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We have started to collect the most important news related to Russia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Greenpeace piracy charges 'dropped'

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 19:33

Greenpeace activists held in Russia over a protest against Arctic oil drilling face lesser charges of hooliganism rather than piracy, officials say.
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CSKA Moscow 1-2 Manchester City

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 18:13

Sergio Aguero scores twice as Manchester City come from behind to win 2-1 away to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.
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Russia to ignore Greenpeace hearings

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 11:26

The Russian government says it will not attend international court hearings in Hamburg over the detention of a Greenpeace ship by border guards.
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Pellegrini condemns Moscow pitch

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 17:01
related places: Moscow

Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City's Champions League tie with CSKA Moscow "deserves a better pitch".
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VIDEO: Dancer to be tried for acid attack

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 6:26
related places: Moscow

A ballet dancer charged in connection with an attack on the Bolshoi's artistic director, Sergei Filin, is to appear in court in Moscow on Tuesday.
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Kvyat, 19, to drive for Toro Rosso

Monday, October 21st 2013, 20:44

Russian Daniil Kvyat will race for the Toro Rosso team next season in a surprise move for the feeder outfit of world champions Red Bull.
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Russia bus blast: Islamist suspected

Monday, October 21st 2013, 15:37
related places: Volgograd

A suspected female suicide bomber blows up a bus in Volgograd, southern Russia, killing at least six and injuring more than 30, officials say.
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Russia faulted over Katyn inquiry

Monday, October 21st 2013, 11:01
related countries: Poland Poland

The European Court of Human Rights says Russia has not explained why it kept key files secret over the 1940 Katyn massacre of Polish war prisoners.
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The BBC's first Man in Moscow

Monday, October 21st 2013, 0:50
related places: Moscow

How the BBC's first man in Moscow got sent into the cold
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No secret files in Russia - Snowden

Friday, October 18th 2013, 8:15
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United States United States
related places: Snowden

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden says he took no classified documents to Russia when he fled there from Hong Kong.
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VIDEO: Snowden 'no secret files in Russia'

Friday, October 18th 2013, 5:27
related countries: United States United States

Edward Snowden went on the run earlier this year, taking with him vast amounts of secret information belonging to the US government's security services.
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Putin urged to act on detainees

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 13:58

Eleven Nobel laureates urge Russian President Vladimir Putin to drop piracy charges against 30 Greenpeace activists and journalists.
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AUDIO: Pussy Riot call for Olympics boycott

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 12:41

The Russian protest band Pussy Riot call for a boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympic games over the county's anti gay laws.
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Russia 'regret' over diplomat attack

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 21:33
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Moscow

Russia's foreign ministry expresses regret after a Dutch diplomat is beaten up in Moscow, in the midst of tension between the two countries.
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Court suspends Navalny sentence

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 12:31
related places: Kirov

A Russian appeals court suspends the jail sentence given to opposition leader Alexei Navalny for embezzlement, allowing him to walk free, but barring him from elections.
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Meteorite pulled from Russian lake

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 11:20
related places: Chelyabinsk

Divers working at a Russian lake have recovered a 570kg chunk of the space rock that exploded over Chelyabinsk earlier this year.
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Dutch diplomat attacked in Russia

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 22:47
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Moscow, The Hague

A senior diplomat at the Dutch embassy in Moscow has been beaten up in his flat, days after a spat involving a Russian official in The Hague.
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EU embrace of Ukraine irks Russia

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:42
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU-Ukraine hopes rise for landmark partnership
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Police capture Moscow murder suspect

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 14:20
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
related places: Moscow

Russian police capture an Azerbaijani man suspected of murdering a young Russian, whose death led to riots targeting migrants in Moscow.
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Greenpeace ship captain denied bail

Monday, October 14th 2013, 22:34
related countries: United States United States

A Russian court rejects bail requests from the American captain of the Arctic Sunrise and two foreign activists being held on piracy charges.
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Migrants arrested in Moscow raids

Monday, October 14th 2013, 12:23
related places: Moscow

More than 1,200 people are arrested in Russian raids targeting migrants, following riots in Moscow sparked by the murder of an ethnic Russian.
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Moscow riots over 'migrant' murderer

