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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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Ukrainians vote in crucial election

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 14:45

Ukrainians vote for a president at a critical time in the nation's history, but pro-Russian separatists disrupt voting in the east.
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VIDEO: From chocolate billionaire to president?

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 20:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine has denied a claim by Russia's President Putin that Ukraine has descended into "full-scale civil war". Daniel Sandford reports.
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Putin 'to respect' Ukraine vote

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 18:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he will respect the outcome of Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday.
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Russian media protest at arrests in Ukraine

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 16:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The detention of several reporters working for Russian media in Ukraine has sparked a heated debate, BBC Monitoring's Vitaly Shevchenko reports.
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Putin to cut dependence on West

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 14:12

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will create a state-backed fund to invest in home production to cut dependence on Western imports.
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Prince's remarks outrageous - Russia

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 16:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Russian embassy brands reported remarks by the Prince of Wales comparing some Nazi actions to those of President Vladimir Putin as "outrageous".
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Syria war crimes move blocked at UN

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 15:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia and China veto a UN Security Council resolution that would have referred the conflict in Syria to the International Criminal Court.
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VIDEO: Khodorkovsky warns on Russia sanctions

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 7:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has warned against further sanctions on Moscow for its role in Ukraine's current crisis
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Ex-tycoon warns on Russia sanctions

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 5:26
related places: Moscow

Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says new sanctions risk playing into the hands of nationalists trying to isolate Moscow from the West.
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British journalist freed in Ukraine

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 21:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British national working as a journalist for a Russian TV station is released after being detained in Ukraine for more than 24 hours.
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China and Russia sign huge gas deal

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 12:58
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Russia's President Vladimir Putin agrees a multi-billion dollar, 30-year gas deal with China at a summit between the two in Shanghai.
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VIDEO: China and Russia in huge gas deal

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 11:00
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

China and Russia have agreed a huge gas supply contract in Shanghai after a decade of talks.
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Charles 'compared Russia to Nazis'

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 10:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former Polish war refugee who met Prince Charles in Canada says he likened some Nazi actions in Europe to those of Russia's Vladimir Putin.
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VIDEO: Five guilty of Politkovskaya murder

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 7:20
related places: Moscow

A court in Moscow has found five men guilty of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006.
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Five guilty of Politkovskaya murder

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 21:51
related places: Moscow

A court in Moscow has found five men guilty of the 2006 murder of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Rachmaninov score sells for £1.2m

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 16:11

A manuscript handwritten by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov of his Second Symphony in E Minor, Op 27, sells at auction for £1.2m.
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Putin seeks gas deal on China visit

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 15:34
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has begun a two-day state visit to China in which he hopes to deepen ties and sign a major gas deal.
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Fatal train collision near Moscow

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:21
related places: Moscow

At least six people were killed when a goods train hit a passenger train south-west of the Russian capital Moscow, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Fatal' train collision near Moscow

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:11
related places: Moscow

At least five people have died after a freight train hit a passenger train west of Moscow, officials say.
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VIDEO: Russian troops gone 'within days'

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 8:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian troops will be removed from training bases near the Ukrainian border "within a few days", the country's deputy defence minister has said.
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Russian told to pay ex-wife $4.5bn

Monday, May 19th 2014, 20:57
related countries: France France, Monaco Monaco, Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss court orders Dmitry Rybolovlev, owner of French football team AS Monaco, to hand over around half of his estimated fortune to his ex-wife.
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Putin orders Ukraine border pullout

Monday, May 19th 2014, 11:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops near the Ukraine border to return to their permanent bases, the Kremlin says.
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Inside pro-Russia training camp

Monday, May 19th 2014, 6:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Inside pro-Russia militia training camp in east Ukraine
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VIDEO: Russia's scramble for China deal

Monday, May 19th 2014, 4:02
related countries: China China

Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip to China, Steve Rosenberg assesses just how dependent Russia is on sales of oil and gas.
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Putin: Ukraine must pay cash for gas

