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# russia - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Vladimir Putin basically trolled the world at his epic end-of-year press conference

Donald Trump? “Outstanding man.” Sepp Blatter? “Should be given the Nobel Peace Prize.”

# russia - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Psychiatric patients killed in hospital fire had been given tranquillisers

The epicentre of the fire was in a place where bedridden patients were sleeping – many having been given tranquillisers.

# russia - Friday 11 December, 2015

“Another ridiculous question”: US-Russian tensions flare up in testy press briefing

A reporter for Russian TV was slammed for “ridiculous” questions in the course of a heated briefing.

# russia - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Russian supermarket apologises for product showing Barack Obama as a monkey

A souvenir calendar chopping board featured a photo of the US president, as the youngest in a family of chimpanzees.

From The42 Euro 2016 draw: We rank the teams in Pot 2 Fingers Crossed

Euro 2016 draw: We rank the teams in Pot 2

It’s time to take a closer look at who Ireland could be pitted against in Saturday’s draw.

# russia - Thursday 3 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge This makeup artist is sticking dead fish to her face Serving Fish

# russia - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Russia has accused Turkey’s Prime Minister of buying oil from Isis

Ties between Turkey and Russia have shattered after Ankara shot down the jet on its border with Syria last Tuesday.

Assad says there’s one quick way to achieve peace in Syria

It’s not happy with other countries getting invovled.

# russia - Monday 30 November, 2015

Army deserter caught after spending 10 years hiding in a forest

The man was first drafted into the Russian military in 2003.

# russia - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Russia has just put economic sanctions in place against Turkey

The fallout from the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces last week continues.

# russia - Friday 27 November, 2015

Putin: Turkey’s claims it didn’t know downed jet was Russian are rubbish

“The planes have identification signs and these are well visible,” Putin said.

# russia - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Turkey won’t apologise to Russia for ‘treacherous stabs in the back’

And Vladimir Putin is not happy.

From The42 Russia accepts IAAF ban following ‘state-sponsored doping’ report No Objection

Russia accepts IAAF ban following ‘state-sponsored doping’ report

It rules Russian athletes out of the World Indoor Championships.

# russia - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

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.