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Russia accuses Estonian man of spying

An Estonian man has reportedly been arrested in St Petersburg, suspected of spying. He is accused of gathering classified information about the

An Estonian man has reportedly been arrested in St Petersburg, suspected of spying. He is accused of gathering classified information about the

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Sinai plane crash: the impact of social media

Russia is reeling from the worst air disaster in its history. Of the 224 people on board the Kogalymavia plane from Sharm el-Sheikh, 219 were Russian

Russia is reeling from the worst air disaster in its history. Of the 224 people on board the Kogalymavia plane from Sharm el-Sheikh, 219 were Russian

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Sinai plane crash: first bodies arrive back in Russia

A plane arrives on the tarmac at Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg. But this is no ordinary flight. On board are the first 144 bodies recovered from a

A plane arrives on the tarmac at Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg. But this is no ordinary flight. On board are the first 144 bodies recovered from a

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The Russian remains of Sinai crash victims are flown home

The first of the 224 victims from the Sinai plane crash have been flown home to St Petersburg. The remains of around 144 passengers are said to have

The first of the 224 victims from the Sinai plane crash have been flown home to St Petersburg. The remains of around 144 passengers are said to have

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Russia mourns the victims of Sinai plane crash

Russia is observing a day of mourning for the victims of Saturday’s plane crash in which 224 people died. Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg, the

Russia is observing a day of mourning for the victims of Saturday’s plane crash in which 224 people died. Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg, the

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Protesters angry over destruction of 'Mephistopheles' in St Petersburg

The smashing of a 100-year-old mythical demon sculpture on the facade of a St Petersburg building angers locals over the religiously-motivated act of 'vandalism'.

The smashing of a 100-year-old mythical demon sculpture on the facade of a St Petersburg building angers locals over the religiously-motivated act of 'vandalism'.

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Saint Petersburg: The Art of Life

Varya Kozhevnikova is a blogger and photographer from Saint Petersburg. She first came to the city as a tourist but liked it so much that she moved

Varya Kozhevnikova is a blogger and photographer from Saint Petersburg. She first came to the city as a tourist but liked it so much that she moved

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Russian Hermitage museum celebrates 250th anniversary

The Russian Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg has celebrated its 250th anniversary with a dazzling light show

The Russian Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg has celebrated its 250th anniversary with a dazzling light show

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Apple memorial dismantled in Russia after CEO Cook comes out as gay

A memorial to Apple founder Steve Jobs has been dismantled in the Russian city of St Petersburg after the man who succeeded him at the helm of the

A memorial to Apple founder Steve Jobs has been dismantled in the Russian city of St Petersburg after the man who succeeded him at the helm of the

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Russia: Aurora battle cruiser leaves St. Petersburg after 60 years

Iconic Russian battle cruiser, the Aurora, has been towed from its location in St. Petersburg to Kronstadt for repairs. The ship played a crucial

Iconic Russian battle cruiser, the Aurora, has been towed from its location in St. Petersburg to Kronstadt for repairs. The ship played a crucial

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Postcards from Russia: State Hermitage apps proving popular

Mention St. Petersburg and what often comes to mind is the wonderful Hermitage museum, a favourite of many travellers. Key facts about the

Mention St. Petersburg and what often comes to mind is the wonderful Hermitage museum, a favourite of many travellers. Key facts about the

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Villas-Boas takes the helm at Zenit St-Petersburg

Former Porto, Chelsea and Spurs boss, Andre Villas-Boas, has agreed to coach Zenit St Petersburg, according to the Russian club. The 36-year-old

Former Porto, Chelsea and Spurs boss, Andre Villas-Boas, has agreed to coach Zenit St Petersburg, according to the Russian club. The 36-year-old

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Remembering the liberation of Leningrad 70 years on

Residents of St. Petersburg have been remembering the end of the siege of Leningrad 70 years ago. The blockade by Nazi troops lasted for two and a

Residents of St. Petersburg have been remembering the end of the siege of Leningrad 70 years ago. The blockade by Nazi troops lasted for two and a

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Fabergé eggs on show in St Petersburg

A new museum has opened in the former imperial capital of St Petersburg displaying a glittering collection of Fabergé eggs once owned by the Russian

