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Euro 2008: Spain v Italy

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 21:57
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Spain beat Italy 4-2 on penalties to set up a Euro 2008 semi-final with Russia as Spanish keeper Iker Casillas saves two spot-kicks.
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Euro 2008: Spain v Italy

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 21:28
related countries: Austria Austria, Italy Italy
related places: Vienna

Cesc Fabregas scores the winning spot-kick as Spain beat Italy on penalties to book a semi-final with Russia at Euro 2008.
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Euro 2008: Hiddink pride in Russia 'miracle'

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 22:31

Russia boss Guus Hiddink pays tribute to his side's "huge achievement" in reaching the Euro 2008 semi-finals after their win over Netherlands.
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Euro 2008: Hiddink pride in Russia 'miracle'

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 22:31
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Russia boss Guus Hiddink pays tribute to his side's "huge achievement" in reaching the Euro 2008 semi-finals after their win over Netherlands.
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Sublime Russia break Dutch hearts

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 21:14
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

An Andrei Arshavin-inspired Russia beat the Netherlands 3-1 after extra time to reach the Euro 2008 semi-finals.
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Politkovskaya murder charges laid

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 10:13

Russian officials charge three men over the killing of journalist and Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya in 2006.
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Russians knock out holders Greece

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 20:37
related countries: Greece Greece

European champions Greece crash out of Euro 2008 after a 1-0 defeat by Russia.
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Spain raids 'major Russian gang'

Friday, June 13th 2008, 20:56
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police arrest 20 people in raids against suspected members of a major Russian mafia gang.
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UN to transfer powers in Kosovo

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 16:01
related places: Kosovo

The UN chief sets out plans to cede UN functions in Kosovo to the EU, despite Russian opposition.
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UN to transfer powers in Kosovo

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 15:14
related places: Kosovo

The UN chief sets out plans to cede UN functions in Kosovo to the EU, despite Russian opposition.
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Moscow Diary

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 10:54

Euro 2008 raises Russian patriotism to fever pitch
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Euro 2008: Spain thrash Russia

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 18:42
related countries: Spain Spain

Much-fancied Spain beat Russia 4-1 in their Euro 2008 opener at the Stadion Tivoli Neu in Innsbruck.
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Russian corruption skims billions

Friday, June 6th 2008, 17:12

Corrupt officials are creaming off about $120bn a year - equivalent to a third of the national budget, a Russian prosecutor says.
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Medvedev on first visit to West

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 17:33
related countries: Germany Germany

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he is concerned about hardening attitudes to Russia in Western Europe.
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Russia 'to quiz BP Moscow chief'

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 7:17
related places: Moscow

The head of BP's oil venture in Russia is to be quizzed by Moscow as part of a tax evasion probe, reports say.
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Nato warns Russia over Abkhazia

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 19:11
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Nato demands that Russia pull out military railway workers it sent to breakaway Georgian province of Abkhazia.
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Russia army unit sent to Abkhazia

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 15:38

A unit from the Russian army's railway force is sent to the breakaway province of Abkhazia.
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Army suicides cause Russia alarm

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 13:49

A total of 341 Russian military suicides in 2007 is worrying, says the country's chief military prosecutor.
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Russian PM Putin to visit France

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 10:39
related countries: France France

Russia's former President Vladimir Putin is to travel to France on his maiden voyage as prime minister.
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Russian justice 'fails thousands'

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 13:43

Russia's prosecutor-general admits that the country wrongly charges thousands of people each year.
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UN backs Georgia over drone claim

Monday, May 26th 2008, 12:36
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A Russian jet did shoot down a Georgian drone over breakaway Abkhazia last month, UN monitors say.
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EU to seek new pact with Russia

Monday, May 26th 2008, 9:56

The European Union approves long-delayed talks on a new partnership agreement with Russia.
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Blaze 'sets off Russian rockets'

Saturday, May 24th 2008, 20:28

A fire at an arms depot in north Russia reportedly sets off several missiles but causes no injuries.
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Indiana angers Russian Communists

Saturday, May 24th 2008, 16:45

Communist party members in Russia call for the new Indiana Jones film to be banned for "distorting history".
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Medvedev condemns US shield

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 14:36
related countries: China China, United States United States

Russia and China jointly condemn the planned US missile defence shield, saying it harms disarmament efforts.
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New Russian leader visits China

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 9:21
related countries: China China

Russia's President Medvedev arrives in China for talks with President Hu, on his first foreign tour.
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Medvedev holds Kazakhstan talks

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 17:01
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Russia's president holds talks his counterpart in Kazakhstan, on his maiden foreign trip, before he heads to China.
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UK peers urge strong Russia ties

