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Russia jails seized Estonian 'spy'

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 13:11
related countries: Estonia Estonia

A court in Russia sentences Estonian security official Eston Kohver to 15 years in prison for spying in a case that sparked a diplomatic row.
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VIDEO: Russians return to ex-Soviet Crimea camp

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 9:46

Russia is trying to show that it is intends to stay in Crimea, investing heavily in projects such as a huge children's camp by the sea.
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VIDEO: Six arrested over contraband cheese

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 6:44

Russian police say they have smashed a gang producing millions of dollars worth of contraband cheese.
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Russia to show mega H-bomb replica

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 17:24
related places: Moscow

A copy of the world's biggest ever nuclear bomb - the Soviet-era "Tsar Bomba" - is to go on display in central Moscow.
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Russians bust illicit cheese gang

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 15:55

Russian police smashed a gang producing contraband cheese - the latest move in retaliation for Western sanctions over Crimea.
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VIDEO: Putin dives on shipwreck in minisub

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 15:37
related places: Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes in a trip in a minisub to a sunken shipwreck during a visit to Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow last year.
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Former 'troll' wins Russian damages

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 12:18

A former Russian internet "troll" is awarded one rouble ($0.01) in damages after she sues her ex-employer to expose it as a propaganda "factory".
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VIDEO: Eastern Ukraine violence mounting

Monday, August 17th 2015, 21:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nine people have died in a surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-supported rebels.
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Shelling in east Ukraine kills nine

Monday, August 17th 2015, 18:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

At least nine people die in heavy artillery exchanges in eastern Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a controversial visit to annexed Crimea.
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VIDEO: Russian lake ablaze after oil spill

Friday, August 14th 2015, 16:29
related places: Moscow

At least three people were injured when an oil pipeline in Moscow exploded, sparking a large fire on the Moskva River.
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The Russian supermodel who defended her autistic sister

Friday, August 14th 2015, 1:43

Russian star's outrage starts disability debate
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Russia expands food import ban

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 14:57
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Liechtenstein Liechtenstein, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Russia extends its list of countries subject to a food import ban to include Iceland, Liechtenstein, Albania and Montenegro.
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Russia blocks Reddit drug chatter

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 9:58

Russia has blocked access to some parts of social news site Reddit for "promoting" use of banned substances.
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Ukraine fighting violates truce - EU

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 17:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The European Union says a surge in attacks on government-held areas in eastern Ukraine violates a February peace deal with pro-Russia separatists.
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Russia marks Kursk anniversary

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 16:53
related places: Kursk

Russia marks 15 years since a submarine sank, resulting in the deaths of all 118 men on board and a major challenge for Vladimir Putin.
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VIDEO: Fallon pledges Ukrainian support

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 5:27
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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'Missile parts' at MH17 crash site

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 16:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Ukraine Ukraine

Fragments of a suspected Russian missile system have been found at the site of the Flight MH17 crash in Ukraine, investigators in the Netherlands say.
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Ukraine bans 38 Russian 'hate' books

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 15:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine blacklists leading Russian nationalists by banning 38 books seen as promoting separatism.
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Weak rouble boosts Gazprom profits

Monday, August 10th 2015, 11:13

Russian energy giant Gazprom announces a sharp rise in profits thanks in large part to a weak rouble.
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How does Russia view the West?

Monday, August 10th 2015, 0:15
related places: Moscow

Russian insider's assessment of Moscow's Western relations
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VIDEO: Cossacks riding Russia's patriotic wave

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 21:35

Russian Cossacks are hoping the new wave of patriotism in the country will help the Russian military horsemen revive their traditions.
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Ukraine blacklists Russian artists

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 21:20
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine names 14 Russian singers and actors, including French-born Gerard Depardieu, whose work will be banned from TV, radio and cinemas.
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Russian activists end hunger strike

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 18:16

Six Russian opposition activists end a hunger strike in protest at being barred from regional elections after one of them is taken to hospital.
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Supply freeze hits Russian military

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 0:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine supply freeze hits Russian military hardware
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Russia bulldozes cheese mountain

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 21:14

Russia has bulldozed a pile of Western-produced cheese and tonnes of other foodstuffs imported in violation of sanctions - sparking an outcry in the country.
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Murray suffers surprise defeat

