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French prosecutor: 'Russian hooligans came ready for violence'

Monday, June 13th 2016, 16:21
related countries: France France
related places: Marseille

A French prosecutor says there were around 150 Russian "hooligans" who travelled to Marseille "well-prepared for violence".
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Euro 2016: England and Russia given disqualification warning

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 18:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Uefa has threatened to disqualify England and Russia from Euro 2016 if there is further violence, following clashes in Marseille.
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Nadia Savchenko: 'They tried to break me'

Friday, June 10th 2016, 3:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian fighter pilot sentenced to 22 years in a Russian jail, returned home to Ukraine just over two weeks ago after a pardon from President Putin.
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Art or arson?

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 1:21

Pyotr Pavlensky was released by a Russian court after a bizarre trial involving a burnt door, a guard dog and a hefty fine.
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Pavlensky Russian trial: Bizarre case of performance artist

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 1:21

The bizarre case of a Russian performance artist
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Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky fined and freed

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 0:52

Russian court frees Pyotr Pavlensky
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VIDEO: Russian artist fined and freed

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 0:52

Russian court frees Pyotr Pavlensky
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Russian PM: 'No money for pensions, but have a good day!'

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 23:14

Russian PM comments to pensioner spark uproar
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Sharapova banned for two years

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 20:43

Russia's Maria Sharapova is suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation after failing a drugs test.
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Chess legend Korchnoi dies aged 85

Monday, June 6th 2016, 17:20
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Chess grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi, who defected from Russia to the West in 1976, has died in Switzerland aged 85.
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Syrian troops 'advance on IS capital'

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 11:45
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Is

Syrian troops, backed by Russian air power, cross into Raqqa province, nearing the self-styled capital of so-called Islamic State, UK-based activists say.
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MH17 prosecutors want Russian answers

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 21:28

Prosecutors seek to put pressure on Russia to give information about the downing of Flight MH17 in 2014, in which 298 people were killed.
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Poland to sign up 35,000 paramilitaries

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 12:34
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland says it will start recruiting in September for a new 35,000-strong paramilitary defence force because of tensions with Russia.
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Twitter restores Putin parody account

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 17:47
related countries: Estonia Estonia

A popular account that pokes fun at the Russian president goes back online after an outcry from the real Estonian president and others.
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VIDEO: Child pulled from Idlib strike rubble

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 3:36
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Idlib

Turkey has accused Russia of bombing a hospital and a mosque in the Syrian city of Idlib.
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Air strikes 'kill 23' in Syria's Idlib

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 10:54
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib

At least 23 people have been killed by air strikes overnight on the rebel-held city of Idlib, in north-western Syria, activists say.
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Putin visits all-male Orthodox enclave

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 16:55
related countries: Greece Greece

Russian President Vladimir Putin joins celebrations to mark 1,000 years of Russian monks at the monastic enclave of Mount Athos in Greece.
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Greek PM condemns Russia sanctions

Friday, May 27th 2016, 23:27
related countries: Greece Greece, Ukraine Ukraine

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Western sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are "not productive".
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VIDEO: Russia will 'respond if we see rockets'

Friday, May 27th 2016, 22:40
related countries: United States United States

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said Russia might be forced to respond to US moves in Europe.
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Russian girl's suicide prompts national debate

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 23:19

Girl's story prompts suicide debate in Russia
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VIDEO: Warm welcome for Ukraine's Savchenko

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 19:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, Savchenko

Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow.
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Jailed Ukrainian freed in prisoner swap

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 16:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia releases jailed Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko in a prisoner exchange also involving two Russian nationals convicted in Kiev last month.
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New tests find Russian athletes positive

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 22:34
related countries: China China

The Russian Olympic Committee says 14 of its athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics have tested positive for doping during re-tests of their samples.
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VIDEO: Inside infamous Moscow anti-doping lab

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 22:34
related countries: China China

Dan Roan is granted rare behind-the-scenes access to the discredited Moscow laboratory at the centre of the Russian doping scandal.
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IS 'destroyed aircraft' at Syria base

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 19:18
related countries: Syria Syria

New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a major airbase in Syria used by Russia after an attack by Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: IS 'destroyed Syria airbase' used by Russia

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 9:57
related countries: Syria Syria

