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'Abuses widespread' in N Caucasus

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 15:46
related places: Moscow

Human rights abuses in the North Caucasus are giving the lie to Moscow's claims of normalisation, Amnesty says.
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'Act of terror' downed Russian plane

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 10:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Russia's security chief says a bomb destroyed the Russian Airbus plane in Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.
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'Armed Islamists' arrested in Moscow

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 15:31
related places: Moscow

A group of 15 radical Islamists are arrested in Moscow, Russian police say, with bombs, hand grenades and guns seized.
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'Arms dealer' Bout arrives in US

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 8:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States
related places: New York

Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout arrives in New York, following his extradition from Thailand and a diplomatic row with Russia.
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'Arms dealer' fights extradition

Friday, October 10th 2008, 10:28
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout appears in a Thai court to fight extradition to the US on terrorism charges.
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'Belarusian' killed in Yemen capital

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 11:53
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A foreign military adviser - reported to be Belarusian - has been shot dead in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, local officials say.
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'Big three' hold key Delhi talks

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 15:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India
related places: Delhi

The foreign ministers of India, China and Russia discuss terrorism, drug trafficking, and Afghanistan in Delhi.
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'Black widow' bombing in Russia

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 15:16

A suicide bomber has blown herself up close to an interior ministry building in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, officials say.
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'Black widow' kills Russia police

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 11:10

A suicide bomber kills herself and five police officers in the troubled Russian region of Dagestan, weeks after security forces kill her husband, prosecutors say.
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'Body sold' to Russian kebab shop

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 16:27
related places: Perm'

Police in Russia hold three men suspected of killing a man, eating part of the body and selling other part to a kebab shop.
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'Bomb' caused Russian train crash

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 16:57

A bomb blast caused a Russian express train to crash, killing at least 26 people, intelligence officials say.
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'Broadband giant' heads skyward

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 4:10

The Viasat-1 broadband spacecraft, one of the most powerful satellites ever built, rides to orbit on a Russian Proton rocket.
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'Bubble builds' in Russian market

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 9:50

The Russian stock market's meteoric rise over the last year sparks fears that a financial bubble is forming.
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'Buy Russian' campaign defies food embargo

Friday, October 17th 2014, 10:33

Russians replace Western brands to defy sanctions
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'Cannibal couple' in Russia admitted killing 30 - reports

Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 11:49

The couple were arrested after a phone was found with images of a man posing with human remains.
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'Cannibal killer' held in Russia

Monday, March 26th 2012, 18:42

Russian authorities detain a suspected serial killer who they believe ate parts of his victims.
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'Casualties' in Ukraine gun battles

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 14:11

A Ukrainian security services officer is killed and five others injured in gun battles in the eastern city of Sloviansk, officials say.
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'Caught red-handed'

Monday, December 12th 2016, 15:14
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Claims of a plot in Montenegro and arms found in Serbia raise questions about Russia's Balkans role.
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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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'Cold war' between Fifa and FA

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 10:27

Sepp Blatter says there is a "cold war" between Fifa and the Football Association since Russia was awarded the 2018 World Cup.
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'Coup' charge for Russian tycoon

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 14:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian prosecutors urge the UK to extradite tycoon Boris Berezovsky, accusing him of a coup plot.
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'Criminal acts' killed Magnitsky

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 21:17

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says the 2009 death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in police custody was likely due to criminal actions.
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'Dealer' Bout pleads not guilty

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 19:43
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

Accused Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout pleads not guilty to terrorism charges, a day after he was extradited to the US from Thailand.
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'Death Island'

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 23:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British soldiers opened the first concentration camp in Russia in 1918, during World War One. To locals it was known as "Death Island".
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'Deport yourselves!'

