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# russia - Today’s News


# russia - Yesterday’s News

Russian soldier killed while trying to rescue pilots in plane shot down by Turkey

One of the pilots was killed while the second is reportedly with the Syrian army.

# russia - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Putin: Downing of Russian jet by Turkey a “stab in the back”

Video footage of the incident showed a warplane crashing onto a hill and two crew members apparently parachuting safely.

# russia - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Russia is sending this puppy over to Paris to replace the dog killed in a siege

Diesel was killed in a raid on jihadists linked to the Paris attacks that killed 130 people last Friday.

# russia - 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.

# russia - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Air raids in Syria take out 33 jihadists in 72 hours

Dozens of Islamic State fighters were also wounded in the raids on weapons depots, barracks and checkpoints.

# russia - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Two airport workers arrested as Russia confirms Egypt plane crash was caused by bomb

A €47 million reward is being offered for information that would lead to the arrest of those responsible.

# russia - Monday 16 November, 2015

Explainer: Who are Islamic State?

What are the roots of the militant group, and why are people talking about its ‘new phase’?

From The42 Connacht are still not back on Irish soil after being stranded in Siberia Forever Delayed

Connacht are still not back on Irish soil after being stranded in Siberia

They’re due to play Brive in the Challenge Cup on Saturday.

# russia - Sunday 15 November, 2015

# russia - Friday 13 November, 2015

From The42 Russia provisionally suspended by IAAF over doping controversy Suspension

Russia provisionally suspended by IAAF over doping controversy

The decision was taken by athletics’ governing body this evening.

# russia - Thursday 12 November, 2015

These top secret docs on nuclear torpedos were ‘accidentally’ shown on TV

It remained unclear how the images ended up being broadcast on the tightly-controlled Kremlin channels.

# russia - Monday 9 November, 2015

From The42 We’ll Leave it There So: Russian doping crisis, Anxious wait for O’Neill and all today’s sport Monday

We’ll Leave it There So: Russian doping crisis, Anxious wait for O’Neill and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, a former Ireland international has been named as the new boss of Glentoran.

# russia - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Noise heard in last second of doomed Russian plane’s cockpit recording

All 224 people on board the plane, most of them Russian tourists, were killed in last week’s crash.

# russia - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Controversial Russian media mogul found dead in Irish-owned Washington hotel

Russian state media said the former minister of media affairs died of a heart attack.

# russia - Friday 6 November, 2015

Russia is furious over these Charlie Hebdo cartoons about the Egyptian air disaster

“This has nothing to do with democracy or self-expression. It is sacrilege.”

# russia - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Tom Clonan: Who? How? Why? Figuring out the Russian plane crash

The Russian plane crash on the Sinai Peninsula has a lot in common with other bombings, writes columnist Tom Clonan.

# russia - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

A ‘heat flash’ was detected by US satellites around the Russian jet before it crashed

“A whole raft of things that could have happened,” said a US official.

Reports: Sinai plane black box shows emergency ‘took crew by surprise’

The Egyptian president made the claim.

# russia - Monday 2 November, 2015

What caused the Sinai plane crash?

Questions abound today, but very few answers.

Metrojet chief: Sinai plane crash was not caused by technical fault

The airbus crashed on Saturday.

# russia - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Doomed Russian jet broke apart “in the air” before Egypt crash Sinai This post contains videos

Doomed Russian jet broke apart “in the air” before Egypt crash

A top Russian investigator says the wreckage is strewn over a large area.

# russia - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for downing Russian passenger plane

Emergency services have found no survivors of the 224 people on board.

# russia - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Watch: Vladimir Putin has brought a terrifying weapon with him into Syria Blazing Sun This post contains videos

Watch: Vladimir Putin has brought a terrifying weapon with him into Syria

The ‘Blazing Sun’ flamethrower missile is reportedly being deployed against Isis militants in the west of the country.

# russia - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up

The scientists involved had some fairly curt responses for the journalists involved.

# russia - Friday 23 October, 2015

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out – but not for “more reasonable” lesbians

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

# russia - Thursday 22 October, 2015

WATCH: First drone video shows devastation of war in Syria

The footage is a rare aerial view of the extent of the destruction in Syria.

# russia - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Explainer: What in the name of Putin is Russia up to in Syria?

The Russian President doesn’t want to get bogged down in an un-winnable civil war.

# russia - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Watch: Wild bear goes on rampage in Russian shopping centre Russia This post contains videos

Watch: Wild bear goes on rampage in Russian shopping centre

The bear was later shot dead by local law enforcement.

# russia - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

One airline scraps flights over Middle East after Russian missile strike warning

The European safety watchdog issued a notice about the conflict in Syria.

# russia - Monday 12 October, 2015

Europe’s ‘last dictator’ re-elected after saying his main rival shouldn’t win because she’s a woman

Western sanctions in the country, imposed over rights abuse allegations, might soon be lifted.

# russia - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Russia denies accidentally landing missiles in Iran instead of Syria

US officials say Russian missiles missed Syria. The Russians are having none of it.

# russia - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Assad’s army starts ground campaign backed by Russian air strikes

Moscow says it is synchronising its strikes with the Syrian army’s ground movements.

# russia - Friday 2 October, 2015

Russia warned ‘indiscriminate bombing’ of non-Isis targets will fuel extremism

Russia said its air strikes hit Isis targets outside of Isis-controlled territory.

# russia - 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.

# russia - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

US ‘gravely concerned’ as Russia bombs areas not controlled by Islamic State

It’s Moscow’s first engagement in a distant theatre of war since the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

# russia - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn’t a joke

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

# russia - Monday 21 September, 2015

Jailed for 14 years for sending a job application to a foreign company

This case was heard in court today.

# russia - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call

Audio of the hoax call has been published. The singer says it’s an honour to speak to “one of the most influential people” in the world.

# russia - Sunday 13 September, 2015

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