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Aleppo battle: Russia and China veto UN truce resolution

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:45
related countries: China China, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Russia and China veto a draft UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo.
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Moscow connections

Monday, December 5th 2016, 3:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Moscow

The BBC's Moscow correspondent reflects on the long shadow of the Cuban Missile Crisis
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Small tornado hits Russia's Olympic city Sochi

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 23:40
related places: Sochi

A small tornado descends on Russia's Olympic city Sochi as stormy weather batters the coastline.
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Russia's Putin calls Donald Trump 'a clever man' who will learn

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 15:26

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Donald Trump is "clever" and "already a statesman".
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Russian diplomat 'beat Mongolian rapper over Swastika outfit'

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 12:53
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

Mongolian rapper allegedly attacked for wearing a 'traditional' swastika symbol on stage.
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Russia 'not seeking conflict' - Putin tells nation

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 16:22

Russia is not seeking conflict with anyone, President Putin tells the nation in a keynote speech.
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Ukraine tests missiles near Crimea despite Russian ire

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 15:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine launches missile tests near Crimea, despite Russian threats to respond to the "provocation".
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Russian Revolution given social network treatment

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 15:12

Internet project gives daily updates from major figures in a Facebook-style format.
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Magnus Carlsen wins third world chess title

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 8:55
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway's Magnus Carlsen beats Russia's Sergey Karjakin to win World Chess Championship for the third time.
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Kirkorov plagiarism row: French disco musician held in Russia

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 10:38
related countries: France France
related places: Moscow

French disco musician Marouani is held in Moscow in a row over claims of plagiarism by Russian star.
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Russia hackers: German spy chief Kahl warns of election disruption

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 14:43
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's spy chief warns Russia could seek to disrupt next year's elections with cyber attacks.
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BBC granted exclusive access to nuclear bunker

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 0:06
related places: Moscow

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is granted exclusive access to an attack-ready nuclear shelter in the north of Moscow.
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Former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych court appearance

Monday, November 28th 2016, 21:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych, has been questioned via video-link from Russia.
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Russian chess master Yuri Yeliseyev dies in Moscow fall

Monday, November 28th 2016, 16:21
related places: Moscow

Russian chess grandmaster Yuri Yeliseyev, aged 20, falls to his death from a Moscow balcony.
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Russian officials create Santa letter template

Monday, November 28th 2016, 15:16
related places: Santa

State offers official guidance on how to write to Grandfather Frost.
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Putin spokesman's wife in row over Holocaust TV skating routine

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 21:06

Ice skater Tatiana Navka performs a controversial Holocaust-themed routine on Russian TV.
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Tiger cub makes unlikely friend in Russia

Friday, November 25th 2016, 17:47

A tiger cub rejected by its mother has made an unlikely friendship with a ferret, but there's more...
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Spain questions Israel over helicopter drone gift to Russia

Friday, November 25th 2016, 17:24
related countries: Israel Israel, Spain Spain

Spain says it has asked Israel to explain why it gave a Spanish-made drone to the Russian PM.
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Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych speaks to court via video

Friday, November 25th 2016, 13:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine ex-President Viktor Yanukovych speaks briefly to a Kiev court via video link from Russia.
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Vladimir Putin: Russia's border 'doesn't end anywhere'

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 22:42

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia's border "doesn't end anywhere", addressing a televised awards ceremony for geography students.
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Russia's border doesn't end anywhere, Vladimir Putin says

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 17:01

President Putin says Russia's border "doesn't end anywhere", to applause at a televised ceremony.
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Ukraine urged by EU to tackle corruption

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 9:12

The EU hopes underwear protests against corruption in Ukraine could become a thing of the past.
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Panfilov's 28 Men: Is Russian war movie the whole story?

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 0:45

A new film has gone on release in Russia retelling one of the best-known stories of Soviet heroism in World War Two. But how much of it is true?
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Kaliningrad: New Russian missile deployment angers Nato

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 16:38

Nato accuses Russia of military posturing amid reports it has sent anti-ship missiles to the Baltic.
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Malware is making ATMs 'spit cash'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 15:53

A Russian cybersecurity company warns of a spate of remotely coordinated attacks on cash machines.
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Ukraine abducted two soldiers from Crimea, says Russia

Monday, November 21st 2016, 22:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia demands the "immediate return" of two servicemen detained by Ukraine on the Crimean border.
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World Anti-Doping Agency: Russia urged to admit state-sponsored doping

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 17:12

World Anti-Doping Agency officials urge Russia to admit to state-sponsored doping in a bid to regain trust.
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War of words

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:51

Will the election of Donald Trump lead to better relations between America and Russia?
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Cat tank: cuddly toy or Russian militarism?

