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Child porn row shuts down US photographer's Moscow show

An exhibition in Moscow by a well-known US photographer, Jock Sturges, has closed following a protest over alleged depictions of naked children.

An exhibition in Moscow by a well-known US photographer, Jock Sturges, has closed following a protest over alleged depictions of naked children.

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Russian sociologist Denis Volkov muses on the country's electoral mood

Serguei Doubine interviews Denis Volkov from the Levada-Center, a Russian independent, non-governmental polling and sociological research organisation, about the upcoming election.

Serguei Doubine interviews Denis Volkov from the Levada-Center, a Russian independent, non-governmental polling and sociological research organisation, about the upcoming election.

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Syria opposition says Russia-US plan to end war must be like its own

The main body representing Syrian opposition groups has set out its plan to end the war under which President al-Assad would step down after six months of talks.

The main body representing Syrian opposition groups has set out its plan to end the war under which President al-Assad would step down after six months of talks.

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Military Music Festival wows Moscow

The International Military Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower”, one of the world’s three largest military tattoos, lowered its curtain on Saturday night in Moscow.

The International Military Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower”, one of the world’s three largest military tattoos, lowered its curtain on Saturday night in Moscow.

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Twenty five years ago the USSR collapsed

It’s 1991 and President Mikhail Gorbachev has brought in Perestroika, a set of reforms to the Soviet system but he’s still trying to keep Communism alive.

It’s 1991 and President Mikhail Gorbachev has brought in Perestroika, a set of reforms to the Soviet system but he’s still trying to keep Communism alive.

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Moscow: wakeboarders take to the streets following torrential rain

Russian wakeboard riders seized an opportunity to show off their skills in Moscow after water flooded the city streets following torrential rain on Monday.

Russian wakeboard riders seized an opportunity to show off their skills in Moscow after water flooded the city streets following torrential rain on Monday.

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Russia deploys missile system to Crimea

It comes two days after President Vladimir Putin promised counter-measures after what he said were clashes between Russian forces and Ukrainian saboteurs in northern Crimea.

It comes two days after President Vladimir Putin promised counter-measures after what he said were clashes between Russian forces and Ukrainian saboteurs in northern Crimea.

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Syria: Russia announces brief halt in Aleppo action

Russian forces in Syria have declared a three-hour daily halt to air strikes on Aleppo in order to let vital humanitarian aid to get in.

Russian forces in Syria have declared a three-hour daily halt to air strikes on Aleppo in order to let vital humanitarian aid to get in.

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Threadbare Russian Olympic team en route to Rio

A threadbare Russian Olympic team gathered at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport to board a flight to Rio.

A threadbare Russian Olympic team gathered at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport to board a flight to Rio.

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Trump calls on Russia to hack Clinton's emails

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has just invited Russia to spy on his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has just invited Russia to spy on his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

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Moscow: baby strollers parade

The parade of baby strollers – a colorful festival, which is held since 2008, took place in Moscow Gorky Park this Saturday.

The parade of baby strollers – a colorful festival, which is held since 2008, took place in Moscow Gorky Park this Saturday.

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Radical performance artist Pavlensky released in Moscow

Radical political performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky has been set free by a Moscow court after spending seven months in jail.

Radical political performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky has been set free by a Moscow court after spending seven months in jail.

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Italian region votes to scrap anti-Russian sanctions

A council in Italy’s northeastern Veneto region, is urging its national government to abandon EU international policy and recognise Crimea as being part of…

A council in Italy’s northeastern Veneto region, is urging its national government to abandon EU international policy and recognise Crimea as being part of…

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CSKA Moscow wins 7th Euroleague title

CSKA Moscow produced a stunning performance to edge out Fenebahce 101-96 and claim their seventh Euroleague title in Berlin on Sunday. The Russian

CSKA Moscow produced a stunning performance to edge out Fenebahce 101-96 and claim their seventh Euroleague title in Berlin on Sunday. The Russian

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Russia: three dead after mass ethnic brawl at Moscow cemetery

A large black car lay upturned in the street. The windows of others parked nearby had all been smashed. A body covered by a black plastic sheet lay

A large black car lay upturned in the street. The windows of others parked nearby had all been smashed. A body covered by a black plastic sheet lay

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London and Moscow swap iconic art

London’s National Portrait Gallery and the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow are both marking their 160th anniversary this year. They have decided to

London’s National Portrait Gallery and the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow are both marking their 160th anniversary this year. They have decided to

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Moscow authorities defend bulldozing of small businesses

The authorities in Moscow have defended their right to demolish small businesses they say are illegal and unsafe. Last week they sent bulldozers to

The authorities in Moscow have defended their right to demolish small businesses they say are illegal and unsafe. Last week they sent bulldozers to

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Modern warfare brings ancient Aleppo to its knees

Syrian government forces are tightening the noose on the city of Aleppo, which since almost the very start of the Syrian civil war has mostly been in

Syrian government forces are tightening the noose on the city of Aleppo, which since almost the very start of the Syrian civil war has mostly been in

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Moscow criticised for flattening kiosks

Moscow authorities have been criticised for the late-night destruction of a number of small businesses around the city. The mayor’s office gave

Moscow authorities have been criticised for the late-night destruction of a number of small businesses around the city. The mayor’s office gave

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Moscow demolishes illegal metro kiosks in night of long shovels

Moscow has begun the large-scale demolition of kiosks and small shopping centres. Sergei Shogurov, head of the capital’s real estate inspectorate

Moscow has begun the large-scale demolition of kiosks and small shopping centres. Sergei Shogurov, head of the capital’s real estate inspectorate

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Russian recession set to deepen says central bank

Russia's economy is set to dip deeper into recession according to the latest central bank forecasts as the Kremlin looks at selling stakes in state owned companies.

Russia's economy is set to dip deeper into recession according to the latest central bank forecasts as the Kremlin looks at selling stakes in state owned companies.

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Moscow's homeless living in sewers to escape the cold

Homelessness is on the rise in the capital as the Russian economy suffers from the falling price of oil, its main export.

Homelessness is on the rise in the capital as the Russian economy suffers from the falling price of oil, its main export.

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Ukraine retaliates to end free trade with Russia with own embargo

Following Russia’s ban on Ukrainian free trade in an escalation of Moscow’s squeezing of the barely-functioning economy, the Ukrainian parliament has

Following Russia’s ban on Ukrainian free trade in an escalation of Moscow’s squeezing of the barely-functioning economy, the Ukrainian parliament has