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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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Sharapova to miss Fed Cup semis

Monday, March 31st 2008, 16:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Maria Sharapova will not play for Russia in their Fed Cup semi-final against the USA in Moscow next month.
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Hope for end to Russia cave siege

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 9:55

Seven cult members end a cave siege in Russia and talks are under way to persuade 28 more to emerge.
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US hails progress in Russia talks

Friday, March 28th 2008, 4:33
related countries: United States United States

US diplomats say they have made progress in talks over future co-operation with Russia.
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Plea for Litvinenko inquest

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 11:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The widow of murdered ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko urges the UK to hold a full inquest.
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Bush and Putin to meet next week

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 20:17
related countries: United States United States

President Bush accepts a Russian invitation to meet for talks on the planned US missile defence system.
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Russia-Egypt nuclear deal signed

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 16:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Russia and Egypt agree a deal giving Russia the right to bid for contracts to build nuclear power stations.
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Medvedev spells out power-share

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 15:35

Russian President-elect Dmitry Medvedev says he will make the key decisions in power-sharing with Vladimir Putin.
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Georgia-Russia flights to resume

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 12:22
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow

Direct flights are resuming between Russia and Georgia, 18 months after Moscow suspended them.
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Medvedev warns on Nato move

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 9:37
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russia's new leader says Moscow is not happy about the prospect of Ukraine and Georgia joining Nato.
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Russia plans aid for Kosovo Serbs

Monday, March 24th 2008, 16:29

President Putin tells the Russian government to send humanitarian aid to Kosovo Serbs.
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Latvia hunts for mystery tycoon

Monday, March 24th 2008, 13:29
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Latvia searches for a Russian-born tycoon who vanished a week ago in suspicious circumstances.
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Casualties in south Russia blast

Monday, March 24th 2008, 9:50
related places: Nazran'

A car bomb injures at least four in Nazran, the main town in Russia's southern republic of Ingushetia.
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Tennis: Sharapova run ended

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 7:20

Maria Sharapova's unbeaten start to the season comes to an end as she is beaten by Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Pacific Life Open.
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Russian TV boss shot dead

Friday, March 21st 2008, 19:10

The head of state TV in the Russian republic of Dagestan is shot dead in his car.
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Brothers face Russia spy charges

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 16:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia charges two men with British links with industrial spying, threatening to further worsen the countries' ties.
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US 'reassures Russia on shield'

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 6:44
related countries: United States United States

The US offers to let Russia monitor missile shield installations planned in Europe, Russia says.
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Police raid BP offices in Russia

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 23:04
related places: Moscow

Offices of the oil company BP and the TNK-BP joint venture in Moscow are raided by Russian police.
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Russia-US missile talks 'stalled'

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 14:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Top

Russia's foreign minister says no deal has been struck with the US over its missile shield plans in Europe.
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'Positive' Russia-US meeting held

Monday, March 17th 2008, 22:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Senior political figures from Russia and the US, meeting in Moscow, say they are hopeful relations can be improved.
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Russia to extradite 'mercenary'

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 11:38
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Israel Israel

A court in Russia has approved the extradition to Colombia of a former Israeli army officer, wanted for training paramilitary groups.
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Russia warns Nato over Georgia

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 16:30
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Abkhazia and South Ossetia are likely to secede if Nato seeks closer ties with Georgia, a Russian official says.
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EU fears Russia plan for Georgia

Monday, March 10th 2008, 21:26
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A senior EU official says Russia may be planning to recognise the breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia.
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'No thaw under Medvedev'

Saturday, March 8th 2008, 17:17
related places: Medvedev

Outgoing Russian President Vladimir Putin warns the West that ties will not be easier under Dmitry Medvedev.
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Arms suspect faces charges in US

Friday, March 7th 2008, 13:36
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

The US says it aims to extradite a man suspected of being a top arms smuggler from Thailand.
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Thailand holds 'top arms dealer'

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 14:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Russian man suspected of being one of the world's biggest illegal arms dealers is arrested in Thailand.
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Muted welcome for Russia leader

