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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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Russian 'hitman' seized in Vienna

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 16:13
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Police in the Austrian capital Vienna arrest a suspected Russian hitman, who was reportedly living for at least three years under a false ID.
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Ukraine not East-West fight, says US

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 7:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: West

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Ukraine is not caught in a battle between East and West, as tensions rise in mainly-Russian speaking areas.
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Mass arrest of protesters in Russia

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 11:47

Russian police make nearly 500 arrests at opposition rallies in the country's two main cities, including several well-known protest figures.
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Russia steps up Ukraine rhetoric

Monday, February 24th 2014, 20:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russia increases its rhetoric against Ukraine's new leadership, as Kiev issues an arrest warrant for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.
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Crimea: Ukraine's next flashpoint?

Monday, February 24th 2014, 16:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The role of mainly Russian-speaking Crimea in Ukraine crisis
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Seven anti-Putin activists jailed

Monday, February 24th 2014, 13:02
related places: Bolotnaya, Moscow

About 200 people are detained as a Moscow court gives jail terms to seven activists over their role in a May 2012 anti-Putin rally.
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Russia recalls Ukraine ambassador

Monday, February 24th 2014, 7:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russia recalls its ambassador in Kiev after Ukraine's new interim president says his priority is closer integration with the European Union.
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Many dangers in Ukraine, warns Hague

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 16:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Unrest in Ukraine poses "many dangers", the UK's foreign secretary says as he prepares for talks with the Russian foreign minister.
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VIDEO: Funniest moments of Sochi 2014

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 14:30
related countries: Norway Norway

BBC Sport looks back at some of the funniest moments from Sochi 2014, from the outrageous trousers of Norway's curlers to the Russian police choir's take on Daft Punk.
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VIDEO: Crowd defends Lenin statue in Kharkiv

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 12:22
related places: Lenin

The BBC's Daniel Sandford says a crowd of pro-Russian Ukrainians in the city of Kharkiv is protecting a statue of Lenin, while pro-EU Ukrainians are blocking government buildings.
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GB miss out on bobsleigh medal

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 11:50

Great Britain come within 0.11 seconds of a medal in the four-man bobsleigh as Russia win their 13th gold of the Games.
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Russian gold seals top medal haul

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 9:58

Alexander Legkov wins gold as hosts Russia dominate the men's 50km cross-country race and finish top of the medal table.
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Opposition asserts authority in Kiev

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 13:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Kiev

Ukraine's opposition asserts control in parliament, as protesters walk unchallenged into official buildings and President Yanukovych leaves Kiev.
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Snowboarder Wild wins second gold

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 12:24

Russia's Vic Wild wins parallel slalom to become the first man to win two snowboarding golds at the same Winter Olympics.
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Russia dismisses Pussy Riot assault

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 11:49
related places: Sochi

Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak says protest group Pussy Riot provoked an attack on them by a Cossack security patrol in Sochi.
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VIDEO: Ukraine protests 'an attempted coup'

Friday, February 21st 2014, 13:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Vladimir Chizhov, the Russian Ambassador to the EU, has said events in the Ukraine "resembles very much an attempted coup d'etat".
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VIDEO: African Cossacks find fame on Russian TV

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 22:22

Oxana Vozhdaeva reports on a group of young Africans who perform traditional Cossack songs, and are proving a big hit in southern Russia.
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Pussy Riot whipped at Sochi Games

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 18:42
related places: Sochi

Several members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot have been beaten by security forces in Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics.
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VIDEO: Pussy Rioters freed after Sochi arrest

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 17:35
related places: Sochi

Two members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot have been released after they were arrested on suspicion on theft near the Winter Olympics resort of Sochi.
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Pussy Riot members freed in Sochi

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 14:54
related places: Sochi

Two members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot arrested on Monday in Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics, are released.
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Alarm as Russian radio chief sacked

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 14:21

The head of one of Russia's few remaining independent broadcasters, Ekho Moskvy, is dismissed and replaced by a state media figure.
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VIDEO: Russia bans synthetic knickers

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 2:12
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Synthetic lingerie is to be banned in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan from July under new trade rules.
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Russia to give Ukraine new tranche

