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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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Russia 'acting out of weakness' - US

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 21:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US President Barack Obama says Russia is acting "not out of strength, but out of weakness" in Ukraine, and warns of further sanctions.
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Lithuania pleads for US gas supplies

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 18:16
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, United States United States

Lithuania's energy minister calls on the US Senate to speed-up natural gas exports to Europe, in order to challenge Russia's dominance.
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UK's Russia nuclear deal under review

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is reviewing its nuclear co-operation agreement with Russian state firm Rosatom because of the Ukraine crisis.
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A guide to Russia's vision of Crimea

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 2:04

A guide to Russia's vision of Crimea
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VIDEO: Russian military take over Crimea

Monday, March 24th 2014, 22:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian forces have seized all the Ukrainian military bases in Crimea, giving soldiers the choice of leaving the country or pledging allegiance to Russia.
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Russia and Ukraine hold first talks

Monday, March 24th 2014, 22:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers meet for the first time since Moscow's intervention in Crimea triggered a diplomatic crisis.
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Russia warns of investor flight

Monday, March 24th 2014, 20:58

Russia expects investors to move up to $70bn (£42bn) of assets out of the country in the first three months of this year.
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G8 summit 'won't be held in Russia'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 20:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The G8 summit will not take place in Russia this year, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Ukrainian forces pull out of Crimea

Monday, March 24th 2014, 17:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian troops are leaving Crimea, after emotional farewells to wives and family members left behind.
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Russian manoeuvres keep the West guessing

Monday, March 24th 2014, 14:47

Western diplomats struggle to predict what Putin will do next
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Russian troops 'overrun Crimea base'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 8:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian troops seize control of a Crimean naval base at Feodosia, the third such attack in 48 hours, Ukrainian officials tell the BBC.
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Nato warns over Russia border force

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:20
related places: Moscow

Nato's top military commander warns of the size and readiness of Russia's forces on Ukraine's border, but Russia says it has no "expansionist views".
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VIDEO: Five ways Crimea is becoming Russian

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:10

Five ways Crimea will change as it becomes part of Russia
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Russian tourist spending in UK drops

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's hotels and shops sees income from Russians fall 17% last month as visitor numbers fell back amid political unrest in Ukraine, says a report.
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Hague warns of Russia 'isolation'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 5:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia faces long-term "isolation and stagnation" over its "illegal land grab" in Ukraine's Crimea region, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Ukraine's Crimea bases stormed

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 22:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian troops storm a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea throwing stun grenades and firing guns in the air, as Moscow tightens its grip on the region.
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Russia dismisses EU sanctions

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 12:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Moscow says EU sanctions against prominent Russians over its actions in Crimea are "detached from reality", as international observers prepare to enter Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Security monitors to go to Ukraine

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 9:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

International monitors are to go to strife-torn areas of Ukraine, but Russia insists they will not be allowed into Crimea.
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Security monitors to go to Ukraine

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 6:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

International monitors are to go to strife-torn areas of Ukraine, but Russia insists they will not be allowed into Crimea.
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Putin signs Crimea annexation law

Friday, March 21st 2014, 20:36

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law formally annexing Crimea, as the EU announces new sanctions against key officials.
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Credit card block at Russian banks

Friday, March 21st 2014, 20:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Visa and MasterCard block credit card transactions for customers of several Russian banks, as US sanctions begin to take effect.
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Russia 2018 'not affected by Crimea'

Friday, March 21st 2014, 18:53

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the 2018 World Cup will go ahead in Russia, despite the nation annexing Crimea.
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EU seals closer ties with Ukraine

Friday, March 21st 2014, 14:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU leaders seal an accord on closer ties with Ukraine, as President Putin completes the treaty on Crimea's entry into the Russian Federation.
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EU extends Crimea sanctions list

Friday, March 21st 2014, 9:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU extends sanctions to another 12 individuals over Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and prepares to sign a key accord with Kiev.
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VIDEO: US sanctions target Putin's allies

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 23:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama has announced further sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
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US sanctions target Putin's allies

