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Don't name your roads Putin St, says Russian PM

Monday, October 6th 2008, 21:53

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin would rather not have streets named after him, his spokesman says.
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Russia removes Georgia checkpoint

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 11:14
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia dismantles a checkpoint near Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region, the first step of a pullback plan.
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Russia boosts S Ossetia security

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 17:29

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev orders security to be tightened in South Ossetia after eight soldiers are killed in an explosion.
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Russians killed in Georgia blast

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 19:30
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A blast in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia kills seven Russian soldiers, a Russian commander says.
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Russia call to halt Somali piracy

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 16:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Russia's foreign minister calls for joint international action to halt Somali pirate attacks off the Horn of Africa.
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Putin warns Ukraine over arms

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 22:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Ukraine Ukraine

Russian PM Vladimir Putin voices anger at reports that Ukraine armed Georgia as he holds talks with his Ukrainian counterpart.
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'US dominance is over' - Medvedev

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 11:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Medvedev

Russia's president says the era of US global economic dominance is over, after talks with the German chancellor.
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EU monitors begin Georgia patrols

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 16:14
related countries: Georgia Georgia

EU observers enter the buffer zone around South Ossetia, as they begin monitoring a truce between Georgia and Russia.
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Moscow Diary

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 13:03
related places: Moscow

North Caucasus violence spills onto Moscow streets
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Russia school collapse kills five

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 10:13

A staircase collapses at a school in western Russia, killing at least five children, the emergency services ministry says.
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Russia's last tsar rehabilitated

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 9:13

Russia's last Tsar, Nicholas II, and his family were victims of political repression and should be rehabilitated, a top court rules.
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Russian soldier 'exiled' over online video about his squalid barracks

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 20:41

A Russian army lieutenant is being sent to the Russian Far East after making a rap video complaining about conditions in his barracks.
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Chavez eyes Russia nuclear help

Monday, September 29th 2008, 9:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he wants to develop a nuclear energy programme with Russian assistance.
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Ship sinks in storm off Bulgaria

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 16:08
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Ukraine Ukraine

A cargo ship - believed to be Ukrainian or Russian - with a crew of 10 sinks in the Black Sea off the coast of Bulgaria.
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Looking ahead

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 15:38
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia and West mull future relations with Russia
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Russia to upgrade nuclear systems

Friday, September 26th 2008, 18:55

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announces plans to build a "guaranteed nuclear deterrent system" by 2020.
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Venezuela to boost ties with Russia

Friday, September 26th 2008, 11:44
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Orenburg

Resource-rich Russia and Venezuela agree to draw up an energy pact as their leaders meet.
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Mid-East Quartet 'has lost grip'

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 9:07
related countries: United States United States

Twenty-one aid agencies accuse Russia, the US, the EU and the UN of doing too little to bring peace to the Middle East.
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Venezuela signs Chinese oil deal

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 3:09
related countries: China China, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Moscow

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Beijing says oil exports to China could triple by 2012 to one million barrels a day.
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Ingushetia abuses 'may spark war'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 15:07

State-sponsored terror in Russia's southern republic of Ingushetia could ignite a civil war there, a human rights group says.
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Russian drone 'hit over Georgia'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 11:08
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia says its military has shot down a Russian reconnaissance drone over Georgian territory - a claim denied by Russia.
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Russian drone 'hit over Georgia'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 11:08
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia says its military has shot down a Russian reconnaissance drone over Georgian territory - a claim denied by Russia.
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EU prepares Georgia observer role

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 13:51
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Germany Germany

A German diplomat begins preparing the deployment of EU observers in Georgia - but Russia may restrict the scope of their mission.
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Packed agenda

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 12:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Market

Georgia and Sudan focus minds ahead of UN assembly
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Russian navy sails to Venezuela

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 9:46
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A fleet of Russian warships sets sail for joint exercises in Venezuela, unprecedented since the Cold War.
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Russian 'arms dealer' trial opens

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 9:20
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States
related places: Bangkok

An extradition hearing opens in Bangkok to decide if alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout should be sent to the US for trial
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Putin defiant on Caucasus troops

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 2:21

Vladimir Putin says the decision on how many Russian troops stay in South Ossetia and Abkhazia will not involve Western nations.
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Expat Russians gaining confidence

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 11:03
related countries: Estonia Estonia
related places: Moscow

The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley reports from Estonia, where Russia's expatriate population still feels a very strong loyalty to Moscow.
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'Torture chamber' found in Moscow

Friday, September 19th 2008, 14:37
related places: Moscow

Moscow police investigating an alleged abduction find what appears to be a torture chamber in a basement in the city.
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Surge forces Russian market close

Friday, September 19th 2008, 14:36

Russia's two leading stock exchanges are forced to close twice after share prices surge.
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Russia warns of new Iron Curtain

