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More hacked athletes' files released

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 11:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The stolen medical records of British cyclists Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins are released by alleged Russian hackers.
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Russia Arctic: Polar bears besiege scientists

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 15:30

Relief reaches five Russian scientists besieged by polar bears for nearly two weeks at a remote weather station on Troynoy Island in the Arctic.
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‘Scared of opposition’

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 1:01

Russian authorities have permitted some opposition candidates to run in this week's election - but they are still struggling to get their voices heard, reports Sarah Rainsford.
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Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 21:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio

The World Anti-Doping Agency condemns Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of Olympic athletes including Serena Williams and Simone Biles.
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Democratic test

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 1:02

The Kremlin needs Russia's forthcoming Duma election to establish parliament as a legitimate institution, writes the BBC's Moscow Correspondent.
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US says it killed IS strategist Adnani

Monday, September 12th 2016, 22:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Is

The Pentagon says a US air strike killed so-called Islamic State (IS) strategist Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, contradicting Russia's claim.
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Russia's Norilsk Nickel admits 'red river' responsibility

Monday, September 12th 2016, 21:18

Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel admits one of its industrial plants is responsible for turning an Arctic river blood-red.
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Syria conflict: Bombs rain down as truce hopes rise

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 1:39
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria reportedly kill at least 100 people after the US and Russia announce plans for a truce.
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Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 11:26
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Washington, Kerry

The US and Russia reach an agreement on Syria, starting with a cessation of hostilities on Monday and followed by joint action against so-called Islamic State.
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Farce and swagger

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 1:07

Russia gears up to elect MPs amid hard times, but the theatrical TV debates are very hostile to President Putin's opponents, Stephen Ennis reports.
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Syria war: Ceasefire deal being held up by US, says Russia

Friday, September 9th 2016, 21:13
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia says agreement on a ceasefire deal in Syria is being held up by the United States.
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Russia: Volunteer firefighters attacked, Greenpeace says

Friday, September 9th 2016, 16:28

At least two people are seriously injured after armed men attack volunteer firefighters in southern Russia, environmentalists Greenpeace say.
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US election: Trump sceptical of Russia meddling

Friday, September 9th 2016, 14:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Republican, Trump

The Republican presidential nominee tells a Russian-funded network he is sceptical of claims that Moscow is interfering in the US election.
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Rio Paralympics 2016: Belarus official banned for carrying Russia flag

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 17:46
related countries: Belarus Belarus

A Belarus official who carried a Russian flag into the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games is banned by the IPC.
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Barack Obama chides 'wacky' Trump after Putin jibe

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 17:37

Barack Obama chides Donald Trump as "wacky" and "uninformed" after the Republican candidate says Russia's President Putin is a better leader.
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Russian party spoofs Apple in election advert

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 14:47

Liberal party Yabloko - meaning "apple" in Russian - presents its new "device" in the advert.
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Concern as Arctic river turns blood-red

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 11:04

Russian inspectors try to establish why a river near the Norilsk Nickel mining complex in the Arctic has turned blood-red.
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Trump says Putin 'a leader far more than our president'

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 8:05

Donald Trump heaps praise on Russian President Vladimir Putin as he and rival Hillary Clinton take questions from military veterans.
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'Putin more of a leader than Obama'

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 3:40

Donald Trump has again praised the leadership of Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
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Stalin's victims painted from history

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 23:50

The Russian artist whose work remembering the victims of Stalin has been vandalised.
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US says Russian jet flew 10ft from plane over Black Sea

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 22:01
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon says a Russian fighter plane flew within about 10ft of one of its reconnaissance aircraft operating over the Black Sea.
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Alternative 'Paralympics' for Russians banned from Rio

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 21:57
related places: Moscow

A three-day 'Paralympic' event has had its opening ceremony in Moscow for Russian athletes banned from competing in Rio.
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Police rations gripe costs Russian officer his job

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 13:25

Russian police officer reportedly forced to resign after bemoaning food rations in a YouTube video.
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Ukrainians besiege 'pro-Russian' Inter TV building

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 10:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Protesters in Ukraine are blockading the studios of Inter TV, a news channel already attacked by arsonists for being allegedly pro-Russian.
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Russian HIV workers fear blacklisting

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 0:16

How Russia is making life difficult for HIV/Aids support groups.
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Russia's Levada Centre polling group named foreign agent

Monday, September 5th 2016, 19:16

The leading independent polling organisation working in Russia is labelled a "foreign agent" by the justice ministry and says it cannot now work.
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Pokemon Go: Russian blogger appeals against arrest for playing in church

Monday, September 5th 2016, 15:59

A Russian blogger arrested after he posted a video of himself playing Pokemon Go in a church files an appeal, according to a local court.
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Syrian troops recapture parts of Aleppo, severing supply line

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 16:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

