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Retrial over Russia Forbes murder

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

Russia's Supreme Court overturns the acquittal of three men over the murder of US journalist Paul Klebnikov.
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Russian marchers defy ban

Saturday, November 4th 2006, 17:51
related places: Moscow

Ultra-nationalists demonstrate in the Russian capital, in defiance of a ban imposed on their march.
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The car craze sweeping Russia's rich

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 12:58

Rich Russians are finding ever more innovative ways to spend their money, the BBC's Chloe Arnold reports.
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Gazprom to double Georgia charges

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 11:30
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian energy giant Gazprom has said it will more than double the cost of gas to Georgia from 2007.
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Egypt and Russia strengthen ties

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 11:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Moscow

The Russian and Egyptian presidents are expected to discuss nuclear co-operation and arms deals in Moscow.
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Football: Arsenal held by CSKA

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 21:38

Arsenal squander a whole host of chances in a frustrating Champions League night at the Emirates Stadium.
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Georgia seeks Russia partnership

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 22:21
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's top diplomat urges Russia to be a partner ahead of the first high-level talks since the current crisis began.
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Russian atomic firm in Bulgaria deal

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 11:09
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Russian firm Atomstroyexport is to build a nuclear power plant by the River Danube in Bulgaria.
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Russian diplomats hurt in brawl

Monday, October 30th 2006, 12:32
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia
related places: Moscow, Skopje

Moscow protests to Macedonia after four Russian diplomats were beaten up in a Skopje cafe.
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Georgian art smashed in Moscow

Monday, October 23rd 2006, 11:08
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow

An exhibition by an ethnic Georgian artist at a top gallery in Moscow is destroyed by a gang of masked men.
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US 'concern' over Russia reporter

Sunday, October 22nd 2006, 1:07
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state meets relatives of murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Rice: 'N Korea escalating crisis'

Saturday, October 21st 2006, 21:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US secretary of state accuses North Korea of seeking to escalate tension over its nuclear programme.
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Georgian anger at Putin war claim

Saturday, October 21st 2006, 18:00
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's leader dismisses Russian claims that it is readying for war in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
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Putin firm on EU energy charter

Saturday, October 21st 2006, 2:22
related countries: Finland Finland

Russian President Vladimir Putin resists calls to sign an energy treaty but signals willingness for further talks.
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Putin's 'rape joke' played down

Friday, October 20th 2006, 18:25
related countries: Israel Israel

Russia's president is overheard joking about the virility of his Israeli counterpart, who is accused of multiple rape.
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Royal row over Russian bear fate

Friday, October 20th 2006, 18:03
related countries: Spain Spain

The Spanish monarchy denies a claim by a Russian official that a tame bear was shot dead by King Juan Carlos on a hunting trip.
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NGOs face suspension in Russia

Wednesday, October 18th 2006, 10:40

Dozens of NGOs operating in Russia are required to suspend operations after a deadline to register passes.
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Georgian deportee dies in Moscow

Tuesday, October 17th 2006, 18:30
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow

A Georgian man dies from an asthma attack at a Moscow airport while awaiting deportation from Russia.
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Live: CSKA Moscow v Arsenal

Tuesday, October 17th 2006, 15:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Arsenal are the first British team in action on Tuesday, with a 1730 BST Champions League kick-off in Moscow.
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Russian banker's killers 'found'

Monday, October 16th 2006, 14:11

Russian prosecutors say they have identified suspects in the murder of a top central bank official.
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Russia cadets hit in road carnage

Sunday, October 15th 2006, 15:07
related places: Ryazan'

Six Russian cadet soldiers die after being hit by a suspected drunken driver as they march along a road near Ryazan.
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Russia warns on N Korea sanctions

Saturday, October 14th 2006, 16:08

Russia says there should be no threat of force as a UN vote nears on sanctions for N Korea's claimed nuclear test.
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Kramnik is world chess champion

Friday, October 13th 2006, 17:56

Russia's Vladimir Kramnik becomes the first undisputed world chess champion for 13 years.
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Tennis: Mauresmo out in Russia

Friday, October 13th 2006, 16:29

World number one Amelie Mauresmo is knocked out of the Kremlin Cup by eighth seed Nicole Vaidisova.
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Vote on N Korea sanctions delayed

Friday, October 13th 2006, 0:38
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

China and Russia delay a vote on a new US-drafted UN resolution calling for sanctions on North Korea.
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Tennis: Mauresmo fights through

Thursday, October 12th 2006, 17:55

Top seed Amelie Mauresmo joins Russian trio Elena Dementieva, Nadia Petrova and Anna Chakvetadze in the Kremlin Cup quarter-finals.
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Plea to Putin over baby mystery

Thursday, October 12th 2006, 10:54
related countries: Germany Germany

An east German family asks Russian President Vladimir Putin to help them find their child, abducted in 1984.
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Murdered Russian's final article

