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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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Is it all going swimmingly for Vladimir Putin?

By Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington After more than two years of economic contraction, Russia seems to have

By Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington After more than two years of economic contraction, Russia seems to have

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EU vows to keep sanctions on Russia

EU foreign ministers plan to keep sanctions in place against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

EU foreign ministers plan to keep sanctions in place against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

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Republicans slam Trump for suggesting US as bad as 'killer' Putin

The US president's apparent moral equivalence between America and Russia has been condemned in the US, while Moscow is angry at Fox News' depiction of Vladimir Putin.

The US president's apparent moral equivalence between America and Russia has been condemned in the US, while Moscow is angry at Fox News' depiction of Vladimir Putin.

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Russia calls NATO deployment in Poland threat to national security

NATO is deploying armour and troops in Poland for its biggest military exercises in years, but Moscow has called the move an agressive step threatening Russian national security.

NATO is deploying armour and troops in Poland for its biggest military exercises in years, but Moscow has called the move an agressive step threatening Russian national security.

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US tanks and troops arrive in Poland

Hundreds of military vehicles and more than 3000 US troops have begun arriving in Poland.

Hundreds of military vehicles and more than 3000 US troops have begun arriving in Poland.

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We are not seeking enemies - Putin

The Russian president has given his highly-anticipated annual address to the country's Federal Assembly in the Kremlin.

The Russian president has given his highly-anticipated annual address to the country's Federal Assembly in the Kremlin.

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EU passes anti-propaganda resolution, angers Russia's Putin

Russia and Islamist terrorist groups are increasingly targeting the EU with propaganda – the warning in a resolution approved by MEPs, which aims to combat anti-Europe…

Russia and Islamist terrorist groups are increasingly targeting the EU with propaganda – the warning in a resolution approved by MEPs, which aims to combat anti-Europe…

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Russian economy minister charged with bribery

60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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United Russia claims majority in state Duma

Natalia Marshalkovich: "How should we interpret the results of the Russian general election? We are joined from Paris by Tatiana Stanovaya from the Centre for Political Technologies.

Natalia Marshalkovich: "How should we interpret the results of the Russian general election? We are joined from Paris by Tatiana Stanovaya from the Centre for Political Technologies.

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Russian election: Putin's party wins absolute majority

President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party is on track to take more than three-quarters of the 450 seats following this weekend’s parliamentary elections.

President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party is on track to take more than three-quarters of the 450 seats following this weekend’s parliamentary elections.

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United Russia Party's victory clears way for Putin's 4th term

Putin’s, United Russia party’s landslide victory in this weekend’s parliamentary elections, where they were on track to increase their majority to 76 percent, gives Vladimir Putin a clear run at a fou

Putin’s, United Russia party’s landslide victory in this weekend’s parliamentary elections, where they were on track to increase their majority to 76 percent, gives Vladimir Putin a clear run at a fou

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Russians go to polls in parliamentary election

Russians are going to the polls in a parliamentary election, expected to give the ruling United Russia party even greater dominance of the lower house.

Russians are going to the polls in a parliamentary election, expected to give the ruling United Russia party even greater dominance of the lower house.

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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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United Russia halts popularity slide as Russian election looms

Euronews journalist Marina Ostrovskaya looks ahead to Russia's upcoming general election: "On Sunday Russia goes to the polls to elect a new parliament. Could the result change the political landscape

Euronews journalist Marina Ostrovskaya looks ahead to Russia's upcoming general election: "On Sunday Russia goes to the polls to elect a new parliament. Could the result change the political landscape

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Putin says he is not planning to downgrade relations with Ukraine

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said he is not planning to reduce ties with Ukraine despite accused Kyiv of attempting to stage acts of sabotage in Crimea.

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said he is not planning to reduce ties with Ukraine despite accused Kyiv of attempting to stage acts of sabotage in Crimea.

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Only half of Russians remember the 1991 failed Soviet coup - poll

Russians have marked the 25th anniversary of a coup attempt, when a group of hardline members of the USSR Communist Party tried to seize power from then-Soviet president Mikhail…

Russians have marked the 25th anniversary of a coup attempt, when a group of hardline members of the USSR Communist Party tried to seize power from then-Soviet president Mikhail…

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Why has Iran let Russia use its bases for bombing Syria?

Images of Russian jets bombing Syria have become commonplace since Russia decided to enter the war in support of the Assad regime last September.

Images of Russian jets bombing Syria have become commonplace since Russia decided to enter the war in support of the Assad regime last September.

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Vladimir is waiting for Tayyip

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan met in St.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan met in St.

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Turkey / Russia : Relations on the mend

A meeting between the Russian and Turkish Presidents seems to have gone some way towards mending their bilateral relations.

A meeting between the Russian and Turkish Presidents seems to have gone some way towards mending their bilateral relations.