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Life bans for three senior figures

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 14:26

The son of ex-world athletics chief Lamine Diack is one of three men banned for life over doping cover-up claims involving Liliya Shobukhova.
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Google translated Russia to 'Mordor'

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 11:27

Google releases a statement after one of its online tools translated "Russian Federation" to "Mordor".
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VIDEO: Putin joins ice hockey training session

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 8:58

President Vladimir Putin joins members of the Russian Amateur Ice Hockey League for a training session.
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Ukrainians call for Coca-Cola boycott

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 16:58

Ukrainians call for a boycott of Coca-Cola after the company shares a festive map of Russia including annexed Crimea.
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Russian stars sing for Syria troops near Latakia

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 1:43
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Latakia

Russian pop stars do patriotic duty at air base
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VIDEO: Chechnya's battle against IS extremists

Monday, January 4th 2016, 11:01
related places: Is

Close to 3,000 Russian citizens have now joined the ranks of the so-called Islamic State, including some 500 from Chechnya.
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Japan calls for Russia peace talks

Monday, January 4th 2016, 8:06
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls for talks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin so that the two countries can negotiate a peace treaty.
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VIDEO: Goat and tiger's unlikely friendship

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 0:06

A goat and tiger live in the same enclosure at a Russian safari park but how long can it last?
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Turks face big losses as Russia sanctions bite

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 0:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Russian boycott hits the Turkish export market
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Russia names Nato as threat to security

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 23:15

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a new security paper which describes Nato's expansion as a threat to his country's national security.
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Russian director Medvedeva turns Putin into film hero

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 16:46
related places: Medvedeva

How film director made Putin a movie icon
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Gunmen attack south Russia tourists

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 15:53

Gunmen attack visitors at an ancient citadel in Dagestan, killing a security guard and wounding 11 people, in a Russian region plagued by Islamist violence.
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Gerard Depardieu to play Josef Stalin

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 12:27
related countries: France France

French actor Gerard Depardieu is to play Russian dictator Josef Stalin in a new film, according to reports.
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Makeover for 'glum' Snow Maiden

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 10:57

Statue of Russia's traditional Snow Maiden character considered too downcast to welcome New Year.
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Russia hunts Nemtsov murder suspect

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 15:25
related places: Chechen

Russian investigators say a Chechen security officer ordered the murder of Boris Nemtsov, but he is believed to have fled abroad.
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Putin's inner circle

Monday, December 28th 2015, 0:10

Who runs Russia?
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Russia and India hail partnership

Friday, December 25th 2015, 0:17
related countries: India India

Russian and Indian leaders Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi stress the partnership between their two countries as they sign a series of deals.
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Defence agenda for Modi's Russia talks

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 5:20
related countries: India India

Indian PM Narendra Modi is set to hold crucial talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, expected to focus on defence and nuclear energy co-operation.
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Russia brushes off Syria allegations

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 23:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's defence ministry says an Amnesty International report accusing Moscow of indiscriminate air strikes in Syria is "total lies".
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VIDEO: Exiled tycoon: 'Russia will see regime change'

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 20:21

Exiled Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said Russia will see a change in regime within ten years.
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Russian ex-tycoon may seek UK asylum

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 20:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a fierce critic of President Putin, says he is considering asking for political asylum in the UK.
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VIDEO: Fireball filmed over Nevada and California

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 19:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nevada, California

US defence officials confirm a streaking fireball over the skies of Nevada and California was Russian space debris.
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Russia orders arrest of exiled tycoon

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 17:02

A Russian court puts ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on an international wanted list over the 1990s murder of a Siberian mayor.
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Russia 'killed 200 civilians in Syria'

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 16:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Amnesty International says at least 200 civilians died in the first two months of Russian air strikes in Syria and war crimes may have been committed.
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VIDEO: Amnesty says Russia attacking civilians

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 4:43
related countries: Syria Syria

Amnesty International has shown evidence suggesting that Russian air strikes in Syria have killed hundreds of civilians.
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IAAF planned to delay naming cheats

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 9:59

The BBC uncovers a plan within athletics' world governing body to delay naming Russian drug cheats before Moscow 2013.
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Russian jet's black box 'unreadable'

Monday, December 21st 2015, 15:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Data on the flight recorder of the Russian war plane downed by Turkey last month has so far proved unreadable, Russia's military says.
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'Russian strikes kill scores' in Syria

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 16:26
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib

At least 43 people are killed in air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian planes in the Syrian city of Idlib, activists and residents say.
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Russia 'capable of more' in Syria

