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UN Russian guilty in bribe case

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 22:55

A former Russian diplomat at the United Nations is found guilty of money laundering by a court in New York.
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Moscow burial for dead journalist

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 14:24
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

The funeral is held of a journalist said to have been investigating alleged Russian plans to sell arms to Iran and Syria.
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Two women in Russia poisoning

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 12:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Two American women are being treated in a Moscow hospital for thallium poisoning, Russian media report.
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Russia probes new reporter death

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 10:47

Russia probes the mysterious death of a journalist who covered military space technology for a major daily.
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Russian anti-Putin demo broken up

Saturday, March 3rd 2007, 16:35

Russian riot police break up a rare rally by opponents to President Vladimir Putin in central St Petersburg.
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Torture 'systematic' in Chechnya

Thursday, March 1st 2007, 9:45

Europe's top human rights official says the pro-Russian authorities in Chechnya are systematically using torture.
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Hamas win Russia boycott pledge

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 17:29
related places: Moscow

Moscow says it will work to lift sanctions imposed by Western governments against the Palestinian government.
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Space blast's huge debris field

Monday, February 26th 2007, 22:35
related countries: China China

The explosion of a Russian rocket stage in space may have created as much debris as the destruction of a satellite by China last month.
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Hamas chief set for Moscow talks

Sunday, February 25th 2007, 22:53
related places: Moscow

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is to hold talks with Russia's foreign minister on a second visit to Moscow in a year.
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Litvinenko inquiry 'nearing end'

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 22:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK envoy in Russia says the probe into the poisoning of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko should end within weeks.
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Russia's disappearing languages

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 18:24

The languages of Russia's indigenous peoples are gradually dying out as people abandon their traditional lifestyles, Chloe Arnold reports.
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Russia funds health crisis plan

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 19:24

Russia sets aside $3bn (£1.53bn) to tackle falling life expectancy rates and an epidemic of ill-health.
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Iran, Russia in nuclear plant row

Monday, February 19th 2007, 18:33
related countries: Iran Iran

Tehran denies Russian claims it is late on payments for work on a nuclear reactor in southern Iran.
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Explosion in Russian McDonald's

Monday, February 19th 2007, 0:35

An explosion at a McDonald's restaurant in the Russian city of St Petersburg injures at least six people.
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Ukraine crash due to pilot error

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 16:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

An official inquiry into the crash of a Russian passenger plane over Ukraine says pilot error is to blame
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Putin ally promoted in reshuffle

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 19:44

Russian President Vladimir Putin promotes a close ally in a reshuffle ahead of next year's presidential elections.
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Estonia split over WWII memorial

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 15:58
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Estonia's president rejects a law to remove a Soviet war memorial amid a bitter row with Russia.
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Tennis star named UN enovy

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 13:46

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova becomes a UN goodwill ambassador, focussing on Chernobyl.
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The bitter Baltic sprat spat

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 13:44

In Latvia, Laura Sheeter discovers why a recent ban by Russia threatened the production of an 'essential' party food.
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Piracy case collapses in Russia

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 13:07

A Russian court throws out a case against a headteacher accused of using pirated Microsoft software.
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'Big three' hold key Delhi talks

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 15:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India
related places: Delhi

The foreign ministers of India, China and Russia discuss terrorism, drug trafficking, and Afghanistan in Delhi.
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Russian soldiers 'used for sex'

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 13:32

The Russian military is reported to be probing claims that conscripts were made to work as male prostitutes.
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Putin in Jordan for talks

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 1:05
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Amman

Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares for talks in Amman with the Jordanian king and Palestinian leader.
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Putin in first Saudi state visit

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 19:12
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

President Vladimir Putin begins a Middle East tour which includes the first visit of a Russian leader to Saudi Arabia.
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Gorbachev wades into piracy row

Monday, February 5th 2007, 16:02

Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev urges Bill Gates to drop a Microsoft case against a Russian schoolteacher.
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New charges for Khodorkovsky

Monday, February 5th 2007, 13:07

Russian prosecutors file new fraud charges against jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in Siberia.
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Russia seeks UK Litvinenko probe

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 14:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian police seek Home Office permission to visit the UK as part of their inquiry into Alexander Litvinenko's death.
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Anglers saved in ice drama

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 14:18

Hundreds of anglers are rescued after ice-floes broke away from the shore in the Russian Far East.
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Three jailed for Moscow bombings

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 10:38
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court jails three men for life for attacks on the city's underground in 2004 which killed 50 people.
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Putin hits back at energy critics

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 13:37

Russia's President Putin denies claims that Russia is using its energy exports as a foreign policy tool.
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Russian shock at 'gagged' babies

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 11:13
related places: Yekaterinburg

Russian prosecutors look into allegations babies in a Yekaterinburg hospital had their mouths taped shut.
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Moscow bans gay parade

