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News: Russia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Russia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Putin 'confident' on Syria plan

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The Russian president says he is "confident" Syria's chemical weapons can be destroyed under a US-Russian plan, but not "100% sure".
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McCain attacks Putin in Russia press

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 15:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pravda

US Senator John McCain accuses Vladimir Putin of backing tyranny in an editorial response to the Russian president's editorial in the New York Times.
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VIDEO: Hunting for McCain's letter to Russia

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 11:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: McCain

US Senator John McCain has written an attack on Russia's president, accusing Vladimir Putin of ruling the country by "corruption, repression and violence".
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Ukraine approves EU trade deal

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 18:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian government ministers approve a draft EU deal, which includes a free trade agreement, despite strong objections from Russia.
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Greenpeace assails Arctic oil rig

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 10:48

Greenpeace activists launch an attempt to board a Russian oil platform and prevent it drilling in the Arctic.
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VIDEO: The shelter for orphaned bear cubs

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 10:43

A Russian animal rescue centre is trying to maintain wild bear populations by sheltering orphaned cubs before releasing them back into the wild.
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Bolshoi acid attack director returns

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 16:46
related places: Moscow

The Bolshoi ballet's artistic director Sergei Filin returns to the company's Moscow theatre after eight months of treatment following an acid attack.
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France and Russia admit Syria rift

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:36
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

The foreign ministers of Russia and France disagree publicly over who is to blame for the chemical weapons attack in Syria, after meeting in Moscow.
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VIDEO: Bolshoi acid attack director's comeback

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:27

The artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, who was injured in an acid attack earlier this year, has returned to Russia and has made his first public appearance after six months of treatment abroad.
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UN report 'blames Syria', US insists

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 1:17
related countries: France France, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US, UK and France insist a UN report on chemical weapons use in Damascus backs their claim Syria was to blame, but Russia disputes this.
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Obama warns Syria over chemical plan

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 9:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Barack Obama warns of "consequences" if the Syrian regime fails to comply with a US-Russia deal to destroy or remove its chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Mixed reaction to Syria weapons deal

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 8:21
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

There has been a mixed reaction to the agreement between the US and Russia which which states Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014.
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US and Russia agree Syria arms deal

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 21:23
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014, under a deal that could be backed by force, the US and Russia agree.
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Syria deal significant, says Hague

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 15:44
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Hague

Foreign Secretary William Hague has welcomed a US-Russian agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons as a "significant step forward".
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US 'to drop Syria military threat'

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 9:17
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US will drop its insistence that a UN resolution on Syria is backed by military force, officials say, as US-Russia talks enter a third day.
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Syria weapons talks 'constructive'

Friday, September 13th 2013, 18:18
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry hails "constructive" talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on securing Syria's chemical arms.
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Russian hospital hit by deadly fire

Friday, September 13th 2013, 13:58

A blaze at a timber psychiatric hospital in north-western Russia facing closure over safety concerns leaves 37 people dead, officials say.
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VIDEO: Many die in Russian hospital fire

Friday, September 13th 2013, 13:02

Thirty-seven people have died in a fire at a psychiatric hospital in north-western Russia.
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VIDEO: Syria talks resume in Geneva

Friday, September 13th 2013, 5:16
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Geneva, Friday

Crucial talks resume in Geneva on Friday with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov aiming to agree a plan to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control.
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Tense talks in bid for Syria deal

Friday, September 13th 2013, 0:33
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Geneva

Russian and US ministers begin key talks in Geneva, expressing hope a plan for Syria's chemical arms can prevent military action.
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UN receives Syria chemical documents

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 17:09
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN confirms it has received Syrian documents on joining the Chemical Weapons Convention, as key talks loom in Geneva.
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US lawmakers dismiss Putin on Syria

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 16:23
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US lawmakers respond negatively to Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times about the Syria crisis.
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Thursday, September 12th 2013, 15:06
related places: Moscow

