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News: Russia

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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Poisoned spy death inquiry announced

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 16:20

The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London.
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Germany and Russia's contradictory relationship

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 14:13
related countries: Germany Germany

Why sanctions on Russia are hard for Germany
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How far do EU-US sanctions on Russia go?

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 11:24
related countries: United States United States

Do Western sanctions hurt the Russian elite?
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Monday, July 21st 2014, 23:01

The EU's dependence on Russian-designed power plants
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PM: Crash Russia's 'defining moment'

Monday, July 21st 2014, 21:11
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the Malaysian Airlines crash in east Ukraine is a "defining moment" for Russia as he warns Moscow to stop fuelling the conflict there.
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UK relatives seek bodies' return

Monday, July 21st 2014, 14:17
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Relatives of passengers killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane crash are calling for the bodies of their loved ones to be returned home.
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Kerry attacks Russia over MH17 crash

Monday, July 21st 2014, 7:23
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says there is overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Fears for MH17 crash site evidence

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 23:58

The BBC has been shown pictures filmed by pro-Russian rebels at the scene of the MH17 crash immediately after the plane came down.
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UK urges Putin to allow MH17 access

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 20:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Russian president is told by David Cameron to ensure international access to the MH17 crash site so the victims can be repatriated.
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UK pushing for new Russia sanctions

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 16:49
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Britain and its EU allies will move to tighten sanctions against Russia unless Moscow changes its position on crashed flight MH17, No 10 says.
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Pressure grows on Russia over crash

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 7:26
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

Western leaders urge Russia to pressure rebels in Ukraine over access to the Malaysia Airlines crash site, where monitors are being impeded.
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UK demands access to MH17 crash site

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 20:38
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is demanding "swift and unhindered" access to the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine amid claims pro-Russian rebels are obstructing investigations.
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Ukraine rebels 'destroy MH17 clues'

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 16:16
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine accuses pro-Russian rebels at the crash site of Malaysian airliner MH17 of trying to destroy evidence of "international crimes".
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Ukraine rebels 'halt MH17 observers'

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 8:42
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

International observers say pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have limited their access to the wreckage of flight MH17.
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Monitors reach Ukraine crash site

Friday, July 18th 2014, 16:19
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

International investigators arrive at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, after rebels in east Ukraine allow access.
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Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 21:49
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kuala Lumpur

All 295 passengers and crew are believed dead as a Malaysian airliner crashes in the east Ukraine conflict zone, amid claims of a missile attack.
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Putin denies Cuba spy base plans

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 18:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismisses media reports that Russia plans to reopen an electronic listening post in Cuba used during the Cold War.
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Russia 'shot down Ukraine jet'

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 15:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian security spokesman accuses the Russian air force of shooting down one of its jets while it was on a mission over Ukrainian territory.
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Russian shares fall on sanctions

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 12:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Russian share prices fall sharply after US and European sanctions were boosted over the crisis in the Ukraine.
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Putin says sanctions will backfire

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 9:18
related countries: United States United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin denounces the latest US sanctions against his country, saying they will damage American interests too.
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US and EU boost sanctions on Russia

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 0:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US and EU bolster sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, prompting an angry reaction from Vladimir Putin.
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Russia 'to reopen Cuba spy base'

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 22:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Russia plans to reopen an electronic listening post in Cuba used by the USSR to spy on the US during the Cold War, Russian security officials say.
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Germany accuses Russia over Ukraine

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 19:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Germany criticises Russia for failing to meet commitments to end the continuing violence in Ukraine, and says it may face further EU sanctions.
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VIDEO: Driver: 'Metro in poor condition'

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 12:31
related places: Moscow

Sergey, a train driver who has been working on the Moscow metro for six years, tells the BBC what he thinks about the general condition of the world's fourth most heavily-used underground.
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Moscow metro workers arrested

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 8:19
related places: Moscow

Russian police arrest two Moscow metro workers for safety breaches after a rush-hour train derailed, killing 21 people and injuring 162.
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VIDEO: Russia feels heat of Ukraine conflict

