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Venezuela and Rosneft agree oil deal

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 15:35
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela and Russian oil giant Rosneft agree to invest $14bn (£9.2) in Venezuela's oil and gas sector, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says.
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Putin makes troop deaths state secret

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 14:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Putin shows his support for Blatter

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 12:02
related countries: United States United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of trying to block Sepp Blatter from being re-elected as Fifa president.
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Blair quits Middle East envoy role

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 16:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.
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Sharapova & Federer into third round

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 12:38
related countries: France France

Defending champion Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer reach the French Open third round with comfortable wins.
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Russia begins massive air exercise

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 7:10

Russia's military is carrying out four days of drills involving 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, as Nato begins an Arctic exercise.
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UK and Russia to resume Syria talks

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 5:14
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Senior British and Russian security advisers are to resume efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree.
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VIDEO: Fans react to Sweden's Eurovision win

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 2:20
related countries: Austria Austria, Sweden Sweden
related places: Vienna

Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow has triumphed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.
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Putin signs 'undesirable' NGOs bill

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 1:04

President Putin signs a bill allowing Russian authorities to ban foreign NGOs deemed undesirable from operating inside the country.
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'Russian soldiers' confess to OSCE

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 0:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Two men captured by Ukrainian troops confess to being members of the Russian armed forces, according to European mediators.
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The 'wrinkled women' of Russia

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 23:43

What a top Russian official said about how women age
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EU Riga summit 'not against Russia'

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 20:17
related countries: Germany Germany, Latvia Latvia

The EU opens summit talks with six ex-Soviet states in Latvia, with the EU's Donald Tusk saying it is not a "beauty contest" to isolate Russia.
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Russia detains 'Lithuanian spy'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 15:24
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania
related places: Moscow

Russia's domestic security agency says it has caught a suspected Lithuanian spy "red-handed" receiving secret documents in Moscow.
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Ukraine 'in real war with Russia'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 12:12

Ukraine's president tells the BBC his country is now in a "real war" with Russia - and that Ukrainians should prepare for a new Russian offensive.
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VIDEO: Poroshenko: 'I don't trust Putin'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 21:48

Ukraine's president tells the BBC he does not trust Russian president Vladimir Putin and that Ukrainians should prepare for a Russian offensive.
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Russian 'may have been poisoned'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 22:09

A wealthy Russian businessman who died suddenly near his home in Surrey may have been poisoned, a pre-inquest hearing is told.
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Ukraine to charge 'Russian soldiers'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 21:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says it will prosecute two men it says are elite Russian soldiers captured while fighting in eastern Ukraine.
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'Villas-Boas is anti-football'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 11:51

Andre Villas-Boas has led Zenit St Petersburg to the Russian title - but his tactics are labelled "boring" & "nauseating".
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Ukraine captures 'Russian soldiers'

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 21:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's military says it has captured two Russian soldiers - reportedly members of elite special forces - fighting with rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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FC Ufa 1-1 Zenit St Petersburg

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 15:49

Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas guides Zenit St Petersburg to the Russian Premier League title.
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VIDEO: Action man Putin scores in ice hockey match

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 11:50
related places: Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin scores multiple goals at a gala ice hockey match with retired NHL players in Sochi.
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Putin stars in gala hockey match

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 22:02
related places: Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes to the ice aged 62 to score goal after goal in a gala hockey match with retired NHL players in Sochi.
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Russian rocket burns up over Siberia

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 16:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Siberia

A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctions and burns up over Siberia soon after launch on Saturday, Russia's space agency says.
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Russia jails Crimea man for Kiev riot

Friday, May 15th 2015, 17:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

A Russian court in Crimea jails a local activist for injuring a policeman during clashes in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
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Russian economy shrinks as woes mount

Friday, May 15th 2015, 16:13

Low oil prices and weak spending force the Russian economy to shrink in the first quarter.
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Russia curbs 'undesirable' foreigners

Friday, May 15th 2015, 15:44

Russia plans to introduce new powers to prosecute foreigners whose activities are seen as "undesirable" on national security grounds.
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Russian TV shows Putin the 'ordinary man'

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 23:30

Putin's switch from action man to Mr Ordinary
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RAF jets escort Russian aircraft

