Russia’s floating nuclear power plant begins journey to destination

Russia’s floating nuclear power plant begins journey to destination

Environmentalists have hit out at plans for the facility on the Arctic coast.

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Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny released after month in prison

Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny released after month in prison

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released after spending a month in jail for calling for an unsanctioned protest.

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Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

Sunday’s test came after the US and Russia withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

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Russian fighter wards off Nato jet nearing minister’s plane

Russian fighter wards off Nato jet nearing minister’s plane

The footage showed a Russian Su-27 manoeuvring to drive off an F-18 fighter that flew close to the minister’s plane.

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Five dead in Russian missile test explosion

Five dead in Russian missile test explosion

The explosion occurred at a military shooting range in Nyonoksa.

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RAF Typhoon jets intercept Russian military aircraft near Estonia

RAF Typhoon jets intercept Russian military aircraft near Estonia

The British fighters targeted the Russian IL-76 military transport aircraft on Sunday, the Ministry of Defence said.

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Russian opposition leader ‘may have been poisoned’

Russian opposition leader ‘may have been poisoned’

Alexei Navalny’s physician said that swelling and a rash on his face could be consistent with chemical poisoning.

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Russian opposition leader in hospital after severe allergic reaction

Russian opposition leader in hospital after severe allergic reaction

Alexei Navalny, who was jailed on Wednesday for calling for an anti-government protest, did not previously have any allergies, his spokeswoman said.

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Russian police arrest 1,000 in mass protest over Moscow election

Russian police arrest 1,000 in mass protest over Moscow election

The demonstration in the centre of the city lasted more than seven hours on Saturday.

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Russian opposition figure Navalny detained

Russian opposition figure Navalny detained

Alexei Navalny said he was seized by police outside his home on Wednesday as he went out for a run.

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Putin confirms fire-hit submersible was nuclear-powered

Putin confirms fire-hit submersible was nuclear-powered

Hundreds of sailors gathered at Russia’s main naval cathedral to mourn the deaths of the crew.

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Fire kills 14 sailors on Russian deep sea submersible

Fire kills 14 sailors on Russian deep sea submersible

The Defence Ministry said the fire was extinguished thanks to the crew’s self-sacrifice.

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Russian military intelligence officer ‘commanded team behind Salisbury attack’

Russian military intelligence officer ‘commanded team behind Salisbury attack’

It comes after the UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s frosty meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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Two pilots killed as plane skids off runway in Siberia

Two pilots killed as plane skids off runway in Siberia

Both pilots died in the accident and at least three of the 31 injured people remain in hospital, an official said.

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Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales back into the wild

Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales back into the wild

Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev said the operation would take at least four months.

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Vladimir Putin backs new Moldovan strife amid political strife in former Soviet country

Vladimir Putin backs new Moldovan strife amid political strife in former Soviet country

The new coalition government in Moldova includes the pro-Russia party of President Igor Dodon and the pro-Europe Acum group, while the previous authorities are dominated by the Democratic Party, controlled by powerful oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc.

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Putin hopes new British PM will ‘turn the page’ on UK-Russia relations

Putin hopes new British PM will ‘turn the page’ on UK-Russia relations

The Salisbury Novichok attack put the relationship between Moscow and London into a deep freeze.

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Dozens injured in explosion at Russian TNT manufacturing plant

Dozens injured in explosion at Russian TNT manufacturing plant

The ministry said four of the injured are in a serious condition.

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Beluga whale trained to spy for Russia?

Beluga whale trained to spy for Russia?

A beluga whale wearing a harness approached fishing-boats off the Norwegian coast last month

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Two Russians among 13 sentenced in Montenegro in coup plot trial

Two Russians among 13 sentenced in Montenegro in coup plot trial

A court in Montenegro has sentenced 13 people, including two Russians, to up to 15 years in prison after they were convicted of plotting to overthrow the country's government and prevent it from joining Nato.

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Putin says Russian military will be strengthened in Victory Day parade speech

Putin says Russian military will be strengthened in Victory Day parade speech

The military parade marked the 74th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany.