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 20:05
related countries: Syria Syria

President Vladimir Putin says Russia is using "far from everything we are capable of" in its military operations in Syria.
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Trump 'honoured' by Putin compliments

Friday, December 18th 2015, 11:49
related countries: United States United States

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump says it is a "great honour" to receive a compliment from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Russian jet's black box 'damaged'

Friday, December 18th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The memory card in the flight recorder of a Russian warplane downed by Turkey on the Syria border last month is damaged, Russian investigators say.
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VIDEO: 'Licking Americans': Key Putin quotes

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 16:48
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Key

Key quotes from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual news conference, covering Syria, Turkey's downing of a Russian jet and next year's US presidential election.
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Putin pours fresh scorn on Turkey

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 15:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin uses crude language in a furious attack on Turkey over the downing of a Russian combat jet last month.
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VIDEO: Putin again condemns Turkey over jet

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 12:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin has poured fresh scorn on Turkey for downing Russian jet last month.
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Russia to suspend Ukraine trade pact

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 19:27
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that will exclude Ukraine from a free trade zone that includes former Soviet countries from 1 January.
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A short history of animal politicians

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 10:54

A Russian town is backing a grey cat to become mayor - but Barsik is only the latest animal to seek political office.
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US and Russia in Syria peace push

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 20:40
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US and Russia say world powers will meet in New York on Friday to pass a UN resolution endorsing the Syria peace process.
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Russian cruise missile hits flats

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 17:49

Part of a Russian cruise missile hit a block of flats by accident in Russia's north-west Arctic but nobody was hurt, media report.
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VIDEO: Tim Peake and Soyuz rocket blast off

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 15:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Soyuz

Tim Peake has launched into space on a Russian Soyuz rocket to become Britain's first official astronaut on board the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Who is to blame for Sinai plane crash?

Monday, December 14th 2015, 19:41
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian investigators say they have so far found no evidence that terrorism caused a Russian jet to crash in the Sinai in October, killing 224 people.
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Russia and Turkey's tit-for-tat tale

Monday, December 14th 2015, 16:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Tomatoes, footballers and oil rigs suffer as Russia and Turkey bicker
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'No evidence of terror' in Sinai crash

Monday, December 14th 2015, 11:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt says it has not yet found evidence that terrorists caused a Russian jet to crash in Sinai in October, killing all those on board.
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VIDEO: Cosmonaut Padalka: 'Reaching orbit is intense'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 0:00

Sarah Rainsford speaks to Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, who spent a record 879 days in orbit.
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Russian ship fires shots at Turkish boat

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 21:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Russian warship "fired warning shots" at a Turkish fishing boat to avoid a collision in the Aegean, Moscow says, amid continuing tension between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Russian clinic fire kills 23

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 11:18

At least 23 people are killed and several more are missing, following a fire at a psychiatric clinic in Russia.
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Russian mental hospital fire kills 23

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 10:57
related places: Voronezh

At least 23 people have died in a fire at a mental health clinic in in the Voronezh region in western Russia, officials say.
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VIDEO: Inside Russian space hero's living quarters

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 8:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A look at the life of Yuri Gagarin, ahead of Tim Peake becoming the first British astronaut in space.
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Putin vows tough line on Syria threats

Friday, December 11th 2015, 17:39
related countries: Syria Syria

President Vladimir Putin orders the Russian military to take "extremely tough" action against any threat to its forces in Syria.
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VIDEO: Russia's truckers protest over new levy

Friday, December 11th 2015, 11:07

A new road tax introduced last month in Russia, leads to protests by long-distance truck drivers all over the country.
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Moscow cemeteries to offer wi-fi

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 12:54
related places: Moscow

Visitors will be able to connect to wi-fi at three famous Moscow cemeteries.
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'Invincible unity' (or the lack of it)

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 1:46

Russia seeks WW2-style coalition with the West
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Putin opponent Navalny's anti-corruption "video bomb"

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 1:15

Russian opposition uses slick video to hit Putin elite
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Russia 'wants Syria ethnic cleansing'

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 17:03
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accuses Russia of attempting "ethnic cleansing" with its air strikes in northern Syria.
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VIDEO: Russia releases missile footage

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 23:12
related countries: Syria Syria

The Russian Defence Ministry has released footage claiming to show one of its submarines firing missiles at targets in Syria.
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Russia fires on Syria from submarine

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 21:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia says it has for the first time hit Islamic State targets in Syria with missiles launched from a submarine in the Mediterranean.
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Russia rejects Turkey's 'missile' blame