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 14:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will demand payment in advance for gas supplies to Ukraine starting from 1 June.
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Ukraine crisis sends a chill into orbit

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 10:23
related places: Moscow

Frosty Russia-US relations affect space cooperation
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Eurovision winner divides Russia

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 6:19

Why Russian politicians are outraged at Eurovision winner
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Ukraine rebels seek to join Russia

Monday, May 12th 2014, 20:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian separatist leader wants Russia to "absorb" Donetsk region after a self-rule referendum that Kiev and the EU condemned as illegal.
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Russia deadline on Ukraine gas debt

Monday, May 12th 2014, 16:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's state energy giant Gazprom says it may halt natural gas shipments to Ukraine on 3 June unless the country pays in advance for supplies.
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Ukraine rebels claim poll victory

Monday, May 12th 2014, 6:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region claim a resounding victory in a "self-rule" referendum, saying 89% voted in favour.
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Ukraine rebels hold 'self-rule' vote

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 21:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine hold "self-rule" referendums, as BBC correspondents observe chaotic scenes at polling stations.
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VIDEO: France and Germany warning to Russia

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 23:27
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Eu

The leaders of Germany and France have warned of further EU sanctions against Russia, if presidential elections fail to take place in Ukraine later this month
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Russia threatened over Ukraine poll

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 14:20
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

The French and German leaders threaten further sanctions against Russia if Ukraine's presidential election fails to go ahead as planned.
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'Provocative' Putin visit denounced

Friday, May 9th 2014, 21:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Crimea

The US and EU condemn the first visit by Russia's Vladimir Putin to annexed Crimea, as violence continues between troops and rebels in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Putin arrives to cheers in Crimea

Friday, May 9th 2014, 18:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin is making his first visit to Crimea since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March. Daniel Sandford reports.
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Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea

Friday, May 9th 2014, 16:06

Vladimir Putin marks the Soviet WW2 anniversary in annexed Crimea, amid violence in Ukraine's Mariupol between pro-Russian separatists and troops.
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VIDEO: Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea

Friday, May 9th 2014, 13:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Crimea, his first visit to the peninsula since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March.
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Russia in expanded military parade

Friday, May 9th 2014, 10:00
related places: Moscow

Thousands of Russian soldiers take part in an expanded military parade to mark the end of WW2, amid a surge of patriotism over the Crimea annexation.
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Ukraine crisis boosts Russian patriotism

Friday, May 9th 2014, 1:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine crisis looms large over Russia's Victory Day
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VIDEO: Russian Victory Day in Latvia

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 23:02
related countries: Latvia Latvia
related places: Riga

Tens of thousands of ethnic Russians are expected to take part in Victory Day celebrations in the Latvian capital Riga, as Chris Morris reports.
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East Ukraine rebel vote to go ahead

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 20:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine say they will go ahead with an independence vote despite the Russian president's call to postpone it.
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Ukraine refuses Russian gas demand

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 20:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine say it will not pay in advance for Russian gas at Gazprom's new, higher price, despite Russian claims that the nation owes too much and needs to pay.
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VIDEO: Muscovites struggle to find Crimea

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 19:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Crimea

Following a US survey that showed many Americans were unable to find Ukraine on a map, the BBC's Russian Service carries out a similar test with Muscovites on their geographical knowledge of Crimea.
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Putin 'backs' Ukraine election

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 17:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

In an apparent policy shift, Russia's president describes Ukraine's election on 25 May as a step "in the right direction".
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VIDEO: Gay Russians tie the knot in Denmark

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 17:21
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

Three gay Russian couples have been married in civil ceremonies in the Danish capital Copenhagen and pleaded for tolerance back home, where homophobia is rife.
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Rebels seize back Ukraine city hall

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 13:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Mariupol'

Pro-Russian separatists seize back the city hall in the southern Ukrainian port of Mariupol, hours after being ousted by security forces.
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Russia booed at Eurovision semi-final

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 8:20
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Copenhagen

Crowds in Copenhagen boo as Russia makes it through to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, amid political tensions with Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Boos as Russia reach Eurovision final