Thursday, October 12th 2006, 9:55

The last article by murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya exposes abuses in Chechnya.
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Russia's '$10bn China power deal'

Thursday, October 12th 2006, 8:46
related countries: China China

Chinese and Russian firms plan to spend $10bn (£5.4bn) on power plants in north east China, Beijing media says.
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Russian bank manager shot dead

Wednesday, October 11th 2006, 12:18
related places: Moscow

A Russian bank manager is gunned down at his home in Moscow in an apparent contract killing.
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UN seeks unity on N Korea moves

Wednesday, October 11th 2006, 6:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea

UN diplomats are still working to secure agreement on which sanctions N Korea should face after its claimed nuclear test.
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Funeral for shot Russian reporter

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 16:29
related places: Moscow

Hundreds of mourners attend the funeral of the investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya in Moscow.
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Putin in Germany for Merkel talks

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 4:35
related countries: Germany Germany

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Putin in Germany for Merkel talks

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 4:35
related countries: Germany Germany

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Reporter's death 'tragic' - Putin

Monday, October 9th 2006, 17:02

Russian President Vladimir Putin calls the murder of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya "tragic".
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Chechens deplore reporter's death

Monday, October 9th 2006, 10:31
related places: Moscow

Chechnya's pro-Moscow leaders condemn reporter Anna Politkovskaya's murder, as mourning continues.
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Russians mourn murdered reporter

Sunday, October 8th 2006, 15:33
related places: Chechen, Moscow

Hundreds of Russians rally in central Moscow to condemn the murder of Chechen-war reporter Anna Politkovskaya.
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Russia hunts journalist's killer

Sunday, October 8th 2006, 7:52

Russian prosecutors say the killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya may have been linked to her work.
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Chechen war reporter found dead

Saturday, October 7th 2006, 21:39

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a fierce critic of the Kremlin's actions in Chechnya, is shot dead.
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The winners and losers of modern Russia

Saturday, October 7th 2006, 10:38

The BBC's Kevin Connolly considers what has been won and lost during Russia's remarkable transition.
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Georgia chides Russia 'cleansing'

Saturday, October 7th 2006, 8:33
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia likens Russia's treatment of its citizens in a spying row to a "mild form of ethnic cleansing".
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Putin calls for Georgia pressure

Friday, October 6th 2006, 22:14
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin urges international pressure on Georgia, as tensions continue to escalate.
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Georgians deported as row deepens

Friday, October 6th 2006, 20:39

Russia deports about 130 Georgians as a row sparked by the arrest in Tbilisi of alleged Russian spies escalates.
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Russians 'in N Korea test talks'

Friday, October 6th 2006, 2:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Russia says it is attempting to dissuade North Korea from carrying out its plan to test a nuclear weapon.
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Poles and Russia try to mend ties

Thursday, October 5th 2006, 10:01
related countries: Poland Poland

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Poland in a bid to patch up strained relations.
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Putin fury at Georgia 'blackmail'

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 15:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia

President Putin warns Georgia not to use "blackmail" against Russia amid a bitter spying and sanctions row.
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EU urges Russia to end blockade

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 13:23
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The EU calls on Russia to lift economic sanctions it imposed on Georgia amid a bitter spying row.
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Georgia 'blockade' continues

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 0:35
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia keeps up a freeze on vital links with Georgia, despite the release of four alleged Russian spies.
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Georgia releases Russian 'spies'

Monday, October 2nd 2006, 18:57
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Four Russian officers held for spying in Georgia return to Moscow after being freed, as sanctions are imposed.
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Putin fury at Georgia 'terrorism'

Monday, October 2nd 2006, 7:30
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian leader Vladimir Putin says Georgia's arrest of four Russian officers for spying is "state terror".
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Russia suspends Georgia pullout

Saturday, September 30th 2006, 15:32
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia suspends the withdrawal of its forces from Georgia, as tensions between the two countries escalate.
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Russian officers on spying charge

Friday, September 29th 2006, 16:27
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Tbilisi

Four Russian officers held in Georgia are charged with spying, as Moscow begins evacuating staff from Tbilisi.
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Russia urges UN to rebuke Georgia

Friday, September 29th 2006, 4:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia calls on the UN Security Council to censure Georgia as the spying row escalates.
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Tsar's mother reburied in Russia

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 12:46

The remains of the mother of Russia's last tsar are buried in St Petersburg, in line with her last wishes.
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Russia soldier jailed for abuse

Tuesday, September 26th 2006, 11:21

A Russian soldier is jailed for four years for abusing a soldier so badly he needed his legs and genitals amputated.
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Indian stabbed to death in Russia

Monday, September 25th 2006, 9:42
related countries: India India

An Indian student is killed in St Petersburg, in what Russian police say may have been a racist attack.
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Tennis: Russia into Cup final

Sunday, September 24th 2006, 14:05
related countries: United States United States

