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# 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.

# russia - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Watch: Wild bear goes on rampage in Russian shopping centre Russia This post contains videos

Watch: Wild bear goes on rampage in Russian shopping centre

The bear was later shot dead by local law enforcement.

# russia - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

One airline scraps flights over Middle East after Russian missile strike warning

The European safety watchdog issued a notice about the conflict in Syria.

# russia - Monday 12 October, 2015

Europe’s ‘last dictator’ re-elected after saying his main rival shouldn’t win because she’s a woman

Western sanctions in the country, imposed over rights abuse allegations, might soon be lifted.

# russia - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Russia denies accidentally landing missiles in Iran instead of Syria

US officials say Russian missiles missed Syria. The Russians are having none of it.

# russia - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Assad’s army starts ground campaign backed by Russian air strikes

Moscow says it is synchronising its strikes with the Syrian army’s ground movements.

# russia - Friday 2 October, 2015

Russia warned ‘indiscriminate bombing’ of non-Isis targets will fuel extremism

Russia said its air strikes hit Isis targets outside of Isis-controlled territory.

# russia - Thursday 1 October, 2015

The US and Russia are starting “deconfliction” talks on Syria

The Pentagon was riled, after getting only one hour’s vague ‘heads-up’ from Russia that it was about to start bombing.

# russia - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

US ‘gravely concerned’ as Russia bombs areas not controlled by Islamic State

It’s Moscow’s first engagement in a distant theatre of war since the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

# russia - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn’t a joke

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

# russia - Monday 21 September, 2015

Jailed for 14 years for sending a job application to a foreign company

This case was heard in court today.

# russia - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call

Audio of the hoax call has been published. The singer says it’s an honour to speak to “one of the most influential people” in the world.

# russia - Sunday 13 September, 2015

# russia - Saturday 12 September, 2015

‘If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?’ Syria This post contains videos

‘If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?’

Irish citizen Ghandi Mallak says no Syrian wants to flee their county, they are forced to – and anyone in their position would probably do the same.

# russia - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Two boys used spades to ‘tunnel their way out of playschool’

Rather than lie low, they then they tried to buy a car.

Former patient shoots dead plastic surgeon with hunting rifle

Prosecutors in Russia say the man was unhappy over the results of several nose job operations.

# russia - Monday 7 September, 2015

Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest Full Throttle This post contains videos

Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest

Up to 6,000 farmers took part in the protest, claiming that their livelihoods are at risk by below-cost selling from retailers.

# russia - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Hungry polar bears trap researchers in weather station

The workers are living in a remote weather station on the north Russian island of Vaygach.

# russia - Monday 31 August, 2015

Chaos in Kiev: One killed and dozens injured in clashes outside parliament

Ukrainian authorities blamed nationalists for the trouble and said at least 30 people had been detained.

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Putin hits the gym, brings along a professional photographer

In Soviet Russia, iron pumps you.

# russia - Monday 17 August, 2015

Police investigate online community encouraging ‘selfies with the dead’

Cash rewards were offered for some.

# russia - Sunday 16 August, 2015

How a group of hackers and traders made $100 million - using press releases

The story of “one of the most intricate and sophisticated trading rings” in history.

# russia - Friday 7 August, 2015

Woman (68) suspected of murdering friend, lodger, and 10 others

Tamara Samsonova was arrested on suspicion of poisoning a friend – and her diary details 10 other killings.

# russia - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Russia’s making a new grab for a vast swathe of energy-rich Arctic

The claim would potentially give Russia access to an estimated 4.9 BILLION tonnes of hydrocarbons.

# russia - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

From The42 Olive Loughnane hits out at IAAF, backs Irish athletes Reaction

Olive Loughnane hits out at IAAF, backs Irish athletes

“You’re talking about athletes being allowed to compete while they were banned.”

# russia - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Elderly woman blows kisses to media as she is arrested on suspicion of murdering two men

Police found a sack containing the body without a head or limbs next to a pond.

Ukraine has blacklisted French actor Gerard Depardieu

The 66-year-old actor has described Russia as a “great democracy”.

# russia - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s 2018 World Cup qualifying draw

Ireland are one of 141 countries awaiting their fate.

# russia - Friday 24 July, 2015

A Hozier video made for €1,500 in a Cork house got nominated for an MTV award

Its co-director Brendan Canty of Feel Good Lost told us how it all came together.

# russia - Saturday 18 July, 2015

These are the biggest threats facing the world right now

It ranges from Isis to climate change.

# russia - Sunday 12 July, 2015

18 rare colour photographs of the Russian Empire from over 100 years ago

A rare glimpse into life a century ago.

Trump’s latest comments about illegal immigrants made a fight break out

The wannabe presidential candidate also thinks he and Putin could be best buds.

Russian ‘anti-gay fever’ flag shares its inspiration with Irish No campaign

A Mammy, Daddy and their kids have been causing an awful stir this week.

# russia - Saturday 11 July, 2015

WATCH: Serbian PM stoned while attending commemoration for victims of massacre

More than 1,000 of the bodies of those killed are yet to be recovered.

# russia - Friday 10 July, 2015

# russia - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Vladimir Putin is nervous about starting yoga

“I’ll see what I am able to do based on my physical aptitude.” No more than yourself.