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Moscow: Capital of Russia
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with approximately 15.1 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 25 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities.

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Yuri Luzhkov, ex-Moscow mayor who transformed Russian capital, has died

Yuri Luzhkov, who as Moscow mayor transformed the drab former capital of the Soviet Union into a glitzy playground for Russia's super-rich with help from his construction magnate wife, has died aged..
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Ukraine's Zelenskiy sees middle ground with Russia on gas transit, rules out one-year deal

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday Kiev and Moscow could reach an agreement on a new gas transit deal before the end of the year, and saw scope for compromise between their..
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Ukraine, Russia agree to new ceasefire [Video]Ukraine, Russia agree to new ceasefire

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine met in Paris to try and reach peace over east Ukraine, where 13,000 people have died in fighting since 2014. Caroline Malone reports

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Putin calls sports ban a political decision [Video]Putin calls sports ban a political decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (December 9) a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political, and must be individual. Ryan Brooks..

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Putin calls sports ban a 'political decision' [Video]Putin calls sports ban a 'political decision'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (December 9) a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political, and must be individual. Ryan Brooks..

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Putin says sports ban a political decision [Video]Putin says sports ban a political decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (December 9) a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political, and must be individual. Ryan Brooks..

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Russia Banned From Next Olympics And World Cup Soccer Due To Doping [Video]Russia Banned From Next Olympics And World Cup Soccer Due To Doping

Russia has been banned from the world’s top sporting events for the next four years. The ban issued on Monday includes the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup. According to..

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Russia banned for four years confirms WADA president Reedie [Video]Russia banned for four years confirms WADA president Reedie

The World Anti-Doping Agency confirms that Russia is banned for the next four years from the world's top sporting events including Olympics and the World Cup following doping irregularities.

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Russia banned from Olympics for four years over doping scandal [Video]Russia banned from Olympics for four years over doping scandal

Russia has been handed a four-year global ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Adam Reed Reports.

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World Anti-Doping Agency imposes four-year ban on Russia [Video]World Anti-Doping Agency imposes four-year ban on Russia

The Russian flag and national anthem have been banned from next year’s Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years. Russia’s hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also..

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Russia banned for four years, confirms WADA President Reedie [Video]Russia banned for four years, confirms WADA President Reedie

The World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from competing in all forms of major sporting tournaments for four years.

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"Mandatory" for IOC to accept any Russian sanctions, says Bach [Video]"Mandatory" for IOC to accept any Russian sanctions, says Bach

The head of the International Olympic Committee says it would have to abide by any sanctions imposed on Russia by WADA.

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With new gas pipeline, Russia's exports flow east [Video]With new gas pipeline, Russia's exports flow east

Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's President Xi Jinping launched a landmark gas pipeline on Monday, in a boost to economic and political ties between the two major powers. David Doyle..

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Made of money? Russia artist and billionaire make $1m throne [Video]Made of money? Russia artist and billionaire make $1m throne

Visitors of Moscow's Art Residence got the opportunity literally to sit on wads of cash during the presentation of the "X10 Money Throne" artwork.

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Celebrities open seasonal skating rink in Moscow's Red Square [Video]Celebrities open seasonal skating rink in Moscow's Red Square

As skating backdrops go, this is likely one of the better ones. View on euronews

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Made of money? Russia artist and billionaire make $1 mln throne [Video]Made of money? Russia artist and billionaire make $1 mln throne

Visitors of Moscow's Art Residence have the opportunity to sit on wads of cash at a new art installation - a throne stuffed with a million dollars. Mia Womersley reports

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Impeachment witness slams GOP for pushing 'fictional' Ukraine theory [Video]Impeachment witness slams GOP for pushing 'fictional' Ukraine theory

A former White House official decried lawmakers at an impeachment hearing for suggesting that Ukraine, rather that Russia, sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Putin: we hope Trump visits Russia for Victory Day in May [Video]Putin: we hope Trump visits Russia for Victory Day in May

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that while he hoped his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump would come to Moscow next year, he currently had no plans to meet Trump. Chris Dignam has more.

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Impeachment will be an 'obsession' for people: Hillary Clinton [Video]Impeachment will be an 'obsession' for people: Hillary Clinton

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that a congressional impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump would become an "absolute obsession" for people.