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:25

Why did a Russian engineer fashion a pet house shaped as a tank?
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Why Russia's Cossacks love Donald Trump

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:21
related countries: United States United States

The result of the recent US presidential election has gone down well with Russia's Cossack people.
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Trump election: Obama and EU keep up pressure on Russia

Friday, November 18th 2016, 17:02
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Berlin

Outgoing US President Obama and EU leaders agree in Berlin to keep up sanctions pressure on Russia.
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Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Friday, November 18th 2016, 10:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baltic

Lithuania says Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the Baltics before Donald Trump becomes US president.
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Lithuania's fears of Russian 'threat'

Friday, November 18th 2016, 5:39
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, United States United States

Lithuania has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the weeks before Donald Trump becomes US president.
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Obama's hopes for Trump's approach to Russia

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 22:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

US President Barack Obama has said he hopes president-elect Donald Trump will stand up to Russia, and not do "whatever is convenient at the time".
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Russia spokeswoman says Jews mainly backed Trump

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 22:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

A Russian ministry spokeswoman says US Jews told her they mainly backed Donald Trump.
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'Russiano' coffee joke sparks online humour

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 14:12

Americano coffee "not politically correct", Russian prime minister jokes.
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LinkedIn blocked by Russian authorities

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 12:14

Social network LinkedIn is being blocked in Russia after a court finds the company guilty of violating local data storage laws.
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Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court treaty

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 20:52

Russia withdraws its signature from the treaty governing the International Criminal Court.
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Russia Navalny: Supreme court overturns conviction for fraud

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 11:54

A Russian court overturns opposition leader Alexei Navalny's fraud conviction but orders a retrial.
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Russian Economy Minister Ulyukayev charged with $2m bribe

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 18:06

Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev is charged with taking a $2m bribe to endorse a state takeover.
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Two Russian teens die after firing at police in live web drama

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 13:55

Two teenagers shoot at police during a village siege in western Russia and are later found dead.
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Bear with tin can stuck in its mouth 'a litter warning'

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 3:10

Photos of a Russian bear with a tin can stuck in its mouth 'highlight the dangers of litter'.
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Russian MiG-29 fighter jet crashes in Mediterranean

Monday, November 14th 2016, 23:13

A Russian MiG-29 fighter jet crashes in the Mediterranean as it tries to land on an aircraft carrier.
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Trump and Putin 'will try to mend ties', Kremlin says

Monday, November 14th 2016, 22:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kremlin

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin "will try to normalise US-Russia ties", the Kremlin says after a phone call.
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Pro-Moscow figure Igor Dodon claims Moldova presidency

Monday, November 14th 2016, 13:18
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Pro-Moscow candidate Igor Dodon wins Moldova's presidential vote, beating a pro-EU rival.
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Bulgaria PM Borisov quits after presidential election blow

Monday, November 14th 2016, 13:05
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Borisov quits after a Russia-friendly Socialist won the presidential election.
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Wife of Russian activist relays prison torture claims

Monday, November 14th 2016, 0:01

Anastasia Zotova, the wife of imprisoned Russian activist Ildar Dadin, speaks about his torture allegations.
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Michael McFaul, US ex-ambassador, banned from entering Russia

Friday, November 11th 2016, 19:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Kremlin

Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Moscow, says he is on the Kremlin's sanctions list.
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Russia celebrates

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 15:58
related countries: United States United States

As the world digests Donald Trump's shock US election win, the Russian government is delighted, writes Sarah Rainsford.
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Election 2016: The Russians hoping for President Trump

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 2:36
related places: Moscow

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is at a pro-Trump watch party in Moscow.
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New York police investigate Russian consulate death

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 15:46

The New York police are investigating after a man was found dead outside the Russian Consulate.
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'Russian nationalists' behind Montenegro PM assassination plot

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 20:52
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

A Montenegro prosecutor blames Russian nationalists for planning a coup and to kill the PM.
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Giant snowballs on Russian beach

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 19:58

A beach in Siberia has been transformed by naturally occurring giant snowballs.
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Giant snowballs appear on Russian beach in Siberia

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 12:33

Locals are delighted as thousands of natural snowballs form on beaches in northern Siberia.
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Russia's Putin unveils provocative statue

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 5:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

There is controversy over a vast new statue in Moscow honouring the 10th Century prince who founded the forerunner to the Russian state, but who is claimed by Ukraine.
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Syria conflict: Ceasefire for Aleppo rebels ends

Friday, November 4th 2016, 18:09
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A 10-hour Russian-Syrian truce to allow rebels to leave eastern Aleppo comes to an end.
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Putin unveils 'provocative' Moscow statue of St Vladimir

Friday, November 4th 2016, 12:33
related places: Moscow, Vladimir

Russia's President Putin unveils a controversial statue of 10th Century prince, Vladimir the Great.
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Russian ruse

