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Rebel dreams

Monday, December 15th 2008, 9:47

Abkhazia longs for 'freedom' under Russian wing
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Police halt anti-Kremlin rallies

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 17:17
related places: Moscow

Police stop two marches by anti-government demonstrators in Moscow and St Petersburg, detaining dozens of activists.
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Russian engineering student is crowned Miss World

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 1:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Russian contestant Ksenya Sukhinova wins the Miss World 2008 competition at a ceremony in South Africa.
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Tajik alarm after Moscow murder

Friday, December 12th 2008, 19:01
related places: Moscow

The Tajik government protests after the murder of one its citizens in Russia, in an attack which nationalists say they carried out.
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Russia's mine blast toll grows

Friday, December 12th 2008, 12:58

At least 12 people are now known to have died in an explosion at a mine in north-west Russia, officials say.
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Can a Russian entrepreneur really cash in on the emoticon?

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 23:56

A Russian businessman trademarks the emoticon, a combination of punctuation marks used to convey a wink in text messages.
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In pictures

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 14:48

Russia pays final respects to Patriarch Alexiy II
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Russia bids farewell to patriarch

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 12:43
related places: Moscow

The funeral of the late head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Alexiy II, is taking place in Moscow.
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Russian firms 'lead bribe list'

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 11:58
related countries: China China

Companies from Russia and China are most likely to pay bribes when doing business abroad, a survey claims.
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Afghans take homeless World Cup

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 10:23

Afghanistan beat Russia 5-4 to win the annual football World Cup for homeless people
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Russian ship sails through Panama

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 21:46
related countries: Panama Panama

A Russian warship becomes the first to traverse the Panama Canal since World War II, in a symbolic message to the US.
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Russian Church elects acting head

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 16:40

Russia's Orthodox Church elects high-profile bishop Kiril, as its temporary leader after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II.
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Senior Georgian ministers sacked

Friday, December 5th 2008, 21:28
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's defence and foreign affairs ministers are dismissed as new PM seeks change after war with Russia.
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Russian Orthodox Church head dies

Friday, December 5th 2008, 14:44

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Alexiy II, has died at the age of 79, Church officials say.
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India-Russia nuclear deal signed

Friday, December 5th 2008, 11:35
related countries: India India

Visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signs a landmark deal to build four nuclear power plants in India.
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Putin rules out early Kremlin bid

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 15:06

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he will wait until 2012 to decide whether to run again for the presidency.
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Putin fields phone-in questions

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 10:16

PM Vladimir Putin warns Russia of tough economic times ahead in a nationwide question-and-answer broadcast.
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Moscow racist killers convicted

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 11:09
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court finds seven skinheads guilty of 20 racially motivated murders in Russia's capital.
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Nato 'to resume ties with Russia'

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 0:17
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow

Nato agrees to a "graduated re-engagement" with Moscow,four months after talks were frozen over Russia's war with Georgia.
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Russia-Venezuela exercises begin

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 1:57
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

The Venezuelan and Russian navies begin joint exercises in the Caribbean Sea, close to US territorial waters.
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Dig unearths Stone Age sculptures

Monday, December 1st 2008, 18:43

An excavation in Russia has unearthed female figurines, tools, and a cone-shaped carving of unknown purpose.
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TNK-BP's under-fire boss resigns

Monday, December 1st 2008, 14:34

BP's Russian joint venture, TNK-BP, confirms that its under-fire chief executive Robert Dudley has resigned with immediate effect.
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Medvedev in Cuba to improve ties

Friday, November 28th 2008, 17:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Russian President Medvedev says Russian-Cuban ties are "especially intense", after meeting Cuban leader Raul Castro.
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Moscow Diary

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 22:35

Air crash suggests the wild 1990s cast a long shadow
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Czech senators approve US shield

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 16:14
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, United States United States

The Czech parliament's upper house backs US plans to build a missile defence radar base on Czech soil, despite Russian opposition.
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Russia-Venezuela nuclear accord

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 2:14
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Russia and Venezuela agree to co-operate on nuclear energy, during a visit to Caracas by President Dmitry Medvedev.
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Russia and Brazil heads push ties

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 16:21
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev talks co-operastion and trade in Brazil as he continues his Latin America tour.
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Georgian row over origins of war

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 14:14
related countries: Georgia Georgia

An ex-Georgian ambassador sparks uproar by saying Georgia, not Russia, started the war in South Ossetia.
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Southern Russia mayor gunned down