Friday, September 19th 2008, 12:12

President Dmitri Medvedev accuses the West of trying to push Russia behind a new "Iron Curtain".
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Rice criticises 'isolated' Russia

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 21:34
related countries: United States United States

Russia's "aggressive" attitude at home and abroad risks leaving the country "isolated and irrelevant", the US secretary of state warns.
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Moscow tries to stem market panic

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 10:47
related places: Moscow

Moscow's stock markets remain closed, as the government tries to stem a plunge in share prices and restore confidence.
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Projecting power

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 9:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's headache over Russia's fleet in Crimea
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Australian uranium blow for Russia

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 4:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian parliamentary committee opposes the sale of uranium to Russia over concerns about its use.
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Russia in Georgia separatist pact

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 19:12
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia signs treaties with the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, pledging military support.
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Moscow diary

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 15:01
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Seeds of Georgia conflict were sown long ago
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Plan for Sahara gas pipeline

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 14:43
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The EU offers to help Nigeria develop a trans-Saharan gas pipeline, to reduce reliance on Russian supplies.
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Orange bloc 'must rule Ukraine'

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 10:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

An aide to Ukraine's PM rules out forming a coalition with a pro-Moscow opposition party amid a political crisis.
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Trading in Russian shares halted

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 9:48

Trading on Russia's main stock exchanges has been suspended following steep falls in share prices.
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Phone taps 'prove Georgia's case'

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 15:40
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia releases what it says is phone tap evidence that proves its assault on South Ossetia was provoked by Russia.
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IMF approves loan to help Georgia

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 0:19
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The International Monetary Fund approves funds for Georgia, aimed at boosting confidence following the war with Russia.
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Nato restates backing for Georgia

Monday, September 15th 2008, 16:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Tbilisi

Nato's chief says he hopes for Georgia's "accelerated" integration with the alliance after its conflict with Russia.
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Who runs Russia?

Monday, September 15th 2008, 11:44
related places: Moscow

Bridget Kendall on who is really driving Moscow policy
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Russian crash pilot 'flew oddly'

Monday, September 15th 2008, 9:11

A Russian airliner took a strange path before it crashed in the Urals, killing 88 people, a controller says.
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Georgian echoes

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 23:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia

How resurgent Russia affects Trans-Dniester
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Russia stands by Georgia actions

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 18:55
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow

Russia's foreign minister says on a visit to Abkhazia that Moscow's actions in the region were the only way to guarantee security.
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Russia air crash blamed on engine

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 16:57

Investigators believe an engine fault probably caused the crash of a Russian airliner in which 88 people died.
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Scores die in Russian plane crash

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 15:04
related places: Perm'

A Russian airliner that crashed in the Urals with the loss of 88 lives caught fire in mid-air, reports say.
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Russians pull out of Georgia port

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 16:15
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian troops are seen leaving the Georgian port of Poti, days after striking a deal with the EU to pull out of the country.
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Georgia attack is 'Russia's 9/11'

Friday, September 12th 2008, 15:16
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev likens the Georgian conflict to the 9/11 attacks in the US.
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Putin defends Georgia offensive

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 21:26
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow

Russia's prime minister defends Moscow's military intervention in South Ossetia, saying "an aggressor needs to punished".
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Russia tells US to rethink allies

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 18:43
related countries: United States United States

President Medvedev says Russia will co-operate with the US on terrorism, but tells it to reconsider its ties with "rotten regimes".
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Warsaw hosts tense Russian talks

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 9:26
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States
related places: Warsaw

Russia's foreign minister arrives in Poland amid tension over the war in Georgia and the US missile defence system.
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Russian bombers land in Venezuela

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 1:59
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Two Russian bombers arrive in Venezuela for training flights, days after a joint naval exercise was announced.
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US 'provoked Russia-Georgia war'

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 23:47
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

Chechen President Kadyrov accuses the US of emboldening Georgia to start a war in the Caucasus to test Russian resolve.
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Russia 2-1 Wales

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 19:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Russia substitute Pavel Pogrebniak scores late on to give his side a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Wales in Moscow.
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EU accused of Georgia duplicity

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 18:15
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia accuses the EU of duplicity over an agreement with Georgia on where EU ceasefire monitors can be deployed.
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Georgia policeman shot and killed

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 14:41
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow

Moscow is accused of a ceasefire violation after a Georgian policeman is shot dead near a Russian-controlled buffer zone.
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Live text - World Cup qualifiers

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 14:22
related countries: Croatia Croatia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England lead Croatia 4-1, while Northern Ireland are level with Czech Republic after Scotland defeat Iceland and Wales lose 2-1 in Russia.
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Russia warning over missile sites

