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Russia's intervention lifts Syria crisis to new level

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 17:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian intervention lifts Syria crisis to new level
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Russia launches fresh Syria strikes

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 15:06
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia has launched air strikes in Syria for a second day, targeting rebel positions in the north-west and centre of the country.
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VIDEO: Russian military releases strikes video

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 11:54
related countries: Syria Syria

The Russian military releases drone footage that it says shows a second wave of air strikes being carried out on targets within Syria.
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Clinton email targeted by hackers

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 10:14

Hackers apparently based in Russia targeted Hillary Clinton's private email account while she was secretary of state, newly released emails show.
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Russia and US military to talk on Syria

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 8:56
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and Russian military are to hold talks "as soon as possible" to avoid their forces clashing in Syria following Moscow's air attacks on Wednesday.
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Russia launches Syria air strikes

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 19:15
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia's military carries out its first air strikes in Syria against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, after giving the US an hour's notice.
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VIDEO: Putin pledges Syria military support

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 14:47
related countries: Syria Syria

President Putin says that the Russian military support in Syria will continue until the Syrian army can carry on the offensive.
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Russia builds Arctic air defence base

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 18:11

Russia sends warships to an Arctic region where it is building an air defence base and other military infrastructure.
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'Elite Russian troops' in Ukraine trial

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 15:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Two men described as Russian special forces soldiers go on trial in Kiev accused of waging war against Ukrainian troops.
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Russia considers joining IS air strikes

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Is, New York

Russia has not ruled out conducting air strikes against Islamic State targets, President Vladimir Putin says after meeting his US counterpart in New York.
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VIDEO: Syria UN: Handshake but no smiles

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 6:21
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The Russian and American presidents meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and discuss the conflict in Syria.
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VIDEO: Bowen: Can leaders find Syria consensus?

Monday, September 28th 2015, 21:38
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon says five countries hold the key to resolving the conflict in Syria - including Russia and the US.
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Russia pushes for anti-IS co-ordination

Monday, September 28th 2015, 10:34
related places: Is

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants "a co-ordinating structure" to fight Islamic State, as world leaders gather at the UN to discuss the issue.
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VIDEO: Russia and Estonia in spy exchange

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 7:12
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Russia and Estonia exchange two men convicted of spying over a bridge separating the countries.
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Russia and Estonia 'exchange spies'

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 19:11
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Russia and Estonia exchange two men convicted of spying over a bridge separating the countries.
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Russia-Poland spat over WW2 cause

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland is to summon the Russian ambassador after he made remarks appearing to suggest that Poland was partly to blame for the start of World War Two.
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Ukraine bans Russian airlines' flights

Friday, September 25th 2015, 23:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Ukraine says it will ban Russian airlines from flying into the country as part of sanctions over Moscow's support for rebels in the east.
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Obama and Putin to hold talks at UN

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 17:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will meet for the first time in nearly a year on Monday, officials say.
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Putin offers to meet Elton John

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:30

Vladimir Putin has phoned Elton John and proposed a meeting, according to the Kremlin, after the pop star called for talk on gay rights in Russia.
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Russia exhumes murdered tsar and wife

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 8:27

Russian experts exhume the remains of the last tsar - Nicholas II - and his family, as they re-examine their murder by revolutionaries in 1918.
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VIDEO: Why have the tsar’s remains been exhumed?

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 8:01

Russian investigators have exhumed the remains of the last tsar and his wife, as they re-examine their 1918 murders.
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France sells 'Russian' ships to Egypt

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 13:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt, France France, Ukraine Ukraine

Egypt agrees to buy two Mistral warships, almost a year after France halted their sale to Russia over the Ukraine conflict.
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Moscow's biggest mosque reopens

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 10:33
related places: Moscow

Moscow's biggest mosque reopens, with President Putin praising Muslim leaders in Russia for their resistance to extremism.
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'Putin's ex-banker' files $12bn claim

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 21:34

Sergei Pugachev - a Russian tycoon once known as "Putin's banker" - says he has filed a $12bn (£8bn) compensation claim against the Russian state.
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Russia trial of Ukraine pilot begins

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 19:35
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko denies involvement in the deaths of two Russian journalists at the start of her controversial Russian trial.
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Putin assures Netanyahu over Syria

Monday, September 21st 2015, 17:31
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to allay Israeli concerns at Russia's military build-up in Syria during top-level talks in Moscow.
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Russian jailed over Swedish job bid