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 5:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's Ministry of Defence has shown journalists what it says is the aftermath of a shell attack on its soil on Sunday, which killed one man.
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Brics nations to create $100bn bank

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 20:01
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India, South Africa South Africa

The leaders of the so-called Brics countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - sign a deal to create a new $100bn development bank and emergency reserve fund.
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Crash on Moscow metro kills 21

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 17:57
related places: Moscow

A rush-hour train derails on the Moscow metro, killing 21 people, the Russian authorities say, with scores more injured.
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Russian hacker group attacks CNET

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 2:04

A Russian hacker group attacks technology news website CNET and steals usernames, encrypted passwords and emails for more than one million users.
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Ukraine plane hit near Russia border

Monday, July 14th 2014, 19:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian military aircraft is shot down in the east, according to officials who suggest it may have been hit from Russian soil.
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VIDEO: Freak hailstorm hits Siberia beach

Monday, July 14th 2014, 17:51

Swimmers and sunbathers were forced to run for cover when hit a freak hailstorm hit a beach in Siberia, Russia, on Saturday.
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Ukraine 'bombs Luhansk targets'

Monday, July 14th 2014, 14:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian air force says it has hit targets near the city of Luhansk, as troops try to push pro-Russian rebels away from the airport.
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Russia's airshow delegates sent home

Monday, July 14th 2014, 13:01

Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has advised Russian delegates at the Farnborough Airshow to "return home".
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VIDEO: Meet Ukraine soldier on patrol

Monday, July 14th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukrainian forces have set up checkpoints on a line between territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, and that controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Vitaly is a Ukrainian soldier on patrol in the Donetsk region.
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Fighting flares near Ukrainian city

Monday, July 14th 2014, 2:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A battle has been going on outside the rebel-held east Ukraine city of Luhansk, which rebels say government forces tried to storm with tanks.
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Russia warns Ukraine over 'shelling'

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 12:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia warns Ukraine of "irreversible consequences" after a man is reported killed on its side of the border by a shell fired from Ukraine.
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Putin signs Argentina nuclear deals

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 0:28
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a series of agreements on nuclear energy in Argentina, as he continues a tour of Latin America.
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VIDEO: Poroshenko vows to act over deaths

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 9:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, says his forces will find and destroy pro-Russian separatists who killed more than 20 Ukrainian troops in the east of the country.
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VIDEO: What does the world think of Putin?

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 1:08

What is Vladimir Putin's global reputation
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Ukraine vows action over army deaths

Friday, July 11th 2014, 19:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian president says his forces will destroy pro-Russian separatists who killed more than 20 soldiers in the east on Friday.
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'Rockets' kill soldiers in Ukraine

Friday, July 11th 2014, 16:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

A rocket strike in the east Ukrainian region of Luhansk kills at least 19 soldiers, Ukrainian officials say, blaming it on separatist rebels.
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Ukraine separatists target airport

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 18:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukrainian government forces clash with pro-Russian separatists near Donetsk airport as the rebels vow to prevent a blockade of the eastern city.
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Russian nationalist sees war with Ukraine

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 0:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian nationalist thinker predicts war with Ukraine
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Russia charges Ukrainian woman pilot

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 14:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia charges a female Ukrainian army pilot with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists, as Ukraine demands she be freed.
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Snowden wants to extend Russia stay

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 14:12
related countries: United States United States

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has officially asked to extend his stay in Russia after his visa expires on 31 July, his lawyer tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Inside Sloviansk security service HQ

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 4:24

Steve Rosenberg reports from the cellar of the security service building in the city of Slovyansk, the city recently retaken by the Ukrainian army.
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Ukraine 'retakes two more cities'

Monday, July 7th 2014, 8:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukraine's government says it has retaken two more cities from pro-Russian rebels as crowds rally in the regional capital Donetsk to support the separatists.
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VIDEO: Ukraine captures two more cities

Monday, July 7th 2014, 6:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's government says it has retaken two more eastern cities from pro-Russian rebels.
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VIDEO: Ukraine rebels in 'tactical retreat'

