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Nato holds Georgia crisis talks

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 12:18
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Nato prepares to hold an emergency summit on how it should respond to Russia's military action in Georgia.
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Russian rocket in return to flight

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 8:40

A Russian Proton rocket successfully launches one of the biggest commercial satellites ever built - the Inmarsat-4 (I4-F3).
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Russia 'starts Georgia pull-back'

Monday, August 18th 2008, 18:49
related countries: Georgia Georgia

There is disagreement between Russia and Georgia over whether Moscow has begun withdrawing troops from Georgia, as promised.
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Isinbayeva wins with new record

Monday, August 18th 2008, 15:40

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva breaks her own women's pole vault world record in winning Olympic gold.
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Ukraine PM 'working for Russia'

Monday, August 18th 2008, 13:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Aides to Ukraine's president accuse PM Tymoshenko of working in Russia's interests in a bid to become president.
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The way forward

Monday, August 18th 2008, 13:41

Nato governments divided on what to do about Russia
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Georgia reeling

Monday, August 18th 2008, 4:56
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian offensive takes a heavy toll on Georgia
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Russia pledge on Georgia pull-out

Sunday, August 17th 2008, 20:09
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says his forces will begin withdrawing from Georgia on Monday.
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Ukraine offers West radar warning

Saturday, August 16th 2008, 23:23
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says it is ready to make its warning systems available to European nations following Russia's conflict with Georgia.
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Russia signs up to Georgia truce

Saturday, August 16th 2008, 21:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia signs a ceasefire deal with Georgia, but says its troops will not leave until extra security measures are in place.
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US demands Russian troop pull-out

Friday, August 15th 2008, 19:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

The US says Russia must withdraw its troops from Georgia "at once", after Georgia's president signs a ceasefire deal.
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Bush condemns 'bullying' Russia

Friday, August 15th 2008, 16:17
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

US President George W Bush says Russia must withdraw its troops from Georgia, accusing Moscow of bullying tactics.
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Russian anger at US missile deal

Friday, August 15th 2008, 14:02
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States

A deal allowing the US to site missiles in Poland is aimed against Moscow, says Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
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Mystery buyer pays record 500m euros for French Riviera pad

Friday, August 15th 2008, 13:28
related countries: France France

A mystery Russian billionaire has smashed the record for the world's most expensive home.
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Rice to push Georgia-Russia deal

Friday, August 15th 2008, 11:31
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States
related places: Tbilisi

The US secretary of state arrives in Tbilisi in a show of US support, as efforts to resolve Georgia's conflict with Russia continue.
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Georgian war

Friday, August 15th 2008, 9:08
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia has won the conflict but is losing the media game
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Into the freezer

Friday, August 15th 2008, 0:48
related countries: United States United States

Missile deal with US will strain Russia-Poland ties
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US warns Russia of lasting impact

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 22:16
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

The US defence chief warns relations with Russia may be damaged but sees no prospect of US military deployment in Georgia.
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Russians begin Georgia handover

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 14:04
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Gori

Russian troops are handing over control of the area around the town of Gori to Georgian forces, officials say.
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Caucasus hacking

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 7:11
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Hackers fan conflict between Russia and Georgia
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Rice says Russia faces isolation

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 4:17
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Condoleezza Rice warns Russia it faces international isolation if it does not leave Georgia, as she starts a visit to Europe.
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US forces to deliver Georgia aid

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 23:25
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

US President Bush says military aircraft and naval forces are bringing aid to Georgia, following its conflict with Russia.
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US forces to deliver Georgia aid

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 15:53
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

US President Bush says military aircraft and naval forces will send humanitarian aid to Georgia, following its conflict with Russia.
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Violence flares in Georgian town

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 15:10
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Gori

There are reports of looting in the Georgian town of Gori, where Russian tanks are out on the streets despite a truce.
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Georgia and Russia agree on truce

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 10:24
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia and Russia agree an outline plan to end hostilities, following shuttle diplomacy by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Russia 'ends Georgia operation'

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 16:19
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev orders an end to military operations against Georgia after five days of fighting.
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Assaults add pressure on Georgia

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 7:19
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgian troops fall back towards their capital, Tbilisi, as Russian-backed rebels in the west of Georgia say they have opened a new front in the conflict.
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High stakes

