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Russia denies Iran nuclear deal

Saturday, November 12th 2005, 12:50
related countries: Iran Iran

A Russian envoy visits Iran but denies taking a proposal aimed at resolving Iran's nuclear dispute.
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Putin boosts allies in reshuffle

Monday, November 14th 2005, 14:38

Russian President Vladimir Putin promotes his defence minister and the Kremlin chief of staff in a rare reshuffle.
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Russians held in China spy probe

Monday, November 14th 2005, 17:52
related countries: China China

Russian agents arrest the head of a Russian rocket technology firm on charges of spying for China.
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Swiss order release of seized art

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 17:52
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Moscow, Pushkin

Swiss authorities order the release of Russian paintings seized in a row over an alleged debt owed to a firm.
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Activists condemn Putin's Russia

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 23:35

Russian activists accuse President Putin of suppressing dissent and call on the West to put pressure on him.
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Black Sea partners toast gas deal

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 17:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Russia, Turkey and Italy officially open a major Black Sea gas pipeline after surmounting disputes.
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Putin visits Japan to boost ties

Sunday, November 20th 2005, 5:36
related countries: Japan Japan

Russia's President Putin arrives in Japan for trade talks but a territorial dispute is unlikely to be resolved.
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Putin concludes Japanese visit

Tuesday, November 22nd 2005, 6:20
related countries: Japan Japan

Russian President Vladimir Putin ends a three-day visit to Japan with a pledge to strengthen economic ties.
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Russian MPs act to 'curb' NGOs

Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, 10:58

The Duma backs in principle a contentious bill that will give the state more control over non-governmental bodies.
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Toxic spill to hit Russian city

Thursday, November 24th 2005, 10:44
related places: Khabarovsk

A state of emergency is imposed in the eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk as a chemical spill approaches.
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Pollution fear grips Russian city

Friday, November 25th 2005, 11:37
related places: Khabarovsk

A pollution threat to Khabarovsk in eastern Russia sparks a rush for bottled water and a plea for calm.
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China apologises for river spill

Saturday, November 26th 2005, 18:04
related countries: China China

China apologises to Russia for a massive toxic leak which is set to reach Russian rivers within two weeks.
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Russians prepare for toxic leak

Sunday, November 27th 2005, 23:46
related countries: China China

Russia is to airlift chemicals to try to tackle a toxic spill expected to flow into its rivers from China.
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Chechens vote for new parliament

Monday, November 28th 2005, 5:46
related places: Moscow

The Caucasus republic of Chechnya elects its first parliament since Russia regained control in 1999.
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State forces blamed over Beslan

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 14:01
related places: Beslan

An inquiry finds Russian security forces partly to blame for the Beslan school siege in which hundreds died.
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Russian general's widow convicted

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 18:10

The wife of a Russian general receives a suspended sentence after being convicted of his murder at a retrial.
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'Kremlin' party leads Moscow poll

Sunday, December 4th 2005, 23:50
related places: Moscow

The pro-Kremlin party, United Russia, takes an early lead in Moscow city elections.
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Russia pool accident toll climbs

Monday, December 5th 2005, 10:52

A swimming pool roof collapses near the Russian city of Perm killing at least 14 people, officials say.
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Russia confirms Iran missile deal

Monday, December 5th 2005, 17:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia says it is selling surface-to-air missiles to Iran and insists they are only defensive.
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Russia busts fake Kremlin ID gang

Tuesday, December 6th 2005, 16:50

A group of Russians are arrested on suspicion of forging passes to get in to the Kremlin and other documents.
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Russia accuses groups of spying

Thursday, December 8th 2005, 14:42

Foreign spies are using charities and other groups as a cover, says Russia's intelligence service chief.
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Russian sit-in radicals convicted

Thursday, December 8th 2005, 15:32
related places: Moscow

A court in Moscow convicts 39 activists from the National Bolshevik Party who staged a sit-in at an official building last year.
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Friday, December 9th 2005, 12:37
related countries: Germany Germany

A ceremony is held to launch construction of a gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany via the Baltic Sea.
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Schroeder attacked over gas post

Saturday, December 10th 2005, 8:06
related countries: Germany Germany

German ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is criticised for taking a top job in a Russian-led gas consortium.
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Putin in surprise Chechen visit

Monday, December 12th 2005, 15:55
related places: Chechen

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Chechen capital Grozny to open the province's new parliament.
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Schroeder attacks new job critics

Tuesday, December 13th 2005, 11:57
related countries: Germany Germany

Ex-German leader Gerhard Schroeder rejects criticism of his new job heading a German-Russian gas company.
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Amnesty urges Russia to end abuse

Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 16:00

Rights watchdog Amnesty International calls for urgent action to combat domestic violence in Russia.
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Putin resists foreign bank moves

Thursday, December 15th 2005, 1:24

President Putin says Russia will not allow foreign banks to open their own branches, citing security concerns.
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Toxic leak reaches Russian river

Friday, December 16th 2005, 11:41
related countries: China China
related places: Moscow

A toxic river spill from a chemical explosion in China reaches Russian waters, Moscow says.
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Radiation alert at Chechen plant

