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News: Russia

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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Gazprom warns sanctions could hurt

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 11:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom has warned further Western sanctions over Ukraine could disrupt gas exports.
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Russia alarmed over US-Nato activity

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 8:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Moscow voices concern over an "unprecedented" rise in US and Nato military activity near Russian borders, amid an escalating crisis in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: US journalist tells of Ukraine beating

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 7:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

An American journalist who was kidnapped and held hostage for several days last week by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine has been describing his experiences.
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US sanctions target key Putin aides

Monday, April 28th 2014, 21:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on seven Russian people and 17 firms linked to President Putin's "inner circle" over their role in the Ukraine crisis.
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Ukraine threatens Gazprom lawsuit

Monday, April 28th 2014, 15:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine threatens to take Gazprom to court over gas prices if the Russian utility firm refuses a new debt payment deal.
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US and EU step up Russia sanctions

Monday, April 28th 2014, 10:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The US and EU are preparing to impose fresh sanctions against Russian individuals and companies amid continuing action by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
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Military observer freed in Ukraine

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 20:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

One European military observer has been freed in Sloviansk where pro-Russian separatists are holding the rest of the team, detained on Friday.
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Ukraine rebels show seized observers

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 15:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine show a captured group of European military observers, amid fresh attempts to secure their release.
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Russia action 'price worth paying'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

William Hague says damage to the UK economy is a "price worth paying" for further sanctions against Russia.
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Russia rehab centre fire kills eight

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 8:37

Eight people are killed when a fire sweeps through a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts in Russia's eastern Altai region, officials say.
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Kerry urges Russia to help observers

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 6:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Russia to help free European military observers seized in east Ukraine, and expresses "concern" about troop movements.
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Russia 'to help free Ukraine group'

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 19:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Moscow offers to help free European military observers held in Ukraine by pro-Russia activists, as EU states plan new sanctions on Russia.
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G7 'to intensify Russia sanctions'

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 9:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The G7 group of nations agrees to "swiftly" impose fresh sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, as pro-Moscow militia hold a group of international observers.
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Russian jets 'entered Ukraine space'

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 3:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Pentagon says Russian military planes have entered Ukrainian airspace in the past 24 hours, as G7 powers vow to impose new sanctions on Moscow.
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VIDEO: 'Observers seized' in east Ukraine

Friday, April 25th 2014, 21:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have seized a bus carrying international military observers, Ukraine's interior ministry says.
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'Observers seized' in east Ukraine

Friday, April 25th 2014, 21:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine seize observers attached to a European monitoring unit, Ukrainian officials say.
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VIDEO: West in new Russian sanctions threat

Friday, April 25th 2014, 18:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

James Robbins reports that western heads of state say they are considering fresh sanctions against Russia over its alleged failure to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
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Russia accuses West of Ukraine plot

Friday, April 25th 2014, 13:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the West of wanting to seize Ukraine as a war of words between Moscow and the US worsens.
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Russia's credit rating downgraded

Friday, April 25th 2014, 13:19

Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's cuts Russia's rating as foreign investors continue to take money out of the country amid tensions over Ukraine.
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Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US

Friday, April 25th 2014, 10:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Kiev

The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.
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Russia fears Crimea water shortage

Friday, April 25th 2014, 9:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian officials say a water shortage in Crimea threatens to become acute as Ukraine has reduced the supply via a key canal.
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VIDEO: New Russia drills after Ukraine raid

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 18:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russia has ordered new military exercises on its border with Ukraine in response to an operation by Kiev against pro-Russian separatists.
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New Russia drills after Ukraine raid

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 18:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Mariupol'

Russia announces new military exercises on its border with Ukraine, after Kiev orders troops to move against separatists in the east.
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Russia extends Navalny house arrest

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 15:26
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.
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US troops in Poland for exercises

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 6:59
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

A first contingent of US troops arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
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Russia in new Ukraine attack threat

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 19:42
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Kiev

Russia will respond to any attack on its interests in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgia war.
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Russian Duma passes film swearing ban

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 15:41

Russia's lower house passes a bill banning swearing from films, music and other works of art.
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VIDEO: Ukrainians volunteer for reserve army

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 12:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Volunteers in the Ukraine have begun to make defence preparations amid fears the Ukrainian military is unable to match Russian forces.
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Blair warns West over radical Islam

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 9:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Tony Blair warns Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.
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US threatens more Russia sanctions

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 8:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Washington

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington will impose further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in east Ukraine.
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VIDEO: 'We just want to live normally'

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 5:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The BBC meets a pro-Russian family living in a rural area of Ukraine, who say their support for Moscow does not mean they are separatists.
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Russian social network founder fired

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 15:46

The founder of Russian social network VKontakte says he has been fired and that his site has been taken over by allies of President Putin.
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Russia's Navalny fined for libel

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 13:10

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is fined for libelling a councillor - and could face jail soon.
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Photos show 'Russia army' in Ukraine

Monday, April 21st 2014, 21:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US State Department releases photos that it says shows Russian soldiers among the militants holding official buildings in eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Russian 'outrage' at Sloviansk attack

Monday, April 21st 2014, 16:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine has said it will launch an investigation into a fatal attack in the east of the country, which has further increased tensions between Kiev and Moscow.
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Halliburton reports $622m profits