Monday, October 14th 2013, 9:55

Russian police detain at least 400 people after a protest against a murder blamed on a migrant from the North Caucasus turns violent.
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VIDEO: Russian restaurant only hiring twins

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 16:44
related places: Moscow

A restaurant owner in Moscow has decided to only hire sets of twins to wait its tables in a bid to attract new customers.
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Greenpeace man fears long jail term

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 1:03

One of six Britons detained in Russia after a Greenpeace protest last month tells his family he is preparing himself for a long prison sentence.
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Greenpeace ship Britons denied bail

Friday, October 11th 2013, 10:21

Two of the six Britons held on piracy charges in Russia after a Greenpeace protest at an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic have been denied bail.
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Snowden father 'meets son in Russia'

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

The father of the fugitive former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden arrives in Russia and later reportedly meets his son at an undisclosed location.
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Russia replaces space agency chief

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 15:25

Russia replaces the head of its space programme Vladimir Popovkin with former defence minister Oleg Ostapenko.
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'Drugs found' on Greenpeace ship

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 15:28

Russian investigators say they have found what appear to be hard drugs on a seized Greenpeace ship - a claim the organisation says is a "smear".
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Dutch sorry on Russia diplomat case

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 14:42
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans apologises to Moscow over the arrest and detention of Russian diplomat Dmitri Borodin.
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Putin demands Dutch arrest apology

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 20:58
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: The Hague

President Vladimir Putin demands an apology from the Netherlands after police in The Hague arrest a Russian diplomat for alleged domestic abuse.
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Russian court sections Putin critic

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 17:29

A Russian court sentences a critic of President Vladimir Putin to be confined to a psychiatric hospital over clashes with police at a protest.
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Nigeria drops Russians' arms charges

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 16:02
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian court drops arms trafficking charges against seven Russian sailors, a year after they were arrested.
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Russia bars Lithuania dairy produce

Monday, October 7th 2013, 17:37
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Russia halts imports of Lithuanian dairy produce amid tensions over EU plans to forge closer ties with ex-Soviet republics.
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On Russia's controversial Arctic oil rig

Monday, October 7th 2013, 12:00

How safe is Russia's controversial oil platform?
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Putin launches Sochi Olympics relay

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 22:59
related places: Moscow, Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin launches the torch relay for next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, at a ceremony in Moscow.
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VIDEO: Onboard Greenpeace arrest oil rig

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 21:48

A senior employee of the state-owned Russian oil company Gazprom has spoken up in defence of the detention of Greenpeace activists who attempted to board an Arctic oil rig.
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VIDEO: Red Square greets Olympic flame

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 17:27
related places: Moscow

The Olympic flame has arrived in Moscow's Red Square, where President Vladimir Putin lights the Olympic relay torch.
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VIDEO: Olympic flame handed to Russia

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 2:41
related countries: Greece Greece

The Olympic flame has ended its relay around Greece and has been handed over to the hosts of the 2014 winter Games, Russia.
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Dutch act over Greenpeace arrests

Friday, October 4th 2013, 15:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands takes legal action to free a Greenpeace ship in Russia and secure the release of 30 activists detained for an Arctic oil rig protest.
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Anzhi Makhachkala 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 18:14
related places: Moscow

Tottenham take control of Europa League Group K as they brush aside a drab Anzhi Makhachkala 2-0 in Moscow.
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Russia evacuates embassy in Libya

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 16:16
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

All staff and family members are evacuated from the Russian embassy in Libya after gunmen attack the compound in Tripoli.
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Russia 'targets Sochi migrants'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 15:03
related places: Sochi

Human Rights Watch accuses Russia of rounding up hundreds of migrant workers who helped build 2014 Winter Olympics sites in Sochi.
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Russia charges all Greenpeace crew

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 15:01

Russia charges another 16 Greenpeace activists with piracy over a protest on an Arctic oil rig, meaning all involved have now been charged.
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VIDEO: Parents: Piracy charges 'ludicrous'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 9:41

The parents of a film maker charged with piracy by the Russian authorities have described the charges as "ludicrous".
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Russian embassy in Libya attacked