Friday, December 16th 2005, 19:41
related places: Chechen

Prosecutors investigate the discovery of "catastrophic" levels of radioactivity at a factory in Chechnya.
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'Putin foe' leadership bid fails

Saturday, December 17th 2005, 16:10

Russian ex-PM Mikhail Kasyanov fails to win the leadership of a liberal party and accuses the Kremlin of using dirty tricks.
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Toxic leak set to hit Russia city

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 13:47
related countries: China China
related places: Khabarovsk

Residents of Khabarovsk brace for the arrival of a chemical river spill from China to the south.
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Ukraine rejects Russia gas threat

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 15:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine dismisses threats by Russia's Gazprom to cut off its gas supplies unless new prices are agreed.
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Russia MPs discuss key NGO bill

Wednesday, December 21st 2005, 7:56

Russian MPs are to resume debates on a controversial bill aimed to tighten state control over non-governmental organisations.
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Toxic leak reaches Russian city

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 11:02
related places: Khabarovsk

A chemical river spill reaches the Russian town of Khabarovsk but officials say pollution is negligible.
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'Psychology' clue to Chechen ill

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 13:08
related places: Chechen

A mystery mass illness in Chechnya could be linked to psychological factors, Russian officials say.
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Russia MPs back NGO controls

Friday, December 23rd 2005, 10:30

Russian MPs pass a controversial bill to tighten state control over non-governmental organisations.
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No extradition for Yukos official

Friday, December 23rd 2005, 15:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A court in London rules that the former vice-president of oil giant Yukos cannot be extradited to Russia.
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Siberian fortune of Russia's gas giant

Saturday, December 24th 2005, 12:04

On the edge of the Arctic Circle, Emma Simpson braves freezing temperatures to visit the Russian gas workers keeping Europe warm.
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Murder of African alarms Russia

Monday, December 26th 2005, 6:30

Fears of racist violence in Russia take a new urgency after an African is stabbed to death in St Petersburg.
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Russia closes Ukraine ex-PM case

Monday, December 26th 2005, 10:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia closes a case against ex-Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko because statute of limitation has expired.
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Russia shoppers 'poisoned' by gas

Monday, December 26th 2005, 14:51

Dozens of people are taken ill after a gas is released in a shop in the Russian city of St Petersburg.
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'No mistakes', Beslan report says

Monday, December 26th 2005, 23:32
related places: Beslan

Russian authorities made no mistakes in the 2004 Beslan school siege in which 330 died, prosecutors say.
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Russia-Ukraine gas row heats up

Tuesday, December 27th 2005, 18:42
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

New talks are scheduled as Ukraine seeks a deal on gas prices amid a worsening row with Russia.
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Putin aide resigns over policies

Tuesday, December 27th 2005, 21:19

The Kremlin accepts the resignation of President Putin's economic adviser in protest at curbs on freedom.
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Russian oil smugglers return home

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 11:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Moscow

Twelve Russian sailors convicted of smuggling crude oil from Nigeria arrive back in Moscow from Africa.
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Ukraine ups ante over Russian gas

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 13:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Ukraine says it may take its gas dispute with Russia to international arbitration as its energy minister visits Moscow.
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Beslan rescue 'full of failures'

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 16:13
related places: Beslan

Police failed to follow orders that could have prevented the Beslan school siege that left 331 dead, a report finds.
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Seven dead in Moscow clinic fire

Thursday, December 29th 2005, 11:35
related places: Moscow

Seven people die and 12 are injured in a fire at a Russian home for the mentally ill, reports say.
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Russian in US extradition U-turn

Thursday, December 29th 2005, 14:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

A former Russian nuclear energy minister is to be extradited to Moscow instead of the US on corruption charges.
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Putin admits Ukraine gas 'crisis'

Thursday, December 29th 2005, 16:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's President Putin admits that a dispute with Ukraine about the cost of gas imports has turned into a crisis.
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Russian gas cut 'will not hit EU'

Friday, December 30th 2005, 17:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian energy giant Gazprom renews a threat to cut off Ukraine's gas - but says it will not hit supplies to the EU.
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Former Russian minister deported

Friday, December 30th 2005, 22:27

Russia's former nuclear energy minister is extradited to face corruption charges in his homeland.
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Clock ticks away on Ukraine's gas

Saturday, December 31st 2005, 11:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Day, Moscow

Moscow is poised to turn off gas to Ukraine on New Year's Day in a row over prices which many see as political.
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Russia offers delay on gas hike

Saturday, December 31st 2005, 15:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Moscow makes a compromise offer in its bitter dispute with Ukraine over the price of gas supplies.
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Former Russian minister charged

Saturday, December 31st 2005, 16:52
related places: Moscow

Russia's former nuclear energy minister is charged with fraud and abuse of office after his extradition to Moscow.
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Russia cuts Ukraine gas supplies

Sunday, January 1st 2006, 11:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian cuts off gas supplies to Ukraine in an energy price dispute which has become a major political row.
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Ukraine gas row hits EU supplies

