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US accuses Russia over jet manoeuvre

Friday, April 29th 2016, 22:24
related countries: United States United States

A Russian jet fighter intercepted a US Air Force plane in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner" over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon says.
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Russia lambasts Poland over bikers ban

Friday, April 29th 2016, 17:08
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Moscow

Russia summons the Polish ambassador in Moscow to protest against a ban on Russian bikers from entering Poland as part of World War Two commemorations.
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Russia jails space centre manager

Friday, April 29th 2016, 11:22

A Russian court jails a construction boss for corruption at Vostochny, a prestigious new cosmodrome.
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US and Russia urged to save Syria talks

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 8:12
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The UN's special envoy calls on the US and Russia to urgently intervene "at the highest level" to salvage Syria's struggling peace process.
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Delayed Russian rocket lifts off

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 5:55

Russia launches the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome, following a 24-hour delay that drew the ire of President Vladimir Putin.
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Putin scolds space officials over delay

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 17:16

Russia's president urges space officials to fix "hitches" after travelling across the country to see the first rocket launch from a new cosmodrome - only for it to be delayed.
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'Four civilians killed' in east Ukraine

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 10:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine say at least four civilians, including a pregnant woman, were killed in a shelling - an attack army chiefs deny.
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VIDEO: Inside a Russian fur farm

Monday, April 25th 2016, 23:04

Reggie Yates gets rare access to a Russian fur farm, and sees sable, Arctic foxes and even a lynx kept inside tiny cages.
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VIDEO: Embracing the Bard with books and a bunny

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 8:20

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago but his works endure and have been translated into many languages, including Russian.
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Court overturns $50bn Yukos compensation

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 14:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch court overturns a ruling ordering Russia to pay $50bn to former shareholders of the Yukos oil company, forcibly broken up in 2007.
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VIDEO: Killer whales rescued from ice in Russia

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 9:33

A group of orcas - also known as killer whales - has been rescued from ice floes off the east coast of Russia.
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Putin 'agreed formula' for prison swap

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 17:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president says he has agreed with Russia's President Putin on a mechanism to swap Ukrainian prisoner Nadiya Savchenko for two Russians.
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Putin-Poroshenko in prisoner swap call

Monday, April 18th 2016, 21:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine discuss the fate of jailed high-profile prisoners amid speculation they could be swapped.
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Ukraine convicts Russian 'soldiers'

Monday, April 18th 2016, 14:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A court in Ukraine convicts two alleged Russian special forces soldiers of waging war and sentences them to 14 years in prison.
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Kremlin spokesman explains his riches

Monday, April 18th 2016, 10:23

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says a big inheritance explains why he earned four times more than Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2015.
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The Russian YouTube star and the anime Nazi

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 23:47

How a random collage spawned a viral protest song
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Iran displays new Russian missile parts

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 10:30
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran uses its Army Day to display parts of a long-awaited S-300 air defence system ordered from Russia after sanctions were lifted last year.
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Putin apology for Panama Papers error

Friday, April 15th 2016, 12:10
related countries: Germany Germany, Panama Panama, United States United States

Russia's President Putin apologises for erroneously claiming that German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung was owned by the US bank Goldman Sachs.
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Turkey 'blocks' Russian news site

Friday, April 15th 2016, 10:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Russian Sputnik news site says its website has been blocked in Turkey, in what may be a reflection of tensions between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Daily reality of Ukraine's 'forgotten war'

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 23:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

As fighting continues in eastern Ukraine between the army and pro-Russian rebels, the BBC's Tom Burridge looks at life on both sides of the frontline.
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Kerry: 'We could have shot down jets'

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 21:01
related countries: United States United States

The US would have been within its rights to shoot down Russian jets that flew close to a warship in the Baltic Sea, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Putin talks up Syrian army strength

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 13:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian forces are able to carry out "serious offensive operations" despite a withdrawal of most Russian forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.
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Russia denies US ship flybys were unsafe

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 9:04
related countries: United States United States

Russia says it observed all required safety measures when its aircraft flew close to a US warship in international waters of the Baltic Sea.
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Russia warplanes 'buzz' US Navy ship

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 21:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baltic

Russian jets make a "simulated attack" on a US missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea, coming within 9m (30ft) of it, a US official says.
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Lenin body preservation cost revealed

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 13:35

Russia sets aside millions of roubles to maintain the Bolshevik leader's body.
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Russian TV's spy claims shown up by poor English

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 23:21

Russian TV spy claims shown up by poor English
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VIDEO: Russia marks Gagarin anniversary

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 18:04
related places: Gagarin

Russia has been celebrating 55 years since Yuri Gagarin became the world's first man to enter space.
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Russian helicopter crashes in Syria

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 8:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Two Russian pilots die in a military helicopter crash near the central Syrian city of Homs, Russia's defence ministry says.
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Iran 'receiving Russian missile system'

Monday, April 11th 2016, 11:02
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Russia is reported to have started delivering S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran - a deal opposed by Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia.
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Nato and Russia to discuss Ukraine

Friday, April 8th 2016, 15:54
related places: Moscow

Nato and Russia are to meet to discuss the Ukraine crisis, which has severely strained relations since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014.
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Arson in Kiev during Russians' trial

Friday, April 8th 2016, 11:41

Petrol bombs are thrown in a courthouse in Kiev shortly before the trial of two alleged Russian special forces soldiers resumes.
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Putin rejects Panama Papers allegations

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 16:38
related countries: Panama Panama

