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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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Russian MPs call for Gorbachev trial

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 14:58

Five Russian MPs call for former President Mikhail Gorbachev to be prosecuted over the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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Ukraine offer to pro-Russian rebels

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 12:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says it will not prosecute pro-Russian activists occupying official buildings in two eastern cities if they surrender their weapons.
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'Russian agent' row hits Latvia

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 11:57
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Latvian MEP in spotlight amid Russia-EU tensions
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US and Russia seek Ukraine solution

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 6:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US and Russia agree on the need to find a peaceful solution to the crisis over occupied government buildings in east Ukraine, officials say.
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EU braces for Russian reaction

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 0:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

EU braced for comeback from Moscow over support for Ukraine
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VIDEO: On the road with President Putin

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 17:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Putin says Ukraine will have to pay for its imports of Russian gas in advance. Daniel Sandford travels alongside the president, and watches as he holds a meeting.
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Ukraine ultimatum to east activists

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 16:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine tells pro-Russia activists occupying buildings in eastern cities the situation will be resolved "by negotiations or force" within 48 hours.
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Crunch talks announced on Ukraine

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 23:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The EU, Russia, the US and Ukraine will hold talks next week to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the first such meeting since the crisis began.
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Nato warns Russia over Ukraine

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 19:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Nato says further Russian intervention in Ukraine would be a "historic mistake" as Kiev tries to retake official buildings in the east from separatists.
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VIDEO: How Russia is reporting on Ukraine

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 18:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's neighbours have been complaining that it is broadcasting "propaganda" on its television channels. Daniel Sandford has a snapshot of Russian television news.
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Ukraine in bid to retake buildings

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian authorities say they have seized back control of one government building from pro-Russia separatists in the east, and hope to retake two others.
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US warns Russia over Ukraine tension

Monday, April 7th 2014, 23:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US voices "great concern" about tension in eastern Ukraine after pro-Russia demonstrators seized government buildings in three cities.
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Ukraine misses Gazprom gas deadline

Monday, April 7th 2014, 23:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Moscow

Gazprom says it has not received any payment from Ukraine despite a midnight deadline to start reducing Kiev's gas debts to Moscow.
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Donetsk 'people's republic' declared

Monday, April 7th 2014, 20:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian activists who seized the regional government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk reportedly declare a "people's republic".
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VIDEO: Footage of seized Ukraine buildings

Monday, April 7th 2014, 16:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine have seized state security buildings in the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, according to Ukrainian officials.
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Ukraine emergency talks over unrest

Monday, April 7th 2014, 6:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's acting president calls an emergency security meeting in response to pro-Russian protests erupting in three eastern Ukrainian cities.
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VIDEO: Pro-Russians storm Ukraine buildings

Monday, April 7th 2014, 0:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian activists have broken into the regional administration buildings
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Pro-Russians storm Ukraine buildings

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 23:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian protesters storm government buildings in three eastern Ukrainian cities, calling for a referendum on independence.
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Ukraine rejects Russia gas bill hike

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 14:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

The Ukrainian PM condemns the near doubling of gas prices charged by Russia, accusing Moscow of trying to punish the new leadership in Kiev.
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Russia: Ukrainians 'planned terror'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 21:05

Russia's Federal Security Service detains 25 Ukrainians it accuses of planning terrorist attacks around last month's Crimean referendum.
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Nato's Europe plans alarm Russia

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 16:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Moscow is pressing Nato to explain its plans to enhance its military presence in Eastern Europe, following Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
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Labels go after 'Russia's Facebook'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 12:39

Social network VKontakte (VK) - dubbed the "Facebook of Russia" - is facing legal action from the recording industry.
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MEPs urge sanctions over Magnitsky

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 9:16

The European Parliament urges EU governments to impose sanctions on 32 Russian officials over the death of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.
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Yanukovych decries Crimea annexation

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 15:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych calls Russia's annexation of Crimea "a tragedy" and says he hopes it will one day rejoin Ukraine.
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Putin divorce goes through

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 15:10

The Kremlin confirms that the divorce of Russian President Vladimir Putin from his wife of 30 years, Lyudmila, has been finalised.
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Nato suspends Russia co-operation

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 9:53

Nato suspends all practical civilian and military co-operation with Russia over the annexation of Crimea, describing it as a grave threat to European security.
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Viewpoint: Russia ends Europe's dream

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 2:00

Russia's Ukraine strategy ends European dream
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VIDEO: Putin 'orders partial withdrawal'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 5:47
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial withdrawal of troops from the border with Ukraine, according to the German government.
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Analysis: Can Nato face up to Russia task?

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 1:00
related places: Moscow

Can Nato provide an answer to Moscow's show of force?
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Medvedev Crimea visit angers Ukraine

Monday, March 31st 2014, 14:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine condemns a visit to Crimea by Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev - the most senior politician to visit the peninsula since its annexation.
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Russia and US end crisis talks

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 21:22
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Paris

Russian and US foreign ministers hold talks in Paris on the Ukraine crisis after Russia set out demands for a neutral and federal Ukraine.
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Diplomatic push for Ukraine solution

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 23:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry has his homebound flight diverted to meet Russia's Sergei Lavrov in a new attempt to solve the Ukraine crisis.
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Russia vows no Ukraine invasion

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 16:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Moscow says it has no intention of sending troops into Ukraine, after the Russian and US presidents discuss a plan to resolve the crisis.
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Putin and Obama discuss Ukraine plan

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 6:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: White House

Russia's Vladimir Putin telephones President Obama to discuss the Ukraine crisis and US diplomatic proposals.
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Russian Jews fear anti-Semitism

