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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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Ukraine 'strikes column from Russia'

Friday, August 15th 2014, 20:31

Ukraine says it has partially destroyed an armoured column from Russia, but Russia denies any such vehicles crossed the border.
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UK summons Russian envoy over Ukraine

Friday, August 15th 2014, 16:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Moscow's ambassador to the UK is summoned by the Foreign Office to "clarify" reports of a Russian military incursion into Ukraine.
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Ukraine to inspect Russian convoy

Friday, August 15th 2014, 15:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says its border guards are to inspect a Russian aid convoy parked at the border, as Nato condemns a Russian military "incursion".
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Hungary condemns sanctions on Russia

Friday, August 15th 2014, 11:36
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia

Hungary's PM Orban says the EU is harming itself with sanctions against Russia, echoing a complaint by Slovakia's leader.
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Rosneft asks Putin for $42bn loan

Friday, August 15th 2014, 10:33

Russia's state-controlled energy giant Rosneft asks the Russian government for a $42bn (£25.2bn) loan, as it feels the impact of Western sanctions.
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Russian army vehicles near border

Friday, August 15th 2014, 7:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian military vehicles are seen heading for the Ukrainian border, as a Russian aid convoy remains parked near the frontier.
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Ukraine rebel head Strelkov 'quits'

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 16:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk, Strelkov

Igor Girkin - known as Strelkov - resigns as the military chief of pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, reports say.
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Donetsk shelled amid Russia aid row

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 15:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Shells hit the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk, amid a continuing dispute over a Russian aid convoy now stationed close to the border.
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Russian PM's Twitter account hacked

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 10:54

The Twitter feed of Dmitry Medvedev was hacked on Thursday, with the infiltrators posting a message saying he had resigned.
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Russian convoy heads to Ukraine

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 9:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

More than 100 lorries with Russian aid head towards conflict areas in eastern Ukraine, as the Red Cross seeks urgent talks in Kiev and Moscow.
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VIDEO: Is politics risking space projects?

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 8:46
related countries: United States United States

Collaboration between the US and Russia on the International Space Station (ISS) could be jeopardised as tensions between the two nations create political disputes.
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VIDEO: Russia rejects aid convoy suspicions

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 8:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian aid lorries are heading for Ukraine although it is unclear if officials will allow them to travel past the border.
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Russia aid convoy faces uncertainty

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 17:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Uncertainty surrounds the situation of a Russian aid convoy bound for east Ukraine after Ukrainian officials say they will not let it in.
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Japan angry at Russian army drills

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 10:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan says it will strongly protest to Russia over military exercises on disputed islands off northern Japan
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VIDEO: Ukraine refugees arrive in Russia

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 10:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Refugees from south-western Ukraine have been arriving in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk.
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VIDEO: Russian aid convoy heads to border

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 9:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian lorries taking aid to conflict-hit east Ukraine are heading towards the border, as Daniel Sandford reports.
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Ukraine may block Russian aid convoy

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 17:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Ukrainian officials set conditions for receiving Russian aid in the conflict-torn east, as a convoy of food and medicine departs from near Moscow.
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Aid mission to Ukraine 'agreed'

Monday, August 11th 2014, 21:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia say they agree to a Red Cross-led humanitarian aid mission to the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Luhansk.
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EU to pay struggling peach growers

Monday, August 11th 2014, 16:31

The EU moves to prop up peach and nectarine growers who are in financial trouble because of bad weather and Russian sanctions.
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Kasparov check-mated by Putin ally

Monday, August 11th 2014, 16:31

Former champion Garry Kasparov fails to win the top job in world chess, losing to a Russian multi-millionaire who says he was once abducted by aliens.
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VIDEO: Queue for Putin T-shirts in Moscow

Monday, August 11th 2014, 14:26
related places: Moscow

Hundreds of people gathered in one of Moscow's stores to buy T-shirts with Vladimir Putin's image on them.
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UK pork farmers face sanctions hit

Monday, August 11th 2014, 10:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK pork farmers will face pressure to lower prices because of Russia's ban on food imports from a number of Western countries, say experts.
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Steven Seagal plays gig in Crimea

Monday, August 11th 2014, 9:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Hollywood actor Steven Seagal plays a concert in Crimea on a stage adorned with the flag of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
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UK firms hurt by Russian import ban

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 12:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Several UK firms have been hit by a Russian ban on food imports from a number of Western countries.
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VIDEO: A look inside Greenpeace ship

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 2:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Greenpeace ship impounded by Russia has returned to the Netherlands almost a year after it was stormed by Russian security forces.
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Ukraine rebels urge Donetsk truce

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 20:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Rebels in east Ukraine call for a ceasefire in Donetsk, amid a reported army advance, as Russia renews its offer to send an aid mission.
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West warns Russia over Ukraine 'aid'

Friday, August 8th 2014, 20:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK and US governments warn Russia not to use humanitarian assistance as a pretext for sending troops into eastern Ukraine.
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Firm loses order amid Russia embargo

Friday, August 8th 2014, 18:45

A Peterhead fish processor reveals it has already had an ordered cancelled following the imposition of sanctions against the EU by Russia.
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Delta ready to divert Russia flights

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 20:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delta, Asia

US airline Delta is ready to re-route 12 services from the US to Asia if Russia imposes a ban on access to its airspace.
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Russia bans food imports from West

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 19:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev announces a total embargo on food imports from Western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine.
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Huge Russian warship fascinates French

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 17:38
related countries: France France

Tang of the Cold War as France completes Russian warship
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VIDEO: Will Russian sanctions hit shoppers?