A new museum has opened in the former imperial capital of St Petersburg displaying a glittering collection of Fabergé eggs once owned by the Russian

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Russia strike gold on day one of Judo Grand Prix

Russia proved to be the dominant nation on day one of the Judo Grand Prix in Qingdao, China. Natalia Kuziutina claimed gold in the women’s -52 kilo

Russia proved to be the dominant nation on day one of the Judo Grand Prix in Qingdao, China. Natalia Kuziutina claimed gold in the women’s -52 kilo

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Rambo shows his artistic side in St Petersburg

Hollywood action man Sylvester Stallone is grabbing the limelight once again but not for his acting. This time its for his art work. Six of his

Hollywood action man Sylvester Stallone is grabbing the limelight once again but not for his acting. This time its for his art work. Six of his

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Akanov shines in Russia

Kyrgyzstan’s Nurbek Akanov held his nerve to take gold in the belt wrestling event at the World Combat Games in St Petersburg on Friday. The

Kyrgyzstan’s Nurbek Akanov held his nerve to take gold in the belt wrestling event at the World Combat Games in St Petersburg on Friday. The

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World Combat Games: Grappling for gold

Oleg Bagov continued Russia’s fine showing in the wrestling disciplines at the World Combat Games in St Petersburg. Bagov thrilled the home crowd

Oleg Bagov continued Russia’s fine showing in the wrestling disciplines at the World Combat Games in St Petersburg. Bagov thrilled the home crowd

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2013 World Combat Games

South Korea’s Lee Kengho celebrated gold in the men’s individual Kendo at the World Combat Games in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Having dispatched

South Korea’s Lee Kengho celebrated gold in the men’s individual Kendo at the World Combat Games in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Having dispatched

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World Combat Games

Miki Kobayashi of Japan won gold in the women’s karate -55kg final on the third day of the World Combat Games in Saint Petersburg

Miki Kobayashi of Japan won gold in the women’s karate -55kg final on the third day of the World Combat Games in Saint Petersburg

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Japan beat Brazil to take team gold

Natsumi Gomi’s team-mates kept their composure to hand Japan an emphatic 4-1 win over Brazil in the final of the women’s team event in St. Petersburg

Natsumi Gomi’s team-mates kept their composure to hand Japan an emphatic 4-1 win over Brazil in the final of the women’s team event in St. Petersburg

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G20 ends amid discord

The smiles at the traditional family photo at the end of the G20 summit in Russia disguised deep divisions. Supposedly about the world economy, the

The smiles at the traditional family photo at the end of the G20 summit in Russia disguised deep divisions. Supposedly about the world economy, the

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G20 focuses on tax dodging

Despite the Syria dispute overshadowing the G20 Summit’s focus on the economy, participants are trying to forge a united front on growth, trade

Despite the Syria dispute overshadowing the G20 Summit’s focus on the economy, participants are trying to forge a united front on growth, trade

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Putin and Medvedev in lingerie painting seized by Russian police

Police in Russia have seized a painting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wearing women’s lingerie from an art

Police in Russia have seized a painting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wearing women’s lingerie from an art

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Russia gay rights protest ends in arrests

As many celebrated gay pride across the world, a peaceful protest for gay rights in Russia descended into violence as anti-gay protesters threw eggs

As many celebrated gay pride across the world, a peaceful protest for gay rights in Russia descended into violence as anti-gay protesters threw eggs

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Star-studded gala opens new Mariinsky in St. Petersburg

All the big names in Russian opera and ballet performed at a recent gala to open the new Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. Guests were

All the big names in Russian opera and ballet performed at a recent gala to open the new Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. Guests were

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Mariinsky ballet dances on new stage

Leading Russian ballet and opera company the Mariinsky is preparing to officially open its new home. The Mariinsky Two theatre has been built just

Leading Russian ballet and opera company the Mariinsky is preparing to officially open its new home. The Mariinsky Two theatre has been built just

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Traveller’s Diary: Saint Petersburg

Having visited other Russian cities, the first thing you notice in the northern capital is how surprisingly well-preserved is its historic

Having visited other Russian cities, the first thing you notice in the northern capital is how surprisingly well-preserved is its historic