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 11:56
related countries: United States United States

Russia will not rule out targeting its rockets at US missile defence shields based in central Europe, a senior commander warns.
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Georgia positive on Russia pledge

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 2:43
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's president cautiously welcomes Russia's planned troop withdrawal from areas around South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
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Russians 'agree Georgia deadline'

Monday, September 8th 2008, 21:17
related countries: France France, Georgia Georgia

Russia will withdraw its forces from undisputed Georgian land within a month, French President Nicolas Sarkozy says.
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Sarkozy leads EU trio to Moscow

Monday, September 8th 2008, 14:03
related countries: France France, Georgia Georgia
related places: Eu, Moscow

French President Nicolas Sarkozy leads an EU mission to press Russia to honour the terms of a peace plan for Georgia.
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Russian navy to visit Venezuela

Monday, September 8th 2008, 11:45
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Russian navy says it will visit Venezuela in November and may hold joint exercises in its territorial waters.
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Ukraine 'must live without fear'

Friday, September 5th 2008, 15:37
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US vice-president reassures Ukraine that the US has a "deep and abiding interest" in the country's security.
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Russian action spooks investors

Friday, September 5th 2008, 15:17
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia's stock market loses more than 30% of its value as foreign investors pull out after the country's intervention in Georgia.
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US delivers aid to Georgian port

Friday, September 5th 2008, 10:36
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

A US Navy warship carrying humanitarian aid arrives in the Georgian port of Poti, where Russian troops are still deployed.
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US condemns Russia over Georgia

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 14:57
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States
related places: Tbilisi

US Vice-President Dick Cheney visits Georgia and says Russia's actions there are an "illegitimate" attempt to alter borders.
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BP moves to settle Russia dispute

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 10:21

BP signs an agreement with its Russian partner aimed at solving a festering dispute at joint venture TNK-BP.
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US gives $1bn to rebuild Georgia

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 21:08
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

Washington announces $1bn (£564m) to help Georgia's reconstruction after the conflict with Russia.
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Georgia negotiates $750m IMF loan

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 15:34
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The IMF is set to give Georgia a $750m loan to help tackle the economic damage from its conflict with Russia.
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Live text - Andreev v Federer

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 20:42
related countries: United States United States

Defending champion Roger Federer takes on Russia's Igor Andreev in the fourth round of the US Open.
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Saakashvili a 'political corpse'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 20:04
related countries: Georgia Georgia

President Medvedev says Russia will no longer recognise Georgia's President Saakashvili, calling him a "political corpse".
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Police 'break up Ingush protest'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 12:14

Police in Russia's volatile Ingushetia region break up a protest at the funeral of a shot journalist, media reports say.
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Show of unity

Monday, September 1st 2008, 21:54

EU leaders overcome divisions to condemn Russia
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EU suspends talks on Russia pact

Monday, September 1st 2008, 21:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia

EU leaders agree to suspend talks on a new partnership agreement with Moscow until Russian troops withdraw from Georgia
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EU will send monitors to Georgia

Monday, September 1st 2008, 14:37
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Georgia Georgia
related places: Brussels

The EU's foreign policy chief says it plans to send hundreds of ceasefire monitors to Georgia, as an emergency summit opens.
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Russian rules

Monday, September 1st 2008, 11:57
related places: Moscow

Moscow's five new principles on foreign policy
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Anger at death of Kremlin critic

Monday, September 1st 2008, 9:51

Opposition leaders in Russia's Ingushetia region condemn the killing of an anti-Kremlin journalist shot in police custody.
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Spurs sign striker Pavlyuchenko

Monday, September 1st 2008, 6:43

Spurs sign Russia striker Roman Pavlyuchenko from Spartak Moscow for £14m.
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Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 19:37

The owner of an internet site critical of the Russian authorities is shot dead in police custody in the volatile region of Ingushetia.
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Russia stands by Georgia actions

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 18:32
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia upholds its decision to recognise the independence of Georgia's breakaway provinces as EU leaders prepare to meet.
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UK warns over 'Russia aggression'

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 13:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown says Nato and the EU must reassess their relations with the Kremlin to prevent "Russian aggression".
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Russia moves to calm Georgia row

Saturday, August 30th 2008, 18:15
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia takes a series of diplomatic steps in an apparent effort to ease tensions with the West over the conflict in Georgia.
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Sign of the times

Saturday, August 30th 2008, 10:41
related places: Moscow

Humphrey Hawksley visits one of Moscow's old nuclear bunkers, as Russia and the West accuse each other of risking a new Cold War.
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Georgia breaks ties with Russia

Friday, August 29th 2008, 23:10
related places: Moscow

Georgia is to cut diplomatic ties with Russia, days after Moscow recognised South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent.
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