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Putin set for historic Iran trip

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 1:00
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Russia's president is due to make a historic visit to Tehran for talks set to focus on Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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Putin's visit to Iran to go ahead

Monday, October 15th 2007, 16:59
related countries: Iran Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his visit to Iran will go ahead, despite reports of a plot to kill him.
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Football: Ashley Cole ruled out

Monday, October 15th 2007, 16:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Middlesbrough

England are boosted ahead of Wednesday's Euro 2008 qualifier in Russia by John Terry's return to training after a knee injury.
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Putin told of 'assassination bid'

Sunday, October 14th 2007, 22:01
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia's Vladimir Putin still plans to visit Iran this week despite reports of a plot to kill him on the trip, say officials.
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Rice attacks Kremlin's power

Saturday, October 13th 2007, 16:59

Condoleezza Rice voices unease about Russia, saying too much power is concentrated in the Kremlin.
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Rice encourages Russian activists

Saturday, October 13th 2007, 10:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Condoleezza Rice backs local human rights activists in Moscow as she continues a sometimes tense visit.
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US rejects Russian missile call

Friday, October 12th 2007, 22:22
related countries: United States United States

Talks between the US and Russia about a US anti-missile system in Europe end with no sign of progress.
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Russia urges US missile 'freeze'

Friday, October 12th 2007, 15:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia calls on the US to "freeze" plans for missile defence facilities in Europe, after high-level Moscow talks.
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Malaysia's first astronaut takes off

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 14:13
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Russian spacecraft lifts off, carrying the first Malaysian into space, alongside two other astronauts.
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Putin plays down Iran bomb fears

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 11:53
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia's president says he has no information that Iran is seeking to build a nuclear weapon.
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Sarkozy hails talks with Putin

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 8:47
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says progress is made at talks with Russia's leader on Iran's nuclear issue.
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Sarkozy to meet Putin in Moscow

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 4:23
related countries: France France
related places: Moscow

French President Nicolas Sarkozy travels to Moscow for his first bilateral summit with Vladimir Putin.
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Rally for murdered Russian writer

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 15:19

Relatives and campaigners mark the first anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Justice demand for Politkovskaya

Saturday, October 6th 2007, 6:26

Celebrities and dignitaries sign a letter in The Times seeking justice for slain Russia journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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US conciliatory over missile plan

Saturday, October 6th 2007, 1:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US proposes working with Nato and Russia to ease Moscow's objections to its system of missile defence.
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Body parts found at Moscow estate

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 10:16
related places: Moscow

The body parts of some 34 people and a rusty pistol are unearthed at a 19th-Century Moscow mansion.
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Russia holds anti-drugs official

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007, 17:26

Russian police arrest the deputy chief of the anti-drugs agency but details of charges have not been released.
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Gazprom may cut gas to Ukraine

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 14:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian gas monopoly says it may cut supplies over $1.3bn owed for deliveries and ignored payment requests.
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Putin eyes prime minister's job

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 13:44

Russian President Putin agrees to run for parliament, saying it is "entirely realistic" he may become prime minister.
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Kasparov to stand for president

Monday, October 1st 2007, 10:59

Former world chess champion Gary Kasparov is chosen to be a candidate in next year's Russian presidential election.
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Lost Romanov bones 'identified'

Friday, September 28th 2007, 14:37

Russian scientists say they may have identified the missing remains of two children of Tsar Nicholas II.
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Georgia condemns Russian 'terror'

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 11:59
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's President Mikhail Saakashvili accuses Russia of leading "terror" missions on his country's territory.
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Russia unveils new passenger jet

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 10:39

Russia unveils a new passenger jet it hopes will establish its place as a global seller of commercial aircraft.
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New Russian cabinet takes charge

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 11:04

Russian President Vladimir Putin names a new cabinet but it offers few clues as to who may succeed him.
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Tennis: Roddick sends US to final

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 16:43
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States

Andy Roddick's straight-sets victory over Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman takes the United States to the Davis Cup final against Russia.
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Journalist murder case charges

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 1:11
related places: Chechen

A former Chechen politician is charged as an accomplice in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Powers to discuss Iran sanctions

Friday, September 21st 2007, 16:17
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Officials from the US, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany are to meet to discuss Iran's nuclear programme.
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Arctic seabed 'belongs to Russia'

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 20:57

An Arctic expedition proves that a vast underwater mountain range is a part of Russia, officials say.
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Russia's hold on eastern Europe

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 10:35
related places: Moscow

Nick Thorpe reports on Moscow's resurgent influence in the countries of eastern Europe which were once its satellites.
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Russia concerned by Iran war talk

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 12:21
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