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 6:41
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia's incursions deep into Georgia worry the West
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Russian troops advance in Georgia

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 2:31
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Senaki

Russian forces enter Georgia from the breakaway region of Abkhazia as the conflict between the neighbours appears to broaden.
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Russia troops in new Georgia move

Monday, August 11th 2008, 14:35
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Senaki

Russian soldiers move into the west Georgian town of Senaki, as frantic diplomacy to end the conflict continues.
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Ceasefire bid amid Georgia crisis

Monday, August 11th 2008, 13:09
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia and Georgia trade accusations of new attacks, as EU diplomats seek a ceasefire in the Caucasus conflict.
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Georgia move fails to halt raids

Monday, August 11th 2008, 1:28
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow, Tbilisi

Russian raids on Georgia continue despite Tbilisi's announcement of a ceasefire, after Moscow says clashes in breakaway South Ossetia are continuing.
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Georgia 'calls Ossetia ceasefire'

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 17:53
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia says it has ordered its forces to cease fire in South Ossetia and calls for talks with Russia - but Moscow says clashes are continuing.
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Georgia 'pulls out of S Ossetia'

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 14:23
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia withdraws its troops from the breakaway region of South Ossetia, a Georgian interior ministry official tells the BBC, although the Russian military disputes the statement.
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Peace bid as Ossetia crisis rages

Saturday, August 9th 2008, 22:15
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Envoys from Europe and the US head to Georgia as its violent conflict with Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia deepens, with hundreds reported killed or injured.
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Russian jets attack Georgian town

Saturday, August 9th 2008, 15:32
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian jets bomb a Georgian town amid a deepening crisis over the breakaway province of South Ossetia.
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Russian forces battle Georgians

Friday, August 8th 2008, 23:12
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia engages in fierce clashes in Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region, reports say, amid fears of all-out war, while discussions at the United Nations make little progress.
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Bomb kills two on Russian beach

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 9:30
related places: Sochi

A bomb explosion kills two people on a beach in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, police say.
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Last farewell

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 14:32

Russian good bye to "great Russian" Solzhenitsyn
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Solzhenitsyn is buried in Moscow

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 10:38
related places: Moscow

The body of Russian writer and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn, chronicler of Soviet brutality, is laid to rest.
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Russians deny 'systematic' doping

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 8:04

Russian Olympic team officials have denied allegations its athletes are involved in "systematic doping".
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Tortured patriot

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 17:15

Solzhenitsyn drew on Russian tradition to expose evil
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Tributes to writer Solzhenitsyn

Monday, August 4th 2008, 12:04

Tributes are paid to the life of Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who exposed the horrors of Stalin's prison system.
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Solzhenitsyn dies at 89

Monday, August 4th 2008, 8:55

Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who exposed the horrors of Stalin's prison system, dies at the age of 89.
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South Ossetia evacuates children

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 22:13
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The separatist government in the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia evacuates children to Russia after renewed violence.
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Yukos figure 'guilty of murders'

Friday, August 1st 2008, 17:21

A former top figure in the Russian oil company Yukos is found guilty by a Russian court of masterminding several murders.
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Northern hemisphere looks up for total eclipse

Friday, August 1st 2008, 14:36
related countries: Canada Canada, China China

Large parts of the Northern Hemisphere have fallen into shadow under the path of a total eclipse of the Sun.
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Russia hit by doping suspensions

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 16:09

Seven Russian athletes bound for the Olympics are provisionally suspended for doping offences, the IAAF has announced.
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Isinbayeva breaks pole vault mark

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 7:18
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva breaks her own pole vault world record as she clears 5.04m at the Super Grand Prix meeting in Monaco.
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Isinbayeva breaks pole vault mark

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 7:18
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva breaks her own pole vault world record as she clears 5.04m at the Super Grand Prix meeting in Monaco.
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Russians in landmark Baikal dive

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 14:33

Russian scientists reach the bottom of the world's deepest body of fresh water - Lake Baikal in Siberia.
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Russia says BP treatment is fair

Sunday, July 27th 2008, 16:05

A Russian diplomat dismisses claims that BP has been harassed, saying it has been treated like any other firm.
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Boss of BP Russia venture leaves

