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#Russia

# russia - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Iran might be helping Iraq to fight ISIS by providing military jets

Iraq had previously received a shipment of the SU-25 jets from Russia.

# russia - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches ‘massive offensive’

A 10-day truce was not extended after the government said separatists were ‘unwilling to control terrorist units’.

# russia - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Ukraine extends truce with pro-Russian rebels

However, the deal is a fragile agreement.

# russia - Friday 27 June, 2014

Ukraine’s landmark EU trade pact has sparked a vow of retaliation from Russia

Moldova and Georgia also signed identical deals with the union this morning.

# russia - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Nine soldiers killed as Ukraine helicopter shot down

Meanwhile, Putin calls on Russian parliament to cancel resolution sanctioning Russian military force in Ukraine.

From The Daily Edge The mystery of the Dunnes Stores bags spotted all over Russia Better Value

# russia - Monday 23 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Is this the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened? Camel Toe

# russia - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Ukraine’s new president wants to talk to Russian rebels

Petro Poroshenko’s initiative follows his announcement on Friday of a week-long unilateral ceasefire in the government’s 10-week campaign against pro-Russian rebels.

# russia - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Russia orders troops to be on “full combat alert”

Moscow is concerned Ukraine is stepping up its military operation against pro-Russian rebels despite having called a unilateral ceasefire, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

# russia - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire

Russia has demanded an apology after a customs officer was wounded at a border checkpoint.

# russia - Monday 16 June, 2014

European gas shortage looms after Russia cuts Ukraine’s gas

Last-ditch talks failed to resolve a price dispute.

# russia - Saturday 14 June, 2014

From The42 Conway’s hat-trick and all the tries as Emerging Ireland hammered Russia Highlights

Conway’s hat-trick and all the tries as Emerging Ireland hammered Russia

Dan McFarland’s side ran in 10 tries yesterday before the game was abandoned early in the second half.

49 dead as pro-Russian rebels shoot down Ukrainian troop plane

The US has also accused Russia of sending tanks and weaponry to the rebels.

# russia - Friday 13 June, 2014

From The42 Emerging Ireland beat Russia 66-0 despite playing just 45 minutes Thunderstruck

Emerging Ireland beat Russia 66-0 despite playing just 45 minutes

The game was abandoned with Ireland well on top.

From The42 Dominic Ryan: ‘I’ve no doubt players in this squad will be at the World Cup next year’ Emerging Ireland

Dominic Ryan: ‘I’ve no doubt players in this squad will be at the World Cup next year’

The Emerging Ireland captain believes at least five players could make the step up to the senior squad.

US considering “all the options” as militants move towards Baghdad

President Barack Obama’s comments come after the cities of Mosul and Tikrit fell to insurgents during lightning advances.

# russia - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Ukraine’s new ‘Chocolate King’ vows not to give up on Crimea

The billionaire ‘chocolate king’ also vowed to avert civil war, the possibility of which still looms in the south-east.

# russia - Friday 6 June, 2014

Ceasefire call sparks hope for peace in south-eastern Ukraine

Both Russian and Ukrainian leaders have jointly called for an end to violence in the region.

# russia - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating

Oxfam is calling on G7 leaders who are meting tomorrow to reassess Europe’s energy strategy to move towards more sustainable and affordable fuels.

# russia - Monday 2 June, 2014

From Business ETC Samsung takes first steps away from Android by announcing first Tizen smartphone Operating System

Samsung takes first steps away from Android by announcing first Tizen smartphone

Tizen is Samsung’s homegrown operating system which will make its debut on the Samsung Z in Russia later this year.

Estonia has the highest number of drug deaths in Europe. But why?

Estonia with a population of just 1.2 million, has 191 per million drug deaths per population.

# russia - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Ukraine troops killed as president promises to meet Putin

Putin has rejected the legitimacy of the interim team that rose to power in February and not been reported to have spoken to any Ukrainian official since the Kiev uprising.

# russia - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

EU calls on Russia to work with new Ukraine president

The EU has applied visa bans and asset freezes to a series of high-profile Russian and Ukrainian figures.

Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport

“The airport is under our full control. The enemy suffered heavy losses. We have none,” Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

# russia - Monday 26 May, 2014

Petro Poroshenko set to win Ukraine’s presidential election

In early returns it’s suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko will be elected president of Ukraine.

# russia - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Many polling stations closed as Ukraine votes in crucial presidential election

While turnout has been strong in Kiev, poll stations have remained closed in many eastern cities.

# russia - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Prince Charles compared Putin to Hitler. ‘Unroyal behaviour’ says the Russian President

Charles reportedly made the comment to a Polish woman, who had fled the Nazis as a child.

# russia - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels kill 17 Ukrainian troops ahead of vote

A toll puts the number of dead in violence in the east of the country at 140.

Nine Ukraine soldiers killed by Russian separatists

It’s the the deadliest day for the military in weeks of fighting between Russian separatists and Ukrainian security forces in the east of the country.

Russian diplomat for talks over Charles’ Putin-Nazi comment

The heir to the British throne apparently made the remark during a trip to a museum in Canada.

# russia - Monday 12 May, 2014

Russia threatens to cut off Ukrainian gas in three weeks

Russia has told its neighbour “pay the debts and we can agree something”.

EU foreign ministers to consider third tier of sanctions against Russia

The Foreign Affairs Council are meeting today where the Ukraine crisis is the main topic on the agenda.

# russia - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From The42 Zenit fans attack Dynamo captain in crazy pitch invasion Hooligans

Zenit fans attack Dynamo captain in crazy pitch invasion

Andre Villas Boas looked on as the game was marred in St Petersburg today.

# russia - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Lenin, Stalin and ‘The Myth of the Beloved Leader’

New exhibition in Russia shows how the two former leaders used the cult of personality to their advantage.

# russia - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 memorable moments in which we reached peak Eurovision Euronly Joking Me

8 memorable moments in which we reached peak Eurovision

Tinfoil-clad dancers, cowbell interludes and a singing turkey. Only the Eurovision.

Russia thinks harsh sanctions imposed on its banking sector are illegal

Sanctions are preventing Russian service suppliers from exercising their trading rights fairly, a trade delegation has said.

# russia - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Russia: We’ve pulled back from Ukraine border. US: No you haven’t

40,000 Kremlin troops are estimated to be on Ukraine’s eastern frontier.

Rise of fascism in Ukraine is being ignored by Europe, says Russia

Foreign Minister Sergie Lavrov called a fire at a trade union building in Odessa that killed 42 people as “pure fascism”

# russia - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Putin has banned the F-word from Russian films and plays Putin On The Ritz

Putin has banned the F-word from Russian films and plays

All offenders will have to throw money into a massive swear jar. Kind of.

More than 30 pro-Russian rebels killed in Ukraine as violence escalates

Ukrainian authorities have said the military suffered casualties of its own and a helicopter gunship was shot down.