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 16:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Western

Steve Rosenberg asks if Russia's ban on food imports from the EU, US and other Western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine will affects shoppers.
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Russia extends Snowden residency

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 11:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snowden

Russia grants fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden permission to stay three more years with the right to travel abroad, his lawyer says.
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Putin orders retaliatory sanctions

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 20:27
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin bans or limits agricultural imports from countries imposing sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.
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Russia gang in 'largest data breach'

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 15:39

A Russian group hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, in what is being described as the "largest data breach" ever.
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BBC rebuffs Russian state complaint

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 16:43

The BBC rebuffs a Russian state request to remove an interview with a Russian artist and activist who called for a march to win more autonomy for Siberia.
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Switzerland adopts Russia blacklist

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 13:06
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Ukraine Ukraine

Switzerland is blacklisting dozens of influential Russians and pro-Russian separatists in line with EU sanctions over Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Ukrainian soldiers retreat to Russia

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 2:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The BBC's Steven Rosenberg reports from Russia's border with Ukraine on the 438 Ukrainian soldiers who have retreated to Russia because they are ''under intense pressure''.
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Russians stranded as tour firm fails

Monday, August 4th 2014, 13:40

As many as 27,000 Russian tourists are stranded abroad after a Russian tour firm, Labirint, suspended operations amid financial turmoil.
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VIDEO: Ukraine minister: 'We will win'

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 19:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey tells the BBC the army is close to winning the conflict with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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Cameron urges Russia-Nato rethink

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 4:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato needs to rethink its long-term relationship with Russia following its "illegal" actions in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron warns.
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Firms count cost of Russia sanctions

Friday, August 1st 2014, 12:45

Around Europe, companies of all shapes and sizes are assessing the impact of the sanctions imposed by the EU this week following America's lead.
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Russia bans Polish fruit and veg

Friday, August 1st 2014, 9:52
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.
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'Draconian' Russian net law enacted

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 23:05

A new law imposing restrictions on bloggers and social media users has come into effect in Russia.
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Adidas warns on profits and Russia

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 15:56

Adidas shares tumble after the sportswear maker issues a profit warning and says it will open fewer stores in Russia.
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Snowden's asylum status expires

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 15:17
related countries: United States United States

Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden's year-long leave to stay in Russia expires without confirmation that it will be extended.
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Forensic scientists reach MH17 site

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 14:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.
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Russia told to pay Yukos investors

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 14:02

Russia is ordered to pay about $2.5bn to former shareholders in defunct oil group Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights.
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New EU sanctions hit top Putin aides

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 12:54

A former judo sparring partner of Vladimir Putin is among three of the Russian president's close aides on a new EU sanctions list.
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Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 7:53

Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.
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G7 says Russia faces more sanctions

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 22:26
related countries: United States United States

The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted".
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US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 8:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".
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VIDEO: Duchovny a national symbol in Russia

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 23:48
related countries: United States United States

How US actor David Duchovny became symbol of Mother Russia
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EU set to widen Russia sanctions

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 12:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.
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BP warns of Russia sanctions risk

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 11:29

Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.
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Pussy Riot sue Russian government

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 10:41
related places: Moscow

Two Pussy Riot activists who were imprisoned for performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral are suing the Russian government.
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VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 9:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Covent Garden

A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.
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US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 6:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".
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PM urges 'prompt' Russia sanctions

Monday, July 28th 2014, 20:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says he and fellow European leaders agree that "strong" economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.
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Russia plans $50bn Yukos appeal

Monday, July 28th 2014, 18:54

Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
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Gecko sex satellite back in touch

Monday, July 28th 2014, 14:47

Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact.
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Russia offers $110,000 Tor bounty

Monday, July 28th 2014, 12:15

Russia offers 3.9m roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest for ways to crack the identities of users of the Tor network.
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Russia lambasts new EU sanctions

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 17:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia warns new EU sanctions against it over the Ukraine crisis will jeopardise security co-operation and the fight against terrorism.
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Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 1:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia.
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VIDEO: Sloviansk: Going back to ruined house

Friday, July 25th 2014, 16:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Many

Many residents of Sloviansk are now returning home, after pro-Russian insurgents were pushed out of the eastern Ukrainian city at the beginning of July.
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Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'

Friday, July 25th 2014, 15:48

A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.
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Russia's surprise interest rate rise

Friday, July 25th 2014, 14:20

Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".
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McDonald's in Russian court case

Friday, July 25th 2014, 13:22

Russia's main consumer watchdog takes McDonald's to court, accusing the restaurant chain of quality infringements.
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Russian anti-Putin activists jailed

Friday, July 25th 2014, 9:53
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court jails two anti-government protest leaders - Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev - over clashes with police in May 2012.
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VIDEO: Left behind in 'dead' Ukraine city

Friday, July 25th 2014, 6:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

The BBC's Natalia Antelava speaks to residents in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, the last stronghold of pro-Russian separatists, to gauge how the conflict is affecting their lives.
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Russia 'fired rockets into Ukraine'

Friday, July 25th 2014, 4:07
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US says Russia has fired artillery at Ukrainian military positions in the east, a week after the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster.
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More MH17 bodies leave Ukraine

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 17:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Two planes carrying bodies of those killed on board flight MH17 land in the Netherlands, as UK experts start examining data from the two flight recorders.
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Thursday, July 24th 2014, 0:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The leader of Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Borodai, has admitted contacts with Russian security services.
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