Dmitry Tursunov beats American Andy Roddick to send Russia into the Davis Cup final.
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Russia in European energy pledge

Saturday, September 23rd 2006, 17:49
related countries: France France

Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to reassure France and Germany about the security of energy supplies.
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Mother of tsar makes last voyage

Saturday, September 23rd 2006, 12:42
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The remains of the mother of the last Russian tsar are being taken by ship from Denmark to Russia.
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Tennis: Russia leads US

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

Mikhail Youzhny and Marat Safin give Russia a 2-0 lead over the US in their Davis Cup semi-final.
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Japan warns Russia over Sakhalin

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 6:59
related places: Moscow, Sakhalin

Japan says relations with Russia could be hurt by Moscow withdrawing approval for the Sakhalin 2 energy project.
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Lift-off for woman space tourist

Monday, September 18th 2006, 12:50
related countries: United States United States

The first woman space tourist, US citizen Anousheh Ansari, blasts off on a Russian Soyuz rocket.
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Trans-Dniester votes for split

Monday, September 18th 2006, 8:34
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Voters in Moldova's breakaway Trans-Dniester region back a plan to unite with Russia, officials say.
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Mass arrests at Moscow race rally

Friday, September 15th 2006, 11:45
related places: Moscow

More than 100 people are detained at a Moscow protest rally against migrants from the Caucasus.
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Russia jails Moscow knifeman

Friday, September 15th 2006, 11:35
related places: Moscow

A Russian court jails a man for 16 years for stabbing worshippers at a Moscow synagogue in January.
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Russia central banker shot dead

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 9:54
related places: Moscow

Top Russian Central Bank official Andrei Kozlov dies after being shot by gunmen in Moscow.
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Madonna sings on cross in Russia

Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 8:19

Madonna sings suspended from a cross in Russia despite objections of blasphemy by the Orthodox church.
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Crimea lighthouse row escalates

Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 18:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian court rules the country should take control of 22 Crimean lighthouses used by the Russian navy.
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Three killed in Russian air crash

Monday, September 11th 2006, 17:28

A Russian army helicopter crashes in the North Caucasus, killing at least three people.
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Russian gold mine fire kills 21

Saturday, September 9th 2006, 17:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

At least 21 miners are known to have died after Thursday's gold mine fire in eastern Russia.
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Two killed in Russian sub blaze

Thursday, September 7th 2006, 10:49

Two sailors die in a fire on a Russian nuclear submarine, but sources say there is no danger of a radiation leak.
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Migrants blamed for Russia riots

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 15:04

The governor of the northern Russian region of Karelia blames migrants from the Caucasus for ethnic violence.
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Putin to boost South Africa trade

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 21:47
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Russian President Vladimir Putin pledges to boost business ties with South Africa on a landmark visit.
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Russia reaches Turkmen gas deal

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 7:19
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Russian gas firm Gazprom agrees to pay 54% more for natural gas exports from Turkmenistan.
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Tennis: Davydenko beats Murray

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 1:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Murray

Andy Murray's hopes of a first Grand Slam quarter-final end with a four-set defeat to Russian Nikolay Davydenko at the US Open.
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Religion enters Russian schools

Thursday, August 31st 2006, 9:42

Orthodox Christianity is made a compulsory school subject in four of Russia's regions.
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Russia releases Japan's fishermen

Wednesday, August 30th 2006, 6:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Two Japanese fishermen are released from Russian custody, after allegedly fishing in disputed waters.
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Russia protests over Japan boats

Tuesday, August 29th 2006, 13:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Russia protests over what it called a "mass intrusion" of Japanese trawlers into seas claimed by both sides.
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Grenades 'caused Beslan tragedy'

Tuesday, August 29th 2006, 9:21
related places: Beslan

A Russian investigator says Russian soldiers' grenades probably triggered the Beslan school bloodbath.
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Seven die in south Russia battles

Sunday, August 27th 2006, 4:15

A day of fighting in Russia's North Caucasus region leaves four suspected militants and three policemen dead.
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Blaze rips through Russia church

Friday, August 25th 2006, 17:26

A fire rages through a 19th Century cathedral in St Petersburg, destroying its main dome.
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Russian jailed for race murder

Friday, August 25th 2006, 14:47
related countries: Peru Peru

A Russian man convicted of the racist murder of a Peruvian student last year gets 16 years in prison.
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Friday, August 25th 2006, 13:32
related countries: Israel Israel

The Russian Defence Minister, Sergei Ivanov, denies Israeli claims that Hezbollah has modern Russian weapons.
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Russia mourns crash victims

Thursday, August 24th 2006, 15:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia holds a day of mourning for 170 people killed in a Russian plane crash in eastern Ukraine.
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Three charged for Moscow blast

Thursday, August 24th 2006, 12:07
related places: Moscow

A third student is charged with racially motivated murder over a Moscow market bombing.
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