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Austria frees Russia spy suspect

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 13:45
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Vienna releases a Russian space agency official who was arrested last week on suspicion of spying.
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Fatal fire at Russia elderly home

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 10:53
related places: Omsk

A fire kills at least 10 at a retirement home housing more than 300 people in the Siberian region of Omsk.
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Ex-Soviet nations in Baku summit

Monday, June 18th 2007, 5:36
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
related places: Baku

Officials from four former Soviet countries meet in Azerbaijan to discuss curbing Russian influence.
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Free 'spy', Russia tells Austria

Friday, June 15th 2007, 20:45
related countries: Austria Austria

Moscow demands the release of a Russian space agency official who was arrested in Austria on suspicion of spying.
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Russia warns Nato on arms treaty

Friday, June 15th 2007, 16:19

Russia warns Nato it could freeze participation in Europe's arms control pact, after talks end in deadlock.
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Russia opens Litvinenko probe

Friday, June 15th 2007, 9:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia launches a spying case over claims by the man the UK accuses of killing ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.
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Russia 'aftershave drink' fears

Friday, June 15th 2007, 3:25

A study says Russian men risk death drinking aftershave and cleaning agents with high alcohol levels.
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Computer crash hits space station

Thursday, June 14th 2007, 13:12

Russian computers controlling the International Space Station's position and supply of oxygen and water fail.
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Troops jailed for Chechnya murder

Thursday, June 14th 2007, 10:13
related places: Chechen

A Russian court jails four soldiers - three in their absence - for murdering a group of Chechen civilians.
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Vienna hosts arms treaty review

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 16:11
related countries: Austria Austria

Former Cold War foes review a key arms control treaty which has put Russia and Nato at loggerheads.
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Russia to help N Korea funds row

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 7:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Russia is to help resolve a banking row holding up a North Korean nuclear deal, US officials say.
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Russia warns US on missile plan

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 17:51
related countries: United States United States

Russia says the US should halt plans for a missile defence shield in central Europe, pending further talks.
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Nato wary on joint missile shield

Friday, June 8th 2007, 20:21
related countries: United States United States

Nato reacts cautiously to a Russian proposal to form a joint missile defence system with the US.
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Son of Russian deputy PM jailed

Friday, June 8th 2007, 16:58

The son of Russia's deputy prime minister is jailed after a drunken brawl in which a banker was seriously injured.
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Blair tells Putin of Russia fears

Friday, June 8th 2007, 15:25

PM Tony Blair tells Vladimir Putin people are "becoming fearful" about Russia's foreign policy.
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Bush plays down Russia row

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 16:23
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

George Bush describes as interesting a Russian proposal for resolving the row over the US missile defence shield.
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Moscow 'to cut migrant workers'

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 14:30
related places: Moscow

Moscow city authorities plan to reduce the number of migrants working in the Russian capital.
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Tough talks ahead for G8 leaders

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 8:56
related countries: Germany Germany

G8 leaders begin their first full day of talks amid climate change discord and a rift between Russia and the West.
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US-Russian row looms over G8

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 7:36
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Leaders from major industrial powers are in Germany for a G8 summit overshadowed by US-Russian tensions.
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Bush criticises Russia on reform

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 22:16
related countries: United States United States

US President Bush says Russia "derailed" democratic reforms, as a row over missile defence stokes tensions.
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Landslide destroys geyser valley

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 14:38

A huge landslide destroys a large part of the Valley of the Geysers, one of Russia's greatest natural wonders.
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Bush seeks to calm Russian fears

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 14:20
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, United States United States

US President Bush says Russia has nothing to fear from a missile shield to be partly built in eastern Europe.
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Nato condemns Putin missile threat

Monday, June 4th 2007, 22:09
related countries: United States United States

Nato condemns Russia's threat to aim weapons at Europe over the planned US missile defence shield.
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Putin warning over US missile row

Monday, June 4th 2007, 10:06
related countries: United States United States

Russia's president says Moscow will take retaliatory measures if the US pursues a missile defence plan.
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Six Russians abducted in Nigeria

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 18:35
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Six Russian aluminium workers are kidnapped in Nigeria, and their Nigerian driver shot dead.
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Gorbachev criticises US 'empire'

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 15:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: West

Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev blames the US for the current state of relations between Russia and the West.
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Agent's death 'used politically'

Friday, June 1st 2007, 13:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The "British side" is using the murder of Alexander Litvinenko to start a "political campaign", Russia's foreign minister says.
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Russia blames US in missile row

Friday, June 1st 2007, 2:52
related countries: United States United States

Russian President Putin says a missile test was in answer to US plans to create a defence shield in Central Europe.
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Russia rejects new Kosovo draft