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 20:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

RAF jets are scrambled after two Russian military aircraft are seen flying north of Scotland towards UK airspace.
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Russian 'forced bride' reporter flees

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 19:40

A journalist leaves Chechnya amid fears for her safety, after writing that a teenaged girl was being forced to marry a police commander 29 years older.
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Nato to counter 'hybrid warfare'

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 19:35
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato has pledged to counter the "hybrid warfare" tactics that it says that Russia is using in the Ukraine conflict.
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Woman savaged by bear in Russia

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 15:50

A woman is critically ill in hospital after being attacked and seriously injured by a bear in the far east of Russia, newspaper reports say.
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Ukraine hits back at 'Facebook trolls'

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 14:42
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A campaign urges Facebook to act against what activists describe as Russian attempts to silence pro-Ukrainian voices.
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Russia's Rusal swings to net profit

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 3:01

Russia's United Company Rusal, the world's biggest aluminium producer, swings to a net profit in the first quarter of this year after posting a loss a year ago.
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Russia delays ISS astronauts' return

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 21:51

Russia delays for about a month the return of three astronauts on the International Space Station after the recent failure of its supply spaceship.
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Kerry and Putin in 'frank' meeting

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 21:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry has a "frank meeting" with President Vladimir Putin on his first visit to Russia since the Ukraine crisis began.
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Russia 'lost 220 troops' in Ukraine

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 12:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

An investigation by Russian opposition activists concludes that 220 Russian soldiers died in two major battles in eastern Ukraine.
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Azeri site 'erases' Armenia flag

Monday, May 11th 2015, 21:19
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry website digitally removed Armenia's flag in a photo of Russia's Victory Day parade in Red Square, Armenian reports say.
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China-Russia drills in Med show shifting strategies

Monday, May 11th 2015, 13:31
related countries: China China

China and Russia take part in joint naval drills
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Merkel in Moscow for WWII ceremony

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 14:09
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The German chancellor attends a ceremony in Moscow to commemorate Russia's WW2 victims, after skipping a military parade over tensions with Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Moscow: Fireworks at V Day celebrations

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 21:44
related places: Moscow

Moscow celebrates the World War Two victory anniversary with a grand concert and fireworks in the evening.
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VIDEO: V Day celebration outside Bolshoi Theatre

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 17:15
related places: Moscow

Russians took to the streets outside the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to celebrate 70 years since the end of World War Two.
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Russia stages massive WW2 parade

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 15:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia stages its biggest WW2 Victory Day military parade, an event avoided by many Western leaders because of the Ukraine crisis.
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Ukraine separatists free aid workers

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 1:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Two aid workers seized by pro-Russian separatist rebels in Ukraine are released after being held for 10 days.
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Russia's WW2 parades overshadowed by Ukraine crisis

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 0:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's WW2 parades overshadowed by Ukraine crisis
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VIDEO: V Day in Russia

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 0:23

Mike Embly explains the significance of V Day in Russia.
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Russia adorned with WW2 symbols

Friday, May 8th 2015, 14:12

Russia awash with war symbols for WW2 Victory Day
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Rogue spacecraft burns up on re-entry

Friday, May 8th 2015, 3:39
related places: Progress

The Russian space agency says its out-of-control Progress spacecraft has burnt up after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.
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Russia's opposition defies brutal intimidation

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 16:56

Russia's opposition fighting electoral fraud
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Russia super-tank 'stalls' in Moscow

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 15:17
related places: Moscow

Russia's new high-tech battle tank unexpectedly stops during a rehearsal for a 9 May Victory parade, prompting speculation of a breakdown.
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VIDEO: Russia prison inmates march for VE Day

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 15:03

Russian prisoners at three jails in and around St Petersburg stage a mass march for Victory Day, 70 years after Soviet and Allied forces defeated Nazi Germany.
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Russian challenge to MH17 missile theory

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 23:11

Russian challenge to MH17 air crash theory
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Spacecraft 'to fall back on Friday'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 21:05

A Russian spacecraft that has been out of control since launching last week will fall back to Earth and burn up on Friday, scientists say.
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Pro-Putin bikers granted German entry