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 21:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Russia rejects Turkey's criticism after a sailor on a Russian naval ship allegedly brandished a missile launcher as the vessel passed through Istanbul.
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Russians read Tolstoy epic live on web

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 12:36

Russian film stars and a cosmonaut are among 1,300 people giving a marathon reading of Tolstoy's epic War and Peace on the internet.
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Russians told to shun foreign beaches

Monday, December 7th 2015, 19:26
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Russia's tourism chief criticises fellow Russians for flocking to foreign beach resorts - but admits that he sold two Seychelles holiday homes this year.
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Turkey protest at 'Russia rocket stunt'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 18:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkey summons the Russian ambassador after pictures are published of a serviceman brandishing a rocket launcher on a warship while passing through Istanbul.
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Turkey fury at missile-wielding Russian

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 21:42

Turkey says images showing a Russian soldier holding a missile launcher are a "provocation", with the two sides at odds over the downing of a Russian jet.
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IS 'in Thailand to target Russians'

Friday, December 4th 2015, 14:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Moscow

Thai police say they were warned by Moscow that 10 Syrians working for Islamic State entered Thailand in October to target Russians.
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VIDEO: Chocolate Putin goes on display

Friday, December 4th 2015, 2:25

A life-sized sculpture of Russian President Vladimir Putin is going on display at the Festival of Chocolate fair in St. Petersburg.
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Putin: Turkey 'will regret' Syria act

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 11:23
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Russia's President Putin castigates Turkey's leaders, warning that they will regret shooting down a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria.
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Turkey: Russia's IS oil claims 'slander'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 22:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Is

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Russian allegations he is directly involved in the illegal oil trade with Islamic State militants are "slander".
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Artists swap paintings for food

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 15:07

Paintings by young Russian artists exchanged for buckwheat and chocolates.
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Assad: Russia role 'slowing down IS'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 11:34

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad says Russia's involvement in his country's war has led to the "shrinking" of the Islamic State militant group.
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VIDEO: 'IS shrinking since Russian strikes'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 8:47
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad says Russia's involvement in his country's war has led to significant changes, including the "shrinking" of the Islamic State (IS) group.
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VIDEO: Putin and Erdogan talk tough over jet

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 22:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

Russia’s President Putin and Turkey’s President Erdogan are trading increasingly hostile words since the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey.
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US tells Turkey and Russia to end row

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 18:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States
related places: Is

US President Barack Obama urges Turkey and Russia to calm tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and to focus on fighting IS militants.
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Turkey challenges Russia over IS claim

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 10:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara, Is

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenges Russia to prove that Ankara shot down a Russian plane to protect oil trade with Islamic State.
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Russian tourists told to seek new destinations

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 0:42

Russians lose their favourite tourist destination
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Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 0:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Is

Russia says Turkey shot down one of its planes near the border with Syria to protect its oil trade with Islamic State - a trade Turkey has always denied.
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Turkey 'won't apologise' to Russia

Monday, November 30th 2015, 16:43
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it will not apologise for bringing down a Russian jet on the Syrian border, saying it has a right and duty to protect its airspace.
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Greek PM in Turkey Twitter outburst

Monday, November 30th 2015, 10:09
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras attacks his Turkish counterpart on Twitter following the downing of a Russian plane, prompting an admonishing reply.
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Russian pilot's body flown to Ankara

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 23:04
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey flies the body of the Russian pilot killed after his plane was downed on the Syrian border to Ankara, to be met by Russian diplomats.
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VIDEO: Peace-keeping meetings in 'no-man's land'

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 18:21
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Rayhan Demytrie reports from one of the monthly meetings aimed at resolving tensions between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia, one of Georgia's two breakaway regions.
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VIDEO: 'My children are half-Russian, half-Turkish'

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 16:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Antalya

The BBC's Olga Ivshina reports from Antalya on how Russians there feel about Russia sanctions against Turkey.
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Russia announces Turkey sanctions

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 19:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Russia announces a package of economic sanctions against Turkey over the shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border on Tuesday.
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Erdogan 'saddened' by Russia plane loss

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 14:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he was "saddened" by the downing of a Russian combat jet by Turkish forces and wished it had not happened.
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Ukraine's police say 'goodbye' to Russian social networks

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 2:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's police warned off the Russian internet
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Turkey-Russia war of words over jet

Friday, November 27th 2015, 19:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses a TV speech to warn President Putin not to "play with fire" over the downing of a Russian plane.
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