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 1:33
related places: Moscow

Moscow's plan for mass demolition of old housing is causing much anguish, Sarah Rainsford writes.
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'Dirty war'

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 0:37

Kidnap and torture in Russian republic of Ingushetia
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'Don't arm Kiev' Russia warns US

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 10:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

A close ally of Russia's President Vladimir Putin warns the European Parliament that US arms supplies to Ukraine could trigger "all-out war".
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'Doping gift box' sent out by Russian state-funded TV

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 17:05

State-funded Russian channel RT produces New Year gift boxes branded "Russian doping".
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'Draconian' Russian net law enacted

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 23:05

A new law imposing restrictions on bloggers and social media users has come into effect in Russia.
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'Drugs found' on Greenpeace ship

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 15:28

Russian investigators say they have found what appear to be hard drugs on a seized Greenpeace ship - a claim the organisation says is a "smear".
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'Eight rebels killed' in Dagestan

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 11:35

Eight suspected rebels have been killed by Russian security forces in a shoot-out in the southern region of Dagestan, officials say.
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'Eleven dead' in Russia air crash

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 10:44
related places: Magadan

A Russian cargo plane crash in the remote far-east region of Magadan is believed to have killed all 11 people on board, prosecutors say.
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'Elite Russian troops' in Ukraine trial

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 15:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Two men described as Russian special forces soldiers go on trial in Kiev accused of waging war against Ukrainian troops.
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'Enemy of the people'

Monday, January 24th 2011, 9:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Russian actors give London bitter taste of Stalinist terror
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'Excessive Trumpophilia'

Friday, February 17th 2017, 13:17

Russian media euphoria about Donald Trump has turned to scepticism, Steve Rosenberg reports.
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'External influence' caused Sinai crash

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 20:51

The Russian airline Kogalymavia blames "external influence" for Saturday's deadly Sinai plane crash which killed 224 people.
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'Food boom' for emerging nations

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 14:28
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India

Brazil, India, China and Russia will enjoy an agricultural boom over the next decade as output stagnates in Western Europe.
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'Four civilians killed' in east Ukraine

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 10:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine say at least four civilians, including a pregnant woman, were killed in a shelling - an attack army chiefs deny.
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'Freed pirates probably perished'

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 18:37
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Moscow

Ten suspected Somali pirates released by Russia may have perished at sea, reports from Moscow suggest.
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'Freedom to beat the family'

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 2:31

Russian MPs vote to remove domestic abuse from the criminal code arguing the law is "anti-family".
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'Gaps remain' after Iran talks

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 19:35
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Moscow

The latest round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme in the Russian capital, Moscow, ends without a clear breakthrough.
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'Gas to flow' after Moscow deal

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 12:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russia and Ukraine's prime ministers close a late-night deal in Moscow to resume natural gas supplies to Europe.
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'Gay propaganda' bill divides Russia

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 1:48

The bill dividing public opinion in Russia
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'Great game'

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 11:05

Russia and Europe fight pipeline 'war' with huge stakes
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'Heavy fighting' in east Ukraine

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 16:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Heavy fighting is taking place in and around the rebel-held city of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian and Russian media report.
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'Heir to Putin' in economy pledge

Friday, February 15th 2008, 7:44

The man expected to be Russia's next president, Dmitry Medvedev, wants a reduced state role in the economy.
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'Hijack' foiled at Moscow airport

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:39
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

Russian security forces at Moscow's Domodedovo airport arrest a man suspected of trying to hijack a plane.
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'Honey traps'

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 11:53

Sex used to smear Russian opposition in KGB-style ploy
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'Huge police presence' at Russia protests

Monday, June 12th 2017, 14:54
related places: Moscow

Dozens of people are arrested in central Moscow, where a demonstration has taken place.
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'I believe my husband was poisoned'

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 4:54
related places: Murza

The wife of the Russian opposition activist, Vladimir Kara-Murza, says she believes her husband was poisoned.
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'I married Russian spy suspect'

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 12:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man who claims he was married to alleged Russian spy Anna Chapman speaks about their relationship.
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'I was tortured by Russian police'

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 17:35
related places: Kstovo

There are claims of police brutality against ordinary citizens in Kstovo, a town in central Russia, with many people living in fear of the powers of the state and its police force.
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'I will die Russian'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 0:05

How Ukraine's election is playing out in Crimea
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'I, Russian Occupier': The hit propaganda film

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 0:43

Why Russian imperialism is good - according to a viral video
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'Illegal' Crimean vote condemned

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 23:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The EU and US join Ukraine in condemning as "illegal" a referendum in Crimea on joining Russia, and issue new threats over ties with Moscow.
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'Independent' Crimea in Russia bid

