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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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Rosneft and Exxon find Arctic oil

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 12:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arctic

Russian energy giant Rosneft says it has discovered oil with its US project partner Exxon Mobil at a controversial well in the Arctic.
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VIDEO: Lavrov attacks US 'military interference'

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 8:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly to attack America's 'military interference' in the world.
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EU hopeful of Ukraine gas deal

Friday, September 26th 2014, 15:49
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Berlin

The EU's energy commissioner outlines plans for a deal between Ukraine and Russia to end their row over gas deliveries, after talks in Berlin.
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Week in pictures: 20-26 September 2014

Friday, September 26th 2014, 14:15

First Russian woman in space for 17 years + other pics of the week
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Shares of Russian oil tycoon seized

Friday, September 26th 2014, 10:20

A Russian court seizes shares in the oil firm Bashneft, whose billionaire owner Vladimir Yevtushenkov is under house arrest.
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First Russian woman in ISS mission

Friday, September 26th 2014, 3:30
related countries: United States United States

Russia has sent a woman into space for the first time in 17 years as part of a joint US-Russian mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
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Ukraine: 'Keep Russia sanctions'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 3:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow, West

Ukraine's prime minister urges the West not to lift sanctions on Russia, after the US president says they could go if Moscow supports peace efforts.
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Nato sees Russia pullback in Ukraine

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 15:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato says it has observed a "significant" withdrawal of Russian troops from eastern Ukraine, but adds that some forces still remain there.
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Japan increases sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 14:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Japan imposes additional sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis as tension rises over their own territorial dispute.
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Russia plans for internet crisis

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 12:11

Russia is making plans to ensure state control over the country's internet traffic in a national emergency, Russian media report.
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Ukraine to pull back artillery

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 12:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says.
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Moscow rally against Ukraine crisis

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 7:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Thousands of Russians march in Moscow to protest against Russia's involvement in the Ukraine crisis.
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VIDEO: Fire engulfs Russian tower block

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 12:39
related places: Krasnoyarsk

Firefighters are trying to contain a fire that has engulfed a residential building in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, according to Russian media.
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Nato: Ukraine truce 'in name only'

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 1:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove.
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Ukraine deal with eastern rebels

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 10:50
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels agree a memorandum on a peace plan for the conflict in the east of the country, at talks in Minsk.
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Russian jets intercepted off Alaska

Friday, September 19th 2014, 23:40
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Alaska

Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.
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Ukraine president urges US support

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 20:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.
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Forgotten death of Russian serviceman

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 12:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russians find their relatives killed in Ukraine conflict are forgotten
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Russia to extend media controls

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 12:16

A bill to restrict foreign ownership in Russia's media will go before the Russian parliament, dominated by allies of President Putin.
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BBC team attacked in southern Russia

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 10:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A BBC team is attacked in southern Russia after investigating reports of Russian servicemen killed near the border with Ukraine.
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Shares plunge after Russian arrest

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 9:41

Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov is put under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering, and shares in his company Sistema tumble.
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Russians urged 'don't panic'

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 18:33
related countries: United States United States

Russian authorities urged people not to panic on Tuesday as the rouble fell to a new all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the effect of sanctions on the country's economy.
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Russia 'must boost Crimea forces'

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 15:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia needs to boost forces in Crimea because of the Ukraine crisis and a foreign military build-up, Russia's defence minister says.
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Can EU-Ukraine trade pact survive Russian pressure?

Monday, September 15th 2014, 23:23

Why EU-Ukraine trade pact is at risk
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Traitors in Putin's Russia

Monday, September 15th 2014, 8:05

Russian wanted over Litvinenko killing takes on 'traitors' on TV
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VIDEO: Litvinenko suspect gets Russian TV show

Monday, September 15th 2014, 5:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The prime suspect in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian agent killed in London now has his own TV programme in Russia
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VIDEO: Tomato fight to oppose Russia boycott

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 21:08

Hundreds of people have been showing their opposition to a Russian boycott of fruit and vegetables from Europe with a tomato fight in Amsterdam.
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Nato members 'send arms to Ukraine'

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 19:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato countries have started delivering arms to Ukraine to help its soldiers combat pro-Russian separatists in the east, the defence minister says.
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Ukraine 'repels rebels at airport'

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 15:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says its forces have repelled a rebel attack on Donetsk airport, as the prime minister says Russia wants to "eliminate" his country.
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US strengthens sanctions on Russia

Friday, September 12th 2014, 19:04
related countries: United States United States

The US imposes new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy firms, hours after a similar move by the European Union.
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New EU sanctions on Russia begin

Friday, September 12th 2014, 11:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

New EU sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine go into force, with Moscow warning of retaliation.
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VIDEO: EU to implement new Russia sanctions

Friday, September 12th 2014, 4:46

New EU sanctions against Russia are to take effect on Friday, blocking loans for five state banks and curbing business with oil and defence firms.
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VIDEO: Soyuz capsule returns to Earth

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 10:02
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Soyuz

The crew members in Russia's Soyuz space capsule have successfully landed in Kazakhstan.
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EU adopts fresh sanctions on Russia

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 0:27
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

European Union member states formally adopt new sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, but do not specify when they will come in to force.
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Ukraine rebels 'free 1,200 captives'

Monday, September 8th 2014, 19:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels have released 1,200 people they had taken captive, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says.
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Russia 'blocks Estonia' over captive

Monday, September 8th 2014, 16:53
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Estonia says Russia is preventing its consul from seeing a security official detained by Russia at the border and accused of spying.
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Shelling rattles Ukraine ceasefire