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 0:03

Western leaders congratulate Dmitry Medvedev, but the new Russian president's huge win draws some criticism.
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Medvedev 'to continue Putin work'

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 7:25

Dmitry Medvedev vows to continue Vladimir Putin's work after a landslide win in Russia's presidential poll.
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Strong turnout in Russian polls

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 17:14

Russia's presidential election sees turnout reach 60%, in a poll which will end Vladimir Putin's eight years in office.
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Tennis: Dementieva takes Dubai

Saturday, March 1st 2008, 17:18

Elena Dementieva comes back from one set down to beat Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova in an epic finale to the Dubai Championships.
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Moscow offers 'migrant amnesty'

Friday, February 29th 2008, 17:02
related places: Moscow

Moscow authorities announce what they call a "spring amnesty" for illegal migrants working in the city.
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Russia official admits media bias

Friday, February 29th 2008, 4:27

Russia's election commission head admits media coverage for Sunday's presidential election has been unequal.
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Russia may back Iran sanctions

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 17:41
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia says it may support more UN sanctions against Iran if it does not stop some nuclear activity.
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Russia refuses journalist entry

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 16:28
related countries: Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia

A Moldovan journalist is stopped from entering Russia for a second time on the grounds she is a security threat.
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Czech PM defends US missile plan

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 9:14
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, United States United States

The Czech prime minister defends a US missile shield plan on Czech soil, brushing off strong criticism from Russia.
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Free speech 'shrinking' in Russia

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 12:20

Free speech is "shrinking alarmingly" in Vladimir Putin's Russia, says a report by Amnesty International.
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Russia 'causes concern' says poll

Monday, February 25th 2008, 0:22

People in Western countries think Russia's President Putin is harming democracy, a BBC poll suggests.
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North Korea detains Russian ship

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 14:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A Russian cargo ship is detained and boarded by North Korean coastguard agents, Russian officials say.
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EU Kosovo mission branded illegal

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 13:59
related places: Kosovo

Russia denounces the EU's planned police and justice mission to Kosovo as a breach of international law.
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Russia warns US over Kosovo move

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 11:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kosovo

Russia tells the US that Kosovo's declaration of independence threatens international stability.
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Russian ex-minister stole funds

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 9:59

Russia's ex-atomic energy minister Yevgeny Adamov is found guilty of embezzling budget funds.
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US spy satellite plan 'a cover'

Sunday, February 17th 2008, 0:43
related countries: United States United States

Russia says US plans to shoot down a broken spy satellite are a cover for testing an anti-satellite weapon.
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'Heir to Putin' in economy pledge

Friday, February 15th 2008, 7:44

The man expected to be Russia's next president, Dmitry Medvedev, wants a reduced state role in the economy.
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Muscovites count the cost of Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 23:50
related places: Day, Moscow

St Valentine's Day may be romantic but Duncan Bartlett in Moscow finds it can also be an expensive business.
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Russia criticises Iran's defiance

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 23:12
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attacks Iran for its stance on its nuclear and rocket ambitions.
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Russia in Ukraine missile threat

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 18:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Russia says it may target missiles at Ukraine if it joins Nato and deploys the US missile defence shield.
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India, Russia agree nuclear deal

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 17:25
related countries: India India
related places: Moscow

India and Russia say plans are finalised for Moscow to build four new nuclear power stations in India.
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Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 16:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russia and Ukraine reach a deal on Kiev's huge unpaid gas bill, Russia's President Vladimir Putin says.
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Putin 'will attend Nato summit'

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 15:29
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Bucharest

Russia's current president will attend a Nato summit in Bucharest in April, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
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Push for new space arms treaty

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 13:08
related countries: China China

Russia and China offer a new international treaty to ban the use of weapons in outer space.
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US 'intercepted Russian bombers'

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 2:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pacific

American fighters intercepted Russian bombers near a US aircraft carrier in the Pacific at the weekend, officials say.
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Russia writes off its Iraqi debt