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 20:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama announces further sanctions on Russian individuals close to Vladimir Putin and a Russian bank over the crisis in Crimea.
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VIDEO: Crimeans apply for Russian passports

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 19:51
related places: Sevastopol'

Military personnel and residents of Crimea queue up to apply for Russian passports in Sevastopol.
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Russia faces fresh Crimea sanctions

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 15:19
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia will face escalating EU sanctions if it does not take steps to ease the crisis over Crimea.
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Russia 'closes Ukraine factory'

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 15:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Lipetsk

Russian authorities have taken over a confectionery factory, owned by Ukrainian firm Roshen, in the southern Russian city of Lipetsk, Kiev says.
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Fifa steps up World Cup investigation

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 9:28
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Fifa's chief investigator is to interview Fifa officials who voted to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.
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VIDEO: Naval bases seized in Crimea

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 23:13

Ukraine is drawing up plans to withdraw its soldiers and their families from Crimea, where pro-Russian forces have already seized two naval bases.
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Pro-Russians seize Crimea naval base

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 15:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Sevastopol'

Pro-Moscow activists take over Ukraine's key Crimean naval base in Sevastopol, a day after Crimea signed a treaty to become part of Russia.
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VIDEO: Pro-Russia crowd storm Crimea naval HQ

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 14:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Sevastopol'

Several hundred armed pro-Russian protesters have stormed the Ukrainian navy base in the Crimean port of Sevastopol a day after Russia moved to annex Crimea.
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Russia warns West over sanctions

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 7:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: West, Western, Crimea

Russia tells the US that Western sanctions over the Crimea dispute are unacceptable and will have "consequences".
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Ukraine officer 'killed in Crimea'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 21:27
related places: Moscow

Ukraine's military says an officer has been killed at a military base in Crimea, shortly after Moscow signed a treaty on Crimea joining Russia.
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Hague condemns Russian 'land grab'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:23

The "international order" is at stake, William Hague says, after Vladimir Putin signs a treaty absorbing Crimea into Russia.
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Chechen rebel leader Umarov 'dead'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:23
related places: Chechen

Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov, linked to a series of attacks against Russia, is dead, a pro-insurgency website has reported.
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Putin signs Russia-Crimea treaty

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:20

President Vladimir Putin signs a treaty on Crimea joining the Russian Federation, as a Ukrainian serviceman is reported killed at a military base.
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Putin moves towards annexing Crimea

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 11:04

President Vladimir Putin informs parliament formally of Crimea's request to join Russia and approves a draft bill on absorbing the peninsula.
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Trans-Dniester plea to join Russia

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 10:38
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Pro-Russian politicians and activists in Moldova's breakaway Trans-Dniester region ask the Russian parliament to draft a law that would allow their territory to join Russia.
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Villas-Boas agrees to manage Zenit

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 9:43

Ex-Spurs and Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas agrees a deal to manage Zenit St Petersburg, according to the Russian club.
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The Crimea of Russia's imagination

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 0:11

Why the region looms so large in the Russian psyche
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Crimea 'still part of Ukraine' - UK

Monday, March 17th 2014, 22:35

Foreign Secretary William Hague accuses Russia of a further escalation in the Ukraine crisis after Moscow recognises Crimea as a sovereign state.
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Russia recognises Crimea as nation

Monday, March 17th 2014, 22:34

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a decree recognising Crimea as a sovereign state, hours after the EU and US announce sanctions.
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EU and US impose Crimea sanctions

Monday, March 17th 2014, 18:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU and US impose travel bans and asset freezes on several officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea's referendum to join Russia.
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'Independent' Crimea in Russia bid

Monday, March 17th 2014, 12:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Crimea's parliament declares the region's independence and formally applies to join Russia, a day after a referendum approves leaving Ukraine.
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Markets 'brush off' Crimea worries

Monday, March 17th 2014, 8:27

Asian shares 'brush off' worries about the referendum in Crimea, but analysts warn of huge movements of money back into Russia in anticipation of sanctions.
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EU mulls Russia sanction over Crimea

