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#Moscow

# moscow - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Russia denies it had a nuclear accident after radioactive pollution reported to be 986 times higher

A station close to the Mayak nuclear facility in the Chelyabinsk region detected “extremely high pollution”.

# moscow - Monday 23 October, 2017

Russian journalist stabbed in the neck by man who claimed a 'telepathic connection' with her

The assailant attacked Tatyana Felgengauer at the radio station where she worked.

# moscow - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Shopping centres, colleges and train stations evacuated in Moscow after bomb threats

Over 30 locations were temporarily emptied after anonymous threats.

# moscow - Monday 28 August, 2017

Trump Organisation lawyer emailed Putin aide for business deal help

Trump’s personal lawyer has said the president’s company pursued a Trump Tower in Moscow during the Republican primary.

# moscow - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Three dead in shooting at Moscow courthouse during 'Grand Theft Auto' hearing

Russian outlets say a guard and a court official were injured.

# moscow - Monday 31 July, 2017

Vladimir Putin says more than 750 US diplomatic staff will have to leave Russia Get Out This post contains videos

Vladimir Putin says more than 750 US diplomatic staff will have to leave Russia

The call is in response to fresh US sanctions against Moscow.

# moscow - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Here's the gruelling training aspiring astronauts have to go through at Moscow’s famous Star City

‘You feel like you can’t breath, it feels as if your stomach is glued to your back.’

# moscow - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Video footage suggests Russia may be arming the Taliban

The footage obtained by CNN shows Taliban fighters brandishing weapons they claim were supplied by Russian government sources.

# moscow - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Trump says he wouldn't have picked Sessions as Attorney General if he knew he'd recuse on Russia

Three of the pivotal players in the Trump campaign will be questioned by senators next week.

# moscow - Monday 12 June, 2017

Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days after anti-corruption protests

Russian authorities detained the 41-year-old opposition leader and nearly 1,000 of his supporters.

# moscow - Monday 5 June, 2017

Russian man kills nine people after drunken row at party

The alleged assailant gunned down five men and four women after a drinking session on Saturday night.

Putin tells Megyn Kelly he only had 'brief acquaintance' with former US national security adviser

The contacts Flynn and other Trump aides had with Russian officials and bankers are drawing intense scrutiny.

# moscow - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Extreme turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok

Some passengers were slammed into the ceiling of the aircraft such was the force of the turbulence.

# moscow - Monday 27 March, 2017

Russian opposition leader jailed following unsanctioned Moscow protest

Alexei Navalny has been a vocal critic of the Kremlin.

# moscow - Friday 24 February, 2017

Germany's anger after Russian theme park creates mock-Reichstag for children to attack

German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said today the plan was “surprising and speaks for itself.”

# moscow - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Ex-British MI6 spy behind 'dirty dossier' that Donald Trump has branded as 'fake news' Classified This post contains videos

Ex-British MI6 spy behind 'dirty dossier' that Donald Trump has branded as 'fake news'

Trump has hit out at intelligence agencies for allowing the report to leak.

# moscow - Thursday 5 January, 2017

John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election

The US intelligence community has said Moscow interfered to help Republican Donald Trump win.

# moscow - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long?

Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo as of 7am this morning, Russia’s defence minister said.

# moscow - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Tension soars between Ukraine and Russia over 'terror attack' claims

The UN Security Council was to discuss the growing tensions today at the request of Ukraine.

# moscow - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Euro 2016: Russia handed suspended ban over fan violence, fined €150,000

It means the side are allowed remain in the competition but face being kicked out if there’s more trouble.

# moscow - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Putin has put off meeting Elton John to talk about gay rights

The popular singer is due to meet the Russian leader at some stage to discuss matters in Russia.

# moscow - Thursday 28 April, 2016

10-year-girl flies across Russia with no ID or ticket

It sounds a bit like a scene from Home Alone.

# moscow - Sunday 6 March, 2016

This teen left her small US town to become a ballet dancer in Russia

Harper Ortlieb left her home in Oregan to follow her dream.

# moscow - Monday 29 February, 2016

Woman arrested in Moscow after being found ‘carrying child’s head’

The child’s body was found after a fire in an apartment.

# moscow - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Vladimir Putin basically trolled the world at his epic end-of-year press conference

Donald Trump? “Outstanding man.” Sepp Blatter? “Should be given the Nobel Peace Prize.”

# moscow - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Assad says there's one quick way to achieve peace in Syria

It’s not happy with other countries getting invovled.

# moscow - Thursday 19 November, 2015

If you're going to use a fake letter, make sure you can at least speak the language properly

A Russian newspaper found this out the hard way.

# moscow - Thursday 1 October, 2015

The US and Russia are starting “deconfliction” talks on Syria

The Pentagon was riled, after getting only one hour’s vague ‘heads-up’ from Russia that it was about to start bombing.

# moscow - Saturday 8 August, 2015

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

Meet Adolf Tolkachev – and find out how he was betrayed by the CIA.

# moscow - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while taking a selfie

The 21-year-old Russian woman was posing with a 9mm handgun left behind by a security guard at her Moscow office.

# moscow - Sunday 1 March, 2015

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Morning… Here’s everything you need to know as we head into Sunday.

# moscow - Friday 30 January, 2015

The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of…

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned of a new Cold War atmosphere emerging.

# moscow - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Over 130 people have been arrested at an anti-Putin protest in Moscow

Alexi Navalny, a leading critic of the Russian President, has also been arrested.

# moscow - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Ukrainian rebels have been offered very limited self-rule

It comes as Ukraine and the EU ratify an association agreement that Poroshenko called the first step towards EU membership.

# moscow - Friday 12 September, 2014

The EU is targeting Russia's oil and AK47s in its latest round of sanctions

Meanwhile in Ukraine, the UN has launched a food aid operation in the war-torn east of the country.

# moscow - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Ukraine church leader says Putin has been "possessed by Satan"

Separately, Ukraine’s President Poroshenko and Putin have agreed that the ceasefire agreed yesterday is largely holding.

# moscow - Friday 5 September, 2014

Ukraine has agreed a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels

The Ukrainian President has ordered his troops to cease fire at 4pm.

# moscow - Sunday 31 August, 2014

For the first time, Vladimir Putin's raised the prospect of giving east Ukraine 'statehood'

His comments dramatically raise the stakes in the ongoing crisis.

# moscow - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Ukraine captures Russian paratroopers, but Moscow says they crossed border "by accident"

“I didn’t even see when we crossed the border,” one soldier said, in footage posted online…

# moscow - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Russian fails five times to have his wife assassinated, ends up in jail

The man did not want to split his wealth with his wife.

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