Monday, February 11th 2008, 14:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Russia has agreed to write off $12bn (£6bn) of Iraqi debt built up by the Saddam Hussein regime.
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Japan accuses Russia of incursion

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 10:34
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan accuses Russia of violating its airspace over the Pacific Izu islands and demands an explanation.
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Putin vows 'arms race' response

Friday, February 8th 2008, 16:57

President Putin says a new arms race is under way and that Nato is not listening to Russia's concerns.
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Gazprom threat to Ukraine gas

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 19:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russia's gas monopoly says it may cut supplies to Ukraine if Kiev does not settle back-payments of $1.5bn.
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OSCE to boycott Russian election

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 18:57

Europe's main election watchdog says it will boycott Russia's presidential election on 2 March.
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Ex-Yukos manager to get treatment

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 9:05

A gravely ill ex-manager of Russia's disbanded Yukos oil firm is to be transferred from jail to a clinic.
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Russia suspicious over Iran test

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 12:29
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia says an Iranian missile test this week raised suspicions over its true nuclear ambitions.
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Yukos manager's trial suspended

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 9:11

A Russian court halts the trial of a sick ex-manager of Yukos firm, but refuses to release him from jail for treatment.
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OSCE rejects Russian poll offer

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 16:46

A top election watchdog rejects Russian concessions for monitoring of the presidential election.
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Ailing ex-Yukos manager on trial

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 13:54

A former boss of Russia's disbanded oil firm Yukos, Vasily Aleksanyan, goes on trial accused of fraud.
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Russian ship seized off Somalia

Monday, February 4th 2008, 9:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Pirates hijack a Russian tug off the coast of Somalia and hold the crew captive, officials say.
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Putin favourite begins poll race

Saturday, February 2nd 2008, 16:05

Russian President Vladimir Putin's favoured successor, Dmitri Medvedev, launches his election campaign.
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Medical plea fails in Yukos case

Friday, February 1st 2008, 11:54

A Russian judge says a jailed former Yukos oil company boss cannot be transferred to a clinic.
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US-Russia economy talks planned

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 17:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US and Russia are to begin formal economic talks at ministerial level, the US embassy in Moscow says.
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Khodorkovsky 'on hunger strike'

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 19:09

Jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky starts hunger strike in support of sick colleague.
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OSCE lambasts Russia's poll curbs

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 15:41

Europe's election watchdog says Russia's curbs make it impossible for the body to monitor presidential polls.
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Russia to limit election monitors

Monday, January 28th 2008, 23:24

Russia will limit foreign election monitors at its March presidential poll to 400, half the observers in 2004.
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Kasyanov barred from Russia poll

Sunday, January 27th 2008, 12:14

Russia's Central Election Commission bars opposition candidate Mikhail Kasyanov from running for president.
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Female smokers 'double in Russia'

Sunday, January 27th 2008, 0:06

Smoking rates have more than doubled in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union, researchers say.
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Clashes erupt at Ingushetia rally

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 16:20

Police beat back anti-government protesters in the southern Russian region of Ingushetia.
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Estonia fines man for 'cyber war'

Friday, January 25th 2008, 10:31
related countries: Estonia Estonia

An ethnic Russian is the first person to be convicted for taking part in cyber attacks against Estonia.
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Russia plays down Iran sanctions

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 15:32
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia plays down reports a draft UN resolution on Iran's nuclear programme calls for new sanctions.
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Putin critic facing election ban

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 10:21

Russian officials say there are grounds to bar opposition activist Mikhail Kasyanov from the presidential race.
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Putin opponent to be investigated

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 16:52

Russian prosecutors accuse opposition candidate Mikhail Kasyanov's campaign of forging signatures.
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Serbia agrees Russian gas deal

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 13:29
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia backs a major energy deal that further boosts Russian dominance of Europe's gas supply.
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Russia warns of nuclear defence

Saturday, January 19th 2008, 18:00
related places: Moscow

Russia's military chief says Moscow is ready to defend itself preventively and with nuclear weapons.
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