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#Russia

# russia - Monday 12 May, 2014

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 The Score 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.

# russia - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled ‘foreign agents’ in our own country

Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.

May Day protests in Turkey turn violent with 90 injuries and 142 arrests

Meanwhile in Moscow, over 100,000 turned out to voice their support for Vladimir Putin.

Military helicopter shot down as Ukraine army launches assault on insurgents

Troops have also been put on full combat alert in response to the estimated 40,000 Russian troops massed on the border.

# russia - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Military conscription introduced in Ukraine as petrol bombers take over more buildings

Ukraine currently has 130,000 personnel in its armed forces. With reserves, this could be boosted to around 1,000,000.

# russia - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

The blacklist: Russian army chief of staff & 14 others targeted in new EU sanctions

Meanwhile, Russia’s defence minister has raised concerns over an “unprecedented” rise in US and Nato activity near his country’s borders.

# russia - Monday 28 April, 2014

Ukraine: Pro-Russia gunmen seize town hall

The US and European Union are readying sanctions against Russia amid tensions over the kidnapping of international observers.

# russia - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels present peace-keeping ‘prisoners of war’ to international media

The captured men are in Ukraine as part of an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe verification team.

# russia - Saturday 26 April, 2014

The Pope, Russia and America are all calling for efforts to de-escalate Ukraine crisis

Russia has vowed to help secure the release of abducted OSCE observers.

G7 leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over escalating Ukraine crisis

The sanctions could be imposed as early as Monday.

# russia - Friday 25 April, 2014

Russia is trying to trigger World War III – Kiev

The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.

Obama confirms that if Putin was drowning, he would probably jump in to save him

“If anybody is out there drowning, I would save them. I used to be a pretty good swimmer, I grew up in Hawaii.”

Russian military exercises on Ukraine border could be ‘expensive mistake’

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned refusal to take steps to end the crisis would be costly for Russia.

# russia - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Invasion fears rise as Russia accuses Kiev of ‘crimes against its own people’

Vladimir Putin has warned of “consequences” to the military action.

Looking to invest in a Soviet-era space capsule? Yours for a cool €1.4 million

The capsule has been extensively restored to remove all trace of the searing burn marks it picked up on re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere.

# russia - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Putin’s face appears on coin marking Crimea’s annexation

The price for a palm-sized silver coin is yet to be set.

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends ‘reassuring’ troops

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

‘A ticking timebomb’: contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis

Adi Roche said that a large amount of “highly unstable” radioactive material was still present at the site of the 1986 disaster.

# russia - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From The Score Four more years! Capello will call it quits after 2018 World Cup Fabio

Four more years! Capello will call it quits after 2018 World Cup

The Italian also says the quarter-finals are the minimum requirement for his team this Summer in Brazil.

# russia - Monday 21 April, 2014

Russian dashcam captures meteorite falling to earth Look To The Skies This post contains videos

Russian dashcam captures meteorite falling to earth

The Russian meteor is not as bright as last year’s.

Russia accuses Ukraine of violating peace deal

US President Barack Obama had warned Russia that it would face additional sanctions if progress was not made within days.

# russia - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Russian ambassador on Ukraine: ‘If my grandma had a beard, she would have been my grandpa’

Maxim Peshkov said that his country has received no calls from eastern regions to allow them to join the Russian Fedration.

Four militants dead in Ukrainian night fight despite ‘Easter truce’

An accord struck on Thursday by Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union has also been widely ignored.

# russia - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle

It has thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, ready to act, it says.

# russia - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge This video of a ‘ghost car’ appearing from nowhere will blow your mind Spooky

This video of a ‘ghost car’ appearing from nowhere will blow your mind

Do de doo, turning this corn- AAAAAGH!

Unmarked armoured vehicles carrying Russian flags spotted as Ukraine increases military action

Both sides are upping the ante as talks planned for tomorrow.

# russia - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast ‘on fire’

Turchynov spoke of his “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” that aims to dislodge pro-Russian gunmen from their positions.

# russia - Monday 14 April, 2014

Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain… right now

He was hesitant to state whether Ireland would support sending an EU security force to Ukraine.

Russia accuses West of “off the scale” hypocrisy over Ukraine

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s interim president says he supports a ref

EU to ‘take stock’ of its relationship with Russia in Ukraine crisis talks

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting.

# russia - Sunday 13 April, 2014

UN to hold midnight meeting as violence in east Ukraine rapidly escalates

Ukraine’s acting president has accused Russia of waging war in the country’s east.

At least two dead in firefight between Pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian special forces

Heavily armed separatist militants launched a series of attacks on police headquarters yesterday and Ukrainian forces fought back today.