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Google faces Android fines in Russia

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 11:17

The Russian anti-trust watchdog finds Google abused its position by pre-installing apps on Android phones.
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Russia plans Syria air base, says US

Monday, September 14th 2015, 22:03
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Latakia, Moscow

Russia's recent movements near Syria's city of Latakia suggest Moscow plans to establish a "forward air operating base" there, the US says.
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Vote setback for anti-Putin coalition

Monday, September 14th 2015, 16:38

Russia's liberal opposition concedes defeat in regional elections, seen as a test of public opinion ahead of the 2016 national ballot.
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Russian wins Leeds piano competition

Monday, September 14th 2015, 9:17

Russian Anna Tcybuleva has won the Leeds International Piano Competition, one of the most prestigious prizes in classical music.
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Polls close in key Russia elections

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 23:01

The results of key regional elections held across Russia and seen as an important gauge of public opinion are expected on Monday.
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VIDEO: Elton: I'll try to influence Putin

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 6:02

Sir Elton John says he wants to meet Vladimir Putin to discuss what he called the Russian president's "ridiculous" attitude to gay rights.
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Elton John wants Putin gay rights talks

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 20:50

Sir Elton John says he wants to meet Vladimir Putin to discuss what he called the Russian president's "ridiculous" attitude on gay rights.
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VIDEO: Cosmonaut sets space time record

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 19:15

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka returns to Earth after setting a new record for for the most time spent in space.
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Russian cargo planes arrive in Syria

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 19:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Two Russian military cargo planes arrive in Syria carrying humanitarian aid, state media say, amid reports that Moscow is stepping up its military support.
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Record-breaker cosmonaut back on Earth

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 8:29

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka returns to Earth, completing his fifth mission with the record for having spent the most time in space.
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Sweden summons Russia ambassador

Friday, September 11th 2015, 15:42
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Moscow, Stockholm

Sweden summons the Russian envoy to Stockholm after a spokeswoman in Moscow warns of "consequences" should Sweden join Nato.
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Russia vote: Opposition struggles with smears and isolation

Friday, September 11th 2015, 13:30

Smears target Russian opposition in run-up to vote
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Countdown to Russia regional elections

Friday, September 11th 2015, 11:30

Russia is entering the final hours of campaigning ahead of regional elections widely seen as a test for parliamentary polls in a year's time.
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Biggest fall in food prices since 2008

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 14:00
related countries: China China

The UN says last month saw the biggest drop in international food prices in seven years, as demand slows in Russia and China.
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Giant Lenin 'head' unearthed in Berlin

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 12:13
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin, Lenin

The head of a statue of Russian revolutionary Lenin is unearthed in Germany, 24 years after its burial following the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Nato warns on Russian role in Syria

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 20:36
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg echoes the concerns of US officials over reports that Russia is increasing its military presence in Syria.
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Russians urged to 'buy from granny'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 10:50

Russian green campaigners help pensioner allotment-holders.
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Who are these Russian fighters posting pics of themselves in Syria?

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 23:35
related countries: Syria Syria

Who are these Russian fighters posting pics?
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Bulgaria blocks Russian 'aid' planes

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 15:08
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Syria Syria

Bulgaria refuses Russian aircraft permission to cross its airspace amid fears that Russia is boosting its military support to Syria.
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French hope to ease Russia sanctions

Monday, September 7th 2015, 11:50
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande has said that following recent ceasefire progress in Ukraine, he hoped to see the end of sanctions on Russia.
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US concerned by Russia's Syria moves

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 22:42
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry voices concern to Moscow amid reports of a Russian military build-up in Syria in support of President Assad's forces.
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VIDEO: Russian sinkhole continues to expand

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 4:59

A crater in Russia which emerged 10 months ago has tripled in size to become a 120m-wide sinkhole.
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Russia sets up 'wedding police'

Friday, September 4th 2015, 10:37

A special police unit is set up to ensure security at weddings in Russia's southern region of Adygea.
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Frosty relations over future of the Arctic

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arctic

US and Russia at odds over Arctic territory
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Nato's Europe command units launched

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 17:39

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg inaugurates one of the alliance's new command units opening in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia.
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VIDEO: Londongrad: TV show on expat Russians

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 23:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The first Russian television series filmed almost entirely on location in London is about to air on the Russian commercial station STS.
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Just how far is Russia bolstering Assad?