Friday, November 4th 2016, 6:00
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

The president of Bulgaria tells the BBC that Russia is trying to divide and weaken Europe.
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US action star made Russian citizen

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 20:31

Steven Seagal has become the latest international actor to be granted Russian citizenship.
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US actor Steven Seagal given Russian citizenship by Putin

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 14:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kremlin

US actor Steven Seagal is granted Russian citizenship, the Kremlin says.
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Famed Russian clown Popov dies aged 86

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 12:43
related places: Popov

Russians mourn Oleg Popov, a Soviet-era clown and cultural icon who has died at 86.
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Ukraine hackers claim huge Kremlin email breach

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 12:13

Two Ukrainians tell the BBC how they hacked top Russian officials' emails revealing Kremlin plans.
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Syria conflict: Russia tells rebels to leave Aleppo

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 1:17
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Russia and Syria tell rebel forces in Aleppo to leave by Friday evening.
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Russia puts Ukraine library boss on trial for 'inciting hatred'

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 19:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The head of a Ukrainian library in Moscow goes on trial accused of inciting hatred against Russians.
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Amnesty International's Moscow office 'sealed by authorities'

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 17:16
related places: Moscow

Staff at Amnesty International's Moscow office say the doors have been sealed and power cut off, apparently by the authorities.
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Russian Orthodox Church backs Jesus Christ Superstar

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 10:56

Hardline Christian activists want rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar to be banned.
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The unpretentious outsider

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 1:02

A look at how Russian media are siding with "unpretentious" outsider Donald Trump.
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Russia activist Ildar Dadin accuses prison of torture

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 17:23

Russian activist Ildar Dadin says prison guards hung him by his wrists and threatened him with rape.
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Cash-strapped Russian mayor offers town hall for sale

Monday, October 31st 2016, 14:22
related places: Kaliningrad

Mayor in Russia's Kaliningrad region says he'd rather sell his office than cut town services.
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Lithuania issues updated Russian invasion advice booklets

Friday, October 28th 2016, 23:03
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Lithuania updates its civil defence booklet telling citizens what to do in the event of a Russian invasion.
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Nato chief says alliance 'does not want new Cold War'

Friday, October 28th 2016, 3:59

Nato is not seeking confrontation with Russia despite deploying 4,000 troops to eastern Europe, the alliance's chief tells the BBC.
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'We need progress'

Friday, October 28th 2016, 0:08

Russia's high-speed trains have revolutionised rail travel - but life by the tracks has much less glamour, Seva Boiko reports.
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Russia warships: Kuznetsov battle group 'refuels off North Africa'

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 17:52
related countries: Syria Syria

A Russian naval battle group is reportedly refuelling at sea off North Africa en route to Syria.
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Artist makes 'bloody stake' memorial to Ivan the Terrible

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 13:07
related places: Ivan'

Russian artist mocks new statue of Ivan the Terrible by erecting an "alternative" monument.
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Spain urged not to allow refuelling of Russian warships

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 11:39
related countries: Spain Spain, Syria Syria

Spain is urged by Nato allies not to allow refuelling of Russian warships bound for Syria.
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Different reality

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 21:16

Gabriel Gatehouse analyses why Russia increasingly sees the world differently from the West.
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Russian brews up in one-man tea party protest

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 11:34

A man in Siberia takes his kettle to city hall to protest at power cuts.
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US troops to be stationed in Norway in break with tradition

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 10:10
related countries: Norway Norway, United States United States

Norway has announced it is to allow more than 300 US troops to be stationed on its soil, in a move likely to further inflame Russia-Nato tensions.
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Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashes in Siberia, killing 19

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 12:31

A Russian helicopter carrying 22 people crashes in north-western Siberia, killing at least 19 people, officials say.
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Russia accuses UK over 'shrinking' London embassy

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 0:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Russian ambassador to the UK accuses the government of delaying the granting of visas to staff at the country's embassy in London.
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Russian warships pass through English Channel

Friday, October 21st 2016, 16:52
related countries: Syria Syria

A flotilla of Russian warships is passing through the English Channel en route to Syria.
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Russia EU Ambassador: 'We are not targeting Syrian civilians'

Friday, October 21st 2016, 14:20
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, tells the BBC it is not Russia's intention to target civilians in Syria.
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Russian restaurant closes over dead warlord insult

Friday, October 21st 2016, 11:21

Social media backlash over chef's comments forces St Petersburg restaurant to close.
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Syria conflict: Russia extends Aleppo ceasefire by 24 hours

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 22:09

Russia says it will suspend air strikes in rebel-held eastern Aleppo until Friday, which the UN hopes will allow the sick and wounded to be evacuated.
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