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# putin - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts
# Crimea Crisis
# Crimea Crisis

US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:04 PM 7,323 Views 35 Comments

The US space agency has cut all contacts with Russia, except for cooperation on board the International Space Station.

# putin - Monday 31 March, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Putin orders 'partial' troop pullout
# Cooling Tensions
# Cooling Tensions

Ukraine crisis: Putin orders 'partial' troop pullout

Mar 31st 2014, 11:14 PM 4,763 Views 31 Comments

The development follows a hastily arranged summit in Paris between John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister.

# putin - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Putin calls Obama to suggest examining 'possible steps' to calm Ukraine
# Talk It Out
# Talk It Out

Putin calls Obama to suggest examining 'possible steps' to calm Ukraine

Mar 29th 2014, 10:37 AM 6,739 Views 72 Comments

Putin told Obama that Russia was still alarmed over the situation in Ukraine after the fall of president Viktor Yanukovych.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Mar 29th 2014, 8:35 AM 8,419 Views 5 Comments

It’s finally the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as we start the day.

# putin - Friday 28 March, 2014

Vladimir Putin has called Barack Obama to talk about a Ukraine solution
# On The Line
# On The Line

Vladimir Putin has called Barack Obama to talk about a Ukraine solution

Mar 28th 2014, 10:26 PM 15,118 Views 211 Comments

The Secretary General of the UN has said Putin told him he had “no intention” to make any further incursions into Ukrainian territory.

# putin - Monday 24 March, 2014

G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis
# Out In The Cold
# Out In The Cold

G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis

Mar 24th 2014, 9:35 PM 11,131 Views 139 Comments

The leaders also threatened tougher sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

# putin - Sunday 23 March, 2014

“The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack
# Threat Of War
# Threat Of War

“The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack

Mar 23rd 2014, 8:33 PM 27,081 Views 264 Comments

The country’s interim leaders say they fear an imminent invasion, following the fall of their last airbase in Crimea.

# putin - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Russian forces storm Ukraine airbase. Reports of soldier shot.
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Russian forces storm Ukraine airbase. Reports of soldier shot.

Mar 22nd 2014, 4:20 PM 11,065 Views 169 Comments

Shots were fired as armoured vehicles entered the Belbek base near Sevastopol, after a deadline to hand the complex over to Russia expired.

# putin - Friday 21 March, 2014

Welcome to Russia... Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Welcome to Russia... Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession

Mar 21st 2014, 3:26 PM 8,874 Views 175 Comments

The Russian President has signed off on legislation to absorb Crimea into Russia. He says he will holding off on any return punitive measures, following the announcement of US sanctions.

# putin - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Mar 18th 2014, 11:00 PM 20,225 Views 3 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the death of a man found outside Cabra House pub, the murder of Michael Hunt in London and surrogate mothers.

Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation
# Standoff
# Standoff

Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation

Mar 18th 2014, 7:49 AM 10,050 Views 186 Comments

An agreement is still to be signed but the UK has already said Russia has taken is ‘paving the way for the annexation of part of Ukraine’.

# putin - Saturday 15 March, 2014

"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow
# Crimea Crisis
# Crimea Crisis

"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow

Mar 15th 2014, 3:38 PM 7,431 Views 121 Comments

The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

# putin - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Mar 11th 2014, 8:38 AM 8,988 Views 9 Comments

Good morning, need the news as you start your day? It’s all here.

# putin - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Mar 9th 2014, 8:12 PM 13,144 Views 2 Comments

Everyone’s talking about a problem in the SME sector, the debris found from Malaysia Airlines flight and the Great White shark on the way to Ireland.

Cameron calls Putin and the Russian President says he wants "diplomatic solution"
# I Just Called
# I Just Called

Cameron calls Putin and the Russian President says he wants "diplomatic solution"

Mar 9th 2014, 7:45 PM 8,466 Views 87 Comments

David Cameron called Vladimir Putin as it was announced that the Ukrainian PM will meet Barack Obama on Wednesday.

# putin - Saturday 8 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Mar 8th 2014, 8:51 AM 9,404 Views 4 Comments

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your weekend.

# putin - Friday 7 March, 2014

Pro-Russian gunmen have stormed a Ukrainian military command centre
# Crimea
# Crimea

Pro-Russian gunmen have stormed a Ukrainian military command centre

Mar 7th 2014, 9:20 PM 11,183 Views 111 Comments

Around 20 attackers entered the base without firing a shot, report say.

'Violation of sovereignty': Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis
# Hotline
# Hotline

'Violation of sovereignty': Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis

Mar 7th 2014, 7:53 AM 6,911 Views 167 Comments

Obama said Russia had violated Ukraine’s “territorial integrity”. Meanwhile, Russia’s parliament has indicated it will back plans for a referendum in Crimea.

# putin - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Crimea is to hold referendum on whether or not to join Russia
# East Or West?
# East Or West?

Crimea is to hold referendum on whether or not to join Russia

Mar 6th 2014, 10:48 AM 8,964 Views 198 Comments

Crimeans will be asked to choose between Russia or Ukraine.

Russia under pressure as EU, UN hold emergency talks on Ukraine crisis
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Russia under pressure as EU, UN hold emergency talks on Ukraine crisis

Mar 6th 2014, 7:57 AM 5,041 Views 99 Comments

EU leaders hold a summit in Brussels today to decide how strongly to respond to Moscow’s troop deployment.