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 6:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Mariupol'

Shelling near Ukraine's south-eastern city of Mariupol threatens a fragile ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian rebels.
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Ukraine ceasefire 'largely holding'

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 19:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian and Russian presidents agree that a truce in eastern Ukraine is "largely holding", but renewed shelling is heard in the south.
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Russia 'will react' to EU sanctions

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 13:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia vows "there will be a reaction" if new EU sanctions are imposed over its actions in Ukraine, where a truce appears to be largely holding.
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Russia to reopen Arctic naval base

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 12:02

Russia has sent several ships from its Northern Fleet to the Arctic with the aim of restoring a permanent naval base in the region, media say.
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VIDEO: Ceasefire holding but 'very fragile'

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 11:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

There is uncertainty over whether a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine is holding.
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Ukraine agrees ceasefire with rebels

Friday, September 5th 2014, 22:17
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels sign a truce deal after talks in Belarus, but rebels say their desire for separation has not changed.
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Estonia angry at Russia 'abduction'

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:51
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Estonia summons the Russian ambassador over the "abduction" of an Estonian security official who Russia says was detained on its territory.
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Nato agrees new 'spearhead' force

Friday, September 5th 2014, 12:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Nato summit in Wales agrees on the formation of a several-thousand-strong "spearhead" force to meet multiple challenges.
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VIDEO: Tense Ukraine troops turn on cameras

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 22:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Western

Western countries are preparing to tighten sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine, US and British officials say.
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West signals more Russia sanctions

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 21:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Western countries prepare further sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine ahead of peace talks due to be held on Friday.
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France faces huge bill over warship

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 15:30
related countries: France France

France stands to lose at least 1bn euros (£800m) after suspending delivery of a Mistral naval assault ship to Russia, officials say.
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Finns on Russian border wary of Nato

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 23:29

Could closer Nato ties harm border links with Russia?
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VIDEO: Obama's support for Baltic states

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 22:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Obama has urged members of the Nato alliance to send an unmistakable message backing Ukraine, in the face of what he called "brazen aggression" by Russia.
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France halts Russia warship delivery

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 19:42
related countries: France France

France halts the delivery of the first of two assault navy ships ordered by Russia, blaming Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
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Makarova into US Open semi-final

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 18:49
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United States United States

Russia's Ekaterina Makarova beats 16th seed Victoria Azarenka to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.
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Nervous Estonians look to the West

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 18:14

Nerves are growing for Estonians living on the border with Russia
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VIDEO: Nato plans closer ties with Georgia

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 18:07
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Nato has unveiled new plans for closer relations with Georgia. The relationship has long been opposed by neighbouring Russia, with Georgia already contributing to Nato-led operations.
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Russian stocks rise from peace hope

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 17:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian stocks rise to their highest level in three months following the announcement of a cease-fire agreement with Ukraine.
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Ukraine deal 'by Friday' - Putin

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 15:15

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a peace agreement between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels in the east could be reached on Friday.
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VIDEO: Inside ghost town emptied by rebels

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 8:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's defence minister has accused Russia of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.
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Obama in Europe for Ukraine talks

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 7:05
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US President Barack Obama arrives in Estonia for talks with regional leaders amid growing concern over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: On the road with pro-Russian rebels

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 5:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukraine's army has seen several losses in recent days, after pro-Russian rebels launched offensives in both the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. Richard Galpin reports.
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VIDEO: Beslan school siege: Ten years on

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 23:12
related places: Beslan

Ten years after the end of the deadly siege of a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, BBC Russian's Olga Ivshina spoke to some of those who were there.
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EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 17:48

Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.
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VIDEO: West looks 'really weak' over Ukraine

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 16:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A senior Ukrainian diplomat says the West looks weak against a "power drunk" Russia.
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Russia 'to alter military strategy'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 11:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia is to adjust its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's increasing presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says.
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Russian sex geckos die in orbit

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 8:51

Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
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Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 6:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid a rebel offensive.
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Nato plans rapid response force

Monday, September 1st 2014, 15:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.
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VIDEO: BBC's Sweeney catches Putin at talks

Monday, September 1st 2014, 15:06
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

As negotiators meet in Minsk to discuss the Ukraine crisis, Russia's President Vladimir Putin says the process of direct negotiations is "the beginning of a very important process".
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Ukraine troops abandon key airport

Monday, September 1st 2014, 13:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian troops abandon Luhansk airport after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis.
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Crimea seizes rich Ukrainian's hotel

Monday, September 1st 2014, 13:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian-backed bailiffs in Crimea seize a luxury seaside hotel complex linked to a Ukrainian billionaire, Ihor Kolomoisky.
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Russia and China launch gas pipeline

Monday, September 1st 2014, 12:13
related countries: China China
related places: Yakutsk

Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
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US senators urge arms for Ukraine

Monday, September 1st 2014, 5:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion".
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Putin 'urges talks on east Ukraine'

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 15:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Putin calls for talks on "statehood" for eastern Ukraine and says it is "impossible to predict" the end of the crisis.
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Ukraine and Russia in troop exchange

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 8:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ten captured Russian paratroopers and 63 Ukrainian soldiers have been exchanged following negotiations, Russian media report.
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EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 7:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU gives Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions, as Ukraine's leader talks of the "point of no return".
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Murray into US Open fourth round

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 22:19
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray sees off Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov in four sets to reach the last 16 of the US Open in New York.
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