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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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Moscow drug clinic fire kills 45

Saturday, December 9th 2006, 23:11
related places: Moscow

A night-time fire at a Moscow drug rehabilitation hospital kills 45 women, with arson the suspected cause.
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Russian youths 'hound UK envoy'

Friday, December 8th 2006, 14:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain complains to Russia about harassment of the UK ambassador by a pro-Putin youth group.
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Russia poisoning inquiry widens

Friday, December 8th 2006, 0:01

Russia is to investigate the attempted poisoning of a contact of murdered ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko.
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Russia to investigate spy's death

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 16:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia begins its own investigation into the poisoning of a former spy, to run parallel to a British inquiry.
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Russian ex-PM blames 'poisoners'

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 11:57

Former Russian PM Yegor Gaidar believes enemies of the Russian state tried to poison him.
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Funeral for ex-KGB spy Litvinenko

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 11:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko is to be buried in a special airtight coffin in London later.
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Radiation find in British embassy

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 19:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Small traces of a radioactive substance are found at the British embassy in Moscow, the UK Foreign Office says.
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Ex-spy contact leaves hospital

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 14:40
related countries: Italy Italy

Mario Scaramella, an Italian contact of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, is discharged from hospital.
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'No extradition' in Russian probe

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 17:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Moscow

Officers investigating the death of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko pursue inquiries in London and Moscow.
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Russia upgrades nuclear missiles

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 10:31

Russia says it is deploying a mobile version of its most important long-range nuclear missile.
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Canadians to deport 'Russian spy'

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 2:04
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada is to deport a suspected Russian spy after the man admitted he was not Canadian and had been there illegally.
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Reid pledge on spy death inquiry

Monday, December 4th 2006, 23:22

Britain assures EU ministers of a "minimal" health threat following the death of Alexander Litvinenko.
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Russian ex-PM leaves hospital

Monday, December 4th 2006, 20:31
related places: Moscow

Former Russian PM Yegor Gaidar has left hospital in Moscow after a mystery illness, an aide says.
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Spy death inquiry moves to Russia

Sunday, December 3rd 2006, 16:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK police are to travel to Russia as part of the investigation into the death of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko.
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Gaidar had 'no radiation poison'

Saturday, December 2nd 2006, 19:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Health authorities in Ireland say Russian ex-Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar has not been the victim of radiation poisoning.
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Tennis: Win puts Russia into lead

Saturday, December 2nd 2006, 13:16
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Russia take a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup final against Argentina by winning Saturday's doubles match.
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Davis Cup: Argentina pulls level

Friday, December 1st 2006, 16:48
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's David Nalbandian beats Russian Marat Safin to square the Davis Cup final at 1-1.
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Russian ex-PM 'now much better'

Friday, December 1st 2006, 10:23

The health of Russian ex-PM Yegor Gaidar - who has a mystery illness - has improved, a spokesman says.
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Russia ex-PM has mystery illness

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 22:38
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Moscow

Doctors are trying to find what caused Russian ex-PM Yegor Gaidar to fall seriously ill on a trip to Ireland.
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Advice sought after ex-spy death

Sunday, November 26th 2006, 13:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of people call a health hotline in the UK following the death of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko.
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Radiation tests after spy death

Saturday, November 25th 2006, 19:41

People who may have come into contact with dead ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko are offered radiation tests.
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Radiation found after spy's death

Friday, November 24th 2006, 20:05

Police probing the death of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko find above-normal levels of radiation at three locations.
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Spy's death-bed Putin accusation

Friday, November 24th 2006, 13:18

Ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko accuses the Russian leader over his death, in a statement made as he lay dying.
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Russian ex-spy dies in hospital

Friday, November 24th 2006, 10:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who said he was the victim of a poisoning, dies in a London hospital.
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Poles stick to Russia talks veto

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 15:13
related countries: Poland Poland

EU diplomats fail to persuade Poland to lift a veto on the start of talks on an EU-Russia co-operation pact.
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Ex-spy's condition deteriorates

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 13:54

The condition of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko is dramatically deteriorating, doctors say.
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Former spy tests reveal 'objects'

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 8:58

X-rays on former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko show up unusual objects, as his condition deteriorates.
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Russia police 'regularly torture'

Wednesday, November 22nd 2006, 18:05

Russian officials frequently beat, rape and torture detainees, a report by Amnesty International says.
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Russia denies poison claim

Wednesday, November 22nd 2006, 12:54

Russia's foreign intelligence service has denied poisoning a former spy, the Interfax news agency says.
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Canada detainee 'is Russian spy'

Wednesday, November 22nd 2006, 7:15
related countries: Canada Canada

A man arrested trying to leave Canada last week is a Russian spy, Canadian intelligence officials say.
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Poisoned spy 'had death threats'

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 18:59

A friend of a poisoned Russian dissident said they both received e-mail threats days before he was taken ill.
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Poisoned ex-spy 'slightly worse'

Monday, November 20th 2006, 13:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former Russian KGB colonel poisoned by the chemical thallium is readmitted to intensive care.
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EU pushes for joint energy stance

Monday, November 20th 2006, 12:58

Top EU officials meet energy industry chiefs amid difficulties over key negotiations with Russia.
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UK investigates 'KGB poisoning'

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 19:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police investigate after a former Russian KGB colonel living in Britain is poisoned by the toxic chemical thallium.
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US in WTO deal with Russia

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 15:26
related countries: United States United States

Russia and the US sign a trade agreement that allows Russia to join the WTO after 12 years of negotiations.
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UK investigates 'KGB poisoning'

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 14:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police investigate the poisoning of a former Russian security official who was granted asylum in the UK.
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EU bid to end Polish-Russian row

Friday, November 17th 2006, 10:56
related countries: Finland Finland, Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Finnish PM Matti Vanhanen heads for Warsaw to try to defuse a confrontation over the EU's relationship with Russia.
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Russia tightens rules on migrants

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 13:30

A top Russian migration official calls for limits on the concentration of ethnic minorities.
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Small tsunamis hit northern Japan

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 20:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Small tsunami waves hit a Japanese island after an earthquake, and Russia's Pacific coast remains on alert.
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US to back Russia's WTO entry bid

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 17:11
related countries: United States United States

President George W Bush and Russia's President Putin are to sign an agreement on Russia's WTO membership bid.
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Russian oil fund chief shot dead

Tuesday, November 14th 2006, 12:46
related places: Moscow

The head of a Russian oil industry consultancy is shot dead in Moscow in an apparent contract killing.
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Poland holds up EU-Russia talks

Monday, November 13th 2006, 13:40
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Poland Poland
related places: Brussels

Poland vetoes the start of talks between the EU and Russia on a new partnership agreement.
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Pasternak's grave hit by vandals

Saturday, November 11th 2006, 10:23

The grave of Russian author Boris Pasternak, who wrote Dr Zhivago, has been desecrated by vandals.
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Tennis: Sharapova's winning run

Friday, November 10th 2006, 22:26

Maria Sharapova thrashes Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1 6-4 at the WTA Championships to claim a 19th straight win.
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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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