Moscow's defeated mayoral candidate, Alexei Navalny, launches hundreds of lawsuits contesting the victory of his rival, Sergei Sobyanin.
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VIDEO: Diplomatic push for Syria plan

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 13:12
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry is preparing to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva for talks about a Russian-led plan to try and secure Syria's chemical weapons.
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Syria chemical plan 'doable' says US

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 12:51
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Geneva

US officials say a plan to dismantle Syria's chemical arsenal, due to be discussed with Russia in Geneva, is "doable but difficult".
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EU warns Russia over trade 'threats'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 10:21

The European Commission tells Russia it is "unacceptable" to use threats against ex-Soviet states which are seeking closer ties with the EU.
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Putin issues plea to US over Syria

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 10:02
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus, Geneva

Vladimir Putin appeals to the American people over Syria, before US-Russia talks on Damascus's chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Free Syrian Army rejects Russia plan

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 9:27
related countries: Syria Syria

The rebel group, the Free Syrian Army, has said it rejects the Russian initiative to put the Syrian government's stock of chemical weapons under international control.
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VIDEO: Putin in personal plea to US

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 6:57
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a direct personal appeal to the American people over the Syrian crisis in an opinion article in the New York Times.
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UN powers discuss Syria proposal

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 1:16
related countries: Syria Syria

Envoys of the five permanent UN Security Council members have met to discuss a Russian plan for making safe Syria's chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Soyuz capsule touches down

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 7:11
related countries: United States United States

Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut have landed back on earth after a 166-day mission to the International Space Station.
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Wrangling looms over UN Syria motion

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 22:15
related countries: Syria Syria

A Russian plan to make safe Syria's chemical weapons sparks disputes over a UN resolution, as President Obama prepares to address the nation.
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VIDEO: US remains sceptical on Syria plan

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 21:42
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Obama has said he will go along with a Russian plan for Syrian chemical weapons to be placed under international control, as long as the move is not a stalling tactic.
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Cameron outlines UN Syria resolution

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 17:20
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

David Cameron says the UK, France and the US are tabling a UN resolution on Syria designed to ensure a plan to hand over chemical weapons is "not a ruse".
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VIDEO: 'Russian plan new chance for Syria'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 16:32
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

PJ Crowley, the former US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, says Russia's intervention over Syria will increase the chances of a peaceful political solution.
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US warning on Syria chemicals plan

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 15:57
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US says a Russian plan to make safe Syria's chemical weapons must be "swift and verifiable" and warns it will not fall for stalling tactics.
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Obama 'could pause Syria plans'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 8:46
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

President Obama says he will put plans for a military strike on Syria on hold if the country places its chemical weapons under international control.
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Give up weapons, Russia urges Syria

Monday, September 9th 2013, 20:23
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia says it has asked Syria to put its chemical weapons under "international control" and have them destroyed to avoid US military strikes.
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Riskier not to strike Syria, US says

Monday, September 9th 2013, 12:12
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says not acting against Syria's alleged chemical weapons use is riskier than acting, but Russia presses for negotiations.
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Putin ally wins Moscow mayor poll

Monday, September 9th 2013, 7:01
related places: Moscow

Kremlin-backed candidate Sergei Sobyanin is declared the winner of the race for Moscow mayor, but rival Alexei Navalny disputes the results.
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Obama urges no 'blind eye' to Syria

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 18:27
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama says the US cannot "turn a blind eye" to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, as he urges Congress to back military action.
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VIDEO: Russia and US no closer on Syria

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 7:23
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

President Barack Obama has returned to the US from the G20 summit in Russia, which ended without consensus among world leaders on military action against the Syrian government.
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No winner in Russia-US Syria duel

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 1:54
related countries: United States United States

Bridget Kendall says neither Russia nor the US got their way
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Russia and US no closer on Syria

Friday, September 6th 2013, 21:11
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

As the G20 summit concludes in St Petersburg, speeches by key leaders lay bare the bitter divisions over military action in Syria.
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G20 'split' as US hits out at Russia

Friday, September 6th 2013, 9:13
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