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 0:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia says it will give Ukraine a new tranche of a $15bn aid package in what is seen as a boost to President Viktor Yanukovych, who faces mass protests.
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Russia win bobsleigh as GB exit early

Monday, February 17th 2014, 17:20
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Sochi

Host nation Russia win the two-man bobsleigh for their fifth gold in Sochi after early exits by Great Britain and Jamaica.
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Russia lead bobsleigh, Jamaica last

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 19:28
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Russia's Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda lead the two-man bobsleigh at the halfway stage, with Jamaica in 30th and last place.
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Putin visits injured Russian skier

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 9:07

Russia President Vladimir Putin visits ski cross racer Maria Komissarova in hospital after she fractures her spine.
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Komissarova breaks spine in training

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 16:07

Russian ski cross racer Maria Komissarova has successful surgery after breaking her spine in a training session in Sochi.
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USA beat Russia in penalty shoot-out

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 15:51
related countries: United States United States

The United States defeat hosts Russia on penalty shots in a dramatic preliminary round encounter at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.
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Russian An wins short track 1000m

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 12:49

Victor An seals Russia's first ever short track speed skating gold medal as the hosts earn a one-two in the men's 1000m.
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Afghan notebook: A last bar of Russian chocolate

Friday, February 14th 2014, 21:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghans remember lost treats - and look to the future
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Bobsleigh hits track worker in Sochi

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 22:38
related places: Sochi

A track worker at the Sochi Winter Olympics is airlifted to hospital with leg injuries after being hit by a bobsleigh, officials in the Russian city say.
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Moscow's Egyptian gambit

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The shifting relationship between Russia, the US and Egypt
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Olympic Nazi row threatens top Russian radio station

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 16:32

Russian radio station threatened over Putin Nazi jibe
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Putin backs Sisi 'presidency bid'

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 12:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he backs Egypt's military chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in his "bid for the presidency" - a move not yet announced.
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Olympic figure skater sorry for 'racist' tweet

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 17:18

Russian ex-Olympic champion gives her account of 'racist' tweet
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US Navy technician jailed for spying

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 0:55
related countries: United States United States

Former US Navy cryptologist technician Robert Hoffman is sentenced to 30 years in prison for attempted espionage for Russia.
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US athlete trapped in Sochi lift

Monday, February 10th 2014, 21:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sochi

A US bobsleigher gets stuck in a lift 48 hours after having to smash through a jammed door at the Olympic athletes' village in Sochi, Russia.
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VIDEO: Russian billionaire: Why I funded Sochi

Monday, February 10th 2014, 15:17
related places: Sochi

Russian business tycoon Oleg Deripaska explains that he co-funded the Sochi Olympics after spending childhood summers at the resort - but he expects his investment to "pay back".
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VIDEO: Billionaire saves Sochi Olympic dogs

Monday, February 10th 2014, 6:26
related places: Sochi

Hundreds of stray dogs in Sochi have been saved after a Russian billionaire helped fund a shelter.
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Fatal shooting in Sakhalin cathedral

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 7:57
related places: Sakhalin

A gunman opens fire inside a cathedral on the eastern Russian island of Sakhalin, killing a nun and a churchgoer, say reports.
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Glittering ceremony opens Sochi 2014

Friday, February 7th 2014, 19:30
related places: Sochi

The 22nd Winter Olympics open with a spectacular ceremony in the Russian resort city of Sochi.
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US bans liquids on flights to Russia

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 23:55
related countries: United States United States

The US government bans all liquids from carry-on bags on nonstop flights to Russia, the latest security threat for the Sochi Winter Olympics.
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Sochi opening ceremony under way

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 23:00
related places: Sochi

The costliest Winter Olympics in history will officially open in Russia on Friday with a lavish ceremony in Sochi.
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VIDEO: Sochi on alert as Olympics begin

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 22:40
related places: Sochi

Security is tight in the Russian city of Sochi, where the first action has been taking place in the Winter Olympics ahead of Friday's opening ceremony.
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Home star leads Russia medal charge

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 20:17
related places: Sochi

