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Green liquid attack does not deter Putin opponent Navalny

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sprayed with a green liquid by an unknown assailant in Siberia on Monday – but he turned the attack to his…

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sprayed with a green liquid by an unknown assailant in Siberia on Monday – but he turned the attack to his…

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Moscow zoo sues after nude raccoon photoshoot

A Moscow petting zoo has filed a lawsuit against an advertising company for having rented a raccoon for a nude photoshoot

A Moscow petting zoo has filed a lawsuit against an advertising company for having rented a raccoon for a nude photoshoot

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Eurovision in Ukraine: Russian entry causes controversy

The conflict between Kyiv and Moscow looks set to enter a new arena after Russia announced its musical entry for this year’s Eurovision song contest.

The conflict between Kyiv and Moscow looks set to enter a new arena after Russia announced its musical entry for this year’s Eurovision song contest.

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Sochi shopkeeper pardoned over "military texts"

A shopkeeper from Sochi who was convicted of treason last year has been pardoned and and freed from a Moscow prison.

A shopkeeper from Sochi who was convicted of treason last year has been pardoned and and freed from a Moscow prison.

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Russia and Turkey hail Syria cooperation and strengthen ties

Putting past problems behind them on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his visiting Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hailed their military cooperation in…

Putting past problems behind them on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his visiting Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hailed their military cooperation in…

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Moscow to raze more than 10 percent of its housing

The city of Moscow will undergo a major facelift under a plan by mayor Sergei Sobyanin to modernise the housing of at least 1.6 million people

The city of Moscow will undergo a major facelift under a plan by mayor Sergei Sobyanin to modernise the housing of at least 1.6 million people

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Communists mark anniversary of Stalin's death

Russian Communists marked the anniversary of Joseph Stalin’s death with a march in Moscow on Sunday (March 5).

Russian Communists marked the anniversary of Joseph Stalin’s death with a march in Moscow on Sunday (March 5).

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Russian lawmaker proposes to legalise football hooliganism

A leading politician in Russia's legislative assembly has proposed turning behaviour which has plagued football in Europe into a sport of its own

A leading politician in Russia's legislative assembly has proposed turning behaviour which has plagued football in Europe into a sport of its own

Sport

SilkWay gets new drivers, teams and challenges for 2017

The Silk Way, one of the world's toughest rallies, announces star drivers and new teams for the 2017 edition taking in Russia, Kazakhstan, and China

The Silk Way, one of the world's toughest rallies, announces star drivers and new teams for the 2017 edition taking in Russia, Kazakhstan, and China

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Putin admits sports anti-doping system broken in Russia

Putin promises new anti-drugs body for Russian sport to replace "broken" system for which Russia only has itself to blame.

Putin promises new anti-drugs body for Russian sport to replace "broken" system for which Russia only has itself to blame.

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Russian anti-Kremlin activist freed after conviction overturned

Russia has released anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin from a Siberian prison after the Supreme Court overturned his conviction on Wednesday.

Russia has released anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin from a Siberian prison after the Supreme Court overturned his conviction on Wednesday.

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Russia honours fallen diplomat Vitaly Churkin

Russia's late ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, has been honoured in Moscow at a memorial service.

Russia's late ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, has been honoured in Moscow at a memorial service.

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Jailed Kremlin critic Ildar Dadin's jail term quashed

Russia’s supreme court has overturned the conviction of jailed opposition activist Ildar Dadin and ordered his release.

Russia’s supreme court has overturned the conviction of jailed opposition activist Ildar Dadin and ordered his release.

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Russia's UN ambassador dies

64-year-old Vitaly Churkin had served as Moscow's permanent representative to the UN in New York since 2006.

64-year-old Vitaly Churkin had served as Moscow's permanent representative to the UN in New York since 2006.

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Russia defends decision to recognise rebel passports in eastern Ukraine

The RIA news agency quotes the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying the order is temporary. Russian officials are also quoted as saying the order corresponds with international law.

The RIA news agency quotes the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying the order is temporary. Russian officials are also quoted as saying the order corresponds with international law.

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Russian sport lovers ride dog sleds through Siberian snow

Several dozen Siberian sports fans gathered on Saturday (February 18) in a snow-covered field outside the city of Irkutsk to take part in a dog sled race.

Several dozen Siberian sports fans gathered on Saturday (February 18) in a snow-covered field outside the city of Irkutsk to take part in a dog sled race.

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Russian warships welcomed home after Syria mission

Russia’s navy holds an honouring ceremony in Severomorsk to welcome back the crews of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Pyotr Veliky heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser returning from S

Russia’s navy holds an honouring ceremony in Severomorsk to welcome back the crews of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Pyotr Veliky heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser returning from S