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Russia restricts Belarusian airline


April 6th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarusian national airline Belavia said it has been barred from performing flights to all destinations in Russia except Moscow.Russia and former Soviet state Belarus have ... Read more...

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17 killed in Moscow fire (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 17 people died in a fire that swept through a market warehouse in Moscow early Tuesday, Russia's emergencies ministry said.The fire began around ... Read more...

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International observers say Russian vote ‘clearly skewed’ for Putin


March 5th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, Russia (BNO NEWS) -- Although voting procedures were generally followed during Russia's presidential election, there was evidence of fraud and campaign conditions were 'clearly skewed' in favor of Prime Minister Vladimir ... Read more...

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Russian man goes on stabbing spree in Moscow


December 10th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Russian drug addict went on a stabbing spree in the capital of Moscow on early Friday afternoon, local media reported, killing two people.The attack began at ... Read more...

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Russia kicks off ‘day of silence’ ahead of general elections


December 4th, 2011 - 2:54 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Saturday began its so-called 'day of silence' as the country prepares to hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, local media reported.The so-called 'day of silence' is ... Read more...

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Medvedev, Obama to discuss missile defence


November 11th, 2011 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart Barack Obama will discuss missile defence issues on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ... Read more...

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Russia places boxes for mothers to drop off unwanted babies


November 8th, 2011 - 3:19 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russian hospitals have begun to introduce so-called baby boxes where new mothers will be able to place their unwanted newborns, officials said on Monday.According to the RIA ... Read more...

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Russia and Iceland sign geothermal energy deal


October 24th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Officials from the governments of Russia and Iceland signed an agreement on Monday morning to produce geothermal energy, local media reported.The two European countries agreed to design ... Read more...

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‘Putin-Mona Lisa’ portrait sold for $300,000


October 1st, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) "Putin-Mona Lisa", an unusal portrait of the Russian prime minister,has been auctioned for 220,000 euros ($300,000) in Moscow, Russia's NTV TV-channel reported Friday.The portrait, made ... Read more...

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Russian fighter jet crashes into mountain range, killing two


September 6th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Russian fighter jet crashed in the central region of the country, killing both pilots on board, officials said on Tuesday.The Mikoyan MiG-31 fighter jet belonging to ... Read more...

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Transport plane crash in Russia’s Far East kills 11


August 9th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 11 people died after a Russian cargo plane crashed on Tuesday, officials said.An Antonov-12 transport plane was en route from Magadan to Chukotka in Russia's ... Read more...

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Former Russian spy sentenced 25 years for helping U.S.


June 28th, 2011 - 7:05 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A former Russian spy who helped U.S. authorities was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in prison by a Russian military court, local media reported.Alexander Poteyev, who ... Read more...

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Russia-China trade turnover doubles to $60 bn in 2010


June 4th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Trade turnover between Russia and China doubled to $60 billion last year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said during a meeting with Chinese Defence ... Read more...

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Two deported Russian spies file property claim against U.S.


March 28th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two members of a Russian spy ring, disrupted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) last year, on Monday filed property claim against the United States in ... Read more...

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Russia imposes entry ban on Japanese officials for comments on islands dispute


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:28 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Wednesday imposed an entry ban on two Japanese CEOs for their comments over the Kuril Islands dispute, RIA Novosti reported.The Russian Interior Ministry imposed the ... Read more...

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Russia says U.S. intervention in Kuril Islands dispute with Japan is unacceptable


February 25th, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday said that the United States attempts to intervene in the Japan-Russia dispute over the Kuril Islands are unacceptable.On Monday, the Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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Russia to retaliate for diplomat’s expulsion from Ireland


February 2nd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Wednesday vowed to retaliate for the expulsion of a diplomat from Ireland for alleged involvement in espionage, RIA Novosti reported.Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov ... Read more...

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Russian parliament votes in favor of police reform bill


January 29th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- The lower house of the Russian Parliament, the State Duma, on Friday voted in favor of the police reform bill, RIA Novosti reported.The police reform legislation was ... Read more...