Russian superstar Evgeni Plushenko enthrals his home crowd in Sochi as the hosts go ahead in Olympic team figure skating.
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US meddling in Ukraine - Putin aide

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 17:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses the US of meddling in Ukraine, in breach of a 1994 agreement over non-intervention.
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Pussy Riot members disown pair

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 17:44

Russia's Pussy Riot collective signs an open letter insisting freed duo Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova not be billed as members.
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Hungary approves Russia nuclear deal

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hungarian lawmakers approve a controversial Russian-financed plan to construct two new reactors at the country's only nuclear plant.
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US warns of Sochi 'toothpaste' bomb

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 14:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sochi

The US advises airlines flying to Russia for the Winter Olympics that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled on to planes.
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Sochi Olympics: Putin's pet project

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 10:21

How Sochi differs from the 1980 Moscow Olympics
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VIDEO: US warns of Sochi 'toothpaste' bomb

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 7:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sochi

The US has warned airlines flying into Russia for the Winter Olympics that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled on to planes.
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Authors decry 'choking' Russian laws

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 4:36

More than 200 leading international authors have condemned Russia's anti-gay and blasphemy laws as a "chokehold" on creativity.
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Gay protests target Sochi games

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 20:32
related places: Gay, Sochi

Gay rights activists across the world protest against the Russian government, as Sochi awaits the arrival of the Olympic torch.
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Volgograd 'bomb plotter' shot dead

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 18:01
related places: Volgograd

Security forces in Russia's troubled Dagestan region shoot dead the suspected organiser of the Volgograd suicide bombings during a house siege.
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VIDEO: Syrians flee barrel bomb attacks

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 0:21
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian opposition has called on Russia to restrain the Syrian regime following the sustained use of barrel bombs in civilian areas.
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Putin 'calms' Sochi leopard cub

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 17:38
related places: Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin tries to calm a leopard cub after two journalists are attacked during a visit before the Sochi Winter Olympics.
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Georgia in Sochi warning to Russia

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 16:07
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Sochi

Georgia warns it will act if Russia moves to bolster the independence claims of two breakaway Georgian regions at the Winter Olympics.
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Russian liberal TV channel at risk

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 13:22

Russian TV channel Dozhd, a famously independent voice in the Kremlin-dominated media, is at risk of closure, its owner says.
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Russia warns Ukraine opposition

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 19:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia urges Ukraine opposition leaders to end their "ultimatums and threats" as President Yanukovych returns to work amid continuing protests.
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Jail for 'homophobic' Russia killers

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 18:32

A court in Russia's far east jails three men for the savage murder of a man they believed to be gay.
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VIDEO: Russian cargo craft undocks from ISS

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 18:16

Russian cargo craft, Progress 52, has undocked from the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Scene at Moscow school gates

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 17:17
related places: Moscow

A student who entered a Moscow secondary school and took more than 20 people hostage has been arrested, Moscow police say.
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Two killed in Moscow school shooting

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 14:37
related places: Moscow

An armed student who killed a police officer and a teacher at a Moscow school and took fellow pupils hostage, is arrested, Russian police say.
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Wenger explains Kallstrom move

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 19:53

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he would not have signed injured Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom had he had more time.
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US presses Russia on Syria weapons

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 5:05
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US asks Russia to press its ally Syria into speeding up the removal of chemical weapons, saying the slow progress in "unacceptable".
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Swede Kallstrom joins Arsenal on loan

Friday, January 31st 2014, 20:01
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Arsenal sign Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom on loan until the end of the season from Russian club Spartak Moscow.
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Vodka blamed for Russian death rate

Friday, January 31st 2014, 17:57

A quarter of all Russian men die before they are 55, and alcohol - particularly vodka - is largely to blame, research suggests.
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VIDEO: Torn between East and West in Ukraine

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 14:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg, in Kiev, explains why Ukraine has such strong links with Russia, and why a move closer to the West is causing turmoil.
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Russia names Volgograd bombers

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 13:33
related places: Moscow, Volgograd

Two suicide bombers who killed 34 people in the south Russian city of Volgograd were members of an Islamist militant group in Dagestan, says Moscow.
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