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 12:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The EU should keep strong ties with Russia despite "serious questions" about its commitment to democracy, say peers.
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Live - Champions League final

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 21:21
related places: Moscow

Manchester United beat Chelsea 6-5 in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to win the Champions League.
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Georgians vote for parliament

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 11:15

Georgians vote for a new parliament, amid fears of political unrest and rising tension with Russia.
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Football: Moscow showdown

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 6:39
related places: Moscow

Chelsea and Manchester United prepare to meet in the first all-English Champions League final.
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Police raid BP's Moscow office

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 13:37

Russian security services search the Moscow HQ of oil giant BP - the second time the firm has been targeted.
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Ice hockey: Russia win gold

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 23:20
related countries: Canada Canada

Russia win the ice hockey world championship, dethroning the host Canada 5-4 in the dramatic final.
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Georgia condemns Russian actions

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 0:30
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia says it has evidence that Russia is deploying heavy military hardware in the breakaway region of Abkhazia.
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Russian doomsday cult siege ends

Friday, May 16th 2008, 9:15

The last remaining members of a Russian cult barricaded in a cave come out, reportedly overcome by corpse fumes.
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Group jailed for Moscow bombing

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 17:22
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court jails eight men for a bomb attack on a market that killed 14 people in 2006.
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Estonia cyber defence hub set up

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 16:00
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Nato backs a new cyber defence centre in Estonia, which last year blamed Russia for targeting its internet structure.
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Rangers & Zenit chase Uefa glory

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 5:23

Rangers aim to win their first Uefa Cup in Wednesday's final against Russia's Zenit St Petersburg.
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EU says Russia talks to go ahead

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 15:31
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

EU diplomats say Lithuania has dropped its veto threat, paving the way for EU strategic partnership talks with Russia.
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EU backs Georgians in Russia row

Monday, May 12th 2008, 16:43
related countries: Georgia Georgia

EU foreign ministers visit Georgia amid tensions with Russia over the separatist Abkhazia region.
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Putin announces cabinet line-up

Monday, May 12th 2008, 11:13

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announces the names of ministers in his new cabinet.
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Ukraine bars Moscow mayor

Monday, May 12th 2008, 10:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, Sevastopol'

Ukraine bars Moscow's mayor from visiting, after he claimed the port of Sevastopol was part of Russia.
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Tennis: Serena crashes out

Friday, May 9th 2008, 14:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Russia's Dinara Safina beats Serena Williams at the German Open, the day after seeing off Justine Henin.
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Tanks rejoin Moscow parade

Friday, May 9th 2008, 8:35
related places: Moscow

Tanks and missile launchers are featured in Moscow's Victory Day parade for the first time since the Soviet era.
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Russia 'expels US embassy staff'

Thursday, May 8th 2008, 14:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia orders the expulsion of two military attaches from the American embassy in Moscow, US officials say.
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Putin confirmed as new Russia PM

Thursday, May 8th 2008, 10:04

Russia's parliament overwhelmingly approves Vladimir Putin as PM, a day after he stood down as president.
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Medvedev sworn in as Russian leader

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 11:00
related places: Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev is sworn in as president of Russia, placing civil and economic freedom as his top priority.
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US charges Russian 'arms dealer'

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 17:56
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

The US charges alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout with terrorism for trying to sell arms to Colombia's Farc.
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Russia and US strike nuclear deal

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 14:39
related countries: United States United States

Russia and the US sign a key deal on civilian nuclear power which is set to expand bilateral trade.
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Football: Russia's visa reprieve

Monday, May 5th 2008, 16:38
related places: Moscow

Russia waives visa requirements for a 72-hour period for football fans with a ticket for the Champions League final in Moscow.
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Putin defends missiles at parade

Monday, May 5th 2008, 11:28
related places: Moscow

Moscow's plan to mark Victory Day by parading heavy weapons is not meant as a threat, Vladimir Putin says.
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Chechnya bomb kills five police

Monday, May 5th 2008, 7:19
related places: Medvedev

A roadside bomb kills five policemen in Chechnya as Russia's President-elect Medvedev prepares for office.
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Azeris clear Iran nuclear cargo

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 18:16
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Iran Iran

Azerbaijan allows a Russian nuclear cargo to cross its territory into Iran after holding it up for a month.
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Azeris clear Russia nuclear cargo

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 18:16
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Iran Iran

Azerbaijan allows a Russian nuclear cargo to cross its territory into Iran after holding it up for a month.
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Russia beefs up Abkhazia forces

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 9:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Extra Russian troops are being deployed in Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region, Russia says.
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Football: 'Express' visas for fans

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 16:45
related places: Moscow