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Clinton shames UK for not publishing Russian meddling report [Video]Clinton shames UK for not publishing Russian meddling report

Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says Britain's failure to publish a report into allegations of Russian meddling is "shameful". David Doyle reports.

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Putin says Georgian killed in Berlin was himself a killer

Russian President Vladimir Putin said a Georgian man murdered in Berlin in August was himself a killer who took part in bloody acts on Russian soil and that Moscow's requests for Germany to extradite..
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Putin says Moscow could appeal Russia sports ban

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday Moscow had grounds to appeal a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to bar Russia from major sporting events, a move he said violated the..
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Russia tells UK court Ukraine should be forced to pay debt despite disputes

Russia told Britain's Supreme Court on Monday that Ukraine should not be allowed to use geopolitical arguments to dispute billions of dollars in debt, after Kiev argued it had been forced to borrow the..
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Russia hands out passports to 125,000 residents of rebel-held east Ukraine

Russia has issued passports to 125,000 residents of rebel-held eastern Ukraine, Russia's interior minister said on Monday, deepening Moscow's ties with the separatist region even as it begins talks..
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Russia says it tried everything to resolve its doping scandal

Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Monday that Moscow had done everything to try and resolve its doping scandal, after Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years.
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Russia confident UK's top court to rule in its favor in Eurobond case vs Ukraine

The Russian finance ministry said on Monday it remained confident that the UK Supreme Court would rule in Moscow's favor in a Russia-Ukraine $3 billion Eurobond case, it said in a statement.
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Russia, Belarus closer to resolving oil, gas issues, says Moscow

Russia and Belarus have come closer to resolving their differences on oil and gas supplies, Russia's economy minister said on Saturday after talks between the two countries.
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Leak of classified papers ahead of UK election 'tied to' Russian operation: Reddit

The leak and distribution of classified British-U.S. trade documents online is tied to a previous Russian disinformation campaign, Reddit said on Friday, fuelling fears that Moscow is seeking to..
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Russia calls new U.S. sanctions over hacking a 'propaganda attack'

Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday that new U.S. sanctions against Russian individuals and firms over alleged cyber crimes were a "propaganda attack" and Moscow would respond to them, though it..
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Putin says Russia ready to extend New START nuclear arms treaty

Russia is ready to extend the New START nuclear arms control treaty by the end of this year without any more conditions or discussion, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, appearing to drop..
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Leader of Belarus dismisses fears Russia could swallow his country

The veteran leader of Belarus on Thursday dismissed opposition fears that a possible integration pact with Russia could end with his country losing its independence to Moscow, saying the two countries..
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Little wiggle room as Ukraine, Russia leaders meet for crunch Paris talks

Ukrainian and Russian leaders will try to seal a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and agree on prisoner swaps when they meet next week, but with Kiev politically constrained and Moscow unlikely to bend,..
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Russia's Putin accuses Bulgaria of holding up TurkStream pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Bulgaria on Wednesday of deliberately delaying the building of Russia's TurkStream natural gas pipeline on its territory and said Moscow could find ways to..
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Why Putin is warning over US space force plans

The Russian leader says the US "militarisation" of space means Moscow has to respond.
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Germany expels two Russians in dispute over killing of Georgian in Berlin

Germany said on Wednesday it had expelled two Russian embassy employees in protest over what it said was Moscow's lack of cooperation in an investigation into the murder of a Georgian man in Berlin.
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Long focused on Russia, NATO widens gaze toward China

Seventy years since its Cold War-era founding as a transatlantic alliance focused on Moscow, NATO is expanding its gaze toward the increasingly muscular challenge posed by China.
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Kremlin denies Russian government involvement in Berlin murder

The Kremlin on Wednesday denied the Russian government had been involved in the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin, hours before Germany expelled two Russian diplomats over what it said was..
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Kremlin says NATO's spending plans confirm its fears about the alliance

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that reports that NATO planned to increase its defense spending showed Moscow was right to be concerned over what it said was the military alliance's eastward expansion..
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Senior U.S. official: Russia in compliance with New START weapons treaty