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 19:00

BP says the chief executive of its Russian venture TNK-BP has temporarily left Russia because of "sustained harassment".
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Arctic 'has 90bn barrels of oil'

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 15:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arctic

The Arctic is estimated to hold some 90bn barrels of oil, according to data from the US Geological Survey.
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Cold cash: Moscow tops list of world's priciest cities

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 8:06
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Moscow, Tokyo

Moscow tops the league of the most expensive cities to live in for expatriates, followed by Tokyo and London.
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Chavez calls for Russia alliance

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 22:20
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez calls for a strategic alliance with Russia to protect Venezuela from the US.
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Manned spaceship design unveiled

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 21:56

The first official image of a proposed joint Russian and European manned spacecraft has been unveiled.
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BP says 60 staff leaving Russia

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 13:44

BP says the remaining 60 of its staff seconded to joint venture TNK-BP are being recalled from Russia.
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China and Russia sign border deal

Monday, July 21st 2008, 11:40
related countries: China China

China and Russia have signed a treaty settling a long-running territorial dispute along their eastern border.
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Fury as Zimbabwe sanctions vetoed

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 11:38
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US and UK condemn China and Russia for vetoing a UN resolution to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe's leaders.
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Russian ice camp in rapid shrink

Friday, July 11th 2008, 23:21

Twenty Russian scientists are to be taken off their ice camp in the Arctic because the melt has set in sooner than expected.
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Tests show US shield 'not needed'

Friday, July 11th 2008, 16:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Russia's foreign minister says Iran's missile tests show the planned US defence shield in Europe is not necessary.
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Georgia recalls Moscow ambassador

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 20:26
related places: Moscow

Tbilisi says it is recalling its ambassador from Moscow after Russian fighter jets flew over a breakaway region.
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Russia admits Georgia overflights

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 17:47
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow

Russian military jets have flown over the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia this week, Moscow says.
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US warns Russia over Georgia row

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 10:04
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Russia must help resolve tensions in Georgia, not contribute to them.
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Georgia row spirals as Rice lands

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 15:52
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States
related places: Rice

Russia, Georgia and the US are engulfed in an escalating row as the US secretary of state visits Georgia.
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Russia may veto Mugabe sanctions

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 14:45
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Russia says it may refuse to back UN Security Council sanctions against Zimbabwe's president and his allies.
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Russia 'upset' by US shield plans

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 12:29
related countries: United States United States

Russia's president says it is considering retaliatory steps after the Czechs agree to host part of a US missile shield.
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Russia warns over US-Czech shield

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 21:19
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, United States United States

Russia says it will be forced to react with military means if US-Czech missile defence shield plans go ahead.
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Litvinenko widow backs UK pressure

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 11:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The widow of murdered Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko backs UK calls for the extradition of a man over his death.
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Russia 'backed Litvinenko murder'

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 9:03

Alexander Litvinenko's murder was carried out with the backing of the Russian state, UK government sources tell the BBC.
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Jail sentence for Beslan 'healer'

Monday, July 7th 2008, 20:50
related places: Beslan

A "faith healer" who promised to resurrect children killed in the 2004 Beslan siege is sentenced to 11 years for fraud in Russia.
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Russia military 'deeply corrupt'

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 16:59

A third of all money spent by the Russian government on its armed forces is lost to corruption, according to a senior Russian official.
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Russia gang 'faces murder charge'

Monday, June 30th 2008, 18:50

Russian prosecutors say they will charge nine youths with more than 20 racially-motivated murders and 12 attempted murders.
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Russia's new faith... in itself

Saturday, June 28th 2008, 11:17

James Rodgers says Russia is experiencing a new patriotism, reflected in its economic and sporting successes.
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Russians and EU to seek new pact

Friday, June 27th 2008, 13:03

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and EU leaders agree to start new talks on a strategic partnership.
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Tennis: Sharapova stunned

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 16:55

Russian Alla Kudryavtseva claims a massive Wimbledon upset by knocking out number three seed and 2004 champion Maria Sharapova.
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Excitement grows

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 14:02
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish and Russian fans set for semi-final clash
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Medvedev: Graft is security risk

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 16:20

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev describes corruption in his country as a threat to national security.
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Premier League impresses Arshavin

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 16:44
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin hails the Premier League as the best football club competition in the world.
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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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