Monday, April 21st 2014, 15:31
related countries: Angola Angola, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

US oil exploration firm Halliburton has reported better-than-expected first quarter profits, helped by robust drilling activity in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Angola.
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Russia says Kiev 'breaking accord'

Monday, April 21st 2014, 14:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis.
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Russia plans Crimea casino boom

Monday, April 21st 2014, 11:17

Russia's President Putin presents a draft law to create a gambling zone in Crimea, now that the Kremlin has made it part of Russia.
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Ukraine probes deaths in tense east

Monday, April 21st 2014, 2:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further.
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Russian outrage at Ukraine killing

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 19:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian foreign ministry expresses outrage at a fatal shooting incident in eastern Ukraine which it blames on Ukrainian nationalists.
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VIDEO: Russian outrage at Ukraine killing

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 19:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia has expressed outrage after at least three people were killed at a pro-Russian checkpoint in eastern Ukraine.
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Religious leaders show Ukraine split

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 9:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Moscow

Orthodox Easter messages from patriarchs in Kiev and Moscow reflect Ukraine's deep divide, as a tense stand-off continues in the east.
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Ukraine calls Easter truce in east

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 9:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.
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US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 0:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
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Kiev reaches out to eastern rebels

Friday, April 18th 2014, 17:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's interim authorities appeal for unity, promising to meet some demands of pro-Russian protesters occupying buildings in the east.
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Gul rules out Erdogan job swap

Friday, April 18th 2014, 15:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.
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Eastern Ukraine militants snub deal

Friday, April 18th 2014, 15:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave official buildings, just hours after an international deal was reached to defuse the crisis.
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Obama cautious over Ukraine deal

Friday, April 18th 2014, 6:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Obama says Russia must show signs of honouring a deal to calm tensions in Ukraine, as separatists remain defiant.
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VIDEO: 'We want to be part of Russia'

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 22:24
related places: Donetsk

The BBC's Natalia Antelava visits a camp site of the self-declared people's Republic of Donetsk.
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Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 21:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union say all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in eastern Ukraine at talks in Geneva.
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Deadly clashes at Ukraine port base

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 9:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Geneva, Senior

Three people are killed in a raid on a base in eastern Ukraine, the country's interior minister says, as the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine hold crisis talks in Geneva.
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Ukraine military column 'disarmed'

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 17:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.
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Ukrainian military vehicles 'seized'

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 14:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Civilians block Ukrainian troops entering an eastern flashpoint town, while Nato announces it will beef up its eastern members' defences.
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Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 23:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Authorities in Kiev announce the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists, as Moscow warns that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war.
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VIDEO: Russian Lada 'chases Ukraine tank'

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 18:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Lada

Footage posted online purports to show pro-Russian activists in a Lada confronting a Ukrainian tank.
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VIDEO: Tackling the world's coldest marathon

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 14:46

The world's hardest, and coldest, marathon has taken place at Russia's Barneo Ice Station in the geographic North Pole.
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Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 12:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.
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Obama presses Putin over Ukraine

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 8:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US president urges his Russian counterpart to use his influence to make separatists in eastern Ukraine stand down as the government moves against them.
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West eyes more Russia sanctions

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 0:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The EU and the US say they will impose "further costs" on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, as unrest continues in the east of the country.
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VIDEO: Pro-Russian mob targets journalists

Monday, April 14th 2014, 22:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The confrontation in eastern Ukraine worsened on Monday with more official buildings seized by pro-Russian forces.
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VIDEO: BBC on trail of attacks across Ukraine

Monday, April 14th 2014, 21:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian activists have attacked another official building in east Ukraine, ignoring a deadline to leave or face eviction by Ukrainian forces.
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Fresh pro-Russian attack in Ukraine

Monday, April 14th 2014, 15:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian activists attack another official building in east Ukraine, ignoring a deadline to leave or face eviction by Ukrainian forces.
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Oil prices steady as Libya woes ease

Monday, April 14th 2014, 11:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Crude oil prices rise in early Monday trading amid tensions in Ukraine, but fall again after Libyan protesters end their occupation of an oil port.
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Ukraine to fight pro-Russia forces

Monday, April 14th 2014, 0:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president pledges a full-scale "anti-terrorist operation" involving the army after pro-Russian militants seize government buildings in the east.
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'Casualties' in Ukraine gun battles

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 14:11

A Ukrainian security services officer is killed and five others injured in gun battles in the eastern city of Sloviansk, officials say.
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Russia warns over Ukraine talks

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 6:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's foreign minister says any use of force by Ukraine against Russian speakers in the country could undermine upcoming talks.
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Another Ukraine police post seized

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 23:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russia militants take control of a police HQ in the east Ukraine city of Kramatorsk after a gun battle, local media and witnesses say.
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Germans not keen to upset Russia

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 23:35

Why some Germans prefer to look east not west
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Gunmen take Ukraine police buildings

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 17:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Armed men seize police and state security buildings in east Ukraine's Sloviansk, as pro-Russian separatists elsewhere continue similar occupations.
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US urges nations to assist Ukraine

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 0:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US urges other nations to contribute more to the economic rescue of Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin moves to assure the EU it will not cut gas supplies.
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