Monday, March 17th 2014, 12:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Crimea's parliament declares the region's independence and formally applies to join Russia, a day after a referendum approves leaving Ukraine.
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'Invincible unity' (or the lack of it)

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 1:46

Russia seeks WW2-style coalition with the West
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'Iron Curtain' sanctions rile Russia

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 11:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Russia condemns the US for "Iron Curtain"-style sanctions that may damage its hi-tech sector, as the EU adds to its sanctions list over Ukraine.
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'January re-entry' for Mars probe

Friday, December 16th 2011, 14:41
related places: Mars

Russia's space agency says its unsuccessful Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt, will probably fall back to Earth early next month.
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'Just like Hitler'

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 16:34

From Turkey to Trump, Boris and Russia - comparisons to Nazi Germany abound in not so diplomatic discourse.
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'Justice denied'

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 10:13

Russia prompts crisis at European human rights court
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'Killer bride' seized at banquet

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 9:45

Police in the Russian region of Udmurtia arrest a woman at her wedding reception on suspicion of kicking a man to death the day before.
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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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'Last breath'

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 23:59
related places: Mir

In June 1997, astronauts on the Russian space station Mir faced disaster after the worst collision in the history of manned space flight.
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'Last chance' for Ukraine peace deal

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 17:59
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

A peace plan drawn up by France and Germany is "one of the last chances" to end the conflict in east Ukraine, French leader Francois Hollande says.
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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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'Let down'

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 8:32

Officials say security at Sharm el-Sheikh has been improved since the 2015 bombing of a Russian plane.
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'Majority of Russian athletes dope'

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 13:02
related countries: Germany Germany

The World Anti-Doping Agency says it will "fully investigate" claims of systematic Russian doping made on German TV.
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'Many dead' in south Russia siege

Friday, April 29th 2011, 11:34
related places: Stavropol'

Russian security forces report killing a top Islamist militant and nine of his followers in a siege in the southern region of Stavropol.
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'Many Russians' fighting in Ukraine

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 9:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Mariupol'

Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine say thousands of Russians are fighting with them, as they take Novoazovsk in the south-east and threaten the port of Mariupol.
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'Many violations' in Russian vote

Monday, December 5th 2011, 19:04

International observers cite numerous violations in Sunday's parliamentary elections in Russia as protesters hold a rally in Moscow.
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'Militant plot foiled' in Russia

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 11:56

Nine suspected militants are killed in southern Russia as security forces they have foiled planned terrorist attacks.
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'Militants killed' in Russia raid

Monday, November 12th 2007, 10:17

Russian troops kill up to eight suspected militants in the southern republic of Dagestan, officials say.
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'Miracle on ice' coach Tikhonov dies

Monday, November 24th 2014, 10:46
related places: Tikhonov

Russian ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov - in charge of the Soviet team for the 'miracle on ice' defeat - has passed away.
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'Missile parts' at MH17 crash site

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 16:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Ukraine Ukraine

Fragments of a suspected Russian missile system have been found at the site of the Flight MH17 crash in Ukraine, investigators in the Netherlands say.
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'Monitoring deal' on Ukraine truce

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 11:30
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukrainian, Russian, French and German leaders agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.
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'Motorola': Ukraine rebels accuse Kiev over commander's death

Monday, October 17th 2016, 12:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk probe the assassination of a commander considered a war criminal by Ukrainian authorities.
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'Mysterious death' of Russian spy

Monday, January 31st 2011, 16:25

Russian police investigate the suspicious death of a colonel in Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, who apparently fell out of a window, media say.
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'Negligence' behind Total boss death

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 17:45

Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.
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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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'New evidence in anti-Putin plot'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 21:19

Russia's top investigative agency says it has proof that opposition supporters were trained overseas to help prepare an alleged coup in Russia.
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'No breakthrough' in Ukraine talks

Friday, October 17th 2014, 17:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine hold talks with EU leaders, with no apparent breakthrough on how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
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'No deal' in Ukraine gas row talks

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 21:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Resolving the disagreement between Ukraine and Russia over gas prices could take days, the European Commission has said.
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'No end in sight' for Russia in Syria

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 14:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's Syria operation looks increasingly long-term
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