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 5:19

Briton Andy Murray suffers a surprise second-round defeat against Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia in the Washington Open.
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Russia and France agree Mistral deal

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 21:42
related countries: France France

A deal is agreed by which Russia will receive compensation for France's decision last year to cancel the sale of two warships, both countries say.
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VIDEO: Tribute to missing Freedive champion

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 13:09

Freediver Stephan Whelan pays tribute to the achievements of Russian champion Natalia Molchanova, who is feared dead at sea.
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Hopes fade for champion freediver

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 12:05

Natalia Molchanova, the 53-year-old Russian champion freediver, is feared dead after going missing on Sunday.
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Guy claims gold in 200m freestyle

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 16:54

Britain's James Guy wins 200m freestyle gold at the World Swimming Championships while Adam Peaty sets new 50m breaststroke record.
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Mother and six children found dead

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 15:54

The bodies of six Russian children and their mother have been found in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, officials say.
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Russia renews bid for Arctic regions

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 15:09

President Putin renews Russia's claim to about 1.2 million sq km (463,000 sq miles) of the Arctic shelf in a new submission to the United Nations.
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Peaty wins World breaststroke gold

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 17:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Adam Peaty wins World Swimming gold, while fellow Britons Ross Murdoch and Siobhan Marie O'Connor win bronze medals.
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Ukraine rebels kill four troops

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 16:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says pro-Russian rebels have killed four of its soldiers and injured 15 in the past 24 hours, in an escalation of the conflict in the east.
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Crash grounds Russian helicopters

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 22:56

The Russian defence ministry grounds its fleet of Mi-28 attack helicopters after a fatal accident at an air show on Sunday.
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VIDEO: Swarm of locusts devastates Russia crops

Friday, July 31st 2015, 17:22
related places: Stavropol'

A swarm of locusts has hit the south-western Stavropol region of Russia devastating crops in the area.
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Hollande denies deal with Russia

Friday, July 31st 2015, 17:18
related countries: France France

President Francois Hollande denies claims France has agreed to pay compensation to Russia for cancelling the sale of two warships.
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Russia 'considers gay emoji ban'

Friday, July 31st 2015, 16:29

Russia may ban emojis depicting same-sex couples from social media if a state watchdog rules they infringe controversial "gay propaganda" laws.
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Putin 'ordered Litvinenko killing'

Friday, July 31st 2015, 14:09

Russian President Vladimir Putin "personally ordered" the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, the inquiry into the death of the former spy hears.
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Russian debtors despair as boom turns to bust

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 23:08

Roubles dry up for millions of Russians
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EU extends farm aid amid Russian ban

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 17:52

The EU extends help for exporters of dairy produce, fruit and vegetables into next year to ease the impact of a Russian ban.
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Ukraine pilot appears in Russia court

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 13:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko appears in a Russian court, accused of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.
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Russia 'wanted Litvinenko dead'

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 13:20

The Russian state wanted former spy Alexander Litvinenko dead, the inquiry into his poisoning hears.
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Russia warns US as NGO blacklisted

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

Russia warns against "foreign interference" after blacklisting a US pro-democracy foundation.
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Russia vetoes MH17 tribunal at UN

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 22:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia uses its UN veto to block plans for an international tribunal to investigate last year's MH17 crash in Ukraine, drawing condemnation.
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Ukraine 'blacklists' actor Depardieu

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 22:07
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine bans French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, apparently for supporting Russia's annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian media say.
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Russia activists go on hunger strike

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 16:55

Three Russian opposition activists - supporters of Alexei Navalny - go on hunger strike after being barred from regional elections.
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Swedish sub wreck dates 'from 1916'

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 16:33
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The wreckage of a submarine found off the Swedish coast is probably that of a Russian vessel that dates back to World War One, Swedish Armed Forces say.
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Russia-Ukraine row over ancient prince

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 14:54

Russia-Ukraine tug-of-war over St Vladimir
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Blatter deserves Nobel Prize - Putin

Monday, July 27th 2015, 23:04

Fifa president Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize, according to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
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Litvinenko suspect 'cannot testify'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 15:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A suspect in an inquiry into the death of the former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko tells the BBC he has not obtained permission to give evidence.
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Russia sees Arctic as naval priority

