab who defected from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad earlier this year says Russia - and particularly Iran - are now deciding policy in Syria.
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VIDEO: Slaves 'held' in Moscow mini market

Friday, November 16th 2012, 15:07
related places: Moscow

A group of people who were held captive as slaves in horrific conditions at a mini market in Moscow have spoken of their ordeal.
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The ordeal of a Moscow 'shop slave'

Friday, November 16th 2012, 2:56
related places: Moscow

Woman recounts ordeal of her captivity in Moscow
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Megafon details share float plans

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 14:27
related places: May

Megafon, the mobile phone operator controlled by Russia's richest man, is planning the biggest share flotation since Facebook listed in New York in May.
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Gazprom to build new gas pipeline

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 9:44

Russian gas company Gazprom commits to building an expensive pipeline that will deliver Russian gas to southern Europe.
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Russia adopts new law on treason

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 10:08

President Vladimir Putin signs a law redefining the crime of treason in Russia amid fears it may be used to stifle political dissent.
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VIDEO: 'Neglected' victims of Russia's floods

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 18:34
related places: Krymsk

Some of the victims of July's devastating floods in the southern Russia city of Krymsk say authorities have not done enough to help them repair their homes in time for winter.
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VIDEO: Russian pensioner repels wolf attack

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 10:26

An axe-wielding pensioner from a town in the south of Russia kills a wolf that attacked her in a field while she was mending a fence.
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Iraq cancels Russian arms deal

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 12:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq has cancelled a $4.2bn deal to buy arms from Russia because of concerns about "corruption", an Iraqi government advisor says.
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Gazprom pressed to quit Kurdistan

Friday, November 9th 2012, 15:44

Iraq warns the Russian energy giant Gazprom to give up oil deals in the Kurdistan region or pull out of a contract for the Badra oilfield.
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Russia sacks armed forces chief

Friday, November 9th 2012, 11:08

Russia's President Putin appoints a new general as armed forces chief, amid a shake-up of the military high command following a corruption scandal.
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Moscow 'jilted lover' kills five

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 16:21
related places: Moscow

A Russian lawyer reportedly suffering from unrequited love shoots dead five colleagues in his Moscow office, officials say.
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Putin dismisses defence minister

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 13:49

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismisses the defence minister after his ministry is caught up in a corruption scandal.
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Litvinenko inquest details emerge

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 17:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An inquest could examine the possible role of British spies in the death of murdered Russian former agent Alexander Litvinenko, it emerges.
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No escape from history in Moscow

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 0:34
related places: Moscow

The brothers taken from my flat in Moscow and shot
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Foreign hostages freed in Nigeria

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 13:07
related countries: Estonia Estonia, France France, Nigeria Nigeria

Russian and Estonian sailors kidnapped from a French-owned ship off the Nigerian coast last month have been freed, a military spokesman says.
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Kremlin plays down Putin injury

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 9:01

Vladimir Putin's spokesman admits that Russia's president is suffering from an injury, but denies media reports that it is affecting his work.
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Russia blacklist law takes effect

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 0:06

Russia brings into force a law that aims to protect children from harmful internet content, but critics say it may increase censorship.
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VIDEO: Penal colony hardship for Pussy Riot

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 7:25
related places: Moscow

Two jailed members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot are starting their new life in penal colonies hundreds of miles from their homes in Moscow.
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'No traces' on Polish crash jet

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 17:40
related countries: Poland Poland

Military prosecutors in Poland deny explosive traces were found on the jet which crashed in Russia two years ago, killing President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.
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Imam shot dead in southern Russia

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 9:22

Attackers shoot dead an imam and two of his male relations as they drive to a mosque in the troubled Russian North Caucasus region of Dagestan.
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VIDEO: No room for Moscow Muslims during Eid

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 8:19
related places: Moscow

Most of Moscow's two million strong Muslim population have found they have got nowhere to pray.
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