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Russia behind Litvinenko murder, rules European rights court

The former Russian spy, who became a British citizen, was poisoned in London with polonium in 2006.

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Russia shooting: Gunman kills six at Perm University

The attacker, a student, walked on to the university campus on Monday morning and started shooting.

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Russia election: Putin’s party heads for victory amid vote fraud claims

The pro-Kremlin United Russia party is on course to win amid allegations of fraud.

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Russia election: Opposition crushed ahead of managed polls

Exiled or disqualified, opposition voices warn of a government stitch-up in this week’s elections.

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International Space Station facing irreparable failures, Russia warns

The majority of in-flight systems on the ISS have passed their expiry date, an official warns.

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Sarah Rainsford: My last despatch before Russian expulsion

The BBC’s Moscow correspondent has spent much of her life in Russia. This is her final report there.

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Afghan crisis: Russia plans for new era with Taliban rule

While Western governments raced to get their people out, Russia appears unfazed by the takeover.

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Russia names Golos monitor as ‘foreign agent’ ahead of election

Golos has vowed to continue its work ahead of parliamentary elections in a month’s time.

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Sarah Rainsford on Russia: ‘I’ve been told I can’t come back – ever’

The BBC’s Sarah Rainsford, devastated after being told she could not return to Russia, ever.

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BBC condemns Russia’s decision to not renew correspondent’s visa

The decision to not renew Sarah Rainsford’s visa is an “assault on media freedom”, the corporation says.

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Russia holds hypersonic flight expert in spy probe

Alexander Kuranov, detained by FSB agents, runs a team of pioneering spaceflight researchers.

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UK and Russia ambassadors anger Iran by restaging WWII image

Iran condemns an “inappropriate” image of the UK and Russian ambassadors recreating a wartime image.

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Briton suspected of spying for Russia arrested in Germany

German federal prosecutors say the British man passed documents to Russian intelligence for cash.

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Bat killed by cat after record 1,200-mile journey

A record-breaking bat – the size of a human thumb – is discovered in Russia after flying from London.

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Russia stops Cubans trying to enter EU on air beds

Three Cubans caught trying to cross a river into Estonia are said to have been heading for Spain.

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Oil producing nations agree deal to control prices

The Opec cartel and Russia will boost supply which should see petrol prices at the pumps come down.

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Biden and Merkel ‘united against Russia aggression’

“Good friends can disagree,” Mr Biden says of their dispute over a Russia-to-Germany pipeline.

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France receives remains of Napoleonic general from Russia

The one-legged skeleton of Charles-Étienne Gudin, who died of gangrene, was found in Russia in 2019.

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Russia hacking claims pose challenge for Biden

After a string of Russian-linked hacks, how will US President Joe Biden respond?

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France in a fizz over Russia’s champagne label law

A law forcing French fizz makers to label their bottles as sparkling wine has left them bubbling.

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Euro 2020: Uefa bans rainbow ads at two quarter-finals

Uefa tells VW not to use rainbow ads in Azerbaijan and Russia, where gay rights are restricted.

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Alarming Covid surge cools Russia’s football fever

Despite being one of the first countries to develop a jab, Covid cases are sharply rising in Russia.

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Biden and Putin praise Geneva summit talks but discord remains

The US and Russia agree to nuclear arms control talks but progress at the Geneva summit is limited.

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Biden: US could ‘work with Russia’ over Covid, cyber crime and conflict

Joe Biden says the US could “work with Russia” on issues such as Covid, cyber crime and conflicts.

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Hungary LGBT: Content aimed at children to be banned

Critics say the legislation is similar to Russia’s ban on “gay propaganda” targeting minors.

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Russia flexes muscles in challenge for Arctic control

Russia vows to protect its interests from a remote outpost as global warming opens up the Arctic.

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Russia spy chief suggests West behind SolarWinds cyber-attack

Sergei Naryshkin speaks to the BBC in a rare interview about 2020’s SolarWinds cyber-attack in the US.

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Russia picks team for film shot on International Space Station

An actress and director will blast off in October – but Tom Cruise also plans to visit the ISS.

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Russia school shooting: Children and teacher killed in Kazan

Seven children and two adults have been killed in a shooting in the city of Kazan, officials say.

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Russia to tighten gun rules after school shooting

Getting a gun legally in Russia is not as bureaucratic as it appears on paper.