Monday, March 17th 2014, 8:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

EU foreign ministers are to discuss more sanctions against Russia after a Moscow-backed referendum in Crimea supported a split from Ukraine.
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Crimea 'votes for Russia union'

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 22:41

Election officials say 95.5% of Crimean voters back joining Russia in a disputed referendum, with half the ballots counted.
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Exit poll: Crimea backs Russia union

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 20:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Moscow

More than 90% of voters in Crimea back leaving Ukraine, exit polls say, and Crimea's leader says a formal request to join Russia will be made on Monday.
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Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 17:37

Moscow is isolated as it vetoes a UN draft resolution criticising Sunday's secession referendum in Crimea, as Kiev claims a new Russian incursion.
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VIDEO: Ethnic Russian wary of Crimean PM

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 16:32

Christian Fraser has been to Saky on the west coast, to talk to a businessman, one of a minority of ethnic Russians, who is not sure about the motives of Crimea's new Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov.
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Big Moscow rally against Crimea move

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 15:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Thousands of people attend a rally in Moscow to oppose Russian intervention in Ukraine, a day before a secession vote in Crimea.
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Deadly clash as Ukraine crisis grows

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 4:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Two people die in clashes between pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine, as tensions rise ahead of Crimea's secession vote.
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VIDEO: Views from Moscow on Crimea

Friday, March 14th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

People in Moscow give their views about the controversial referendum in Crimea on whether the peninsula should stay in Ukraine or join Russia.
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No Ukraine accord in US-Russia talks

Friday, March 14th 2014, 23:05

Talks between Russia's foreign minister and his US counterpart fail to find common ground on Ukraine, ahead of Crimea's controversial vote.
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Russian diplomat 'stabbed' in fight

Friday, March 14th 2014, 21:11
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ottawa

A Russian diplomat was found stabbed following a drunken quarrel in Ottawa, Canada, according to local media.
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VIDEO: US-Russia Ukraine crisis talks fail

Friday, March 14th 2014, 20:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks on Ukraine with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
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US-Russia in Ukraine crisis talks

Friday, March 14th 2014, 15:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London, Crimea, Sunday

US and Russian envoys hold key talks in London on the Ukraine crisis, as Sunday's disputed referendum in Crimea looms.
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Russia 'does not want' Ukraine war

Friday, March 14th 2014, 0:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's envoy to the UN tells the Security Council that Moscow "does not want war" with Ukraine, as deadly clashes break out in Donetsk.
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Russia begins new military exercises

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 20:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian army begins exercises involving artillery and more than 8,000 troops close to Ukraine's borders.
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Obama pledges to 'support Ukraine'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama welcomes Ukraine's new PM to the White House and vows to "stand with Ukraine" in the dispute with Russia.
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G7 warns Russia on 'annexing' Crimea

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 19:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The G7 group of industrial nations calls on Russia to stop moves to "annex" Crimea, otherwise, says US President Obama, they will be "forced to apply costs".
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Russian editor fired in Ukraine row

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 17:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The chief editor of popular Russian news website Lenta.ru loses her job over an interview it published with a leading far-right Ukrainian nationalist.
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VIDEO: Call for release of 'missing' Ukranians

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 6:31

Ukraine's acting President, Oleksandr Turchynov, has called for the creation of a national guard to help defend the country, amid rising tension with Russia over the status of Crimea.
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EU offers Kiev $700m in trade breaks

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 17:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU offers Ukraine trade breaks worth nearly 500m euros ($694m; £417m) to stabilise its economy, as Russia tightens its military grip on Crimea.
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Kerry rejects Putin Ukraine meeting

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 14:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry rejects an offer of talks with President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine until he engages with proposals to end the crisis.
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VIDEO: Tensions high in Crimean capital

Monday, March 10th 2014, 23:16

Tensions remain high in the Crimean capital as Russia cements its control in the region ahead of Sunday's referendum to join Russia.
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Russia sanctions 'possible in days'

Monday, March 10th 2014, 17:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron promises the UK will not ignore Russia's incursion into Crimea, with sanctions possible "within days".
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