Monday, July 27th 2015, 9:02

Russia will strengthen its naval forces in the Arctic and Atlantic as a response to Nato activities close to Russia's borders, the Kremlin says.
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England face Scotland in qualifying

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 18:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England and Scotland are in the same qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while Wales face Republic of Ireland.
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Australia bid to amend medal results

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 8:47

Athletics Australia demands an investigation into the result of the triple jump final at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
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VIDEO: Russia: Fifa's Blatter 'a victim'

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 6:13

The man in charge of the Russia World Cup has insisted that Fifa president Sepp Blatter is "a victim" of the scandal engulfing football's world governing body.
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Blatter is a victim, says 2018 chief

Friday, July 24th 2015, 15:58

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is "a victim", according to the man in charge of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
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Life in jail for Russian nationalist

Friday, July 24th 2015, 15:10

A Russian nationalist leader is sentenced to to life in jail for his role in hate crimes, including the murder of a prominent human rights lawyer.
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Why would Russia deploy bombers in Crimea?

Friday, July 24th 2015, 14:38

Why would Russia send long-range warplanes to Crimea?
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Teams face World Cup qualifying draw

Friday, July 24th 2015, 10:49

The draw for the 2018 World Cup qualification campaign will take place in the Russian city of St Petersburg on Saturday.
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Russian students targeted as recruits by Islamic State

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 23:50

Why Russian students are targets for Islamic State
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VIDEO: Donetsk airport: Complete devastation

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 23:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Tom Burridge visits Donetsk's former airport, completely devastated in fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces.
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Fifa seeks Russia racism answers

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 16:56

Fifa asks the Russian Football Union to explain an alleged incident of racism inflicted on Emmanuel Frimpong.
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French MPs' Crimea visit condemned

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 14:12
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

France and Ukraine condemn a visit to Crimea by a group of French MPs in defiance of Western sanctions against Russia.
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VIDEO: Soyuz successfully docks at ISS

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 10:27
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan have successfully docked at the International Space Station.
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Astronauts successfully dock at ISS

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 7:01
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan successfully dock at the International Space Station, on a flight postponed since April.
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VIDEO: Soyuz spacecraft blasts off for ISS

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 22:17
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three crew members to the International Space Station blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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Russian FA 'beyond a joke' - Frimpong

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 15:10

Emmanuel Frimpong calls the Russian Football Union 'beyond a joke' after he is handed a two-game ban for reacting to alleged racist abuse.
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‘Unwelcome’ US fund closes in Russia

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 14:35
related countries: United States United States

The US-based MacArthur Foundation announces it is closing its Russia office because of laws restricting foreign funding.
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Russia tries Ukrainian film director

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 10:35
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Don, Rostov

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov goes on trial in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don accused of plotting terrorist acts in Crimea.
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Ukraine and rebels in shelling blame

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 14:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels accuse each other of shelling central areas of the city of Donetsk - the first such attacks since a February truce.
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VIDEO: Can 'Iron Felix' return home?

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 23:21
related places: Moscow

Russian communists are campaigning to reinstate a statue of Soviet secret police chief Felix Dzerzhinsky that was toppled in Moscow in 1991.
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VIDEO: How to catch a Russian spy

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

An American bookseller turned double-agent discusses how he informed against Soviet intelligence
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Putin says MH17 tribunal 'premature'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 17:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin rejects calls for the establishment of a UN tribunal to prosecute suspects in the MH17 air disaster over Ukraine.
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Arctic deal bans North Pole fishing

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 14:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: North Pole, Arctic

The US and Russia are among five countries to sign a deal to prevent commercial fishing in the melting Arctic sea ice near the North Pole.
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EU warning over Russia 'land grab'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 13:44
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The EU warns of increased tensions amid claims that Russia has redrawn a section of Georgia's de facto border with South Ossetia.
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VIDEO: 'Putin's tone increasingly anti-Western'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 4:45

The EU says a new law in Russia that is meant to ban foreign non-governmental organisations that are considered undesirable risks crippling civil society.
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Russia may overrule European law

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 12:40

Russia decides it can avoid implementing European court judgments if they conflict with the Russian constitution.
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Russia terminate Capello contract

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 8:45

Former England manager Fabio Capello leaves his role as Russia head coach after three years in the post.
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