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Russian subs near Arctic target

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 17:33
related places: Moscow

Russian submarines prepare to dive below the North Pole on a "risky" mission to further Moscow's Arctic claims.
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Psychiatric abuse claim in Russia

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 14:15

Russia's human rights body is to study claims that an opposition activist was abused in a psychiatric clinic.
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Gazprom to cut Belarus supplies

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 10:29
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Russian gas giant Gazprom says it will cut supplies to Belarus by 45% because of a $500m unpaid bill.
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Russia supports Abbas leadership

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 13:40
related places: Moscow

Russia's Vladimir Putin expresses support for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during his Moscow visit.
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Russia urges Palestinian dialogue

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 2:01
related places: Moscow

Russia has urged Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas to co-operate, as President Mahmoud Abbas visits Moscow.
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Abbas open to Russian mediation

Monday, July 30th 2007, 10:21

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he would welcome Russian mediation between Hamas and Fatah.
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Russia subs make Arctic test dive

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 17:44
related countries: Arctic Ocean Arctic Ocean

Russian mini-subs make a test dive ahead of a mission to the Arctic Ocean seabed beneath the North Pole.
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Russia plays down submarine blast

Friday, July 27th 2007, 18:00

A blast damages a Russian naval submarine near the Arctic, but there are no reports of any casualties.
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Russian North Pole mission stalls

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 21:31

A Russia expedition to explore the ocean floor below the North Pole is interrupted as a ship breaks down.
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Putin rebukes 'colonial' Britain

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 19:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses Britain of having a "colonial mindset" over an extradition row.
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Criticism of Russian Church role

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 16:41

A senior Russian official joins academics alleging the Orthodox Church is undermining secularism.
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UK attacked in Litvinenko row

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 10:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Kremlin attacks the UK's decision to expel four Russian diplomats as "groundless, inappropriate, unjustified".
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How history judges Russia's leaders

Saturday, July 21st 2007, 11:49

James Rodgers explores Russia's relationship with its stormy history and larger-than-life leaders.
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UN Kosovo vote plan put on hold

Friday, July 20th 2007, 21:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kosovo

US and EU allies put on hold plans for a UN Security Council vote on Kosovo, citing Russian opposition.
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Russia blames new UK PM for row

Friday, July 20th 2007, 0:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia's foreign minister blames Gordon Brown's takeover as UK prime minister for the two countries' row.
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Russia expels four embassy staff

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 19:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four embassy staff are expelled from Moscow in what Britain calls a "completely unjustified" move by Russia.
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Russia rejects agent death claims

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 3:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Claims that the Kremlin backed the murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko are 'preposterous', the Russian ambassador to the UK says.
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Man questioned over tycoon 'plot'

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 21:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK police have quizzed a man over claims of an assassination plot against Russian Boris Berezovsky.
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US warns of Kosovo plan failure

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 20:59
related countries: France France
related places: Kosovo

The US ambassador to the UN warns Russia not to scupper a Kosovo independence plan at the UN.
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Berezovsky tells of 'hitman plot'

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 15:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Exiled Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky claims British intelligence officers thwarted a plot to kill him.
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Russia warns UK over expulsions

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 23:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Russian minister says the UK's expulsion of four diplomats could jeopardise security co-operation.
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Poland firm on US missile defence

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 9:27
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States

The Polish president says a new US missile defence system will be based in Poland, despite Russian objections.
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Brown defends Russian expulsions

Monday, July 16th 2007, 22:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's PM says the UK will not apologise for expelling four Russian diplomats over the Litvinenko murder case.
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UK expels four Russian diplomats

Monday, July 16th 2007, 18:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK expels four Russian diplomats after the refusal to extradite the suspect in the Litvinenko murder.
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Russia suspends arms control pact

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 20:47

Russia's president suspends application of a key Cold War arms treaty limiting heavy weapons in Europe.
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Brazil orders Berezovsky arrest

Friday, July 13th 2007, 14:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian judge orders the arrest of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky over allegations of football money-laundering.
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First rally for new Israel party

Friday, July 13th 2007, 10:57
related countries: Israel Israel

A new Israeli political party launched by a Russian-born billionaire holds its first rally at a Jerusalem hotel.
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Total chosen as Gazprom partner

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 10:01
related countries: France France

Russia's Gazprom chooses French energy firm Total as a partner to develop the Shtokman gas field.
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Lugovoi refusal is 'unacceptable'

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 17:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain condemns Russia's refusal to extradite Andrei Lugovoi over the Litvinenko murder.
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Tycoon launches new Israeli party

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 11:33
related countries: Israel Israel

A Russian billionaire launches a new political party in Israel with the aim of ousting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
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Russia inspector 'spy' probed

Saturday, July 7th 2007, 13:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian authorities investigate a man for spying for Britain, the latest step in a row between the two countries.
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Russia 'silent' on poison inquiry

Friday, July 6th 2007, 17:27
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's chief prosecutor says Russia is not co-operating with his inquiry into Viktor Yushchenko's poisoning.
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Russia blocks UK extradition plea

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 14:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia officially refuses a UK extradition request for Andrei Lugovoi, prime suspect in the Litvinenko murder case.
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Sochi given 2014 Winter Olympics

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 2:26
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's Pyeongchang loses out to Russia's Sochi in the race to host the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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Russia issues new missile threat

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 15:20
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, Poland Poland

Russia's first deputy prime minister raises the idea of basing new missiles close to Poland and Lithuania.
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Bush and Putin 'united' on Iran

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 17:37
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US and Russian leaders agree to work together on Iran, but fail to resolve a dispute over missile defence plans.
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Russian exile 'faces coup charge'

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 14:33
related places: Moscow

Russian prosecutors charge exile Boris Berezovsky with plotting to seize power in Moscow, his lawyer says.
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Bush woos Putin with home visit

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 13:39
related countries: United States United States

President Bush welcomes Russia's President Putin to his family's retreat for talks aimed at easing strained ties.
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Chavez aims to boost Russian ties

Friday, June 29th 2007, 9:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Moscow

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues a visit to Moscow focusing on energy and military co-operation.
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Russians test ballistic missile

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 19:12

Russia successfully tests a new sea-based ballistic missile capable of breaching anti-missile shields.
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Chavez in Russia for arms talks

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 0:42
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrives in Russia for talks likely to focus on military co-operation.
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Russian tycoon faces fraud trial

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 15:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK-based billionaire Russian Boris Berezovsky faces trial in absentia in his native country, accused of embezzlement.
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Nato urges calm in Russia dispute

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 17:14
related places: Kosovo

Nato's chief calls on the West and Russia to tone down their rhetoric in their row over defence and Kosovo.
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Russia presses Nato over shield

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 10:31
related places: Moscow

Russia tells Nato to avoid any steps that could undermine Russia's security, as talks get under way in Moscow.
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N Korea confirms funds transfer

Monday, June 25th 2007, 8:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea's foreign ministry confirms it has received $25m, as UN nuclear inspectors head to Pyongyang.
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Russian 'slavery' officer jailed

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 15:40

A Russian army officer is jailed for selling a conscript to work as a slave labourer on a building site.
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BP sells Siberia stake to Gazprom

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 14:13

Oil firm BP sells its stake in a Siberian gas field development to Russian state-controlled firm Gazprom.
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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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