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 13:48

The mayor of the capital of the Russian region of North Ossetia has been assassinated by unknown gunmen, officials say.
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Oil rises as Russia threatens cut

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 10:00

The cost of oil rises slightly after Russia says it may join producers' cartel Opec in cutting output to support crude prices.
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Kremlin reform passes upper house

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 9:19

Russia's upper house of parliament backs a bill extending presidential terms from the current four to six years.
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Olympic pains

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 0:15

Mixed feelings for residents of Russia's Games city
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Russian ships sail into Venezuela

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 14:40

Russian warships arrive for joint exercises in Venezuela as President Dmitry Medvedev tours Latin America to boost ties.
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Russia murder trial open to media

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 13:55

The trial of three men charged with involvement in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya is re-opened to the public
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'Politician behind' Russia murder

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 12:23

The murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was ordered by a Russian politician, a defence lawyer says.
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Three dead in Russian car blast

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 10:25

Three people die in a car blast in Russia's city of St Petersburg that may have been caused by a hand grenade, officials say.
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'Dirty war'

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 0:37

Kidnap and torture in Russian republic of Ingushetia
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Moscow super skyscraper halted

Friday, November 21st 2008, 19:04

The Russian firm building Europe's tallest tower suspends work, citing the global credit crisis
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New twist in Politkovskaya trial

Friday, November 21st 2008, 14:43

The trial of three men over the murder of Russian reporter Anna Politkovskaya is postponed amid deepening controversy.
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Russian MPs back presidency bill

Friday, November 21st 2008, 9:38

A bill to extend Russia's presidential term from four to six years wins the overwhelming backing of MPs.
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Putin vows to prevent 'collapse'

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 12:45

Russia's prime minister vows to prevent another financial "collapse", referring to the country's 1990s crises.
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Mammoth's genome pieced together

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 18:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Siberia

A US-Russian team announces that it has sequenced most of the genome of a woolly mammoth found in Siberia.
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Politkovskaya trial doors closed

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 15:44

The trial of three men over the murder of Russian reporter and Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya is closed to the public.
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Fresh Russia-Georgia talks begin

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 11:50
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia and Georgia open a new round of talks in Geneva aimed at restoring security after their conflict over South Ossetia.
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Russia and Georgia in drone row

Monday, November 17th 2008, 17:37
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia rejects Georgia's claims that a Russian drone has crashed and killed two Georgian policemen.
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Politkovskaya murder case opens

Monday, November 17th 2008, 15:19

Three men go on trial in Russia over the murder of prominent reporter and Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya.
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Russia 'pinning hopes on Obama'

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 2:15
related countries: United States United States

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hopes US President-elect Barack Obama will help rebuild strained mutual relations.
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Russian MPs back presidency move

Friday, November 14th 2008, 17:32

Russian MPs back extending the presidential term amid speculation Vladimir Putin is ready to return to the Kremlin early.
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Putin's game

Friday, November 14th 2008, 17:02

Term changes set to tighten grip on Russian power
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Sarkozy puts pressure on Russia

Friday, November 14th 2008, 15:05

France's President says he is concerned about Russia's missile deployment threat and wants a summit on European security.
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Putin denies threatening to hang rival where it hurts

Friday, November 14th 2008, 12:36
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian PM Vladimir Putin did not make a crude threat regarding Georgia's president, his spokesman says.
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Russian church in remote region 'stolen by thieves'

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 20:46

Thieves have made off with a 200-year-old church in central Russia, Orthodox Church officials say.
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US criticises Russia shield move

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 14:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baltic

Russian threats to base missiles in the Baltic are criticised as "provocative" by the US defence secretary, Robert Gates.
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EU seeks to expand energy grids

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 14:04

The European Commission unveils plans to diversify the EU's energy imports and reduce reliance on Russia.
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Starting over

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 13:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why talks will offer key clues on future US-Russian ties
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Russian banker's killers jailed

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 12:47

A former private bank boss and six others are jailed for murdering Russian central banker Andrei Kozlov in 2006.
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Charges over Russian sub disaster

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 12:02

A sailor is charged with setting off a gas firefighting system, killing 20 people on a Russian submarine, investigators say.
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Moscow Diary

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 16:26

Is Medvedev paving the way for a Putin third term?
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Russia rejects US missile offer

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 15:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Kremlin