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 19:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukrainian Pro-Russian separatists are reported to be regrouping in Donetsk after government forces retook some of their main eastern strongholds.
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Ukraine rebels abandon stronghold

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 14:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine evacuate the city of Sloviansk, a crucial eastern stronghold, amid an offensive by the military.
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Russia backs law on web data storage

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 3:22

Russia's lower house of parliament passes a law requiring internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country.
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Ukraine's army to 'win back Crimea'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 16:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The new Ukrainian defence minister vows to hold "a victory parade" in Crimea as fighting continues against pro-Russian rebels in the east.
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Hopes rise for new Ukraine ceasefire

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 21:09
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France say they have agreed on steps aimed at ending hostilities in eastern Ukraine.
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Putin accuses Ukraine over ceasefire

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 16:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin condemns Ukraine for ending a truce with separatists as fighting in eastern Ukraine leaves at least four people dead.
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Ukraine launches new offensive

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 11:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says a full-scale military operation is under way in the east of the country, hours after a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels ended.
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Ukraine and Russia to work on truce

Monday, June 30th 2014, 17:29
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia agree to work together to establish a bilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the office of the French president says.
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Russians get French warship training

Monday, June 30th 2014, 12:18
related countries: France France

A group of 400 Russian sailors arrives in France for training aboard one of two warships being sold to their country despite international criticism.
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More Ukraine talks amid clashes

Monday, June 30th 2014, 8:26
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are to hold more talks over the conflict in east Ukraine as the end of a ceasefire with separatists nears.
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Iraq receives first Russian jets

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 7:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi government says it has received the first batch of military jets it ordered from Russia to help counter an offensive by rebels.
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Buttner leaves Man Utd in £4.4m deal

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 15:54
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dynamo Moscow sign Manchester United's Dutch left-back Alexander Buttner for an initial £4.4m fee that may rise to £5.6m.
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New clashes test Ukraine ceasefire

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 13:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A ceasefire in eastern Ukraine comes under increasing strain amid fresh clashes between government forces and pro-Russia separatists.
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Ukraine hails 'historic' EU pact

Friday, June 27th 2014, 18:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine hails a "historic" pact with the EU, but Russia warns of serious consequences and of a "humanitarian catastrophe" in Ukraine's restive east.
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EU signs pacts with ex-USSR states

Friday, June 27th 2014, 12:48
related countries: Moldova Moldova, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova sign partnership agreements with the European Union, a move Russia says will have serious consequences.
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Putin aide calls Ukraine head 'Nazi'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 6:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin lashes out at Ukraine's president ahead of the signing of a controversial EU deal.
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VIDEO: Georgia pulled between EU and Russia

Friday, June 27th 2014, 5:18

Georgia is signing an association agreement with the EU just as its trading ties with Russia are picking up.
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Georgia's long road to Europe

Friday, June 27th 2014, 0:15

Georgia looks west just as exports to Russia pick up
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Russia goalkeeper targeted by laser

Friday, June 27th 2014, 0:15

Keeper Igor Akinfeev was "blinded" by a laser before the World Cup goal that eliminated Russia, says Fabio Capello.
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World Cup: Algeria 1-1 Russia

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 22:37
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algeria come from behind to draw with Russia and earn a place in the last 16 of the Fifa World Cup for the first time.
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VIDEO: Maliki: Russian jets purchased by Iraq

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 21:49
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Iraq Iraq

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has told the BBC that he hopes jets from Russia and Belarus will turn the tide against rebels in the coming days.
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Maliki: Russian jets will turn tide

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 21:22
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Iraq Iraq

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki tells the BBC that he hopes jets from Russia and Belarus will turn the tide against rebels in the coming days.
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US demands Russian action on Ukraine

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 15:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls on Russia to show "within hours" it is working to disarm separatist militants in eastern Ukraine.
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Thailand arrests 'Russian gang boss'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 15:17
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Alexander Matusov, wanted in connection with dozens of murders and kidnappings in his native Russia, is arrested in Thailand.
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