Friday, June 1st 2007, 2:13
related places: Kosovo

Russia says a draft UN resolution supporting Kosovo independence is unacceptable and hints at a veto.
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Russia denies foreign energy bias

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 15:13

Russia does not discriminate against foreign firms in its pursuit of its energy needs, a senior official has stated.
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Russia tests long-range missile

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 14:43

Russia test-launches an intercontinental ballistic missile which can be armed with multiple warheads.
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Tennis: Jankovic eases through

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 13:18
related countries: France France

Russia's 11th seed Nadia Petrova struggles with a back problem as she is knocked out of the first round of the French Open for the second year running.
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UK requests Lugovoi extradition

Monday, May 28th 2007, 15:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

The UK formally asks Russia to hand over an ex-KGB agent wanted over the Litvinenko murder in London.
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Moscow anti-gay attack condemned

Monday, May 28th 2007, 12:46
related places: Gay, Moscow

Gay activists and Western mayors express shock at anti-homosexual violence in Moscow.
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Arrests at Russian gay protests

Sunday, May 27th 2007, 11:36
related places: Moscow

West European MPs and a Russian gay rights leader are arrested in Moscow during violence at a banned protest.
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Fire out at Moscow TV tower

Friday, May 25th 2007, 9:31
related places: Moscow

A fire has been extinguished in Moscow's Ostankino television tower, one of Europe's tallest buildings.
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Corruption 'undermining' justice

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 13:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Rising political interference in the courts is harming justice in Argentina and Russia, a corruption watchdog says.
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Methane blast rocks Russian mine

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 12:13

A methane blast rocks a Russian coal mine, killing at least 36 workers and injuring a further six.
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'No problem' over Litvinenko case

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 12:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia says relations with the UK have not been damaged by the Alexander Litvinenko case.
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Russians doubt Lugovoi handover

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 11:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian media commentators criticise Britain's request for the extradition of Alexander Litvinenko's alleged poisoner Andrei Lugovoi.
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Litvinenko suspect denies charges

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 19:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Russian accused in the UK of murdering Alexander Litvinenko says the charges are "politically motivated".
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Russian faces Litvinenko charge

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 18:14

UK prosecutors are to make an announcement on charges over the poisoning of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko.
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EU-Russian talks end in acrimony

Friday, May 18th 2007, 22:08

The leaders of the EU and Russia trade sharp criticism over human rights as a summit ends without agreement.
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Moscow's 'cyber war' hits Estonia

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 15:21
related countries: Estonia Estonia
related places: Moscow

Estonia says its websites are under heavy attack, blaming Russia for playing a part over a row about a war memorial.
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Russian quizzed over Madeleine

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 12:31

A Russian man questioned over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann denies any involvement.
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Russian Church ends 80-year split

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 7:52

The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad reunites with its mother church after 80 years of schism.
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US criticises Burma nuclear plan

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 7:05
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

Russia's plan to build a nuclear research centre in Burma is heavily criticised by the US.
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US to ignore Russia missile fears

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 16:56
related countries: United States United States

The US will not let Russia veto its missile defence plan in Europe, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.
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Russia and Burma in nuclear deal

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 16:08
related countries: Burma Burma

Russia is to build a controversial nuclear research centre in Burma, its state atomic energy agency says.
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US, Russia 'to moderate rhetoric'

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 14:46
related countries: United States United States

Russia says President Putin and the visiting US secretary of state agree to tone down public disagreements.
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Rice rejects 'new Cold War' talk

Monday, May 14th 2007, 16:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dismisses talk of a new Cold War as she starts a visit to Russia.
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Russia cafe blast leaves 10 dead

Monday, May 14th 2007, 6:13
related places: Orsk

An explosion and fire in a cafe in the southern Russian city of Orsk kills at least 10 people, officials say.
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Russia clinches gas pipeline deal

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 10:29
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Russia and Turkmenistan are to build a new gas pipeline around the Caspian Sea, in a setback for EU hopes.
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Costa Rica embassy drama ends

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 1:27
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: San Jose

A hostage drama at Russia's embassy in Costa Rica ends peacefully when an armed man surrenders to police.
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Yukos final assets fetch $3.9bn

Friday, May 11th 2007, 11:28
related places: Moscow

A little-known firm pays 100bn roubles for the final assets, including HQ, of Russia's bankrupt oil firm Yukos.
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Putin starts C Asia energy tour

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 23:47
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Russia's President Putin begins a trip to Central Asia's main energy exporters - Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
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Putin in veiled attack on Estonia

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 12:42
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Russian President Vladimir Putin says "desecration" of war memorials sows discord between nations.
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Ukraine gas pipeline hit by blast