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 21:17
related countries: Libya Libya

Gunmen attack the Russian embassy in Libya, shooting at the building and trying to gain entry, the Russian foreign ministry says.
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VIDEO: Activists chained to fuel pumps

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 18:10
related countries: Germany Germany

Greenpeace activists in Germany have staged demonstrations to protest against the detention of 30 of their colleagues in Russia.
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Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates'

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 14:07
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia charges 14 Greenpeace activists, including a British videographer, with piracy over a protest on an Arctic oil rig.
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Disarmament experts arrive in Syria

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 14:15
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus

A team of international disarmament experts arrives in Syria to begin work on dismantling the country's stockpile of chemical weapons.
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Students arrested at Moscow embassy

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 8:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Moscow

Police in Moscow detain 16 Nigerian students accused of smashing furniture inside their country's embassy, reportedly in anger over unpaid grants.
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Two Britons held over Russia protest

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 19:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British activists have been handed a two-month prison sentence for a protest at an Arctic oil drilling platform, Greenpeace says.
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Pussy Riot member in prison clinic

Friday, September 27th 2013, 17:32

Russian prison officials move a member of the punk band Pussy Riot to a medical unit at the penal colony where she is on hunger strike.
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VIDEO: Greenpeace activists detained in Russia

Friday, September 27th 2013, 12:53

A Russian court has remanded 20 activists from a Greenpeace ship in custody for two months for allegedly trying to seize an oil platform.
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Greenpeace challenges Russia arrests

Friday, September 27th 2013, 11:15

The environmental organisation Greenpeace says it will appeal against the detention of 30 of its activists in Russia over a protest at sea.
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Greenpeace family to fly to Russia

Friday, September 27th 2013, 8:57

The family of a Greenpeace activist being held in custody in Russia are preparing to fly out to visit her.
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UN discusses Syria draft after deal

Friday, September 27th 2013, 5:40
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The UN Security Council discusses a draft resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons after the US and Russia agreed the text.
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Russia remands Greenpeace activists

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 21:04

Russia detains 30 international Greenpeace activists for allegedly trying to seize a Russian oil platform - with many remanded for two months.
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IOC dismisses Sochi gay concerns

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 20:25
related places: Sochi

The International Olympic Committee says a Russian ban on "homosexual propaganda" will not break the Olympic Charter during the Sochi Winter Games.
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Jackson 'made some bad choices'

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 16:23

Michael Jackson's drug-taking meant he "was playing Russian roulette" every night, the defence says as the singer's wrongful death trial winds up.
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Putin accuses Greenpeace activists

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 16:51
related places: Murmansk

Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses Greenpeace activists of breaking the law during a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, but says they are not pirates.
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Russia probes Greenpeace 'piracy'

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 14:55

Russian prosecutors accuse 30 Greenpeace activists of piracy and will prosecute all of them for trying to board an Arctic oil platform.
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VIDEO: Greenpeace activists held over 'piracy'

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 12:03

The Russian security service says a group of Greenpeace activists are being held on suspicion of piracy.
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UN inspectors 'to return to Syria'

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 9:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Moscow says UN chemical weapons inspectors will return to Syria on Wednesday to investigate other alleged attacks, Russian media report.
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Russia offers troops for Syria plan

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 13:54
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Moscow is ready to send troops to help in the proposed operation to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
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Putin strategist returns to Kremlin

Friday, September 20th 2013, 18:09
related places: May

Vladislav Surkov, Russian President Vladimir Putin's former political strategist, returns to the Kremlin after his sudden resignation in May.
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Greenpeace asks Russia to free ship

Friday, September 20th 2013, 16:16

Greenpeace has calls on Russia to release a ship that was seized with 30 activists on board following a protest against Arctic drilling.
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Russia 'seizes' Greenpeace ship

Friday, September 20th 2013, 6:56

Greenpeace says 30 of its activists are being held at gunpoint by security officers after an attempt to board a Russian oil drilling platform in the Arctic.
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Putin shines at Valdai summit

Friday, September 20th 2013, 2:20

Russia's leader turns annual Valdai summit into public event
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