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Russia resumes oil deliveries to Belarus after price agreement


January 26th, 2011 - 1:52 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Tuesday announced the resuming of oil deliveries to Belarus after the two countries agreed on oil price, RIA Novosti reported.Russia's state-controlled oil pipeline monopoly Transneft ... Read more...

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Russia’s Karymsky volcano erupts


December 27th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Russian Karymsky volcano erupted on Sunday, spewing out hot ash clouds rising up to 4.3 kilometers (2.67 miles) high, local media reported on Monday.The 1,486-meter (4,875-foot) ... Read more...

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Russia’s lower house approves first reading of START treaty ratification


December 25th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russia's State Duma, the lower house of Parliament, on Friday approved the first reading of the ratification bill of the START treaty, the RIA Novosti news agency ... Read more...

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Former Russian spy Chapman begins political career


December 24th, 2010 - 4:02 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Former Russian spy Anna Chapman is looking to kick start her political career after gaining international fame when she was arrested along with 10 other alleged Russian ... Read more...

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South Ossetia to take Georgia’s currency out of circulation


December 21st, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- South Ossetia, a disputed former part of the Georgian republic, on Monday announced that it will remove the Georgian currency from circulation beginning on January 10, the ... Read more...

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Moscow rail terminal briefly evacuated over hoax bomb threat


December 17th, 2010 - 1:46 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Moscow's downtown Kievsky Rail Terminal was briefly evacuated on Wednesday due to a hoax bomb threat, local authorities said on Thursday.Bomb experts with sniffer dogs arrived to ... Read more...

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Moscow police clear Manezh Square in fear of more riots


December 14th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russian police on Monday cleared Moscow's Manezh Square to prevent more riots like the ones on Saturday in protest of the death of a football fan, the ... Read more...

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South Ossetia to discuss Georgia’s peace proposal in Geneva


December 9th, 2010 - 1:39 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- South Ossetia presidential envoy Boris Chochiev on Wednesday announced that the independent state will discuss the peace proposal sent by Georgia to the international community in Geneva ... Read more...

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DRDO conducts successful maiden flight test of Kaveri Engine


November 4th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously designed and developed 'Kaveri Engine' during the Flying Test Bed (FTB) Trials at Gromov Flight ... Read more...

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Russian President Medvedev visits disputed islands, angering Japan


November 1st, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday visited one of the the disputed south Kuril Islands, located in the far east of Russia and northern area of Japan.Medvedev ... Read more...

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Ex Sleeper Spy Anna Chapman Hired by Russian Bank


October 12th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Anna Chapman, former Russian sleeper spy and overall celebrity has now become the new face of a bank in Moscow, Russia.FondServisBank is connected to Russian aerospace companies, and has hired ... Read more...

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Poland unhappy with Russia’s investigation on plane crash that killed President Kaczynski


September 24th, 2010 - 1:21 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) – Poland on Thursday expressed its dissatisfaction with the progress of the Russian investigation on the accident in which President Lech Kaczynski lost his life among other high-ranking ... Read more...

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Russian scientist calls for global action to prevent polar bear extinction


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:59 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Russian scientist on Wednesday called on global action in order to prevent the extinction of polar bears as human activity and global warming threatens the world's ... Read more...

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Gymnastics Canada confirms team for Delhi CWG


September 16th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.16 (ANI): Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique and Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) recently confirmed the gymnastics athletes and coaches named to Team Canada for the XIXth Commonwealth Games in Delhi, this October.The ... Read more...

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Wrestling team for CWG announced


August 9th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Indian wrestling team for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games was announced here Monday. World championship medallist Ramesh Kumar (74kg category) has been left out of the ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie sizzles on the red carpet in Russia


July 26th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 26 (ANI): Angelina Jolie set the eyes rolling when she stepped in a super sexy dress matching the red carpet, for the premiere of her latest ... Read more...

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Nalbandian sees Argentina through to Davis Cup semis


July 11th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (DPA) Injury comeback king David Nalbandian put Argentina through to the Davis Cup semifinals as he completed his country's first away defeat of Russia, handing the South Americans ... Read more...

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