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# russia - Today’s News

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# russia - Yesterday’s News

Putin vows to punish killers of Kremlin critic, as opposition condemns “political murder”

Boris Nemtsov was a fierce opponent of Vladamir Putin and was set to lead an opposition rally. He was shot in the back on a bridge near the Kremlin

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the weekend, and here are the morning’s top stories.

# russia - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here’s how you use a car’s bass system to get snow off the roof Let The Beat Drop

# russia - Sunday 22 February, 2015

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s Sunday, and here are the top stories.

# russia - Friday 20 February, 2015

Vladimir Putin says Russia’s army can’t be stopped

The comments come as the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine looks to be crumbling.

# russia - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Russian aircraft enters Irish-controlled airspace AGAIN

The government said incidents like this are “concerning”.

‘This could become a mass grave,’ I thought as we waited there together

As we waited to be evacuated, a shell hit and a woman lost her leg. By the time the ambulance arrived five hours later, she had bled to death.

# russia - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Tough stray cat miraculously survives kitchen knife in its skull

The knife was removed and the cat is expected to make a full recovery.

# russia - Thursday 12 February, 2015

# russia - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Are we heading towards the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War?

Leaders from Ukraine Russia, France and Germany are holding last-ditch peace talks today to prevent a further escalation of the conflict.

# russia - Sunday 8 February, 2015

# russia - Saturday 7 February, 2015

‘If these talks fail, we know what will happen – war’

Talks are under way to find a solution to the fighting in Ukraine.

# russia - Friday 30 January, 2015

Russian bomber airplanes flew past the west coast of Ireland

The planes did not enter Irish airspace but were in an area the Irish Aviation Authority has control over.

# russia - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Russian ex-spy may have been poisoned TWICE

The man was allegedly poisoned by a cup of tea laced with polonium-210 in 2006 and publicly accused Vladamir Putin of ordering his killing before he died three weeks later.

From Business ETC Russia blames a US conspiracy as its debt is rated as junk Putin The Boot In

Russia blames a US conspiracy as its debt is rated as junk

Things are really not going well for the country’s economy.

# russia - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Watch: Dashboard cam captures moment of deadly rocket attack in Ukraine Rebel Advance This post contains videos

Watch: Dashboard cam captures moment of deadly rocket attack in Ukraine

The attack is blamed on pro-Russian rebels and killed 30 people.

# russia - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Pro-Russian rebels launch rocket attack on Ukrainian market, killing 30 and injuring dozens more

The assault on the port of Mariupol follows a rejection of peace talks.

We thought we had it bad… these lads only got ONE hour of sun last month

# russia - Friday 23 January, 2015

Woman who set up site for Russian LGBT teens is fined for “gay propaganda”

Yelena Klimova (26) said she will appeal the verdict.

From Business ETC McDonald’s has seen annual profits fall by 15% in the last year Not Lovin' It

McDonald’s has seen annual profits fall by 15% in the last year

The restaurant has today released its figures for the 2014 period.

# russia - Monday 19 January, 2015

Bloody fight rages on as rebels claim they now control Donetsk airport

The UN estimates that more than 4,700 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since April.

# russia - Friday 16 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Cat rescues baby abandoned in street by cuddling it to keep it warm Soft Kitty

Cat rescues baby abandoned in street by cuddling it to keep it warm

It also meowed loudly until someone came to help. Cats = heroes.

Newspaper allowed to call Joseph Stalin a “bloodthirsty cannibal”

The application was rejected as “manifestly ill-founded” and the case declared inadmissible.

# russia - Monday 12 January, 2015

Ukraine’s former president is now on Interpol’s most wanted list

The former president is believed to be living in Russia.

From The Daily Edge Could Frank Underwood be taking on Russia in House of Cards season 3? Putin On The Ritz

Could Frank Underwood be taking on Russia in House of Cards season 3?

A character in the brand new trailer looks very like a certain world leader.

# russia - Friday 9 January, 2015

Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving

The controversial law has been sharply criticised.

# russia - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Pro-Russian hackers claim attack on Angela Merkel’s website

The move came as Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was visiting Berlin

# russia - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Which countries do Irish people adopt children from the most?

The most popular locations for inter-country adoptions have changed due to new rules.

# russia - Friday 2 January, 2015

Russia is training killer robots, as you do

Should we be alarmed?

# russia - 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.

# russia - Saturday 27 December, 2014

In 1983 there was a chance a Soviet spy satellite would fall on Ireland

There was one in 10,000 chance nuclear-powered Cosmo 1402 would fall over Ireland.

# russia - Friday 26 December, 2014

Vladimir Putin has canned holidays and wants to cap vodka prices as the economy collapses

Government ministers have been ordered to keep working through the New Year.

# russia - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Ukraine just took a big step towards the West… and Russia’s not happy

The eastern European nation voted to drop its non-aligned status if a war breaks out.

# russia - Sunday 21 December, 2014

From Business ETC The Briefcase: Rouble the new lira, a banking inquiry and the Metro Herald is kaput Inbox Me

# russia - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From Business ETC Switzerland has brought in negative interest rates because of desperate Russians Putin It Away

Switzerland has brought in negative interest rates because of desperate Russians

People are sinking their cash into the safe haven as the rouble plunges.

# russia - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Here’s just how bad the Russian crisis is… in three graphs

The Russian Rouble has lost 20% of its value today.

From Business ETC No sympathy from central bank as Russians told to ‘get used to it’ Free Fall

No sympathy from central bank as Russians told to ‘get used to it’

The Russian rouble lost 20% in value today, suffering its steepest drop in 16 years.

# russia - Saturday 13 December, 2014

# russia - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

US scientist who sold his Nobel Prize to donate some of his millions to Irish university DNA

US scientist who sold his Nobel Prize to donate some of his millions to Irish university

It has also been revealed that the man who bought the medal did so to give it back.

# russia - Friday 5 December, 2014

Gunbattle with Islamic militants leaves 20 dead in Chechnya

Three policemen were killed in the shooting.

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