World leaders meeting at the G20 summit in Russia remain divided over Syria, while the US envoy to the UN sharply criticises Moscow.
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Moscow poll sees grassroots revival

Friday, September 6th 2013, 0:41

Could Moscow mayoral election change Russian politics?
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Divided G20 discusses Syria crisis

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 19:34
related countries: Syria Syria

Leaders of the G20 nations are locked in a divisive debate over Syria, as they close the first day of a two-day summit in Russia.
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Armenia rift fuels EU-Russia tension

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 17:51
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Armenia's decision to join a Russian-led customs union throws EU plans to forge closer ties with the Caucasus republic into disarray.
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UK 'has new Syria chemical evidence'

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 16:59
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says Britain has fresh evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria, as he arrives in Russia for the G20 summit of world leaders.
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VIDEO: A good place for a summit?

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 6:38

The BBC's Jon Sopel considers whether St Petersburg, the birthplace of the Russian President Vladimir Putin is the perfect venue for this summit.
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Putin warns US over Syria action

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 11:47
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: West

President Putin warns the US against one-sided action in Syria, but says Russia would back a UN resolution if Syria had used chemical weapons.
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Russians warned of US extradition

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 9:38
related countries: United States United States

Russia warns its citizens against visiting countries that have extradition deals with the US, if they suspect they could be prosecuted in the US.
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VIDEO: Videos fuel Russia anti-gay campaign

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 6:46
related places: Gay

Gay rights groups in Russia have said a new law restricting the spread of information about homosexuality has sparked a wave of violence against the gay and lesbian community.
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Brutal videos fuel Russian anti-gay campaign

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 1:38
related places: Gay

Gay people feel growing hostility in Russia
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Swansea to play Valencia in Europe

Friday, August 30th 2013, 13:02

Swansea face Valencia in the Europa League group stage, while Tottenham meet Anzhi Makhachkala and Wigan take on Rubin Kazan.
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Chelsea sign Anzhi striker Eto'o

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 15:37
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon
related places: Eto

Chelsea sign Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o on a one-year deal from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.
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Belarus-Russia trade row escalates

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 11:27
related countries: Belarus Belarus
related places: Minsk

A Belarus-Russia row over control of potash exports escalates, with Minsk threatening to prosecute a billionaire Russian businessman.
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VIDEO: Syria: Concern over military action

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 18:34
related countries: China China, Syria Syria

BBC Diplomatic Correspondent James Robbins reports on growing international concern about military action against Syria, particularly in Russia and China.
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Putin 'underwear' painting seized

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 15:19

Police in Russia have seized a painting depicting the country's president Vladimir Putin in women's underwear from an art gallery in St Petersburg.
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Abramovich cuts Russia football cash

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 10:49

The Russian billionaire and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich stops funding Russian football.
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VIDEO: Putin 'underwear' painting removed

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 2:53

Police in Russia have confiscated a painting of the Russian president and prime minister in women's underwear from an art gallery in the city of St Petersburg.
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Memorial for Malevich burial site

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 13:39
related places: Moscow

Russia plans to mark the burial site of the artist Kasimir Malevich, found to be under a new housing development in a Moscow suburb.
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Ingushetia security chief killed

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 6:38

Gunmen kill Ahmed Kotiev, the top security official in the Russian Caucasus republic of Ingushetia.
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JP Morgan faces $50m Blavatnik bill

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 0:07
related countries: United States United States

JP Morgan is ordered to pay Russian billionaire Leonard Blavatnik $50m in damages over losses he suffered during the US subprime crisis.
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Cameron and Putin disagree on Syria

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 0:05
related countries: Syria Syria

David Cameron speaks to Russia's president about the situation in Syria, with the PM saying there is "little doubt" the regime carried out a chemical attack, but Russia doubting the evidence.
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Belarus holds Russian potash boss

Monday, August 26th 2013, 13:44
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Investigators in Belarus have detained the head of Russia's largest potash producer Uralkali on suspicion of abusing his authority.
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