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 15:13
related countries: Syria Syria

Does Russia still back Syria's President Assad?
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VIDEO: Scientists trapped by hungry polar bears

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 7:02

A team of Arctic researchers as asked the Russian government for help after their remote weather station became surrounded by hungry polar bears.
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Polar bears trap Arctic scientists

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 22:52

Pictures show how researchers at a remote Russian weather station have become trapped by a hungry pack of polar bears.
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VIDEO: Russian zoo bears stranded by flood

Monday, August 31st 2015, 21:08
related places: Ussuriysk

A flood in a zoo in Russia's far eastern city of Ussuriysk has left 14 brown bears waiting for rescue in their half-submerged cages.
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Low oil price hits Rosneft profit

Monday, August 31st 2015, 11:42

Russian oil giant Rosneft reports a sharp drop in profits due to lower oil prices.
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The ice curtain that divides US families from Russian cousins

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 23:07
related countries: United States United States

The families left on either side of a superpower border
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Russia's leaders in workout session

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 13:11

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are pictured working out and sharing breakfast at Mr Putin's summer residence.
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Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 0:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia
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Liverpool face Russians in Europe

Friday, August 28th 2015, 13:43
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Liverpool and Tottenham face trips to Russia and Azerbaijan, while Celtic face Ajax in the Europa League.
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Estonia 'plans Russia border fence'

Friday, August 28th 2015, 11:28
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Estonia says it wants to build a fence along its eastern border with Russia to boost security and protect the EU's passport-free Schengen zone.
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VIDEO: Russia artist wants to stop 'apathy'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 15:47

Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky is facing up to three years in prison for a performance last year.
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VIDEO: Syria's Assad: 'We trust the Russians'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 6:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he is confident that one of his main allies, Russia, will stand by him.
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Syria 'confident' of allies' support

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 23:00
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he is confident of continuing support from Iran and Russia amid a fresh push to resolve the country's war.
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When Moscow banned Fairy liquid, and other Western cleaning products

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 23:00

When Moscow banned foreign detergent and washing powder
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Russia jails Ukrainian film-maker

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 20:35
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A court in Russia sentences Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in prison for plotting terrorist acts in Crimea.
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Row as Uzbek art museum chief sacked

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 15:15
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

A row erupts after the director of a renowned museum of Russian avant-garde art in Uzbekistan, the Savitsky museum, is abruptly sacked.
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Carbon credits 'like printing money'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 0:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The vast majority of carbon credits generated by Russia and Ukraine do not represent cuts in emissions, according to a new study.
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VIDEO: Crimean Tatar TV forced off air

Monday, August 24th 2015, 23:10

ATR was the first ever Crimean Tatar TV channel, but after Russia's takeover of Crimea it was unable to renew its license.
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Crimean Tatars uneasy under Russia rule

Monday, August 24th 2015, 23:04

Crimean Tatars wary of future under Russia rule
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Russia 'must pay damages' over ship

Monday, August 24th 2015, 18:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

An international court orders Russia to pay damages to the Netherlands over its seizure of a ship after a protest against oil drilling in 2013.
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Ukraine future on 'brittle ice'

Monday, August 24th 2015, 13:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko marks Ukraine's independence day by warning of the need to act carefully in the face of "Russian aggression".
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VIDEO: Ukraine: 'New Russia' is like 'Mordor'

Monday, August 24th 2015, 11:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Moscow

The Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko speaks at a military parade in Kiev to mark the 24th anniversary of Ukraine's independence from Moscow.
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UK 'embarrassed to pursue WW2 spy'

Friday, August 21st 2015, 1:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain failed to prosecute a member of the intelligence services who passed secrets to Russia in World War Two out of fear of embarrassment, National Archives files reveal
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Russian vandal raid angers art chiefs

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 14:31
related places: Moscow

Top art gallery directors in Russia denounce vandalism by Orthodox Christian activists who attacked a Moscow art exhibition.
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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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