Monday, September 21st 2015, 17:26
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: An

An engineer who once worked for Russia's military intelligence has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for seeking a job at a Swedish company.
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Ofcom backs BBC in Russian TV case

Monday, September 21st 2015, 14:52
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC has won a case against TV station RT (formerly Russia Today), which claimed the corporation had faked a news report on Syria.
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Russian governor 'ran crime gang'

Monday, September 21st 2015, 14:11

The governor of Komi - a huge region in Russia's far north - is arrested along with top aides, on suspicion of running a criminal racket.
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The solution to Syria runs through Moscow

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 17:03
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

How the solution to Syria runs through Moscow
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US-Russia defence talks over Syria

Friday, September 18th 2015, 21:20
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US and Russian defence ministers hold their first talks in more than a year, discussing the conflict in Syria and how to avoid clashing with each other on the ground.
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Russian troops 'fear Syria mission'

Friday, September 18th 2015, 13:14
related countries: Syria Syria

A top Russian human rights body says it has been contacted by Russian soldiers who fear being sent to fight in Syria.
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VIDEO: Elton John Putin prank call aired

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 13:09

A recording of a phone call in which Sir Elton John is tricked into thinking President Vladimir Putin had called him to discuss gay rights, has been aired on Russian TV.
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VIDEO: What is Russia's role in Syria?

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 1:33
related countries: Syria Syria

As Russia strengthens its military relationship with Syria, the BBC's Paul Adams looks at what is known about the ties between the two countries.
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Assad vows not to 'quit under pressure'

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 18:32
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tells Russian TV that he will not leave under foreign pressure and says Iran is "at Syria's side".
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Prankster admits 'Putin call' to Elton

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 16:20

A Russian prank caller confesses to tricking Sir Elton John into thinking President Vladimir Putin had called the singer to discuss gay rights.
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Russia 'blocks South Sudan sanctions'

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 9:46
related countries: Angola Angola

Russia and Angola oppose moves at the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on a South Sudan general and a rebel commander, diplomats say.
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US presses Russia on Syria build-up

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 2:27
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for a third time to clarify Moscow's military build-up in Syria.
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Russia in 'information war' with West

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 23:44

West boosts efforts to influence Russian opinion
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Kremlin denies Putin phoned Sir Elton

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 19:42

The Kremlin firmly denies that President Putin contacted Sir Elton John after the singer said he wanted to talk to the Russian leader about gay rights.
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Russia makes military pledge to Syria

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 19:29
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Russia's Vladimir Putin pledges to continue military support for the Syrian government, despite Western concerns over Moscow's role.
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Google faces Android fines in Russia

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 11:17

The Russian anti-trust watchdog finds Google abused its position by pre-installing apps on Android phones.
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Russia plans Syria air base, says US

Monday, September 14th 2015, 22:03
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Latakia, Moscow

Russia's recent movements near Syria's city of Latakia suggest Moscow plans to establish a "forward air operating base" there, the US says.
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Vote setback for anti-Putin coalition

Monday, September 14th 2015, 16:38

Russia's liberal opposition concedes defeat in regional elections, seen as a test of public opinion ahead of the 2016 national ballot.
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Russian wins Leeds piano competition

Monday, September 14th 2015, 9:17

Russian Anna Tcybuleva has won the Leeds International Piano Competition, one of the most prestigious prizes in classical music.
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Polls close in key Russia elections

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 23:01

The results of key regional elections held across Russia and seen as an important gauge of public opinion are expected on Monday.
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VIDEO: Elton: I'll try to influence Putin

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 6:02

Sir Elton John says he wants to meet Vladimir Putin to discuss what he called the Russian president's "ridiculous" attitude to gay rights.
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Elton John wants Putin gay rights talks

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 20:50

Sir Elton John says he wants to meet Vladimir Putin to discuss what he called the Russian president's "ridiculous" attitude on gay rights.
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VIDEO: Cosmonaut sets space time record

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 19:15

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka returns to Earth after setting a new record for for the most time spent in space.
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Russian cargo planes arrive in Syria

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 19:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Two Russian military cargo planes arrive in Syria carrying humanitarian aid, state media say, amid reports that Moscow is stepping up its military support.
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Record-breaker cosmonaut back on Earth

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 8:29

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka returns to Earth, completing his fifth mission with the record for having spent the most time in space.
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Sweden summons Russia ambassador

