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Putin aide died of 'head injuries'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 18:06
related countries: United States United States

Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin found dead in a US hotel last year, died of head injuries, coroners say.
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Ukraine pilot Savchenko ends fast

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 14:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Savchenko

Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who is on trial in Russia over the killing of two journalists, ends a hunger strike that she started last week.
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Journalists 'beaten up' in south Russia

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 22:00

Unknown assailants have beaten up a group of journalists and human rights activists in the south Russian region of Ingushetia, reports say.
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Ukrainian officer mocks Russian judges

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 14:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian officer defies a Russian court trying her over the killing of two journalists, making an obscene gesture at judges.
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Fraudster or victim? The case of Russian fugitive Torubarov

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 0:30

Fugitive Russian accuses state over 'mafia plot'
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VIDEO: Russian TV militarises International Women's Day

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 16:58
related places: Day

Pro-Kremlin REN TV is unconventionally marking International Women's Day by showing which military hardware is named after flowers
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Doctors 'given access' to Ukraine pilot

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 14:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian lawmaker says doctors have been granted access to Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who is refusing food and water in detention in Russia.
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Russian TV militarises Women's Day

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 9:30
related places: Day

Seemingly innocent terms have military and nationalist significance for many Russians.
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Ukraine protest at pilot's detention

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 22:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Protesters throw eggs and stones at the Russian embassy in Kiev, demanding the release by Russia of hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko.
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VIDEO: Filming 'world's deepest' under-ice dive

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 15:49

Russian explorers claim they have set a new record for the world's deepest under-ice dive.
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VIDEO: Can scientists clone extinct cave lion?

Friday, March 4th 2016, 20:06
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Scientists from South Korea and Russia want to clone an extinct cave lion from its DNA.
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Nadia Savchenko: Anger and defiance at Russia trial delay

Friday, March 4th 2016, 5:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian pilot vents fury at Russian court
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Ukraine pilot vows hunger strike at trial

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 17:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian pilot accused of killing two Russian journalists vows to go on hunger strike after being denied a closing statement at her trial.
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Russian man on trial in 'no God' row

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 12:34

A man on trial in southern Russia faces a possible one-year prison sentence for having written "there is no God" on the internet.
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Moscow nanny admits beheading child

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 17:39
related places: Moscow

A nanny accused of murdering and then decapitating a little girl in her care in Moscow appears in court and admits carrying out the act.
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Russia 'weaponising Europe migration'

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 16:54
related countries: Syria Syria

Nato's top commander in Europe accuses Russia and Syria of deliberately using migration to destabilise Europe.
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VIDEO: Why were astronauts in space for a year?

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 15:37

A Nasa astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut return to earth after spending nearly a year on board the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Astronauts return after a year in space

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 9:01

A Nasa astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut return to earth after spending nearly a year on board the International Space Station.
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ISS crew members end year in space

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 5:57
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, United States United States

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko touch down safely in Kazakhstan after almost a year in space.
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US and Russia in partnership over Syria

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 0:38
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US and Russia in partnership over Syria
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Woman held for Moscow child 'beheading'

Monday, February 29th 2016, 12:40
related places: Moscow

Police in the Russian capital Moscow arrest a woman on suspicion of murdering a child after she is arrested apparently carrying a severed head.
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Russian mine accident leaves 36 dead

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 13:13

A total of 36 people are now presumed dead following an explosion at a mine in northern Russia earlier this week, officials say.
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VIDEO: Russians rally to remember Boris Nemtsov

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 19:37
related places: Moscow

Thousands of supporters of the murdered Russian opposition politician, Boris Nemtsov, have marched through Moscow to mark the first anniversary of his death.
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Remembering Boris Nemtsov one year on

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 0:02

Fear grows a year after killing of Russian opposition politician
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VIDEO: Keeping Boris Nemtsov's memory alive

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 0:01

A shrine on the bridge where Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered refuses to go away.
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Russia 'hits hard' before Syria truce

Friday, February 26th 2016, 21:44
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian jets are reported to have intensified attacks on Syrian rebel positions, hours before a cessation of hostilities is due to come into force.
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Putin warns of election interference

Friday, February 26th 2016, 15:59

President Vladimir Putin warns that Russia's "foes abroad" are preparing to interfere in the country's September general election.
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VIDEO: Adapting to Russia's new economic reality

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 10:32

How the fall in oil prices and Western sanctions are affecting the people of Russia.
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Russian web activists face increased jail threat

