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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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Mourning for Ukraine crash dead

Wednesday, August 23rd 2006, 16:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine holds a national day of mourning for 170 people killed in a Russian plane crash, as the black boxes are found.
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Talks urged on Iran nuclear issue

Wednesday, August 23rd 2006, 15:01
related countries: China China, Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

China and Russia say only talks will solve the crisis over Iran's nuclear work, after Tehran offers negotiations.
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Russian plane crashes in Ukraine

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 17:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Russian plane crashes in eastern Ukraine killing all 170 people on board, Russian officials say.
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Moscow attack 'may be race hate'

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 12:45
related places: Moscow

The bomb attack that killed 10 people at a Moscow market is thought to be a race hate crime.
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Maths genius declines top prize

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 10:36

Grigory Perelman, the Russian who seems to have solved one of the hardest problems in mathematics, has declined one of the top prizes in maths.
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Ten dead in Moscow blast

Monday, August 21st 2006, 21:15
related places: Moscow

An explosion killed 10 people, including at least two children, at a market in eastern Moscow, officials say.
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Russian envoy stabbed in Kenya

Monday, August 21st 2006, 10:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Robbers seriously injured Russia's ambassador to Kenya near the capital Nairobi, officials say.
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Russia's thirst for imported alcohol

Sunday, August 20th 2006, 18:18

Chloe Arnold reflects on why the current shortage of imported wines and spirits is hitting Russian drinkers hard.
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Top Chechen rebel's brother held

Friday, August 18th 2006, 12:02
related places: Chechen

A brother of Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov has surrendered, the Russian-backed Chechen PM says.
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Japan seeks return of fishermen

Friday, August 18th 2006, 9:39
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese officials are travelling to collect the body of a fisherman shot by Russian guards in disputed waters.
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Russian probe into Yukos bosses

Thursday, August 17th 2006, 19:59

Russian prosecutors launch a criminal investigation into alleged asset-stripping by ex-bosses of oil firm Yukos.
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Russia-Japan fishing row heats up

Thursday, August 17th 2006, 9:36
related countries: Japan Japan

Russia accuses three Japanese fishermen detained after a clash in disputed waters of poaching and illegal entry.
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France fires Moscow visa trio

Wednesday, August 16th 2006, 17:12
related countries: France France
related places: Moscow

The French consulate in Moscow dismisses three officials after an investigation into visa irregularities.
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Russian climbers go missing on K2

Wednesday, August 16th 2006, 15:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Four Russian mountaineers go missing in Pakistan on the world's second highest mountain, K2.
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Japan fisherman killed by Russia

Wednesday, August 16th 2006, 10:56
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan protests after a crab fisherman is shot dead by a Russian patrol near a disputed island chain.
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Russia halts Uzbeks' extradition

Tuesday, August 15th 2006, 17:07
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Russia suspends the extradition to Uzbekistan of 13 people facing terrorism charges.
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Ukraine's new PM to visit Russia

Tuesday, August 15th 2006, 3:27

Ukraine's new PM goes to Russia for talks which will test his commitment to pro-Western policies at home.
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Putin orders massive arts audit

Thursday, August 10th 2006, 12:50

President Putin orders an inventory of Russia's cultural treasures, following thefts from the Hermitage.
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Safety op targets Polish uranium

Thursday, August 10th 2006, 9:07
related countries: Poland Poland

Highly enriched uranium is removed from a nuclear reactor in Poland to prevent terrorists getting hold of it.
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Russian colonel jailed for spying

Wednesday, August 9th 2006, 14:13
related places: Moscow

A retired Russian secret service officer is sentenced to 13 years in prison for spying for Britain.
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Bomb kills prosecutor in Dagestan

Tuesday, August 8th 2006, 14:13

A prosecutor and two policemen die in attacks in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan.
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Valuable Russian drawings stolen

Tuesday, August 8th 2006, 12:16

Drawings by a late Russian avant-garde architect worth about $1.3m are stolen from a state archive.
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Russia condemns US arms sanctions

Monday, August 7th 2006, 10:35
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Russia's state arms exporter denounces US sanctions over trade with Iran.
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Two arrested over Hermitage theft

Saturday, August 5th 2006, 19:34

Russian police hold two men over the theft of more than 200 items from the Hermitage art museum.
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Russia launches Europe satellite

Saturday, August 5th 2006, 17:03

Russia successfully launches Europe's most powerful telecommunications satellite.
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US slaps 'WMD' sanctions on firms

Friday, August 4th 2006, 20:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Iran Iran, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on arms firms from Russia, North Korea, India and Cuba for allegedly trading with Iran.
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Russia to return Uzbek 'suspects'

Friday, August 4th 2006, 7:24

Russian is to extradite 13 Uzbeks facing terrorism charges over the 13 May 2005 Andijan bloodshed.
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Russia warns Iran over deadline

Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 22:14
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia tells Iran it should pay heed to a UN resolution demanding it suspend nuclear activities.
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Yukos declared bankrupt by court

Tuesday, August 1st 2006, 20:10

A Russian court declares oil firm Yukos bankrupt, ending a three-year court battle for its survival.
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Hermitage treasures stolen

Tuesday, August 1st 2006, 13:25

Thieves make off with more than 200 items from Russia's prestigious Hermitage art museum.
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Kazakh inquiry into rocket crash

Tuesday, August 1st 2006, 11:23
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is to investigate the crash of a Russian-built rocket amid reports it caused serious pollution.
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Russian oilspill triggers alarm

Monday, July 31st 2006, 13:18
related places: Moscow

Oil leaks from an export pipeline in western Russia, but there are conflicting reports about the scale of pollution.
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Red Square Clapton gig cancelled

Saturday, July 29th 2006, 16:19
related places: Moscow

Singer Eric Clapton calls off a concert in Moscow's Red Square, blaming officials for withdrawing a permit.
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Russia names 'terrorist' groups

Friday, July 28th 2006, 10:19

Russia names 17 groups it regards as "terrorist organisations", including al-Qaeda and the Taleban.
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Germany liable for air crash

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 17:45
related countries: Germany Germany

A court tells Germany to compensate Russia's Bashkirian Airlines over a 2002 collision that killed 71 people.
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Chavez hails Russian arms deals

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 17:05
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's president thanks Russia for supplying his country with weapons, despite US objections.
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Russia launches Mars experiment

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 16:22
related places: Mars

Six Russian volunteers are locked up in an airtight capsule for 500 days to simulate a mission to Mars.
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Russia censured over Chechen man

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 10:34
related places: Chechen

The European court rules against Russia over the disappearance of a Chechen man, in a landmark case.
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Russian satellite rocket crashes

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 8:28

A Russian rocket carrying 17 satellites for foreign clients crashes soon after lift-off in Central Asia.
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Russia rocket crashes

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 7:13
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

A Russian rocket carrying 18 satellites crashes soon after lift-off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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Chavez defends Russia arms deals

Wednesday, July 26th 2006, 13:34
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's leader says his plans to sign big arms deals in Russia does not make him an aggressor.
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Armenia air crash blamed on crew

Wednesday, July 26th 2006, 12:40
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Pilot error in bad weather led an Armenian plane to crash with the loss of 113 lives, Russian officials say.
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Georgia sends force to rebel area

Tuesday, July 25th 2006, 15:13
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia sends troops to a volatile gorge in the breakaway Abkhazia region, drawing a warning from Russia.
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Chavez in Russia for arms deals

Tuesday, July 25th 2006, 11:43
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez visits Russia, with deals to buy fighter jets and other arms on the agenda.
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Creditors vote to bankrupt Yukos

Tuesday, July 25th 2006, 11:37

Creditors vote to liquidate Russia's Yukos, heralding the end for what was once the country's biggest oil firm.
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Chechen rebels spurn Russia offer

Wednesday, July 19th 2006, 23:23
related places: Chechen

Chechen militants dismiss the offer of an amnesty from Russia following the death of rebel leader Shamil Basayev.
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Fresh twist in Ukraine struggle

Tuesday, July 18th 2006, 12:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's pro-Russian coalition struggles to govern as President Yushchenko's party goes into opposition.
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G8 supports 'open' energy markets

Sunday, July 16th 2006, 11:13

G8 nations meeting in Russia approve a statement on global energy markets, security and supply.
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WTO failure mars Russia-US talks

Saturday, July 15th 2006, 18:49
related countries: United States United States

Agreement on Russia's entry to the world trade body fails in talks with the US, as the G8 summit begins.
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Russian WTO bid falters at G8

Saturday, July 15th 2006, 10:24
related countries: United States United States

Agreement on Russia's entry to the world trade body fails, as George Bush meets Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg.
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Bush in Russia for G8 summit

Friday, July 14th 2006, 21:31
related countries: United States United States

The US president is in Russia to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin ahead of a G8 summit.
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Petrobras in talks with Gazprom

Friday, July 14th 2006, 20:59
related countries: Botswana Botswana

State-owned Brazilian oil company Petrobras holds talks with Russia's Gazprom over joint ventures.
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Cycling: Landis takes yellow

Thursday, July 13th 2006, 15:33
related countries: France France

Russian Denis Menchov wins the 11th stage of the Tour de France but Floyd Landis takes the yellow jersey.
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No advance in N Korea diplomacy

Thursday, July 13th 2006, 10:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China's draft resolution on N Korea fails to satisfy all parties, as talks with Pyongyang make no progress.
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Putin rebuffs 'colonialist' West