Russia's foreign minister raises fears over threats of war in Iran after meeting his French counterpart.
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ElBaradei concern over Iran row

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 10:20
related countries: France France, Iran Iran
related places: Moscow

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog says force should only be used as a last resort to resolve the dispute with Iran.
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Russia suspect running to be MP

Sunday, September 16th 2007, 13:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A businessman wanted in Britain over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko aims to become a Russian MP.
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Putin ponders future power

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 11:09

The new Russian president will have to co-exist with me, Vladimir Putin tells the BBC's Bridget Kendall at a media retreat at his holiday villa.
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Two Russians found dead in China

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 8:47
related countries: China China

Searchers find the bodies of two out of six Russian men who went missing in China during a canoe trip.
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Putin 'may seek 2012 re-election'

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 1:33

Vladimir Putin says he does not rule out running for Russia's presidency again in 2012 or 2016.
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Putin looks to polls as PM chosen

Friday, September 14th 2007, 14:26
related places: Zubkov

Russian leader Vladimir Putin says new PM Viktor Zubkov is one of five who could replace him as president.
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Russian 'serial killer' on trial

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 16:04
related places: Moscow

A Russian shop assistant goes on trial accused of killing 49 people in woods in southern Moscow.
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Putin names next prime minister

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 15:52

President Putin nominates Viktor Zubkov, a relative unknown, to take over as the new Russian PM.
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Russia tests giant fuel-air bomb

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 12:29

The Russian military tests a giant fuel-air bomb which it says is the biggest non-nuclear device in the world.
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Russia blamed over poison probe

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 10:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko accuses Russia of hindering the inquiry into his poisoning.
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Gunmen kill three in south Russia

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 9:30

Gunmen kill a Gypsy man and his two sons in the troubled Russian republic of Ingushetia.
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New rocket crash alarms Kazakhs

Friday, September 7th 2007, 15:00

Kazakhstan probes another crash of a Russian-built rocket, which was carrying highly toxic fuel.
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Russia in Australia uranium deal

Friday, September 7th 2007, 11:36
related countries: Australia Australia, Iran Iran

Australia is to sell uranium to Russia as long as the substance, used to generate nuclear power, is not resold to Iran.
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UK jets shadow Russian bombers

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 16:03
related countries: Norway Norway, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain and Norway send jet fighters to intercept eight Russian long-range bombers in the Arctic.
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UK jets 'chase Russian bombers'

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 12:11
related countries: Norway Norway, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain and Norway send jet fighters to shadow eight Russian long-range bombers in the Arctic.
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Russia to sell arms to Indonesia

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 8:48
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting his Indonesian counterpart to sign an arms deal worth $1bn.
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New data on Russia race attacks

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 20:50

A respected Russian human rights group says 38 people have been killed in racist violence this year.
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Football: England call up Lescott

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 11:55
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Joleon Lescott is called up to England's squad for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Israel and Russia.
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Russia 'won't bargain on Kosovo'

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 8:33
related places: Kosovo, Moscow

Russia's foreign minister warns Moscow will stand firm on "red line" issues like missile defence and Kosovo.
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Russia marks Beslan siege deaths

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 9:55
related places: Beslan

Russia marks the third anniversary of the Beslan school siege, in which hundreds of people died.
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Deadly blast in southern Russia

Friday, August 31st 2007, 18:56
related places: Nazran'

Four people are reported killed in a large blast in Nazran, in the troubled Russian republic of Ingushetia.
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Russian tycoon fights arrest plan

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 10:29

Lawyers for Russian billionaire Mikhail Gutseriyev seek to overturn a warrant for his arrest on tax evasion charges.
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Colombia seeks Israel mercenary

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 10:26
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Israel Israel

Colombia is to ask Russia to extradite an Israeli mercenary convicted of training paramilitaries.
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Russian soldier in kennel death

Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 15:31

An elite Russian military force probes the death of a conscript who was beaten and thrown into a dog kennel.
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Arrests over Russia writer murder

Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 0:55
related places: Moscow

Russian security officers are among 10 people held over the 2006 murder of reporter Anna Politkovskaya.
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Georgia fires at 'Russian plane'

Friday, August 24th 2007, 20:54
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia opens fire on an aircraft believed to be Russian after it violates its airspace, officials say.
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Russia dig finds 'tsar's family'

Friday, August 24th 2007, 19:11

Russian archaeologists believe they may have found the remains of two children of the last tsar, executed in 1918.
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Rebel figure killed in Chechnya

Friday, August 24th 2007, 11:10

Security forces in Chechnya kill Rustam Basayev, one of the last remaining rebel figures, Russian officials say.
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Iran buys Russian passenger jets