Government forces retake the sites of two military academies seized by rebels last month, severing recently-established rebel supply line.
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Moscow police swoop on fake 'bride kidnapping'

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 10:47

More than 180 officers sprang into action over what turned out to be a wedding tradition.
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BBC Pop Up: Communal twist on Russian weekend escape

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 1:29
related places: Moscow

BBC Pop Up visits a dacha commune near Moscow, where residents relax and entertain in their country homes.
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Russians row over Gulag memorial garden

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 12:38
related places: Moscow

Moscow memorial garden to Stalin's victims stirs online debate.
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IS leader Adnani: Russia says its air strike killed him

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 16:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Is

A Russian air strike killed the chief IS strategist in Syria, Moscow says, after the US said it had targeted Abu Muhammad al-Adnani.
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Accident makes Russian village's taps run with oil

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 13:41

An accident results in oil on tap for villagers in Russia's far east.
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Syria conflict: Russia questions Syria chlorine attacks probe

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 9:32
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia says it does not accept the findings of a UN-led investigation that said Syria's government had used chlorine in attacks against civilians.
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Burger tribute for Russian protest artist Pavlensky

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 14:21

St Petersburg fast-food outlet creates special buns to honour Red Square protest artist.
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Syrian war: US and Russia 'achieve clarity on path forward'

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 3:19
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are closer to an agreement on Syria. following talks in Geneva.
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High-energy worship

Friday, August 26th 2016, 20:04

Twice a week, Muslims from the North Caucasus region of Russia pray using a unique group movement. BBC Pop Up asked them what Zikr means to them.
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Ukraine military parade marks 25 years of independence

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 16:27
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine is marking 25 years of independence from the Soviet Union with a huge military parade through Kiev, the celebrations are poignant amid current tensions with Russia.
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Russian hackers 'targeted New York Times'

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 1:38
related countries: United States United States

The FBI is investigating whether Russian hackers have carried out a series of cyber attacks on the New York Times, officials tell US media.
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Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian doping ban 'cynical', says PM

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 15:53

Russia's PM Dmitry Medvedev says the decision to uphold a blanket doping ban on Russia's Paralympians is "cynical".
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Rio Paralympics 2016: Russia banned after losing appeal

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 14:30

Russia will not compete at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio after losing an appeal against a ban imposed for state-sponsored doping.
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Fruit smugglers 'upgrade' Russian border road

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 11:39
related countries: Barbados Barbados, Belarus Belarus

Route on the Russian-Belarusian border is secretly upgraded by fruit smugglers.
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Orphan village

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 9:06
related places: Moscow

BBC Pop Up visits an "orphan village" south of Moscow to discover how fostering is changing how Russia looks after its most vulnerable children.
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Rio Paralympics: Russia set to hear on Paralympics ban decision

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 22:23

Russia will discover on Tuesday whether it will be allowed to compete at next month's Paralympic Games in Rio.
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Russia 'showed-off' over use of Iran airbase for Syria strikes

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 14:51
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Iran accuses Russia of "showing-off" over its use of an Iranian airbase to bomb Syria as both sides confirm raids from there have stopped for now.
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Project connects Moscow pensioners to students abroad

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 13:11
related places: Moscow

A new initiative will connect elderly Muscovites to students around the world for language teaching.
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The Putin-masked protester seeking asylum

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 9:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian government says a Russian opposition activist has requested asylum in the country.
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Russian 'Putin mask' activist claims asylum in Ukraine

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 7:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian authorities say Russian dissident Roman Roslovtsev, famous for protesting in a Putin mask, requests asylum in the country.
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Russia swimmer: 'Rio was awful'

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 22:29

Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova tells BBC Sport about the reaction to her presence at the Olympics after appealing against a doping ban.
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Moscow airport shop sells model Kalashnikov guns

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 14:54
related places: Kalashnikov, Moscow

Travellers at Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport can now buy a model Kalashnikov assault rifle before they catch their flight.
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'Spellbinding' Russia win team synchro gold

Friday, August 19th 2016, 17:18

Russia claim their fifth consecutive synchronised swimming team gold with a "spellbinding" routine.
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The Russians with fond memories of the USSR

Friday, August 19th 2016, 11:04

Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg talks to Russians with fond memories of the USSR, 25 years after its collapse.
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Islamic State group claims responsibility for Moscow police attack

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 21:32
related places: Moscow

The so-called Islamic State has said it was behind an attack carried out on traffic police outside Moscow on Wednesday.
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Russia furore over FGM in mainly Muslim Dagestan

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 11:14

A fierce debate erupts in Russia about female genital mutilation among Muslims in the Dagestan region, with some clerics defending the practice.
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Russia St Petersburg: 'Militants' killed in counter-terrorism raid

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 18:15
related places: Moscow

Four suspected militants have been killed in a shoot-out by Russian special forces during a raid on an apartment block in the city of St Petersburg.
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Found on Facebook