A strategically significant Syrian airbase, used by Russia, appears to have been almost completely destroyed - according to new satellite imagery exclusively seen by the BBC. Stratfor analyst Sim Tack explains.
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MH17 victims' families sue Putin

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 20:01
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

Families of victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine file a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin.
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Shake-up at Russia's RBC seen as new Putin media raid

Monday, May 16th 2016, 11:17

Russian broadcaster reined in after its revealing reports
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Ukraine president hails Eurovision win

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 15:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Poroshenko of Ukraine welcomes his country's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, while many in Russia condemn it as political.
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Russia 'sorry' and 'ashamed' of cheats

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 7:24

Russia is "ashamed" of cheating athletes but its ban should be lifted for the Rio Olympics, the country's sports minister has said.
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Three dead in Moscow cemetery brawl

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 20:11
related places: Moscow

Three people are killed and more than 90 arrested as a mass brawl breaks out at Moscow cemetery, Russian media report.
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North Korea detains Russian yacht

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 12:04
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

A Russian yacht has been detained by North Korean coastguards in the Sea of Japan, Russia's foreign ministry says.
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Why is Russia so desperate to win Eurovision?

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 23:01

Why is Russia so desperate to win Eurovision?
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Russia says US missiles breach treaty

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 17:45
related countries: Romania Romania, United States United States

Russia warns the US that activation of a European missile defence shield in Romania will violate a treaty on nuclear forces.
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Russia through to Eurovision final

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 8:23
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Russia and the Netherlands make it through to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest but Iceland crashes out.
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Russia 'concerned' by Sochi doping claim

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 1:05
related places: Sochi

The Russian authorities are "concerned" by new claims of doping among Russian athletes at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, an adviser says.
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VIDEO: Eurovision: The bookies' favourite

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 5:41

Russia's Sergey Lazarev is the bookies' favourite to win this weekend's Eurovision Song Contest.
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Russian WW2 parade showcases new arms

Monday, May 9th 2016, 12:45
related places: Moscow

Russian armed forces units parade in Moscow, marking the 71st anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany.
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Russia's unpaid car workers of Togliatti

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 2:20

The Russian car-workers struggling on with no pay
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Aleppo ceasefire extended until Monday

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 1:50
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A two-day truce in the Syrian city of Aleppo is extended for a further three days, Russia's defence ministry says.
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Russian maestro plays in Palmyra ruins

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 21:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian conductor Valery Gergiev performs in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, weeks after the ancient site was recaptured from so-called Islamic State.
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VIDEO: On ground with Russian forces in Syria

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 4:45
related countries: Syria Syria

On the ground in Syria, accompanied by Russian military.
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Syria truce 'extended to Aleppo'

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 20:02
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

A partial, shaky truce between Syria and non-jihadist rebels is extended to embattled Aleppo, after US and Russian pressure.
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Portugal targets 'Russia football gang'

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 18:50
related countries: Portugal Portugal

European and Portuguese police say they have dismantled a mainly Russian criminal gang laundering money through the football sector in Portugal.
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Charges in Russia-Poland spy case

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 15:31
related countries: Poland Poland

A lawyer with dual Russian-Polish citizenship whose father played for the Russian national football team is charged with espionage, Polish media say.
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Syria truce 'to be extended to Aleppo'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 20:09
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's foreign minister says a unilateral truce declared by the Syrian military could be extended to the city of Aleppo within hours.
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Russia 'nuclear sabre-rattling' - US

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 15:52
related countries: United States United States

The US defence secretary accuses Russia of "nuclear sabre-rattling" and says the US has had to step up its military presence on Nato's eastern flank.
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VIDEO: Russia's rival song contest

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 8:06

The Eurovision Song Contest may be next week, but one Russian MP has his eye on a very patriotic rival.
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VIDEO: Plucky pony makes break for freedom

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 15:55

A pony that was part of a biblical-themed spring festival in Russia escaped, pursued by a costumed actor.
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Russia challenges US after jet face-off

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 10:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baltic, Friday

Russia accuses a US Air Force jet of switching off its transponder signal over the Baltic on Friday, leading its own jets to intercept it.
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Nail-biting start for Russia's new Vostochny space centre

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 0:05

Nervous start for new Russian cosmodrome
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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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