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Russians try to decipher Trump's policy towards Moscow

Two days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president, and like the rest of the world, Muscovites are waiting to see how Russian-US relations will change once he takes…

Two days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president, and like the rest of the world, Muscovites are waiting to see how Russian-US relations will change once he takes…

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Russian figures claim Trump scandal an Obama ruse to scupper better relations

Russian politicians are bemused by the chaotic transition in US politics, and most are convinced it is a Democrat ploy to sabotage any Trump rapprochement with Moscow.

Russian politicians are bemused by the chaotic transition in US politics, and most are convinced it is a Democrat ploy to sabotage any Trump rapprochement with Moscow.

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Russian serial killer admits to killing 81 women

Mikhail “The Werewolf” Popkov already serving a life-sentence for murdering 22 women, admitted to police he murdered 59 others

Mikhail “The Werewolf” Popkov already serving a life-sentence for murdering 22 women, admitted to police he murdered 59 others

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Russians attend midnight mass to mark Orthodox Christmas

Russian Orthodox Christians have been celebrating Christmas, attending special midnight mass held in churches and cathedrals across the country.

Russian Orthodox Christians have been celebrating Christmas, attending special midnight mass held in churches and cathedrals across the country.

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Russia reduces forces in Syria but civil war rages on

It is ‘mission accomplished’ for the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier – now headed back to Russia after completing its operations in waters off Syria.

It is ‘mission accomplished’ for the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier – now headed back to Russia after completing its operations in waters off Syria.

Culture

The life of a woman who grows a tail in Ivan Tverdovsky's film 'Zoology'

‘Zoology’ is the story of Natasha, a middle-aged woman stuck in an unhappy daily routine, who one day grows a tail, which, as you can imagine changes her life.

‘Zoology’ is the story of Natasha, a middle-aged woman stuck in an unhappy daily routine, who one day grows a tail, which, as you can imagine changes her life.

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Expelled Russian diplomats arrive back in Moscow

A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats and their families, who have been expelled by order of President Barack Obama, has arrived back in Moscow.

A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats and their families, who have been expelled by order of President Barack Obama, has arrived back in Moscow.

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Putin: Russia 'will not expel anyone' in US diplomatic row

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had called for tit-for-tat retaliation against Washington by declaring 35 US diplomats 'persona non grata'.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had called for tit-for-tat retaliation against Washington by declaring 35 US diplomats 'persona non grata'.

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Russia rules out explosion on plane that crashed into Black Sea

Russia's defence ministry says no evidence has been found of a fire or an explosion as a possible cause for the plane crash in the Black Sea on Christmas Day.

Russia's defence ministry says no evidence has been found of a fire or an explosion as a possible cause for the plane crash in the Black Sea on Christmas Day.

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"The flaps, hell" - the last words of Russian plane crew

Russian investigators say faulty flaps on the wings of one of their Defence Ministry planes caused it to crash into the Black Sea with the loss of all 92 people on board on Sunday.

Russian investigators say faulty flaps on the wings of one of their Defence Ministry planes caused it to crash into the Black Sea with the loss of all 92 people on board on Sunday.

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Russia rows back on admission of "institutional" doping

Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA said the "impression had wrongly been given that its leadership recognised there had been an "institutional conspiracy."

Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA said the "impression had wrongly been given that its leadership recognised there had been an "institutional conspiracy."

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Russian crash probe points to wing flap failure - reports

Russian investigators probing the Christmas Day Sochi plane crash believe a fault with the aircraft’s wing flaps is to blame, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing an investigative…

Russian investigators probing the Christmas Day Sochi plane crash believe a fault with the aircraft’s wing flaps is to blame, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing an investigative…

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The story behind the Tupolev-154

The Tupolev-154 is a Russian aircraft which was designed towards the end of the 1960’s.

The Tupolev-154 is a Russian aircraft which was designed towards the end of the 1960’s.

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Russia plane crash: more fragments and bodies pulled from Black Sea

Amid a huge search for Russian military plane which crashed on Sunday, several large fragments and bodies from the jet have been pulled from the Black Sea.

Amid a huge search for Russian military plane which crashed on Sunday, several large fragments and bodies from the jet have been pulled from the Black Sea.

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Russia mourns plane crash victims

Flags are being flown at half mast both at the Kremlin and across Russia, as the country held a national day of mourning on Monday for the 92 victims on board the Tu-154 military…

Flags are being flown at half mast both at the Kremlin and across Russia, as the country held a national day of mourning on Monday for the 92 victims on board the Tu-154 military…

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Russia mourns plane crash dead

Sochi’s seafront has become a place of mourning, as residents lay flowers and light candles to honour the victims of Sunday’s plane crash.

Sochi’s seafront has become a place of mourning, as residents lay flowers and light candles to honour the victims of Sunday’s plane crash.

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Russia crash: Media crews perish on doomed aircraft

Russian television is mourning nine of its own – reporters and TV crew members from three different channels were on board the military plane that crashed early on Sunday en route to…

Russian television is mourning nine of its own – reporters and TV crew members from three different channels were on board the military plane that crashed early on Sunday en route to…

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Putin declares Day of Mourning for Russia plane crash victims

Muscovites laid floral tributes at the headquarters of the famed Alexandrov Ensemble choir on Sunday, after at least 60 of its members were killed in the crash of a Russian military plane en route to…

Muscovites laid floral tributes at the headquarters of the famed Alexandrov Ensemble choir on Sunday, after at least 60 of its members were killed in the crash of a Russian military plane en route to…

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Russian military plane carrying army choir crashes near Sochi

A Russian defence ministry plane, carrying 92 people on route to Syria, has crashed into the Black Sea near Sochi, the defence ministry said.

A Russian defence ministry plane, carrying 92 people on route to Syria, has crashed into the Black Sea near Sochi, the defence ministry said.

Sport

Putin denies state-sponsored doping programme in Russia

Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday once again denied allegations of state-sponsored doping programme in the country, but admitted Russia “does have problems with…

Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday once again denied allegations of state-sponsored doping programme in the country, but admitted Russia “does have problems with…