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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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In praise of cultural diplomacy

Saturday, January 19th 2008, 16:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As tensions between the UK and Russia rise, Bridget Kendall recalls the British Council from her student days in Russia.
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Balkan boost for Russian gas plan

Friday, January 18th 2008, 16:44
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Moscow

Bulgaria backs a gas pipeline deal with Russia that is set to strengthen Moscow's grip on energy exports to Europe.
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Russia says UK 'distorts facts'

Friday, January 18th 2008, 13:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Russian government has accused the UK of attempting to "distort facts" in the British Council row.
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Russia actions 'stain reputation'

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 15:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband says Russia's actions against the British Council are a "stain" on her reputation.
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Putin urges Kosovo consensus

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 12:15
related places: Kosovo, Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin says any decision on Kosovo's fate must be agreed by Belgrade and Pristina.
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Russia warned over 'intimidation'

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 17:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband warns Russia that intimidation of British Council officials is "unacceptable".
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Putin foe submits poll petition

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 12:21

Kremlin critic and former Russian PM Mikhail Kasyanov submits a petition supporting his presidential bid.
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Miliband warns on Russia tax move

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 11:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Threats by Russia to take further action against the British Council "can only make matters worse", the foreign secretary says.
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UK-Russia diplomatic row worsens

Monday, January 14th 2008, 20:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A diplomatic dispute between Russia and the UK intensifies as Britain defies an order to close down cultural offices.
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Tennis: Mafia threat warning

Friday, January 11th 2008, 8:57

The head of women's tennis suspects organised criminals, including the Russian mafia, are trying to fix matches.
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EU warns Serbs on Russia deal

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 16:43
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The European Commission steps into a controversy over the takeover of Serbia's oil monopoly.
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Tennis: Nadal thrashed

Sunday, January 6th 2008, 13:00

Top seed Rafael Nadal suffered a 6-0 6-1 defeat by Russia's Mikhail Youzhny in the Chennai Open final.
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Russians saved after three months

Friday, January 4th 2008, 18:50

Eleven fishermen are rescued three months after being shipwrecked in the Russian Far East.
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British Council in Russian test

Thursday, January 3rd 2008, 14:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Two British Council offices will defy a Russian order for them to close, the UK embassy in Moscow says.
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Storm brings chaos to Black Sea

Thursday, January 3rd 2008, 13:29

At least four sailors die in a storm off southern Russia as severe weather hits the Black Sea region.
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Russian art show gets green light

Monday, December 31st 2007, 11:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A Russian art exhibition will now open in London after a UK law to protect the works came into force.
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Iran gives early date for reactor

Monday, December 31st 2007, 0:09
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Bushehr

Iran says its Bushehr nuclear plant will start work in the summer - earlier than its Russian builders had said.
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Russia jails troops over Chechnya

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 21:31

Two Russian interior ministry troops are convicted of the killing of three civilians in Chechnya.
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Peugeot plans car plant in Russia

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 17:59
related countries: France France

French car maker Peugeot Citroen announces plans to build its first factory in Russia, an expanding market.
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Russia tests ballistic missiles

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 1:25
related countries: United States United States

Russia successfully tests two intercontinental missiles amid renewed criticism over US missile defence plans.
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EU urges Russia to halt UK ban

Friday, December 21st 2007, 17:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Union has asked Russia to reconsider its decision to close two British Council offices.
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Russian art exhibit 'to go ahead'

Friday, December 21st 2007, 11:41
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Russia says a cancelled London exhibition of major Russian and French artworks should now go ahead.
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Anger at 'satanic' Coca-Cola ad

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 19:18

Russia's prosecutors study a complaint accusing Coca-Cola of insulting Orthodox Christian beliefs in an advertising campaign.
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Russia halts London art display

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 14:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Russia cancels a major exhibition of art in London, accusing Britain of failing to guarantee its return.
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Russia gas deal dashes EU hopes

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 13:03
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Russia, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan will build a gas pipeline around the Caspian Sea, in a setback for the EU.
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Iran reactor 'to open late 2008'

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 8:26

Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant will not be operational until late 2008 at the earliest, Russian officials say.
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UN fails to break Kosovo impasse

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 20:39
related places: Kosovo

UN Security Council talks fail to bridge the gap between the West and Russia over the future of Kosovo.
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Putin named 'Person of the Year'

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 14:28

Time Magazine names Russian President Vladimir Putin as its 'Person of the Year'.
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US warns Iran after fuel shipment

Monday, December 17th 2007, 20:53
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US says Iran has no need to enrich its own uranium now that Russia has begun delivering nuclear fuel.
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Russia ships nuclear fuel to Iran