Sunday, January 1st 2006, 18:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU countries start to suffer knock-on cuts in gas imports as Russia axes supplies to Ukraine in a row over prices.
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Iran rejects Russia nuclear plan

Sunday, January 1st 2006, 23:47
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran dismisses a proposal that it enrich uranium in Russia to ease a dispute over its nuclear programme.
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Ukraine 'stealing Europe's gas'

Monday, January 2nd 2006, 16:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia accuses Ukraine of taking $25m worth of gas headed for Europe, as EU states report falls in supply.
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Russia vows to end gas shortage

Monday, January 2nd 2006, 22:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russia vows to increase gas supplies as EU countries report a fall in pressure after Moscow cuts Ukraine's supply.
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EU seeks to solve Russia gas row

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 8:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU calls on Russia and Ukraine to resolve a row over gas prices, which has disrupted supplies.
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Troops 'kill' gunmen in Dagestan

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 22:29
related places: Dagestan

Five rebels are reported killed by Russian troops who surrounded a suspected militants' base in a gorge in Dagestan.
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Ukraine and Russia hold gas talks

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 23:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian and Ukrainian gas officials meet to discuss a dispute over gas prices, as supplies are restored to Europe.
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Europe addresses gas supply fears

Wednesday, January 4th 2006, 2:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

European energy officials are to meet to discuss the effects on the EU of Russia's gas row with Ukraine.
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Ukraine and Russia reach deal

Wednesday, January 4th 2006, 13:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia and Ukraine resolve a row over the price of gas, but the EU says it must find ways of securing energy supplies.
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'Lessons' for EU from gas crisis

Wednesday, January 4th 2006, 22:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU expresses relief at the end of Russia and Ukraine's gas dispute, but says lessons must be learned.
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Bulgaria in Russia gas supply row

Friday, January 6th 2006, 13:43
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgaria says it has become embroiled in a tussle with Russia over the price it pays for its gas imports.
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Russia and Iran in nuclear talks

Saturday, January 7th 2006, 21:46
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian officials say they are happy with a first day of talks with Russian diplomats on Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Moscow synagogue suspect charged

Friday, January 13th 2006, 10:40
related places: Moscow

A man held after an attack in a Moscow synagogue is charged with racially-motivated attempted murder.
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Moscow and Kiev in lighthouse row

Sunday, January 15th 2006, 0:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russia wants to negotiate the return of a Black Sea lighthouse it says was occupied by Ukraine.
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Merkel develops ties with Russia

Monday, January 16th 2006, 14:23
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Moscow

The German chancellor holds talks with Russia's President Putin in Moscow, with Iran high on the agenda.
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Foreign NGOs banned near Chechnya

Tuesday, January 17th 2006, 14:09

A Russian court tells two Western non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to stop working in Ingushetia.
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Powers split over Iran talks bid

Wednesday, January 18th 2006, 1:38
related countries: Iran Iran

The US and UK reject Iran's latest talks offer over its nuclear plans, while Russia and China seek compromise.
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EU 'should take less Russian gas'

Wednesday, January 18th 2006, 11:56
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel calls on the EU to reduce its dependence on Russian gas supplies.
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Russian NGO law condemned

Wednesday, January 18th 2006, 13:48

International rights groups criticise new Russian restrictions on non-governmental organisations.
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Italy hit by Russian gas shortage

Wednesday, January 18th 2006, 16:16
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy has dipped into its gas reserves after a shortfall in supplies from Russia, says energy group ENI.
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Dozens die in Russian cold snap

Thursday, January 19th 2006, 12:09

Some 24 people die of exposure in Russia, while the freezing cold forces a cut in gas exports to Europe.
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Russians face freezing chaos

Thursday, January 19th 2006, 14:57
related places: Moscow

Moscow suffers its coldest winter since 1979 - a severe test even for frost-hardened Russians, Chloe Arnold reports.
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Russia's freeze claims more lives

Friday, January 20th 2006, 13:31
related places: Moscow

Seven more people die in Russia's capital, Moscow, as the cold snap continues to grip the country.
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Russia-Ukraine gas deal on hold

Saturday, January 21st 2006, 12:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia and Ukraine postpone the signing of a controversial gas deal from Saturday to next week.
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Great Russian freeze spreads west

Saturday, January 21st 2006, 12:54
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Ukraine Ukraine

Severe cold weather spreads west from Russia to Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states and Scandinavia.
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Gas blasts hit Caucasus supplies

Sunday, January 22nd 2006, 10:39
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Georgia Georgia

Two explosions halt Russia's main natural gas supply to Georgia and Armenia, as cold weather takes hold.
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Russia blamed for 'gas sabotage'

Sunday, January 22nd 2006, 22:39
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Georgia Georgia

Georgia's leader says Russia is behind blasts on two gas pipelines that have completely cut off supplies.
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Desperate Georgia gets some gas

Monday, January 23rd 2006, 11:10
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow

Georgia's energy crisis is eased as it gets Russian gas from Azerbaijan, but the row with Moscow rages on.
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Milosevic in Moscow health plea

Monday, January 23rd 2006, 11:16
related places: Moscow

Judges at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic study a request for him to visit Moscow for medical treatment.
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