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Russia

# russia - Sunday 22 December, 2013

‘A fight for power is not for me’: Putin foe Khodorkovsky vows to stay away from Russia

The Kremlin critic surfaced in Germany hours after his release on Friday from a prison in an obscure corner of northern Russia, following a surprise pardon by President Vladimir Putin.

# russia - Friday 20 December, 2013

Putin foe Khodorkovsky released after 10 years in jail

Russia’s most famous prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky walked out of jail today after spending more than 10 years behind bars.

From The Daily Edge Watch these Russian guys wake up their friend in a very unique way Rise And Shine

Watch these Russian guys wake up their friend in a very unique way

The definition of a “rude awakening”.

# russia - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Russia gives amnesty to Pussy Riot and Greenpeace

The environmentalists and the two musicians might be released as early as tomorrow.

# russia - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Putin woos Ukraine President with €11 billion bond deal

The deal is aimed at encouraging Ukraine to shelve a pact with the EU and build closer ties with Russia.

# russia - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Demonstrators topple Lenin statue in giant Ukraine protest

Hundreds of thousands of people turned out in Kiev this afternoon in an increasingly tense stand-off with the government.

# russia - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Elton John criticises Russia’s anti-gay laws on Moscow stage

Elton John had been asked to cancel the concerts by gay rights advocates but said he felt he would be abandoning gay and lesbian couples in Russia if he did so.

# russia - Monday 2 December, 2013

Ukraine protesters take over mayor’s office and set up ‘Revolution HQ’

Protesters have taken over several buildings in Kiev after the president scrapped a deal with the EU in favour of closer relations with Russia.

# russia - Friday 29 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Russian video perfectly captures the experience of being extremely drunk High Times

# russia - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Equality activists create LGBT-friendly IKEA catalogue after Russian controversy Iqea

Equality activists create LGBT-friendly IKEA catalogue after Russian controversy

An LGBT article was recently removed from the Russian version of the IKEA magazine.

# russia - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Iran deal wins praise, amid warnings next steps will be tougher

After almost a decade of stalemate, three rounds of negotiations since September led to a pre-dawn interim deal in Geneva.

# russia - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Russian billionaire’s €60 million Fabergé egg collection goes on display

Viktor Vekselberg’s entire art collection is estimated to be worth €630 million. He bought the eggs in 2004 pledging to bring them ‘home’ to Russia.

# russia - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Column: ‘Are we really foreign agents?’ – Russia’s crackdown on civil society

For 20 years, my organisation has focused on the promotion of human rights and peace through non-violent means. So it came as a shock to us when in March this year our offices were raided by a host of authorities, writes Valentina Cherevatenko.

# russia - Monday 18 November, 2013

Video shows moment Russian plane plunged nose-first into the ground

The Tatarstan Airlines’ Boeing 737-500 crashed on landing at the airport in the Volga city of Kazan last night.

# russia - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about Ireland pledging more towards the Philippines, the botched armed robbery in Drogheda and the plane crash in Russia.

Boeing plane crashes in Russia, 50 believed dead

Reports said the plane appeared to lose altitude as it was making a second landing attempt.

# russia - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Clever dog knows how to use pedestrian crossing Safe Cross Code

Clever dog knows how to use pedestrian crossing

Remember… ONE look for a safe place…

From The Daily Edge Russian cop creates explosion with a pile of leaves Michael Bay Leaf

Russian cop creates explosion with a pile of leaves

Baby, you light up my leaves like nobody else.

From The Daily Edge You can now pay for train tickets in Russia with exercise Ticket To Ride

You can now pay for train tickets in Russia with exercise

30 squats equals one ticket.

# russia - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Iran hits back at US over nuclear talks failure

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that Iran had baulked at a proposed deal just as world powers were set to sign up to it.

# russia - Monday 11 November, 2013

Russian artist strips naked and nails his testicles to a cobblestone in Red Square

It is not the first time 29-year-old Pyotr Pavlensky has resorted to eye-watering methods of protest.

# russia - Friday 8 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Russian police choir covers Get Lucky Daft Punk

Russian police choir covers Get Lucky

And it’s AMAZING. There are special effects.

# russia - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Missing Pussy Riot member is being transferred to Siberia, husband says

The whereabouts of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, jailed two years ago for her part in the performance of a protest song, had been unknown since October 22nd.

# russia - Monday 4 November, 2013

Column: Boycotting the Olympics would make things more difficult for Russia’s LGBT people

International support is necessary, but ultimately the change to Russia’s attitudes to LGBT people can’t come from a foreign country – it has to come from a grass-roots movement within Russia itself, writes Igor Yassin.

# russia - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about water restrictions again, unemployment and 48 children who died of thirst.

Edward Snowden has found himself a new job

Snowden, who has asylum in Russia, has found a technical support job.

# russia - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

From The Score The new multi-coloured Sochi Olympics uniforms are pretty awful Retro Gone Wrong

The new multi-coloured Sochi Olympics uniforms are pretty awful

There are 100 days to go until the Winter Games get underway. And this what the volunteers will have to wear.

# russia - Monday 28 October, 2013

From The Score ‘Gay athletes will be made feel comfortable at Winter Olympics,’ insists Putin Equality

‘Gay athletes will be made feel comfortable at Winter Olympics,’ insists Putin

The Russian president made the promise despite the country’s new controversial law.

# russia - Sunday 27 October, 2013

From The Score VIDEO: Irishman Robbie McMenamy claims kickboxing world title Gold Medal

VIDEO: Irishman Robbie McMenamy claims kickboxing world title

The Gold Medal tallies nicely with the Silver claimed by Donegal boxer Jason Quigley on Saturday.

# russia - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Greenpeace activist suspends from Eiffel Tower in protest

The stunt was to highlight the ongoing detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists.

# russia - Friday 25 October, 2013

From The Score Toure insists he’s not deaf as racism row rumbles on Protest

Toure insists he’s not deaf as racism row rumbles on

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said Friday a boycott of Russia 2018 would end up harming the wrong people.

# russia - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Russia switches Greenpeace activists’ charges from piracy to ‘hooliganism’

The new charge – used against the members of Pussy Riot – carries a maximum sentence of seven years in a penal colony.

# russia - Monday 21 October, 2013

Bomb blast on bus in Russia kills 5 people

A further 17 people were injured in the blast.

# russia - Friday 18 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Petrol station attendant breaks out his dance skills on the forecourt Sucking Diesel

# russia - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about an arrest over the Elaine O’Hara murder, a hit and run and the Russian meteorite.

Giant chunk of meteorite pulled out of Russian lake

Over 1,600 people were injured when the meteor struck the Chelyabinsk region of the Russian Urals.

# russia - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Negotiators arrive at UN for crucial talks on Iran’s nuclear plan

Israel and the West say Iran’s nuclear programme is aimed at developing an atomic bomb, but Tehran says it is for peaceful purposes only.

# russia - Monday 7 October, 2013

‘A credit to the Assad regime’: US welcomes Syria’s chemical weapons disposal

Syria’s quick compliance with the destroying of chemical weapons stockpile has earned praise from US Secretary of State John Kerry.

# russia - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Process of destroying Syria’s chemical weapons now under way

The team charged with the destruction of the weapons began the process this morning, a source in the international mission has said.

# russia - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Ireland is the 12th best place in the world in which to grow old

The country receives a high ranking in the category that measures social connections and physical safety, but fares less well for ‘employment and education’.