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 4:04
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Copenhagen

Amid current tensions between the two nations, both Russia and Ukraine reach the final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.
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Russia rules out fresh Ukraine talks

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 19:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rules out holding a new round of talks in Geneva to defuse the Ukraine crisis unless pro-Russian opposition groups were involved.
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VIDEO: Ukraine soldiers killed in Sloviansk

Monday, May 5th 2014, 22:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Four Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and an army helicopter shot down by pro-Russian militants near the eastern city of Sloviansk, Kiev says.
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Language purge targets Russian arts

Monday, May 5th 2014, 18:21

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law banning all swearing in films, television broadcasts, theatres and the media.
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Ukraine soldiers killed in Sloviansk

Monday, May 5th 2014, 16:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Four Ukrainian soldiers are killed and an army helicopter shot down by pro-Russian militants near the eastern city of Sloviansk, Kiev says.
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Odessa detainees freed after protest

Monday, May 5th 2014, 2:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian police free pro-Russian activists detained after Friday's deadly unrest in Odessa as a large crowd attacks the city's police HQ.
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East Ukraine stronghold 'surrounded'

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 6:52

Ukrainian troops encircle the pro-Russian stronghold of Sloviansk in the east, after a day of widespread anger over a deadly fire in Odessa.
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Pro-Russian anger at Odessa deaths

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 20:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian sympathisers voice anger at the torching of a trade union building in the Ukrainian coastal city of Odessa where dozens died.
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Abducted Ukraine observers released

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 13:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

International observers captured by pro-Russian supporters in east Ukraine a week ago are freed, as Kiev resumes military operations there.
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Rebels down Ukraine helicopters

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 14:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Rebels in eastern Ukraine's Sloviansk shoot down two helicopters, killing two people, as government forces claim they control half the city.
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VIDEO: Dutch arrest Greenpeace activists

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 22:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Rotterdam

Dutch police board a Greenpeace ship and arrest 30 activists trying to prevent a Russian oil tanker from docking in Rotterdam port.
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Pro-Russians seize Donetsk office

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 15:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters seize the regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, and there are reports of injuries.
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Kiev holds 'spying' Russia diplomat

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 13:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Moscow

A Russian military attache is detained in Ukraine on suspicion of spying and ordered to leave the country, as tensions grow between Kiev and Moscow.
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VIDEO: Russian flags fill Donetsk streets

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 12:11
related places: Donetsk, Moscow

Thousands of protesters carrying Russian flags filled the street of Donetsk on Friday, amid growing tensions between Kiev and Moscow following the annexation of Crimea in March.
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Dutch arrest Greenpeace activists

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 10:30
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Rotterdam

Dutch police board a Greenpeace ship and arrest 30 activists trying to prevent a Russian oil tanker from docking in Rotterdam port.
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VIDEO: OSCE 'hopeful' about Ukraine hostages

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 17:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

OSCE spokesman Michael Bociurkiw talks about attempts to free the military monitors being held hostage by pro-Russian activists in Sloviansk.
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Kiev 'helpless' in east Ukraine

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 16:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov admits his forces are helpless to quell unrest driven by pro-Russia activists in parts of the east.
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IMF: Russia experiencing recession

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 10:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia is "experiencing recession now" because of economic damage caused by the crisis in Ukraine, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says.
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Russia 'must leave Ukraine in peace'

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 3:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia should "leave Ukraine in peace", as pro-Russian activists storm another building in eastern Ukraine.
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Ukraine rebels storm Luhansk offices

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 20:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russia activists seize official buildings in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, as the US tells Russia to "leave Ukraine in peace".
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VIDEO: Rebels seize regional Ukraine HQ

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 14:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A large crowd of pro-Russian activists storms the regional administration's headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk.
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'Iron Curtain' sanctions rile Russia

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 11:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Russia condemns the US for "Iron Curtain"-style sanctions that may damage its hi-tech sector, as the EU adds to its sanctions list over Ukraine.
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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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