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 2:12

Russian web activists face jail threat
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Russia soldiers 'linked' to MH17 crash

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 19:10
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British-led investigative team says it has identified Russian soldiers who were likely involved in the shooting down of a Malaysian plane in 2014.
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Egypt says Sinai jet crash 'terrorism'

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 16:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's president acknowledges for the first time that "terrorism" brought down a Russian airliner in the Sinai peninsula last October.
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Kadyrov a ‘threat’ - Russia opposition

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 17:05
related places: Chechen

A report by Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin warns that Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is corrupt and dangerous and should be removed.
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Syria 'ceasefire' to start at weekend

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 20:24
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and Russia announce that a planned partial cessation of hostilities in Syria will come into effect at midnight on 27 February.
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VIDEO: Eurovision entry sparks political row

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 16:25

As Ukraine's Eurovision entry angers Russia for its political overtones, the BBC analyses contentious songs at the annual song contest.
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VIDEO: Ural mad! Playing chess in freezing water

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 15:34

A chess competition has taken place in Russia - in freezing water
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IS bombs 'meant to scupper Syria talks'

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 12:39
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia says Islamic State bomb attacks which killed at least 140 people on Sunday in Syria were aimed at "subverting attempts" to reach a political settlement.
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Eurovision: Ukraine song aimed at Russia

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 10:56

Ukraine picks a song about Josef Stalin's enforced wartime deportation of the Tatar people as its entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.
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New plaques mark Stalin's victims

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 0:23

New plaques mark Stalin's victims in Russia
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Russian Patriarch prays in Rio de Janeiro

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 23:59

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church prays in front of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue during a historic tour of Latin America.
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House arrest for Russian billionaire

Friday, February 19th 2016, 23:53
related places: Moscow

The billionaire owner of Moscow's only fully private airport is placed under house arrest by a Russian court over alleged security lapses before suicide bomb.
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Orthodox patriarch walks with penguins

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 16:51
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

The head of Russia's Orthodox Church follows his historic talks with Pope Francis by meeting a rookery of penguins in Antarctica.
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VIDEO: 'We can't live with airstrikes and shelling'

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 0:12
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Aleppo

As the Syrian government forces, with Russian backing, increase their latest assault on rebel-held Aleppo, thousands of people have fled north of the city and its surrounding areas trying to enter Turkey.
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Russia sues Ukraine over $3bn debt

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 16:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Russia has filed a lawsuit against Ukraine at London's High Court over a $3bn (£2.1bn) debt.
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Russian footballer in Putin shirt row

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 15:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Russian footballer who revealed a vest with a picture of President Putin after a politically-charged match in Turkey is to be punished by his club.
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Russia rejects Syria war crimes claim

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 16:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia "categorically rejects" accusations of war crimes in Syria after several hospitals and schools were hit by missiles on Monday.
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Oil falls despite Saudi-Russian deal

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 16:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Venezuela Venezuela

Oil prices fell on Tuesday despite Saudi Arabia and Russia agreeing to freeze oil output at January levels if other producers follow suit.
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Ex-chief of Russian anti-doping dies

Monday, February 15th 2016, 15:43

The ex-head of Russia's anti-doping agency, Nikita Kamaev, has died, two months after resigning, the organisation says.
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Russia-Ukraine road blockades hit trade

Monday, February 15th 2016, 12:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Hundreds of goods lorries are stuck on roads in Russia and Ukraine because of tit-for-tat economic blockades.
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Russia faces pressure over Syria deaths

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 18:04
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Pressure increases on Russia over civilian deaths in air strikes in Syria, with France and the United States urging greater caution.
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Russia PM: 'We have slid into cold war'

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 13:27
related places: Moscow

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says "we have slid into a new cold war", with Nato and some countries describing Moscow as "the worst threat".
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Pope in historic Russia church talks

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 5:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill call for restored Christian unity between the two churches at historic talks in Cuba.
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VIDEO: What is happening on Turkey/Syria border?

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 1:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Thousands of refugees are fleeing the conflict in Aleppo after a recent surge in the military operations by the government backed by Russian airstrikes
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VIDEO: US: 'Russians are way off track in Syria'

Friday, February 12th 2016, 14:58
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter tells the BBC's Jonathan Beale it remains to be seen whether Russia implements the agreement on Syria.
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VIDEO: Pope and patriarch in historic meeting

Friday, February 12th 2016, 14:49

The Pope will hold an historic meeting with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox church on Friday.
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VIDEO: Do Cubans care about religious visit?