Friday, March 28th 2014, 17:53

Russian Jews see anti-Semitism amid patriotic mood
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Obama: Russia must move back troops

Friday, March 28th 2014, 16:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US President Barack Obama urges Russia to move its troops back from Ukraine's border as Moscow says it is stepping up intelligence measures.
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VIDEO: UN declares Crimea vote illegal

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 23:36
related places: Moscow

The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution describing the Moscow-backed referendum that led to Russia's annexation of Crimea as illegal.
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UN declares Crimea vote illegal

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 21:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow, Crimea

The UN General Assembly declares Crimea's Moscow-backed referendum illegal, as the IMF and US back loans for Ukraine.
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Open verdict in Berezovsky inquest

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 18:45

A coroner records an open verdict at the inquest into the death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky.
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Berezovsky 'had poisoning plot fear'

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 17:49

The daughter of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky says he thought he had been poisoned in the days after he lost a legal fight with Roman Abramovich, an inquest hears.
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VIDEO: US and EU 'united' over Russia

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 23:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US and EU have warned Russia will face "deeper sanctions" if there are "further incursions into Ukraine".
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Abramovich loss 'left tycoon broken'

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 15:47

A Russian tycoon fell into a depression after losing a legal fight with Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, an inquest hears.
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Russian-majority areas watch Moscow's post-Crimea moves

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 11:33
related places: Moscow

Russian-majority areas in the spotlight after Crimea
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Space station crew delayed in orbit

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 10:37
related countries: United States United States

A rocket carrying US and Russian astronauts to the International Space Station has to delay docking for almost two days because of a technical hitch.
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Russia 'acting out of weakness' - US

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 21:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US President Barack Obama says Russia is acting "not out of strength, but out of weakness" in Ukraine, and warns of further sanctions.
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Lithuania pleads for US gas supplies

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 18:16
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, United States United States

Lithuania's energy minister calls on the US Senate to speed-up natural gas exports to Europe, in order to challenge Russia's dominance.
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UK's Russia nuclear deal under review

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is reviewing its nuclear co-operation agreement with Russian state firm Rosatom because of the Ukraine crisis.
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A guide to Russia's vision of Crimea

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 2:04

A guide to Russia's vision of Crimea
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VIDEO: Russian military take over Crimea

Monday, March 24th 2014, 22:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian forces have seized all the Ukrainian military bases in Crimea, giving soldiers the choice of leaving the country or pledging allegiance to Russia.
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Russia and Ukraine hold first talks

Monday, March 24th 2014, 22:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers meet for the first time since Moscow's intervention in Crimea triggered a diplomatic crisis.
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Russia warns of investor flight

Monday, March 24th 2014, 20:58

Russia expects investors to move up to $70bn (£42bn) of assets out of the country in the first three months of this year.
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G8 summit 'won't be held in Russia'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 20:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The G8 summit will not take place in Russia this year, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Ukrainian forces pull out of Crimea

Monday, March 24th 2014, 17:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian troops are leaving Crimea, after emotional farewells to wives and family members left behind.
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Russian manoeuvres keep the West guessing

Monday, March 24th 2014, 14:47

Western diplomats struggle to predict what Putin will do next
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Russian troops 'overrun Crimea base'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 8:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian troops seize control of a Crimean naval base at Feodosia, the third such attack in 48 hours, Ukrainian officials tell the BBC.
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Nato warns over Russia border force

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:20
related places: Moscow

Nato's top military commander warns of the size and readiness of Russia's forces on Ukraine's border, but Russia says it has no "expansionist views".
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VIDEO: Five ways Crimea is becoming Russian

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:10

Five ways Crimea will change as it becomes part of Russia
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Russian tourist spending in UK drops

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's hotels and shops sees income from Russians fall 17% last month as visitor numbers fell back amid political unrest in Ukraine, says a report.
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Hague warns of Russia 'isolation'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 5:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia faces long-term "isolation and stagnation" over its "illegal land grab" in Ukraine's Crimea region, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Ukraine's Crimea bases stormed

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 22:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian troops storm a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea throwing stun grenades and firing guns in the air, as Moscow tightens its grip on the region.
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Russia dismisses EU sanctions

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 12:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Moscow says EU sanctions against prominent Russians over its actions in Crimea are "detached from reality", as international observers prepare to enter Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Security monitors to go to Ukraine

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 9:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

International monitors are to go to strife-torn areas of Ukraine, but Russia insists they will not be allowed into Crimea.
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Security monitors to go to Ukraine

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 6:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

International monitors are to go to strife-torn areas of Ukraine, but Russia insists they will not be allowed into Crimea.
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Putin signs Crimea annexation law

Friday, March 21st 2014, 20:36

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law formally annexing Crimea, as the EU announces new sanctions against key officials.
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Credit card block at Russian banks

Friday, March 21st 2014, 20:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Visa and MasterCard block credit card transactions for customers of several Russian banks, as US sanctions begin to take effect.
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Russia 2018 'not affected by Crimea'

Friday, March 21st 2014, 18:53

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the 2018 World Cup will go ahead in Russia, despite the nation annexing Crimea.
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EU seals closer ties with Ukraine

Friday, March 21st 2014, 14:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU leaders seal an accord on closer ties with Ukraine, as President Putin completes the treaty on Crimea's entry into the Russian Federation.
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EU extends Crimea sanctions list

Friday, March 21st 2014, 9:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU extends sanctions to another 12 individuals over Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and prepares to sign a key accord with Kiev.
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VIDEO: US sanctions target Putin's allies

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 23:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama has announced further sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
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US sanctions target Putin's allies

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 20:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama announces further sanctions on Russian individuals close to Vladimir Putin and a Russian bank over the crisis in Crimea.
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