# putin - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

"F**cked and brainwashed by the EU." - Former Russian adviser's view on Ireland
# Harsh Words
# Harsh Words

"F**cked and brainwashed by the EU." - Former Russian adviser's view on Ireland

Mar 5th 2014, 1:32 PM 26,284 Views 81 Comments

Don’t worry, Alexander Nekrassov still thinks we’re “great people”.

# putin - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Mar 4th 2014, 4:58 PM 6,615 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# putin - Monday 3 March, 2014

Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table

Mar 3rd 2014, 12:47 PM 10,910 Views 122 Comments

Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.

# putin - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
# New Fix
# New Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Mar 2nd 2014, 8:07 PM 11,447 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Ukraine mobilising for war, John Gilligan being in a stable condition and Oscar Night.

# putin - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine
# RUSSIAN FORCES
# RUSSIAN FORCES

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

Mar 1st 2014, 5:20 PM 12,360 Views 126 Comments

British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the decision stating that it is potentially grave threat to the sovereignty.

# putin - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics
# Human Dignity
# Human Dignity

Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics

Feb 13th 2014, 12:55 PM 32 Views 71 Comments

The abuse of minorities and their defenders in Russia affects gay people but also Roma, immigrant workers and other ethnic communities. Let’s not forget about them, writes Stefania Kulaeva.

# putin - Friday 17 January, 2014

Putin says gay people at Olympics must 'leave children alone'
# Winter Olympics
# Winter Olympics

Putin says gay people at Olympics must 'leave children alone'

Jan 17th 2014, 4:15 PM 28,407 Views 248 Comments

The Russian president said gay people need not fear persecution at the Winter Olympic Games but stood by a ban on promoting homosexuality to children.

# putin - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Putin warns ‘terrorists’ face total destruction
# Russia
# Russia

Putin warns ‘terrorists’ face total destruction

Dec 31st 2013, 1:50 PM 8,739 Views 53 Comments

Putin made the comments in his New Year’s address from Khabarovsk.

# putin - Monday 30 December, 2013

Second bomb blast in Russian city kills at least 10 people
# Explosion
# Explosion

Second bomb blast in Russian city kills at least 10 people

Dec 30th 2013, 6:55 AM 6,843 Views 46 Comments

The explosion on a trolleybus Volgograd comes a day after a suicide bombing killed at 17 at the city’s main railway station.

# putin - Monday 23 December, 2013

Another Pussy Riot member has been freed in Russia after amnesty
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

Another Pussy Riot member has been freed in Russia after amnesty

Dec 23rd 2013, 6:48 AM 9,796 Views 38 Comments

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was today freed hours after Maria Alyokhina was released. The third band member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was freed months into her sentence.

# putin - Friday 20 December, 2013

Putin foe Khodorkovsky released after 10 years in jail
# Tycoon
# Tycoon

Putin foe Khodorkovsky released after 10 years in jail

Dec 20th 2013, 11:54 AM 10,291 Views 35 Comments

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

# putin - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 9 Views 14 Comments

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.

# putin - Monday 4 November, 2013

Column: Boycotting the Olympics would make things more difficult for Russia's LGBT people
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 4th 2013, 7:30 PM 20 Views 44 Comments

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.

# putin - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

And the Forbes world's most powerful person is...
# Power
# Power

And the Forbes world's most powerful person is...

Oct 30th 2013, 2:49 PM 22,669 Views 40 Comments

It’s a man who is known to take his top off when hunting and fishing and has caused controversy this year with anti-gay laws.

# putin - Thursday 19 September, 2013

John McCain says he is more "Pro-Russian" than Putin
# Syria
# Syria

John McCain says he is more "Pro-Russian" than Putin

Sep 19th 2013, 4:58 PM 4,388 Views 43 Comments

He also criticises Putin for siding with the Syrian government in an article which hits back at the Russian President following his own New York Times opinion piece.

# putin - Monday 9 September, 2013

Putin ally wins tight Moscow poll, his opponent vows to protest
# Russia
# Russia

Putin ally wins tight Moscow poll, his opponent vows to protest

Sep 9th 2013, 8:35 AM 3,025 Views 8 Comments

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin just crept over the finish line to win 51.3 per cent of votes in yesterday’s poll.

# putin - Thursday 5 September, 2013

EU and China warn against Syria strikes as G20 assemble in St Petersburg
# G20 St Petersburg
# G20 St Petersburg

EU and China warn against Syria strikes as G20 assemble in St Petersburg

Sep 5th 2013, 5:47 PM 4,076 Views 63 Comments

EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy urged caution as Russian President Vladir Putin said the Syrian conflict would be discussed over dinner.

# putin - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Amnesty Ireland: 'G20 leaders must stand up to Russia’s draconian homophobic law'
# G20 Meeting
# G20 Meeting

Amnesty Ireland: 'G20 leaders must stand up to Russia’s draconian homophobic law'

Sep 4th 2013, 7:38 PM 4,178 Views 51 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty Ireland has said the anti-gay laws create a climate of intolerance.

Putin on Syria action, Snowden and Russia's anti-gay policies
# Russia
# Russia

Putin on Syria action, Snowden and Russia's anti-gay policies

Sep 4th 2013, 7:32 AM 6,638 Views 44 Comments

The Russian president sat down for a wide-ranging interview, saying it was “ludicrous” that the Syrian government would use chemical weapons.

# putin - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Police seize 'Putin in women's underwear' painting
# Russia
# Russia

Police seize 'Putin in women's underwear' painting

Aug 28th 2013, 1:41 PM 8,925 Views 30 Comments

The painting portrays Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lounging together in lingerie.