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 23:49

How a simple post on social media ended a Russian woman's 40-year search for her father.
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Syrian conflict: Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 19:40
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Russia says it has used a base in Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria, the first time it has deployed bombers to a third country.
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Moscow flooding: Wakeboarder speeds down street

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 19:16
related places: Moscow

A wakeboarder in Moscow has found a way to beat the floods in the city's streets.
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US election: Trump adviser denies Ukraine 'cash payments'

Monday, August 15th 2016, 15:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Donald Trump's top aide denies receiving "payments" from the former Russian-backed Ukrainian government.
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Russian pizza restaurant 'hacker' faces US trial

Monday, August 15th 2016, 11:26
related countries: United States United States

The son of a Russian member of Parliament is accused of orchestrating a hacking scheme that targeted US eateries - mostly pizza restaurants.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Russia's Darya Klishina has ban overturned

Monday, August 15th 2016, 6:49

The only Russian due to compete in the athletics at Rio 2016 is cleared to take part after appealing against a ban.
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Timely tension

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 23:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are rising again over Crimea. But what is in it for Moscow?
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Russia's only cleared athlete banned

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 19:24

Athletics' governing body the IAAF bans Darya Klishina, the only Russian who had been cleared to compete in the Olympic athletics in Rio.
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Russian whistleblower's account hacked

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 17:48

Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has the account that shows details of her location hacked, the World Anti-Doping Agency says.
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What's the mood at Crimea checkpoint?

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 9:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Recent events in Crimea lead to further difficulties in the relationship between Russia and Ukraine.
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Ukraine Crimea: Russia sends new air defence missiles

Friday, August 12th 2016, 16:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian military announces the delivery of new air defence missiles to Crimea, in a move scheduled before the latest tension with Ukraine.
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Russia's Putin sacks chief of staff Sergei Ivanov

Friday, August 12th 2016, 13:19

Russian President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly dismisses his chief of staff Sergei Ivanov, part of his inner circle for many years.
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Minsk rail bosses agree to Belarusian-language playlist

Friday, August 12th 2016, 9:29
related countries: Barbados Barbados, Belarus Belarus

Musical change afoot after passenger complains of too many Russian tunes in the waiting room.
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Ukraine troops on high alert as tension with Russia grows

Friday, August 12th 2016, 8:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Ukrainian troops along the de facto border with Crimea and facing rebels in the east are placed on high alert amid a spike in tensions with Moscow.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo hit by clashes despite Russia aid pledge

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 12:08
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Continued clashes are reported in and around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, amid Russian plans to halt military action to allow in humanitarian aid.
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Russia accuses Ukraine of attempted Crimea 'incursions'

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 5:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russia says Ukraine has tried to carry out armed incursions into Crimea, the territory annexed by Russia in 2014 - accusations Kiev denies.
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Syria war: Russia announces partial Aleppo ceasefires

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 19:22
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Russian forces in Syria will suspend operations in the city of Aleppo from Thursday for three hours each day, its defence ministry says.
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Apple denies price-fixing in Russia

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 11:00

Russian authorities accuse Apple of fixing iPhone prices in the country, but Apple denies the claims.
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True patriots?

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 23:51
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Russia dominates key parts of Armenia’s economy, but a recent hostage siege revealed an undercurrent of anti-Russian feeling, reports the BBC's Rayhan Demytrie.
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Putin mends broken relations with Turkey's Erdogan

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 16:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Moscow

The leaders of Russia and Turkey patch up a damaging quarrel, pledging to restore close economic relations in St Petersburg.
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Russia and Turkey's tricky relationship

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 8:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to hold talks in St Petersburg with President Vladimir Putin and says he wants to "reset" ties with Russia.
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Boos for Russian 'doping ban' swimmer

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 3:38
related countries: United States United States

Controversial Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova is beaten to Olympic gold by Lilly King of the USA in the women's 100m breaststroke.
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To Russia with love?

Monday, August 8th 2016, 23:13
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chooses Russia for his first trip abroad since the failed coup, as the West watches nervously.
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Russian Paralympic athletes disappointed with Rio ban

Monday, August 8th 2016, 10:57

Russian Paralympic Committee member says athletes are "very disappointed" with the decision to ban the entire team from the Rio games
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Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 23:39

Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country's doping scandal.
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Russia to learn Paralympic decision

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 0:00

The International Paralympic Committee calls reports Russia has been banned from competing in the Rio Paralympics "pure speculation".
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Russians riled by PM Medvedev's teacher remarks

Friday, August 5th 2016, 10:23

Russia's Prime Minister Medvedev lands himself in hot water again with controversial comments - this time about teachers.
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IOC clears 70% of Russian team for Rio

Friday, August 5th 2016, 7:07

Russia will have "the cleanest team" at Rio 2016 after 271 athletes were cleared to compete, their Olympic president says, and more could follow.
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