Monday, December 17th 2007, 18:31
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Bushehr

Russia delivers its first shipment of nuclear fuel to Iran's Bushehr plant, officials from both countries say.
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Putin ready to be PM after polls

Monday, December 17th 2007, 15:53

Vladimir Putin says he will serve as Russian PM under Dmitry Medvedev, the ruling party's presidential candidate.
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Russia's deep suspicion of the West

Saturday, December 15th 2007, 12:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports on Russia's view of the outside world after its foreign minister accuses Britain of deliberately sabotaging relations with Moscow.
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Belarus backs Russia on missiles

Friday, December 14th 2007, 17:06
related countries: Belarus Belarus, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Belarus says it will back Russia if the US overrides Moscow's objections to building new missile bases in Europe.
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Russia, Iran 'agree nuclear deal'

Thursday, December 13th 2007, 12:23
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Bushehr

Russia and Iran agreed a timetable for finishing building the Bushehr nuclear plant, reports from Russia say.
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Russia to limit British Council

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 18:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia tells the British Council to suspend the work of its two offices outside Moscow by the start of 2008.
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Kasparov quits presidential race

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 17:29

Russian opposition figure and former chess star Garry Kasparov abandons plans to run for the presidency.
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Russia to lift ban on Polish meat

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 17:13
related countries: Poland Poland

Russia agrees to lift a two-year-old ban on Polish meat imports it imposed on health grounds.
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Emerging giants in telecom boom

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 13:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brazil, India, China and Russia are driving global telecoms growth, a report by UK watchdog Ofcom suggests.
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Russia begins arms treaty freeze

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 8:19

Russia implements its decision to suspend a key Cold War treaty limiting troops and weapons in Europe.
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Medvedev says Putin should be PM

Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 19:13

Russia's President Putin should become prime minister next year, his chosen successor Dmitry Medvedev says.
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Putin sees Medvedev as successor

Monday, December 10th 2007, 12:14
related places: Medvedev

Vladimir Putin backs First Deputy PM Dmitry Medvedev to replace him as Russia's president.
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Thaw in Russian-Polish relations

Friday, December 7th 2007, 23:52
related countries: Poland Poland

Russia and Poland open a "new chapter" in their strained relationship, the Polish foreign minister says.
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Nato-Russia tension over Kosovo

Friday, December 7th 2007, 14:54
related places: Kosovo

Nato and Russia fail to narrow their differences over Kosovo ahead of a UN deadline for an agreement.
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Russia to extend naval exercises

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 22:03

Russia plans naval exercises in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, in an apparent effort to boost its presence.
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Kremlin insists election was fair

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 23:17

Vladimir Putin's office rejects concerns over the conduct of polls which gave Russia's ruling party a landslide.
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Monitors denounce Russian election

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 17:32

Foreign observers say the Russian general election won by President Vladimir Putin's party was "not fair".
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Putin party secures huge victory

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 8:30

President Vladimir Putin's party wins more than 60% of votes in Russia's general election, official results show.
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Russians vote in general election

Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 18:06

Russians vote in elections set to be dominated by President Putin's party, amid opposition claims of rigging.
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Reindeer and politics in Russia

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 12:33

As Russians vote, Tim Whewell has been gauging opinion in the north of the country in a region rich in oil and home to a variety of indigenous tribes as well as reindeer.
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Russians reflect ahead of polls

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 7:26

Russia observes a day of no political campaigning ahead of Sunday's keenly-awaited parliamentary elections.
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Tennis: USA take hold on final

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 6:59
related countries: United States United States

James Blake and Andy Roddick give the USA a 2-0 lead over Russia after the opening singles in the Davis Cup final.
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Putin dominates election run-up

Friday, November 30th 2007, 13:43

President Putin looks set for a landslide victory as Russia prepares for Sunday's parliamentary polls.
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Russia opts out of arms pact

Friday, November 30th 2007, 11:10

President Vladimir Putin signs a law suspending Russia's participation in an arms limitation treaty in Europe.
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Russian tycoon convicted of fraud

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 14:02

A Moscow court finds exiled businessman Boris Berezovsky guilty of embezzlement and jails him in absentia.
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Putin says US behind poll boycott

Monday, November 26th 2007, 12:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Western

President Vladimir Putin says the US is inciting Western observers to boycott Russian parliamentary elections.
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Russia presidential poll date set

Monday, November 26th 2007, 9:16

The Russian parliament's upper house sets 2 March 2008 as the date for the presidential election.
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