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#Russia

# russia - Monday 20 February, 2017

Russia confirms its ambassador to the UN has died 'unexpectedly'

Vitaly Churkin (64) died suddenly today, Russia confirmed, without giving further information.

# russia - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Russia accused of cyberattacks in another election - This time in France

Supports of Emmanuel Macron say he is being targeted.

# russia - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Pence vows 'unwavering' support for Nato as he receives praise from Bono at European meeting

“The United States will continue to hold Russia accountable,” the Vice President said.

# russia - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

After damning leaks, Trump says his own spies are behaving 'just like Russia'

The Trump campaign team had repeated contact with Russian officials, according to the New York Times.

# russia - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Trump's national security adviser quits after claims he misled White House over talks with Russians

Flynn – who once headed US military intelligence – insisted he was honoured to have served the American people in such a “distinguished” manner.

# russia - Monday 13 February, 2017

This photo of an assassination is the controversial winner of the World Press Photo award

As bullets started to fly, Burhan Ozbilici captured the image of the gunman standing over his victim.

Russia orders prison inmate on hunger strike to pay his own medical costs

Andrei Krekov said he went on hunger strike after being placed in solitary confinement.

# russia - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers

Russian and Turkish authorities appear keen to move on after today’s airstrike.

# russia - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Trump insists he doesn't know Putin - or have any deals in Russia

The President of the United States made the comments on Twitter – where else? – today.

# russia - Monday 6 February, 2017

From The42 Russian athletes banned from competing at London World Championships Not Invited

Russian athletes banned from competing at London World Championships

It looks like November will be their earliest possible return to international competition.

# russia - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Trump draws criticism as he repeats respect for 'killer' Putin

Trump was speaking in an excerpt of a Super Bowl interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly.

# russia - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Ukraine conflict: 35 killed in worst fighting since 2015

US president Donald Trump was to hold his first talks with Ukraine’s leader today.

# russia - Friday 3 February, 2017

Kremlin critic hospitalised after suffering organ failure

John McCain said he was “heartbroken” by the news.

Russian man who says he was born here in 1940 has citizenship bid overturned

The High Court had ruled in 2015 that Sergey Chesnokov had established he was born on Dublin’s Henrietta Street.

# russia - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

From The42 Women's relay team the latest Russian athletes to be stripped of Olympic medals Not So Fast

Women's relay team the latest Russian athletes to be stripped of Olympic medals

Antonina Krivoshapka has been disqualified from the London Olympics.

# russia - Friday 27 January, 2017

Russia has softened punishments for domestic abuse convictions

Only three politicians voted against the proposals.

# russia - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'It's only a matter of time before Putin makes a fool of Trump'

The former chair of Republicans Abroad Ireland tells us why he thinks Russia probably has compromising material on the new US President, but it might not matter.

# russia - Saturday 14 January, 2017

US Senate planning probe into Russian spying, Trump planning to end Russian sanctions

Meanwhile, the President-Elect says he may scrap sanctions of Russia recently put in place by President Obama.

# russia - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

'A complete and total fabrication': Russia denies collecting compromising information on Trump

A 35-page unverified dossier regarding the claims has been published by Buzzfeed News.

# russia - Monday 9 January, 2017

"We are growing rather tired of these accusations": Moscow hits back at hacking claims

The accusations from the US are baseless and amateurish, the Kremlin insists.

# russia - Saturday 7 January, 2017

The Pope, the Queen and Angela Merkel - Putin likes to leave world leaders waiting

He was famously hours later for a meeting with the German chancellor in 2014.

# russia - Friday 6 January, 2017

US intelligence says Putin ordered hacking campaign to help Trump win

A new report says the Russian president acted on grudges against the US after being embarrassed by the Panama Papers and the Olympic doping scandal.

On same day he's due to face spy chiefs over Russian hacking, Trump has pop at Arnold Schwarzenegger

And Arnie had a suitably withering response for the president elect’s barb about the actor’s ratings for his Apprentice TV show.

# russia - 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.

# russia - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Donald Trump tweets backing of Julian Assange and mocks US intelligence agencies Allies This post contains videos

Donald Trump tweets backing of Julian Assange and mocks US intelligence agencies

The US President-elect continues to defy conventions.

# russia - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Irish ambassador said Russians blaming Chernobyl staff was a 'typical Soviet tactic'

Nuclear fallout and Soviet scepticism feature in official Irish state papers on the Chernobyl disaster.

# russia - Saturday 31 December, 2016

UN Security Council endorses Syria ceasefire and plans for peace talks

The UN Security Council approves the Russian-drafted resolution on the Syria ceasefire.

US claims Russia tried to hack one of its domestic electricity grids

The attack, on the electrical network of northeastern state Vermont, is not believed to have upset supply.

# russia - Friday 30 December, 2016

'Great move, Vladimir': Trump praises Russian President for reaction to US sanctions

“I always knew he was very smart,” Trump tweeted.

Putin won't expel US diplomats, invites them to party in the Kremlin instead

Putin says he’ll plan his next steps “based on the policies pursued by the administration of President Donald Trump”.

Pockets of fighting erupt after a calm start to Syria's new ceasefire

Rebels involving in fighting this morning are not covered by the ceasefire.

# russia - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Russia pledges "adequate reprisals" after Obama expels Russian diplomats

Barack Obama has announced a series of sanctions in retaliation for the alleged US election hack by Russia.

'No explosion' on downed Russian plane but terrorism not yet ruled out

Investigators say they are keeping an open mind.

Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons War

Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced the deal, saying the Syrian regime and “main forces of the armed opposition” had signed on.

# russia - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Russia and Turkey 'have agreed to a Syria ceasefire plan'

The ceasefire is expected to begin at midnight tonight.

# russia - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Russia finds black box from Christmas Day plane crash

Local media reports say that a minister confirmed the discovery this morning.

# russia - Monday 26 December, 2016

Parts of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

The 84 passengers included dozens of singers in Russia’s world-famous military choir.

Syrian rebels accused of 'executing 21 civilians' in Aleppo

The bodies, according to Syrian state news, were discovered in a rebel-held prison.

# russia - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'No survivors' as Russian plane carrying 92 people crashes in the Black Sea

The military plane had been carrying the army’s official musical group.

# russia - Friday 23 December, 2016

Russian man who drove his car into an airport says he did it for love

“I had to get on the platform. I was fighting for love!”

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