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Latest: Russian plane ‘struck by lightning’ before fatal blaze

Latest: Russian plane ‘struck by lightning’ before fatal blaze

Latest: A total of 41 people died when the aircraft caught fire while making an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.

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‘Russia-linked’ whale off Norway staying close to humans

‘Russia-linked’ whale off Norway staying close to humans

The beluga whale was first spotted last week wearing a tight harness with a camera mount and ‘equipment St Petersburg’ written on the strap.

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Fishermen find whale which may have been ‘trained by Russian military’

Fishermen find whale which may have been ‘trained by Russian military’

Officials in Norway are investigating after a beluga whale was found wearing a tight harness, prompting speculation the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility.

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Russian polar bear airlifted back home after going hundreds of miles off course

Russian polar bear airlifted back home after going hundreds of miles off course

The animal was in an exhausted state when it was found roaming in a village and is thought to have travelled on an ice floe.

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UK Apache helicopters head to Estonia as deterrent to Russia ‘threat’

UK Apache helicopters head to Estonia as deterrent to Russia ‘threat’

The five aircraft will form part of Nato’s enhanced forward presence.

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Russia plans to free almost 100 captured animals from ‘whale prison’

Russia plans to free almost 100 captured animals from ‘whale prison’

Jean-Michel Cousteau of the Ocean Futures Society arrived in Russia’s Far East to advise Russian authorities.

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Explosion rocks elite Russian military academy

Explosion rocks elite Russian military academy

An unidentified ‘object’ went off inside the prestigious Mozhaisky Academy in St Petersburg.

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Readers' blog: Op-ed piece is nothing but a pack of Russian lies

Readers' blog: Op-ed piece is nothing but a pack of Russian lies

If I’m not mistaken, an op-ed piece is an opinion piece that normally should be based on generally accepted facts, and not simply be propaganda.

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Crimea: West still plays ‘occupied’ card five years after vote

Crimea: West still plays ‘occupied’ card five years after vote

The people of Crimea expressed their own free will and self-determination when they voted in 2014 to rejoin Russia, writes Yuriy Filatov.

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Putin suspends Russian obligations under nuclear pact 'until US ends its violations of the treaty'

Putin suspends Russian obligations under nuclear pact 'until US ends its violations of the treaty'

President Vladimir Putin has suspended Russia's participation in a key nuclear arms treaty following Washington's decision to withdraw from it.

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Nato does not want a new Cold War, secretary general says

Nato does not want a new Cold War, secretary general says

He added that at the same time Nato needs to be prepared for a world without the INF Treaty, and with more Russian missiles.

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Russia’s former cybersecurity chief jailed for 22 years

Russia’s former cybersecurity chief jailed for 22 years

Moscow’s District Military Court heard several months of evidence and arguments behind closed doors .

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Smartphone ban for Russian soldiers

Smartphone ban for Russian soldiers

Russian politicians have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to block leaks of sensitive information on social media.

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‘Is this what snow looks like in hell?’ Apocalyptic scenes as toxic black snow covers Siberia

‘Is this what snow looks like in hell?’ Apocalyptic scenes as toxic black snow covers Siberia

While some locals think it looks quite beautiful, others have criticised the government's laws on the environment.

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Nature versus mankind: Wildlife alert

Nature versus mankind: Wildlife alert

Re-introducing long lost wildlife species in rural areas is an idea — and increasingly a passion — that excites romantics eager to put a mark on the scoresheet for nature in its losing struggle against mankind’s machines and sprawling cities.

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Mixed reaction from Russian islanders whose town has been invaded by polar bears

Mixed reaction from Russian islanders whose town has been invaded by polar bears

More than 50 of the animals have been spotted in a town and some believe climate change may be responsible.

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Nato chief vows response to Russian missile pact violations

Nato chief vows response to Russian missile pact violations

Nato's secretary-general has warned that the military alliance will respond to what it insists are Russia's violations of a key Cold War-era treaty - but will not station more nuclear missiles in Europe.

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Russia to design new land-based missiles within two years

Russia to design new land-based missiles within two years

Russia will develop land-based intermediate range missiles within two years, the country's defence minister has said.