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 23:52

Will Grant asked Cubans what they made about the upcoming historic meeting between Russian Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis
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VIDEO: Why Pope and Patriarch meeting matters

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 23:48
related places: Moscow

As the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches meet for the first time in 1,000 years, Sarah Rainsford assesses what it means to followers of both in Moscow.
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Russia submits Syria ceasefire proposal

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 18:16
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he has submitted a proposal for a ceasefire in Syria as world powers meet in Munich.
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Russian media breaks Putin family taboo

Friday, February 5th 2016, 18:03

Russian media breaks taboo over Putin private life
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Russia 'undermining' Syria peace talks

Friday, February 5th 2016, 15:28
related countries: Syria Syria

Nato accuses Russia of undermining attempts to find a political solution to the Syrian conflict by carrying out strikes on opposition groups.
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Pope set for historic Patriarch meeting

Friday, February 5th 2016, 15:20
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Pope Francis is to hold a historic first meeting with Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russian Orthodox Church, in Cuba.
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Poland re-opens Smolensk crash inquiry

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 20:12
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Smolensk

Poland launches a new investigation into the 2010 plane crash in Russia which killed President Lech Kaczynski, citing "mistakes" in previous inquiries.
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VIDEO: Sweden vs Russia - A new Cold War front?

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 2:08
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Paul Adams reports from the island of Gotland on why Sweden is concerned about Russian provocation.
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Russian menace pushes Sweden towards Nato

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 0:27
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sweden boosts defences over Russian menace
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Cosmonauts ready for ISS spacewalk

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 22:22

Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing for a spacewalk to install science experiments and hardware on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS).
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Putin accused of encouraging threats

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 18:02

Russian politician Mikhail Kasyanov accuses President Putin of "silently encouraging" intimidation as a row over a menacing video continues.
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US 'to boost Europe defence budget'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 17:40
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon is to propose quadrupling its budget for European defence in 2017 in the light of "Russian aggression", the US defence secretary says.
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Chechen leader lashes out at Instagram

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 11:52
related countries: United States United States

Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov says US pressure forced Instagram to remove his video showing a Russian opposition politician as a sniper's target.
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Video shows Putin critic in gunsights

Monday, February 1st 2016, 12:58
related places: Chechen

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov posts an Instagram video showing Russian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov in a sniper's crosshairs.
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Russia factory fire kills 12 'migrants'

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 13:57
related places: Moscow

A huge fire at a factory in eastern Moscow has killed 12 people, including three babies, who were reported to be migrants living and working on site.
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VIDEO: 'Russia will face consequences over jet'

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 22:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Moscow

Turkey's president has warned that Russia will "face consequences" after one of Moscow's fighter jets violated Turkish airspace.
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Russia 'violated airspace' - Turkey

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 19:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's foreign ministry says it has summoned the Russian ambassador after a Russian plane violated its airspace near the Syrian border.
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Russia's Vostochny space port prepares for lift-off

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 4:08

Russia's troubled space port nears launch
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VIDEO: Inside Russia's new space port

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 4:08
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Work is nearing completion on building Russia's new Vostochny space port, designed to replace the Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan.
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Germany warns Russia over 'rape' case

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 19:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Moscow

Germany accuses Russia of politicising a case involving the alleged rape of a teenage girl by migrants, which Moscow accuses Berlin of a cover-up.
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Russia steps into Berlin 'rape' storm

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 18:47
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Russia accuses Germany of migrant sex attack cover-up
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Syrian army 'retakes key southern town'

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 15:24
related countries: Syria Syria

Government forces retake control of a strategically important town in southern Syria, activists say, after dozens of Russian air strikes.
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VIDEO: How rich is Russia's Vladimir Putin?

Monday, January 25th 2016, 17:22

Panorama investigates Russian President Vladimir Putin's private finances.
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'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury

Monday, January 25th 2016, 17:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Western

The US Treasury tells the BBC that it considers Russia's President Putin to be corrupt - and many of his aides are already under Western sanctions.
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Russia bans four athletes for doping

Monday, January 25th 2016, 12:29

Former European 800m silver medallist Irina Maracheva is among four athletes banned for doping by the Russian Olympic Committee.
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Russian economy hit by oil price slide

Monday, January 25th 2016, 10:49

Russia's economy contracted by 3.7% in 2015, according to preliminary figures published by the country's statistics service.
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'No end in sight' for Russia in Syria

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 14:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's Syria operation looks increasingly long-term
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