Moscow says no to US plans aimed at easing concern over a proposed missile shield in Europe, a Kremlin source says.
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Russia buries sub disaster dead

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 10:33

Thousands of people attend the funerals of victims of a gas leak on a Russian nuclear submarine which claimed 20 lives.
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Medvedev bid to extend presidency

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 15:12

Russian President Medvedev sends to parliament a bill that extends the presidential term from four to six years.
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EU to end freeze on Russia talks

Monday, November 10th 2008, 18:30
related countries: Georgia Georgia

EU foreign ministers decide to resume partnership talks with Russia, suspended over the conflict in Georgia.
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Latest tragedy

Monday, November 10th 2008, 15:15

Russia's submarine disaster exposes weaknesses in fleet
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Russia investigates sub disaster

Monday, November 10th 2008, 15:01

An inquiry is under way into a gas poisoning accident on Russia's nuclear submarine that has left 20 people dead.
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Twenty die on Russian submarine

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 11:44

At least 20 people are suffocated by gas when a firefighting system malfunctions on a Russian nuclear submarine, officials say.
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Georgians rally against president

Friday, November 7th 2008, 20:51
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgian opposition activists launch their first protest against President Saakashvili since the conflict with Russia.
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Russia suspects 'female bomber'

Friday, November 7th 2008, 11:02

Russian officials try to identify the woman they suspect launched a suicide attack on a minibus that killed 12.
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Deadly blast hits Russian minibus

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 16:53
related places: Vladikavkaz

At least 11 people die in a bomb blast that hit a minibus in Vladikavkaz in the Caucasus, Russian officials say.
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West lambasts Russia missile plan

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 9:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baltic

The US and Nato express concerns about Russia's plans to deploy missiles in the Baltic to counter a US defence shield.
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Russia to move missiles to Baltic

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 15:03
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

Russia will put short-range missiles in the Baltic to counter a US defence shield in Europe, President Medvedev says.
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Georgian army chief is dismissed

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 20:31
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili dismisses his army chief for "shortcomings" during the recent conflict with Russia.
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Clashes as Russia marks unity day

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 15:15

Ultra-nationalist demonstrators clash with police in Russia as the country marks National Unity Day.
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Gaddafi seeks Russia energy pact

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 23:28
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says he hopes to increase energy ties with Russia, during his first visit since the Soviet era.
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Anand retains world chess title

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 20:44
related countries: India India

India's Viswanathan Anand has retained his FIDE World Chess Championship title with a draw against Russia's Vladimir Kramnik.
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Osborne 'regrets' Deripaska meeting

Monday, October 27th 2008, 15:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Conservatives' treasury spokesman George Osborne says he regrets his dealings with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
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Soyuz space capsule lands safely

Friday, October 24th 2008, 4:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Earth

A spacecraft carrying two Russian crew and a US space tourist arrives back on Earth from the International Space Station.
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Russia in steps to boost rouble

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 14:50

Russia has spent 15bn roubles in the past week to boost its currency, raising fears over the stability of its currency, recent figures show.
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Donors pledge $4.5bn to Georgia

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 14:56
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Western donors pledge more than $4.5bn in aid to help rebuild Georgia, two months after its conflict with Russia.
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US, Russian military chiefs meet

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 14:52
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States
related places: Top

Top military officers from the US and Russia meet to discuss ways to improve relations damaged by Russia's conflict with Georgia.
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Tories deny Russian cash claim

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 12:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's opposition Conservative Party denies soliciting a donation from Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
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Russians reject McCain cash plea generated by 'computer error'

Monday, October 20th 2008, 21:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: McCain

Russian diplomats turn down a funding request from US presidential candidate John McCain after a "computer error".
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Dutchman 'killed by Russian bomb'

Monday, October 20th 2008, 17:20
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch inquiry blames a Russian cluster bomb for the death of a cameraman during the recent conflict in Georgia.
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Cuba opens first Russian church

Monday, October 20th 2008, 8:48
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Cuba's first Russian Orthodox church is inaugurated in Havana amid improving ties between Cuba and Russia.
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Russians ambushed in Ingushetia

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 17:04

A Russian army convoy is attacked in the North Caucasus region of Ingushetia, but reports conflict over the death toll.
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Vast new mosque opens in Chechnya

Friday, October 17th 2008, 15:38

A new mosque - described by the authorities as the biggest in Europe - opens in the Russian region of Chechnya.
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