Monday, January 29th 2007, 18:27
related places: Moscow

Moscow's mayor says he will never allow gay rights parades in the city, describing them as "satanic".
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Russian party barred from polls

Sunday, January 28th 2007, 22:29

One of Russia's leading liberal parties, Yabloko, is banned from local polls in the second biggest city, St Petersburg.
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Russian casinos ordered out of town

Saturday, January 27th 2007, 11:40

Russia's gambling industry is to be confined to four special zones in different parts of the country, all outside the cities.
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Georgia and US foil uranium plot

Thursday, January 25th 2007, 12:35
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

Georgia gives details of the arrest of a Russian man who tried to sell a small amount of weapons-grade uranium.
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India and Russia in nuclear deal

Thursday, January 25th 2007, 12:35
related countries: India India

Russia agrees to build four nuclear power reactors in India under a draft deal signed by their two leaders.
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Putin set for arms, energy talks

Thursday, January 25th 2007, 6:19
related countries: India India

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India for talks expected to focus on arms and energy deals.
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Russia seeks to mend Georgia ties

Wednesday, January 24th 2007, 0:21
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow, Tbilisi

Russia's newly-returned ambassador to Georgia says Moscow wants to normalise its ties with Tbilisi.
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Russia fulfils Iran missile deal

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 10:21
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia has completed a controversial contract to sell air defence missiles to Iran, a senior official says.
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Missile shield 'threatens Russia'

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 14:47
related countries: United States United States

A US plan to expand its missile defence scheme to eastern Europe directly threatens Russia, Moscow says.
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Russians 'detain Japanese boat'

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 6:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Russian police reportedly seize a Japanese fishing boat in waters near a chain of disputed islands.
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Merkel raps Putin over energy row

Sunday, January 21st 2007, 18:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Angela Merkel urges Russia to improve communications with the EU after the latest energy crisis.
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Russia ups security amid alert

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 16:57

Russia deploys extra police around the country after warning the public of a possible terrorist attack.
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Russian murder suspect charged

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 13:24

Russian prosecutors charge the head of a private bank with ordering the murder of central banker Andrei Kozlov.
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Arrest over Russian banker murder

Monday, January 15th 2007, 13:01

A Russian court sanctions the arrest of an ex-banker over his suspected role in the murder of Andrei Kozlov.
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Russia limits jobs for immigrants

Monday, January 15th 2007, 8:11

New legislation comes into force limiting job opportunities for foreigners in Russia's retail industry.
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Moscow and Minsk resolve oil row

Saturday, January 13th 2007, 7:11
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Russia agrees to slash duty on crude oil exported to Belarus, ending a dispute which disrupted EU energy supplies.
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Double veto for Burma resolution

Friday, January 12th 2007, 22:36
related countries: Burma Burma, China China, United States United States

China and Russia veto a draft UN resolution by the US calling for an end to human rights abuses in Burma.
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France frees Russian billionaire

Friday, January 12th 2007, 19:49
related countries: France France

French authorities free one of Russia's richest men, Mikhail Prokhorov, after questioning over suspected prostitution.
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Spy case: Russia seeks UK help

Friday, January 12th 2007, 13:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian prosecutors seek UK permission to question more than 100 witnesses in the Litvinenko case.
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Clues found for early Europeans

Friday, January 12th 2007, 8:57

An archaeological find in Russia sheds light on the migration of modern humans into Europe.
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Russia-Belarus oil blockade ends

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 16:08
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Russia restarts pumping crude oil to Europe via Belarus, after a three-day halt in supplies because of a row over taxes.
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Man held in Kozlov killing probe

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 11:57
related places: Kozlov

Russian police arrest a businessman on suspicion of ordering the death of one of the country's top bankers.
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Russia 'forced' into oil shutdown

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 17:19
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Russia says a row with Belarus forced it to stop pumping oil through a key pipeline to Europe.
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Russia oil row hits Europe supply

Monday, January 8th 2007, 18:25
related countries: Belarus Belarus
related places: Moscow

Russia cuts oil supplies to Poland, Germany and Ukraine as a Moscow-Belarus trade row escalates.
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Fruit cargo blocks Russian border

Monday, January 8th 2007, 13:41
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Lorries laden with tangerines block a major Georgia-Russia border crossing on the fourth day of a protest.
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Belarus hits Russia with oil tax

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 23:59
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Belarus imposes a $45 per tonne tax on Russian oil pumped through its territory to European customers.
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Russia-Belarus gas deal reached

Sunday, December 31st 2006, 22:33
related countries: Belarus Belarus
related places: Moscow

Russia and Belarus agree a deal on gas supplies after Moscow threatened to cut them off over pricing.
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Belarus in last-ditch gas talks