Champions League organiser Uefa is arranging plans to help English supporters with final tickets in Moscow to get "express" Russian visas.
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Russia warned over Georgia move

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 15:50
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Nato says Russia's troop build-up in Georgia's two breakaway regions risks escalating tension in the area.
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Georgia-Russia tensions ramped up

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 3:44
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia denies plans to invade the breakaway region of Abkhazia, while Russia says it would retaliate to any attack.
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Georgia 'plans war in Abkhazia'

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 15:58

Georgia is preparing to invade its breakaway region of Abkhazia, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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Russia's region of 'lawlessness'

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 10:49

Russia's North Caucasus is largely off-limits to foreign journalists, but James Rodgers has been to the region.
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Lithuania raises Russia concerns

Friday, April 25th 2008, 16:43
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Lithuania wants the EU to delay partnership talks with Russia because of energy security worries.
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Georgia-Russia spat worries US

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 19:19
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The US says it is "very concerned" by Russian moves which Georgia insists are a threat to its sovereignty.
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Russia says rebels downed plane

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 16:33
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia denies downing an unmanned Georgian spy plane over the breakaway Abkhazia region, blaming it on rebels.
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Russia 'shot down Georgia drone'

Monday, April 21st 2008, 19:51
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia accuses Russia of downing one of its unmanned spy planes over the Abkhazia region at the weekend.
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Soyuz spacecraft lands off-target

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 14:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A capsule carrying S Korea's first astronaut returns to Earth, but misses its planned landing site by 400km.
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Russian oligarchs in court battle

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 3:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two Russian oligarchs have begun a court battle in London over claims over a huge oil company.
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Russia swaps Libya debt for deals

Friday, April 18th 2008, 9:35
related countries: Libya Libya

Russia agrees to cancel $4.5bn (£2.3bn) of Libyan debt in exchange for major contracts for Russian firms.
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Georgia demands Russia reversal

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 13:32
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili tells Russia to revoke decisions which he says breach Georgian sovereignty.
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Georgia angered by Russian move

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 16:33
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia says Russia is trying to annex two of Tbilisi's breakaway republics by seeking closer ties.
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'Threat' to future of Russia oil

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 12:41

The future supply of Russian oil is threatened by a likely decline in production levels, a senior oil executive warns.
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Putin to lead United Russia party

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 9:31

President Vladimir Putin agrees to become chairman of Russia's biggest party, United Russia.
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EU secures Turkmen gas deal

Monday, April 14th 2008, 16:18
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

EU officials say Turkmenistan has promised to provide natural gas, as an alternative to Russian supplies.
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Tennis: Russia into cup semi

Sunday, April 13th 2008, 20:48
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

The United States reach the Davis Cup semi-finals after Andy Roddick beats Paul-Henri Mathieu in their singles rubber.
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S Korean astronaut arrives at ISS

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 13:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

A Russian capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut docks with the space station.
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'Two dead' in Russian cave siege

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 9:20

Two members of a doomsday sect holed up in a cave since October have died, a survivor tells Russian media.
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Russia seeks missile base access

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 17:16
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Poland Poland, United States United States

Russia demands permanent access to planned US missile defence sites in Poland and the Czech Republic.
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Spain smashes 'Russian sex ring'

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 10:48
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police say they have smashed a major Russian prostitution ring, arresting 76 people.
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Putin groomed for party boss role

Monday, April 7th 2008, 14:32

Vladimir Putin looks set to retain huge influence, as PM and head of Russia's biggest political party.
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'Some progress' in Russia-US ties

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 10:37
related countries: United States United States

George Bush and Vladimir Putin sign a basic agreement on bilateral ties, without a breakthrough on differences.
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Missile plan on Bush-Putin agenda

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 22:14

George Bush is in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for the last in a series of talks with his Russian counterpart.
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Bush praises Croatian democracy

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush pays tribute to Croatia's democracy during a speech in Zagreb.
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Lethal blast rocks Moscow flats

Friday, April 4th 2008, 17:15
related places: Moscow

A blast rocks an apartment block in northern Moscow, killing at least two people and igniting a big fire.
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Putin holds 'positive' Nato talks

Friday, April 4th 2008, 13:54
related countries: United States United States

Russia's leader describes as positive his talks with Nato chiefs, but warns against the bloc's expansion eastwards.
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Russia sends aid to Kosovo Serbs

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 13:39
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade, Kosovo

A Russian planeload of humanitarian aid is sent to Belgrade for distribution among Serbs in Kosovo.
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Russian cultists 'leave cave'

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 8:55

Half the remaining members of a doomsday cult holed up in a Russian cave are said to have come out.
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