President Putin denies "any element of corruption" over the Panama Papers leaks, and says his opponents are trying to destabilise Russia.
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VIDEO: Minesweeping in Palmyra, Syria

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 21:27
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian mine disposal teams are beginning to clear mines from the Syrian city of Palmyra following its recapture from the Islamic State group.
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Russian raids target Aum Shinrikyo cult

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 13:12
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Moscow, Tokyo

Russian police raid 25 premises in Moscow and St Petersburg linked to the Japanese Aum Shinrikyo cult, notorious for a nerve gas attack in Tokyo.
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Nagorno-Karabakh clashes kill dozens

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 5:34

Dozens of people are killed in the worst violence for two decades between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Noted journalist found dead in Russia

Friday, April 1st 2016, 10:25

Police open a murder inquiry after noted Russian journalist Dmitry Tsilikin is found stabbed to death in his flat in St Petersburg.
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US to boost army presence in east Europe

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 21:39
related countries: United States United States

The US is to step up its troop presence in eastern Europe in response to an "aggressive Russia", the military announces.
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Syrian army 'presses on from Palmyra'

Monday, March 28th 2016, 18:47
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian army, backed by Russian air strikes, is said to be continuing its offensive against so-called Islamic State after recapturing the ancient city of Palmyra.
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VIDEO: Drone reveals ancient city 'still standing'

Monday, March 28th 2016, 9:19

Drone footage has revealed that the ancient city of Palmyra is largely still intact, after being recaptured from so-called Islamic State (IS).
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VIDEO: Ancient Syrian city 're-captured from IS'

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 19:20
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian government forces have re-captured the ancient city of Palmyra from so-called Islamic State (IS), say state media and a monitoring group.
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'Russian soldier's' Ukraine lawyer dead

Friday, March 25th 2016, 13:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

The Ukrainian lawyer of an alleged Russian special forces soldier is found dead, days after disappearing during his trial in Kiev.
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VIDEO: US and Russia in Syria peace process pledge

Friday, March 25th 2016, 7:04
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he has agreed with Russia to accelerate work towards a political transition in Syria.
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Ukrainian pilot given 22-year sentence

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 22:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Russian court sentences Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in jail in a case relating to the deaths of two Russian journalists.
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VIDEO: Savchenko sings as she is sentenced

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 15:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko breaks out into a traditional Ukrainian song as a Russian judge sentences her to 22 years in prison.
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Ukrainian pilot faces Russian verdict

Monday, March 21st 2016, 19:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Russian judge reads the verdict on Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, accused of killing two Russian reporters by directing artillery fire.
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Russia warns US over Syria violations

Monday, March 21st 2016, 15:29
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia says it will unilaterally start using force against those violating the partial truce in Syria, if the US does not agree to joint rules by Tuesday.
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Russia air crash black boxes 'damaged'

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 15:29

Aviation experts are examining two black boxes from the FlyDubai flight that crashed in southern Russia, killing all 55 passengers and seven crew.
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Dozens killed in Russia plane crash

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 15:45
related places: Don, Rostov

A passenger jet has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don killing all 62 people on board, officials say.
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VIDEO: Dozens killed in Russia plane crash

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 13:46
related places: Don, Rostov

Investigators examining the cause of a plane crash in southern Russia say they have found both flight recorders.
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Russia strikes 'target IS at Palmyra'

Friday, March 18th 2016, 22:51
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Is

Russia says it is conducting up to 25 air strikes a day on Islamic State around the ancient city of Palmyra , but US officials cast doubt on the claims.
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German triple agent jailed for treason

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 12:39
related countries: Germany Germany

A former German intelligence employee is sentenced to eight years in jail for spying for the CIA and the Russian secret service.
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Kerry plans key Syria talks in Russia

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 23:14
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Russia next week to discuss the Syrian conflict, after Moscow's decision to withdraw the bulk of its forces.
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Russia's Syria pullback: A catalyst for peace?

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 16:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's surprise decision to move forces out of Syria
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Russia 'to continue Syria air strikes'

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 16:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia will continue air strikes on "terrorist targets" in Syria, despite announcing the withdrawal of most of its forces, officials say.
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First Russian planes leave Syria

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 11:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian forces start leaving Syria after a surprise withdrawal announcement by President Vladimir Putin, but officials say air strikes will continue.
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Putin orders surprise Syria withdrawal

Monday, March 14th 2016, 21:46
related countries: Syria Syria

In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin orders the military to start withdrawing the "main part" of its forces in Syria from Tuesday.
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Mars probe despatched on methane quest

Monday, March 14th 2016, 21:26
related places: Mars

A joint European and Russian satellite is successfully launched on a path to Mars where it will study the atmosphere for life signatures.
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The immortalist: Uploading the mind to a computer

Monday, March 14th 2016, 0:02

The Russian tycoon planning to upload his brain to a computer
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Russian rugby couple fail drugs tests

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 11:46

A husband and wife who play sevens rugby for Russia are provisionally suspended after testing positive for meldonium.
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VIDEO: Russia minister: Rio ban 'no tragedy'

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 1:32

Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has told the BBC it "wouldn't be a tragedy" if Russian athletes were banned from the Rio Olympics.
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Russia seeks details on aide's US death

Friday, March 11th 2016, 22:32
related countries: United States United States

Russian officials criticise a lack of communication by the US authorities over the death of Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to President Putin.
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Russia to 'sing a song' for Rio place

Friday, March 11th 2016, 21:34
related places: May

Russia will find out in May whether it can send an athletics team to the 2016 Rio Olympics, says IAAF president Lord Coe.
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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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