Friday, September 11th 2015, 15:42
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Moscow, Stockholm

Sweden summons the Russian envoy to Stockholm after a spokeswoman in Moscow warns of "consequences" should Sweden join Nato.
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Russia vote: Opposition struggles with smears and isolation

Friday, September 11th 2015, 13:30

Smears target Russian opposition in run-up to vote
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Countdown to Russia regional elections

Friday, September 11th 2015, 11:30

Russia is entering the final hours of campaigning ahead of regional elections widely seen as a test for parliamentary polls in a year's time.
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Biggest fall in food prices since 2008

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 14:00
related countries: China China

The UN says last month saw the biggest drop in international food prices in seven years, as demand slows in Russia and China.
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Giant Lenin 'head' unearthed in Berlin

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 12:13
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin, Lenin

The head of a statue of Russian revolutionary Lenin is unearthed in Germany, 24 years after its burial following the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Nato warns on Russian role in Syria

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 20:36
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg echoes the concerns of US officials over reports that Russia is increasing its military presence in Syria.
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Russians urged to 'buy from granny'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 10:50

Russian green campaigners help pensioner allotment-holders.
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Who are these Russian fighters posting pics of themselves in Syria?

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 23:35
related countries: Syria Syria

Who are these Russian fighters posting pics?
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Bulgaria blocks Russian 'aid' planes

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 15:08
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Syria Syria

Bulgaria refuses Russian aircraft permission to cross its airspace amid fears that Russia is boosting its military support to Syria.
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French hope to ease Russia sanctions

Monday, September 7th 2015, 11:50
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande has said that following recent ceasefire progress in Ukraine, he hoped to see the end of sanctions on Russia.
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US concerned by Russia's Syria moves

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 22:42
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry voices concern to Moscow amid reports of a Russian military build-up in Syria in support of President Assad's forces.
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VIDEO: Russian sinkhole continues to expand

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 4:59

A crater in Russia which emerged 10 months ago has tripled in size to become a 120m-wide sinkhole.
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Russia sets up 'wedding police'

Friday, September 4th 2015, 10:37

A special police unit is set up to ensure security at weddings in Russia's southern region of Adygea.
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Frosty relations over future of the Arctic

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arctic

US and Russia at odds over Arctic territory
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Nato's Europe command units launched

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 17:39

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg inaugurates one of the alliance's new command units opening in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia.
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VIDEO: Londongrad: TV show on expat Russians

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 23:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The first Russian television series filmed almost entirely on location in London is about to air on the Russian commercial station STS.
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Just how far is Russia bolstering Assad?

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 15:13
related countries: Syria Syria

Does Russia still back Syria's President Assad?
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VIDEO: Scientists trapped by hungry polar bears

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 7:02

A team of Arctic researchers as asked the Russian government for help after their remote weather station became surrounded by hungry polar bears.
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Polar bears trap Arctic scientists

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 22:52

Pictures show how researchers at a remote Russian weather station have become trapped by a hungry pack of polar bears.
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VIDEO: Russian zoo bears stranded by flood

Monday, August 31st 2015, 21:08
related places: Ussuriysk

A flood in a zoo in Russia's far eastern city of Ussuriysk has left 14 brown bears waiting for rescue in their half-submerged cages.
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Low oil price hits Rosneft profit

Monday, August 31st 2015, 11:42

Russian oil giant Rosneft reports a sharp drop in profits due to lower oil prices.
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The ice curtain that divides US families from Russian cousins

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 23:07
related countries: United States United States

The families left on either side of a superpower border
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Russia's leaders in workout session

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 13:11

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are pictured working out and sharing breakfast at Mr Putin's summer residence.
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Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 0:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia
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Liverpool face Russians in Europe

Friday, August 28th 2015, 13:43
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Liverpool and Tottenham face trips to Russia and Azerbaijan, while Celtic face Ajax in the Europa League.
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Estonia 'plans Russia border fence'

Friday, August 28th 2015, 11:28
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Estonia says it wants to build a fence along its eastern border with Russia to boost security and protect the EU's passport-free Schengen zone.
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VIDEO: Russia artist wants to stop 'apathy'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 15:47

Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky is facing up to three years in prison for a performance last year.
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VIDEO: Syria's Assad: 'We trust the Russians'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 6:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he is confident that one of his main allies, Russia, will stand by him.
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