Wednesday, July 12th 2006, 12:39

President Putin accuses Western critics of Russia's record on democracy of using "colonialist" rhetoric.
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US 'to make Russia nuclear offer'

Monday, July 10th 2006, 21:02
related countries: United States United States

The US is reportedly ready to make concessions to Russia over storing nuclear fuel to win backing for foreign policy.
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Chechen rebel chief Basayev dies

Monday, July 10th 2006, 20:56
related places: Chechen

The most wanted Chechen rebel warlord, Shamil Basayev, dies in what Russia says was a "special operation".
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Mourning Russia probes air crash

Monday, July 10th 2006, 11:42

Russia investigates an air crash which killed 124 people, amid signs that brake failure may have caused it.
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Russian plane's 'brakes failed'

Sunday, July 9th 2006, 22:00

A failure of brakes on a wet runway is the most likely cause of a Russian airliner crash, initial reports suggest.
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Passenger plane crashes in Russia

Sunday, July 9th 2006, 11:13

Nearly 150 people, including many children, are feared dead after a Russian airliner crashes on landing.
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Russia's energy wasteland

Saturday, July 8th 2006, 11:10

Damian Grammaticas reports from the arctic north, where Russia is developing its energy sources.
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Ukraine opposition in coalition

Saturday, July 8th 2006, 3:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's main pro-Russian opposition party announces a coalition deal with two other parties.
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Russia's Gazprom profits rocket

Friday, July 7th 2006, 21:26

Russian energy giant Gazprom saw profits rise by 49% in 2005, boosted by more gas sales and higher prices.
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Putin urges importance of talks

Thursday, July 6th 2006, 16:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin says problems with Iran and N Korea must be solved via negotiation.
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In quotes: Putin webcast

Thursday, July 6th 2006, 15:09

Key quotes from Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking in a special interactive webcast, organised by the BBC and Russia's Yandex website
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Gazprom export bill approved

Wednesday, July 5th 2006, 12:59

Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, approves a bill confirming gas giant Gazprom's monopoly of exports.
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Russians killed in Chechen attack

Tuesday, July 4th 2006, 19:01

At least six Russian soldiers die and 20 are wounded in an ambush by gunmen in Chechnya.
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Putin steps up anti-terror drive

Tuesday, July 4th 2006, 16:07

Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks permission to send the military overseas to prevent terror activity.
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Putin defends tighter law on NGOs

Tuesday, July 4th 2006, 15:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin defends a controversial new law tightening control on NGOs.
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Russia lifts controls on currency

Saturday, July 1st 2006, 7:23

The Russian government lifts restrictions on the rouble, which makes the currency fully convertible.
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$10m reward to find Iraq killers

Friday, June 30th 2006, 15:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Russia offers $10m (£5.4m) for information on the militants who killed four Russian diplomats in Iraq.
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Russia, Ukraine seal gas deal

Friday, June 30th 2006, 13:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia agree to postpone any gas price rises, avoiding possible disruption to European supplies.
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Russian bid for Arcelor rejected

Friday, June 30th 2006, 13:20

Shareholders of European steel firm Arcelor reject a takeover offer from Russia's Severstal.
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Russians lose 'against all' vote

Friday, June 30th 2006, 12:07

Russian MPs agree to eliminate the "against all" option that voters have in elections.
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Call to ban 'sexy' Russian mags

Thursday, June 29th 2006, 14:27

A top Russian legal official says three teen magazines should be shut down for 'promoting sex and drugs'.
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Russia 'to kill Iraq kidnappers'

Wednesday, June 28th 2006, 14:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Russia's president orders special services to "find and destroy" the killers of four diplomats in Iraq.
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Russian diplomat deaths confirmed

Monday, June 26th 2006, 16:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Russia confirms that four of its diplomats kidnapped in Iraq are dead, a day after a hostage video appeared.
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Severstal may sue over steel deal

Monday, June 26th 2006, 14:01

Steel group Arcelor's merger with Mittal Steel may face legal action from jilted Russian suitor Severstal.
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Russian hostages 'killed in Iraq'

Monday, June 26th 2006, 9:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Four Russian embassy workers are killed by their kidnappers in Iraq, an internet video and statement says.
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Fake Russian alcohol 'kills many'

Friday, June 23rd 2006, 19:28

Poisoning by counterfeit alcohol kills 42,000 Russians a year, Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev says.
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Russian diplomats 'to be killed'

Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 13:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An internet posting, apparently by insurgents in Iraq, says four Russian diplomatic hostages are to be killed.
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Severstal sweetens Arcelor offer

Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 13:52

Bosses at steel company Arcelor meet to discuss an improved merger offer from Russian suitor Severstal.
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Moscow knifeman case reopened

Tuesday, June 20th 2006, 10:59

Russia's Supreme Court orders a review of the 13-year jail term for a man who attacked Jewish worshippers.
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