A top U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday that Russia remains in compliance with its obligations under the New START weapons control treaty, but took a hard line on overall weapons policy by..
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Putin criticizes NATO expansion as alliance holds London summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday criticized NATO's continued expansion, something he suggested was pointless given the absence of a threat from Moscow following the 1991 collapse of the..
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Russian probe blames pilot for May plane crash that killed 41: Kommersant

Russia has completed an investigation into a plane crash at a Moscow airport in May that killed 41 people, and plans to formally charge the pilot with causing death by negligence, the Kommersant daily..
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Putin and Xi oversee launch of landmark Russian gas pipeline to China

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday oversaw the launch of a landmark pipeline that will transport natural gas from Siberia to northeast China, an economic..
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Home for Christmas: Jailed Norwegian spy released from Russia

A pensioner convicted of spying in Moscow says he shouldn't have trusted the Norwegian agent.
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French researcher says she was denied entry to Russia ahead of 'yellow vest' talk

Russia turned away a prominent French researcher at its border and sent her back to France two days before she was due to give a talk in Moscow comparing protest sentiment in Russia and France, she..
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Kremlin: Macron says he is ready for dialogue on Putin's missile proposal

The Kremlin said on Thursday that French President Emmanuel Macron had told Moscow he was ready to discuss a Russian proposal to impose a moratorium on the deployment of missiles in Europe, Interfax..
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Russia urges U.S. to extend nuclear pact due to expire in 2021

Russia has formally proposed to the United States that the two nuclear superpowers extend their New START arms control treaty by five years, though Moscow would also settle for a shorter extension, a..
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Russian investigative reporter says he was attacked in Moscow

The head of a prominent Russian investigative website said on Wednesday he had been attacked in Moscow by an assailant who punched him and splashed him with an antiseptic green dye, echoing past..
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Freed film-maker Sentsov tells Europe: beware of Russia

A Ukrainian film-maker freed in a prisoner swap after four years in a Russian jail warned Europe against growing friendly with Moscow as he received an EU human rights prize on Tuesday.
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WADA committee recommends four-year Russia Olympic ban

Russia should be hit with a four-year Olympic ban and barred from all world championships for the manipulation of data retrieved from a tainted Moscow laboratory, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)..
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Convicted agent Butina accepts Russia job offer: TASS

A Russian agent briefly jailed in the United States and then deported back to Moscow has accepted a state job to defend Russians imprisoned abroad, TASS news agency reported on Friday.
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Ukraine accuses Russia of returning ships 'stripped of toilets'

Ukraine's navy accuses Moscow of removing weapons and equipment from vessels seized in the Black Sea.
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Russia says Turkey told Moscow no new Syria operation planned: TASS

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Ankara had assured Moscow that it did not plan to launch a new military operation in Syria despite earlier comments, the TASS news agency..
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Russia says Israeli air strikes on Syria a wrong move: Ifax

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Wednesday that Israeli air strikes on Syria were a wrong move, and Moscow had contacted its allies about the incident, Interfax reported.
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Lawyer for alleged U.S. spy held in Russia calls for prisoner swap

A Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on spying charges, urged the United States and other countries on Tuesday to push for a prisoner swap with Moscow that could get..
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Russia offers job to Maria Butina, woman convicted by U.S. of being an agent

In her first public appearance since being deported by U.S. authorities who had jailed her for being a Russian agent, Maria Butina was on Monday offered a job by Moscow to defend Russians imprisoned..
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Belarus says still committed to closer integration with Russia

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said on Monday that his country remained committed to closer integration with Russia, a day after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko threatened to pull..
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Russia says it has handed captured naval ships back to Ukraine

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that Moscow had successfully handed three naval ships it captured last year back to Ukraine.
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North Korean vice foreign minister Choe headed to Moscow: Kyodo

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui traveled to Moscow on Monday, possibly to discuss North Korea's efforts to negotiate an agreement with the United States, Japan's Kyodo news agency..
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Russia begins moving captured Ukrainian ships before possible handover

Russia began moving three captured Ukrainian navy ships on Sunday after a Russian newspaper reported Moscow would return them to Ukraine ahead of a four-way summit on eastern Ukraine next month, a..
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Belarus threatens to pull out of Russia integration deal over subsidy row

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday threatened to pull out of signing an integration deal with Russia next month if Moscow failed to resolve their dispute over energy subsidies.
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