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Russia withdrawing from nuclear arms treaty following US move

Russia withdrawing from nuclear arms treaty following US move

Vladimir Putin said Moscow will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so.

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Sailors killed as ships catch fire in Black Sea

Sailors killed as ships catch fire in Black Sea

The blaze erupted while fuel was being pumped from one vessel to another, the Federal Agency for the Sea and River Transport said.

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Model who claimed to have US-Russia collusion tape arrested in Moscow

Model who claimed to have US-Russia collusion tape arrested in Moscow

Anastasia Vashukevich was detained in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on charges of inducement to prostitution.

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Two killed and 40 others detained in Chechen 'gay purge'

Two killed and 40 others detained in Chechen 'gay purge'

At least two people have died and about 40 others were detained in what has been described as a crackdown on gay people in the Russian republic of Chechnya, LGBT activists said.

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Several gay men and women 'detained in Chechnya'

Several gay men and women 'detained in Chechnya'

Several people have been detained in Chechnya, Russia, on suspicion of being gay in a throwback to an earlier crackdown, activists said.

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Semi-free press starting to pose different problems for Putin

Semi-free press starting to pose different problems for Putin

The Russian president may not be taking the challenge he faces seriously enough as media shifts away from anti-Western propaganda to highlight people’s frustrations, writes Nina L Khrushcheva.

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Moscow denies British citizen being held as bargaining chip for jailed Russian

Moscow denies British citizen being held as bargaining chip for jailed Russian

Paul Whelan, 48, is believed to be facing espionage charges.

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Irish embassy seeks access to man arrested in Russia on spying charges

Irish embassy seeks access to man arrested in Russia on spying charges

The Irish embassy in Russia has requested consular access to a man detained in Moscow after being accused of spying.

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Russian building collapse death toll rises to 33

Russian building collapse death toll rises to 33

An 11-month-old boy who was pulled alive from the wreckage nearly 36 hours after the building collapsed is in a serious but stable condition.

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American arrested in Russia as spy was there for wedding

American arrested in Russia as spy was there for wedding

The Russian spying charges carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

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Baby boy rescued alive 35 hours after building collapse in Russia

Baby boy rescued alive 35 hours after building collapse in Russia

A section of the 10-storey building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk crumbled in an explosion.

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Russian media watchdog launches probe into BBC World News channel

Russian media watchdog launches probe into BBC World News channel

Roskomnadzor’s inquiry comes a day after Ofcom said it was looking at Kremlin-backed RT channel.

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Putin’s rejection of second Brexit referendum an insult, says David Miliband

Putin’s rejection of second Brexit referendum an insult, says David Miliband

Former foreign secretary David Miliband has criticised Vladimir Putin after the Russian president spoke out against a second referendum.

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Kremlin-backed broadcaster breached impartiality rules, watchdog finds

Kremlin-backed broadcaster breached impartiality rules, watchdog finds

Diplomatic relations between the UK and Russian governments hit the deep freeze following the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal.

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Putin claims Russia’s new weapons have no foreign equivalent

Putin claims Russia’s new weapons have no foreign equivalent

The president said hypersonic missiles have significantly bolstered Moscow’s military capability.

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Russia social media influence efforts still ongoing, US Senate report says

Russia social media influence efforts still ongoing, US Senate report says

The study says that as attention was focused on Facebook and Twitter in 2017, the Russians shifted much of their activity to Instagram.

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NATO allies say Russia is violating nuclear pact with US

NATO allies say Russia is violating nuclear pact with US

The ruling paves the way for the United States to leave the pact unless Moscow complies with it.

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Ukraine urges Nato to deploy ships amid stand-off with Russia

Ukraine urges Nato to deploy ships amid stand-off with Russia

Petro Poroshenko was speaking after the Russian coastguard fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels.

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West must decide on Russian response

West must decide on Russian response

With its actions on the Azov Sea over the weekend, coming on the eve of a G20 meeting, Russia and Vladimir Putin is calling the west’s bluff, writes Peter Apps.

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Russia releases footage of seized Ukrainian crew members

Russia releases footage of seized Ukrainian crew members

The seamen admit violating the Russian border but it is not clear if they are speaking under duress.

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