Sunday, December 31st 2006, 12:49
related countries: Belarus Belarus
related places: Moscow

Belarus sends its deputy PM to Moscow in an effort to reach a deal on gas imports Russia threatens to suspend.
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Belarus claims gas dispute deal

Saturday, December 30th 2006, 21:45
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Belarus says it has reached a deal with Russia over a gas price row but energy giant Gazprom denies this.
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Tensions rise in Belarus gas row

Friday, December 29th 2006, 21:43
related countries: Belarus Belarus
related places: Moscow

Belarus and Russia trade accusations of blackmail as a New Year deadline for a gas shutdown looms.
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Man charged over hijack attempt

Friday, December 29th 2006, 15:05
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Czech authorities charge a Russian man with endangering an aircraft after an apparent attempted hijack.
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Belarus sees end to gas price war

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 22:06
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Belarus says a gas price spat with Russia, which threatens to disrupt European supplies, should be over by 1 January.
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Yukos probed over ex-spy's death

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 19:09

Russian prosecutors say an ex-boss of oil firm Yukos may be linked to the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko.
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Belarus gas row 'may hurt Europe'

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 17:04
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Russian energy giant Gazprom warns that its gas dispute with Belarus may hurt consumers across Europe.
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'New charges' for Russian tycoon

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 10:14

Jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky faces new charges of money-laundering, his lawyer says.
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Canada throws out 'Russian spy'

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 0:25
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian authorities deport a man they say took a false identity to spy on the country for Russia.
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Caucasus gunmen 'put to flight'

Monday, December 25th 2006, 14:12
related places: Cherkessk

Russian forces storm an apartment in the southern town of Cherkessk where gunmen were holed up.
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Azeris warn Russia on gas prices

Sunday, December 24th 2006, 2:25
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan threatens to stop importing gas from Russia after Gazprom says it will increase the price.
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Russia and Ukraine forge new ties

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 18:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's President Putin visits Ukraine amid signs of improving ties between the two countries.
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Rebels blamed for Beslan deaths

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 10:21
related places: Beslan, Chechen

Russian investigators say Chechen rebels carefully planned the Beslan school raid, in which hundreds died.
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Gazprom grabs Sakhalin stake

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 17:50
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Sakhalin

Russia's state-owned energy giant Gazprom wrests control of a massive gas field from Anglo-Dutch rival Shell.
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Record firms sue Russian MP3 site

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 8:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

US record labels start legal action in New York against Russian music download site Allofmp3.com.
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Steel giant in $1.4bn Mexico deal

Wednesday, December 20th 2006, 10:12

The world's biggest steelmaker, Arcelor Mittal, buys Mexican steel producer Sicartsa for $1.4bn.
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Three test positive for polonium

Tuesday, December 19th 2006, 17:49

Three more people test positive for the substance said to have killed ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.
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UK police 'wind up Moscow probe'

Monday, December 18th 2006, 16:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

British detectives investigating the murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko are said to be preparing to leave Moscow.
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Shell boss heads for Russia talks

Monday, December 18th 2006, 14:02
related places: Moscow

Shell's boss will have talks in Moscow with Russia's energy minister over the $22bn Sakhalin-2 energy project.
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Thousands join pro-Kremlin rally

Sunday, December 17th 2006, 12:11
related places: Moscow

Tens of thousands of members of a pro-Kremlin youth group rally in the Russian capital, Moscow.
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Litvinenko 'killed over dossier'

Saturday, December 16th 2006, 12:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Russian ex-agent was poisoned after obtaining information for a UK firm, says an ex-associate.
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'Chess murders' Russian charged

Friday, December 15th 2006, 14:54

A Russian who said he wanted to kill 64 people to correspond with a chess board is charged with 49 murders.
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Anti-Putin protest 'to go ahead'

Friday, December 15th 2006, 1:47
related places: Moscow

Russia's opposition pledges to go ahead with a Moscow protest against President Putin despite a ban.
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KGB influence 'soars under Putin'

Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 18:27

A study says most of Russia's political elite has security service ties, with many chosen by President Putin.
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Interpol joins Litvinenko inquiry

Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 0:22

Interpol joins the investigation into the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko, officials say.
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Shell yields to Gazprom pressure

Monday, December 11th 2006, 17:05
related places: Sakhalin

Shell and Russia's Gazprom reach a deal over the multi-billion dollar Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project, reports say.
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Russian death probe 'not trusted'

Monday, December 11th 2006, 2:25

Family and friends of Alexander Litvinenko say they are unlikely to help a Russian investigation into his death.
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Eight dead in Russia clinic blaze

Sunday, December 10th 2006, 0:04
related places: Moscow

A fire at a mental hospital in Siberia kills eight people on the day a fire at a Moscow clinic kills 45.
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