Monday, May 7th 2007, 15:42
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A blast destroys a section of one of Ukraine's main gas pipelines exporting Russian gas to Europe, officials say.
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Estonian embassy blockade to end

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 16:33
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Russian youths vow to stop a vigil at Moscow's Estonian embassy, amid a row over the moving of a war memorial.
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Estonia shuts Moscow consulate

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 12:49
related places: Moscow

Estonia's Moscow consulate shuts after pro-Kremlin youths attack diplomats in a row over a USSR war memorial.
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Russia accused of 'attack on EU'

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 7:46

Estonia's foreign minister says Russia's response to the row over a Soviet war memorial is an "attack" on the EU.
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Russian officials lambast Estonia

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 12:11
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Russian MPs visit the controversial monument of a Soviet soldier - now at a new location in Estonia's capital.
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Nasa 'rejects Russia Moon help'

Monday, April 30th 2007, 13:31

Russia's space agency says Nasa rejected a plan for the two to work together on lunar exploration.
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Russian farewell to Rostropovich

Sunday, April 29th 2007, 6:54
related places: Moscow

The funeral of celebrated Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich is to be held in Moscow's main cathedral.
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Estonia blames Russia for unrest

Sunday, April 29th 2007, 0:46
related countries: Estonia Estonia
related places: Tallinn

Estonia accuses Russia of provoking two nights of rioting over the removal of a Soviet war memorial in Tallinn.
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Tallinn tense after deadly riots

Saturday, April 28th 2007, 21:22
related countries: Estonia Estonia
related places: Tallinn

Calm returns to Estonia's capital after clashes over a Soviet monument leave one dead and hundreds arrested.
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Estonia memorial move 'blasphemy'

Friday, April 27th 2007, 19:53
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Russia condemns the removal of a Red Army war memorial in Estonia, sparking clashes between police and protesters.
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Putin steps up missiles warning

Friday, April 27th 2007, 17:16
related countries: United States United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin says US missile defence plans raise the risk of "mutual destruction".
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Cello maestro Rostropovich dies

Friday, April 27th 2007, 11:45

Russia's world-famous musician and human rights defender Mstislav Rostropovich dies aged 80.
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Russian chopper crash 'kills 17'

Friday, April 27th 2007, 11:18

A Russian military helicopter crashes in the troubled republic of Chechnya, with 17 people reported killed.
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Russia's treaty threat irks Nato

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 22:28

Nato members express concern over Russia's threat to freeze its compliance with a key arms treaty.
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Estonia seals off Soviet memorial

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 18:49
related countries: Estonia Estonia
related places: Tallinn

Estonia angers Russia by cordoning off a Red Army war memorial in Tallinn so it can be moved to a cemetery.
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Russia in defence warning to US

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 12:23

Russian President Vladimir Putin raises concerns over US plans for a missile shield in Europe in his annual address.
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Yeltsin is laid to rest in Moscow

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 19:51

Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin is buried in Moscow in front of weeping relatives and respectful dignitaries.
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Thousands gather to mourn Yeltsin

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 19:27

Thousands of people gather to pay respects at a Moscow church, where the body of Boris Yeltsin lies in state.
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Russia threatens veto over Kosovo

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 11:26
related places: Kosovo

Moscow threatens to veto a UN plan to give Kosovo supervised independence, Russian news agencies say.
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Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 18:34

Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, who played a key role in the demise of the Soviet Union, has died aged 76.
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EU agrees Iran nuclear sanctions

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 12:44
related countries: Iran Iran, Luxembourg Luxembourg

EU foreign ministers impose sanctions on Iran that go beyond those agreed by the UN.
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Russia warns US on missile plans

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 10:51
related countries: United States United States

Russia tells the US that deployment of a US missile defence shield in Europe would undermine security.
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Space tourist makes safe return

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 12:56

Billionaire space tourist Charles Simonyi and two crew from the international space station return to Earth.
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Moscow's suburb for billionaires

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 11:05
related places: Moscow

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on the secret city just outside Moscow, where hyper-rich Russians bask in Bavarian castles.
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EU-Russia relations 'at low ebb'

Friday, April 20th 2007, 13:53

Trust between the EU and Russia is at its lowest level since the Cold War, the EU trade commissioner warns.
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Russian police question Kasparov

Friday, April 20th 2007, 10:57

Security agents question Russian former chess champion Garry Kasparov over his political criticisms.
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Nato chief dismisses fears

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 21:24
related countries: United States United States

The head of Nato says a US missile defence system in Europe would not lead to an arms race with Russia.
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Russia making floating atom plant

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 10:27

Russia starts building the world's first floating nuclear plant, to power an Arctic naval shipyard.
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