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 17:02
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A court in Berlin rules bikers said to be from the Russian nationalist Night Wolves group can enter Germany to mark the defeat of the Nazis.
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Russian WW2 parade: A tank-spotter's guide

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 0:17

Russia unveils new hi-tech weapons for WW2 Victory Day
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Russia unleashes anti-swastika purge

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 17:13

Russia's WW2 nostalgia fuels anti-Nazi cultural purge
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Russia ballet great Plisetskaya dies

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 21:16
related countries: Germany Germany

Russian ballet legend Maya Plisetskaya - who captivated audiences around the world - has died in Germany, aged 89, the director of the Bolshoi Theatre says.
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Make-up memes mock Russian bikers

Friday, May 1st 2015, 23:30

Do 'Putin's Hell's Angels' wear make up?
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VIDEO: Fears in Odessa over fragile ceasefire

Friday, May 1st 2015, 5:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine is largely holding, but Nato's top military commander says he's concerned the lull is being used to prepare another offensive.
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Russia beefs up anti-piracy laws

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 23:38

Russian websites that help people download pirated movies, music and software are being warned by the authorities to mend their ways.
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Russia cuts rates as rouble rallies

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 12:00

The Russian central bank cuts interest rates by 1.5 percentage points, following a recovery in the rouble amid signals that inflation has peaked.
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'No Moscow visit' for N Korea leader

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 11:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Moscow

Russia says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will no longer attend Moscow's World War Two commemorations, due to "internal issues".
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Ukraine rebels shut down aid agency

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 9:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine close down the office of the International Rescue Committee, accusing the aid agency of spying.
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Russian spacecraft 'out of control'

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 16:33

A Russian spacecraft delivering supplies to the International Space Station is out of control and will fall back to Earth, unnamed officials say.
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Gazprom profits hit by weak rouble

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 9:47

Russia's largest energy company, Gazprom, reports a plunge in annual profits after being hit by the fall in the value of the rouble and lower energy prices.
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Russia unveils new tank for parade

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 3:54

Russia shows off a new-generation tank called Armata T-14 ahead of World War Two Victory Day celebrations on 9 May.
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Russian twerking video women jailed

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 12:37

A Russian court jails three women for performing a twerking dance in front of a World War Two memorial and posting it online.
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Russians 'accessed Obama's emails'

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 2:28

Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say.
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Kazakhs find uneven playing field in Russia's trading bloc

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 0:20

Kazakhs find uneven playing field in Russia's economic bloc
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Putin-backed bikers head for Berlin

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 21:59
related countries: Germany Germany, Poland Poland
related places: Berlin

An ultra-patriotic Russian bike club begins a controversial ride to Berlin, despite Polish warnings that it will not allow them across the border.
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VIDEO: Putin's 'Hells Angels' ride on Berlin

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 17:51
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin, Moscow

A Russian biker group, famed for their patriotism, have set off from Moscow hoping to recreate the route taken by the Red Army 70 years ago and travel to Berlin.
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VIDEO: 'Constant barrage of mortars' in Ukraine

Friday, April 24th 2015, 7:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The BBC's Tom Burridge reports from Shyrokyne in east Ukraine, where he hears a "constant barrage" of mortars from pro-Russian troops despite the ceasefire agreement.
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Russia and Argentina in energy deals

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 22:39
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Moscow

Argentina and Russia sign a series of framework agreements on economic and energy co-operation following talks in Moscow.
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GM revenues hit by Russia and Brazil

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 13:32
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

US car giant General Motors reports a fall in first quarter revenues, following lower demand from Brazil and Russia.
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Russian & Ukrainian clubs kept apart

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 11:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Uefa will ensure Russian and Ukrainian clubs are prevented from meeting in the semi-finals of the Europa League.
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Ukraine troops shelled by rebels

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 11:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Mariupol'

Pro-Russian rebels shell Ukrainian army positions near Mariupol moments after a team of international monitors departs, the BBC witnesses.
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Russia 'ramping up Ukraine presence'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 22:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: February

The US accuses Russia of deploying more air defence systems in eastern Ukraine in breach of February's ceasefire agreement.
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Russian opposition to contest polls

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 19:25

Russia's new opposition coalition, which includes activist Alexei Navalny, says it will fight for election in three regions this autumn.
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