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 15:27
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran signs a deal with Russia to buy five new Tupolev passenger planes, the largest deal for Russia in some years.
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Russia eyes Czech for top IMF job

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 9:57
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Russia is backing former Czech central bank head Josef Tosovsky to lead the International Monetary Fund.
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UK jets shadow Russian bomber

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 18:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two new RAF Typhoon jets shadowed a Russian bomber heading for Britain, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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Russian clinic releases activist

Monday, August 20th 2007, 14:02

A Russian opposition activist leaves a psychiatric clinic where colleagues say she had been incarcerated.
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BBC radio ordered off Russian FM

Friday, August 17th 2007, 17:18

The BBC's service is dropped by its last Russian FM radio partner on the orders of the media regulator.
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Russia restarts Cold War patrols

Friday, August 17th 2007, 16:37

Russia resumes a Soviet-era practice of long-range bomber flights, President Putin says, citing security worries.
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Energy key at Shanghai summit

Thursday, August 16th 2007, 19:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, China China, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
related places: Bishkek

Leaders of China, Russia and Central Asia states agree on greater co-operation on energy and security.
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Wednesday football as it happened

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 16:20

Britain's three clubs perform well in Europe, but Man Utd stutter to a domestic draw at Portsmouth.
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Russian held over 'deaths' video

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 10:52

A man who says he posted a video on the internet showing the murder of two men surrenders to Russian police.
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Russian train derailed by 'bomb'

Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 9:05
related places: Moscow

A bomb blast derailed a train travelling from Moscow to St Petersburg, injuring dozens, Russian officials say.
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Russian 'serial killer' in court

Monday, August 13th 2007, 19:15
related places: Moscow

A Russian grocery store worker accused of killing 49 people in Moscow appears in court for the first time.
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Ferry in collision off Istanbul

Monday, August 13th 2007, 11:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

A Turkish ferry and a Ukrainian-flagged cargo ship collide off Istanbul, injuring at least 30, Turkish media say.
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Danes set for North Pole mission

Sunday, August 12th 2007, 10:38
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Denmark is sending a team to survey the Arctic seabed after Russia stakes a claim there.
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Russia unveils air defence plan

Saturday, August 11th 2007, 22:17

Russian President Vladimir Putin announces what he calls a vast programme to upgrade missile defences.
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Envoys seek Kosovo compromise

Saturday, August 11th 2007, 20:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kosovo

US, EU and Russian envoys visit Kosovo in what is seen as a last bid to find a deal over the province's future.
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Canada PM asserts Arctic claims

Friday, August 10th 2007, 1:18
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's PM reasserts his country's claims to the Arctic, days after Russia staked claims to the North Pole.
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Fresh talks over Kosovo's status

Friday, August 10th 2007, 0:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kosovo, Friday

Envoys from the US, the EU and Russia begins a new effort on Friday to find a solution to Kosovo's political status.
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Russia sparks Cold War scramble

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 21:05
related countries: Guam Guam, United States United States

Russia says its bombers flew to Guam for the first time since the Cold War, triggering a scramble by US fighters.
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Canadian leader makes Arctic trip

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 1:34
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's PM sets out on a trip to the Arctic, one week after Russia intensified claims to the region.
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Huge cross marks Stalin purges

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 14:45
related places: Moscow

A giant cross in memory of the victims of Stalin's purges in the 1930s is erected at a ceremony near Moscow.
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Russian hostages freed in Nigeria

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 22:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Six Russians kidnapped more than two months ago from an aluminium firm in southern Nigeria are freed.
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Georgia condemns Russian 'raid'

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 16:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's president accuses Russia of firing a missile on a Georgian village, although Russia denies the claim.
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Georgia in Russian attack claim

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 13:17
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Tbilisi

Georgia accuses Russia of an "act of aggression", after Tbilisi claims a missile was fired at its territory.
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Russia ordered to free Japan boat

Monday, August 6th 2007, 23:02
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Kamchatka

An international tribunal orders Russia to release a Japanese fishing vessel seized off the Kamchatka peninsula.
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UN worker accused of visa fraud

Monday, August 6th 2007, 21:27

A Russian employee at the UN headquarters in New York is arrested on suspicion of visa fraud.
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Russia cancels most Afghan debt

Monday, August 6th 2007, 16:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Russia agrees to a deal that cancels 90% of Afghanistan's Soviet-era debt, worth about $10bn.
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Giant cross to mark Stalin terror

Monday, August 6th 2007, 14:25
related places: Moscow

A giant cross commemorating Stalin's victims reaches Moscow after a journey from a former prison camp.
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