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Firefighter killed and two others injured as fire engulfs business centre in St Petersburg
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Firefighter killed and two others injured as fire engulfs business centre in St Petersburg

Mon 5:33 PM 13,180 Views 1 Comment

The blaze spread across all four of the building’s floors.

Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms
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Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms

Apr 5th 2021, 7:19 PM 51,961 Views 92 Comments

The Russian president may stay in power until 2036.

EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders
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EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders

Apr 5th 2021, 12:30 PM 20,750 Views 55 Comments

The Kremlin did not deny the recent troop movements, but insisted that Moscow was “not threatening anyone”.

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny goes on hunger strike in protest over treatment
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Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny goes on hunger strike in protest over treatment

Mar 31st 2021, 7:13 PM 13,766 Views 17 Comments

The opposition politician accused prison officials of refusing to provide him with adequate medical treatment.

Italian navy captain arrested for passing on 'confidential documents' to the Russians
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Italian navy captain arrested for passing on 'confidential documents' to the Russians

Mar 31st 2021, 9:42 AM 14,051 Views 23 Comments

The Italian foreign affairs ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador over the incident.

Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision
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Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision

Mar 27th 2021, 4:00 PM 36,120 Views 26 Comments

The EBU rejected both songs the country put forward.

Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines
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Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 13,685 Views 23 Comments

Dr Lorraine Nolan also said the public can be assured the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe.

Ambassador says Russia 'ready to help' Ireland with vaccine supply
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Ambassador says Russia 'ready to help' Ireland with vaccine supply

Mar 19th 2021, 2:59 PM 39,959 Views 63 Comments

Yuriy Filatov told a Limerick TD his government has not been approached by Irish authorities about ordering the Sputnik V vaccine.

Kremlin critic Navalny reveals conditions in 'concentration camp' prison
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Kremlin critic Navalny reveals conditions in 'concentration camp' prison

Mar 15th 2021, 10:56 PM 23,007 Views 9 Comments

The Russian opposition leader compared the controls to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Russia slows down Twitter over failure to remove banned content
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Russia slows down Twitter over failure to remove banned content

Mar 10th 2021, 10:41 PM 13,824 Views 15 Comments

The social media platform has been widely used by backers of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval
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Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval

Mar 4th 2021, 11:54 AM 13,287 Views 25 Comments

Russia said it is ready to provide vaccines for 50 million Europeans.

'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'
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'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'

Mar 4th 2021, 10:30 AM 14,168 Views 5 Comments

A new Irish documentary looks at the crackdown on LGBT+ rights in Russia. We spoke to its director.

US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny and joins EU in imposing sanctions
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US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny and joins EU in imposing sanctions

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:35 PM 11,313 Views 14 Comments

This is Biden’s first major actiona gainst Russia during his presidency.

EU agrees to impose sanctions on Russia for jailing Alexei Navalny
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EU agrees to impose sanctions on Russia for jailing Alexei Navalny

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:15 PM 17,034 Views 28 Comments

The EU also agreed on sanctions for Myanmar over the military’s seizure of power.

Russia says 'no legal grounds' to release Navalny in response to European Court of Human Rights request
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Russia says 'no legal grounds' to release Navalny in response to European Court of Human Rights request

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 4:43 PM 10,353 Views 24 Comments

Alexei Navalny was arrested and jailed upon returning to Russia last month.

Russia prosecutor seeks €10,000 defamation fine in latest case against Navalny
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Russia prosecutor seeks €10,000 defamation fine in latest case against Navalny

Feb 16th 2021, 10:15 PM 12,153 Views 15 Comments

In his closing arguments, Navalny said that “every moment of this case is obvious legal nonsense”.

Navalny back in court for allegedly defaming a World War II veteran
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Navalny back in court for allegedly defaming a World War II veteran

Feb 12th 2021, 10:14 PM 25,277 Views 26 Comments

During a theatrical trial today, the opposition figure sparred with the judge and prosecutor and mocked the veteran’s grandson.

Alexei Navalny: The jailed challenger who Vladimir Putin is finding impossible to ignore
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Alexei Navalny: The jailed challenger who Vladimir Putin is finding impossible to ignore

Feb 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 29,963 Views 40 Comments

What next for Russia following the jailing of the anti-corruption opposition leader?

'Deeply disturbing': Irish government condemns jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny
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'Deeply disturbing': Irish government condemns jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Feb 3rd 2021, 8:09 PM 12,725 Views 30 Comments

Navalny was sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

Russian court jails Kremlin critic Navalny as over 1,400 protesters detained
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Russian court jails Kremlin critic Navalny as over 1,400 protesters detained

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:22 AM 14,609 Views 19 Comments

Britain, France, Germany, the United States and the European Union denounced the ruling and called for his immediate release.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny ordered to prison by Moscow court
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny ordered to prison by Moscow court

Feb 2nd 2021, 5:55 PM 22,234 Views 36 Comments

Navalny is the most prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is 91.6% effective against symptomatic Covid-19 - study
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Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is 91.6% effective against symptomatic Covid-19 - study

Feb 2nd 2021, 12:45 PM 40,402 Views 80 Comments

The preliminary findings show that the two-dose Sputnik V “has shown high efficacy” and was well tolerated for adults.

Moscow braces for more protests ahead of Alexei Navalny court hearing
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Moscow braces for more protests ahead of Alexei Navalny court hearing

Feb 1st 2021, 9:39 PM 8,647 Views 5 Comments

Navalny’s team said there was ‘overwhelming nationwide support’ for the Kremlin’s fiercest critic.

Over 4,000 people detained at Alexei Navalny protests across Russia
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Over 4,000 people detained at Alexei Navalny protests across Russia

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 3:29 PM 18,750 Views 20 Comments

Protesters defied government warnings to rally from Vladivostok to Saint Petersburg in a second weekend of mass demonstrations.

Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained
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Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained

Updated Jan 24th 2021, 4:53 PM 27,768 Views 40 Comments

Tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Russia this weekend.

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests
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Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Jan 23rd 2021, 11:49 AM 8,804 Views 7 Comments

Thousands of protesters joined in cities today to support the jailed Kremlin critic.

Russia brushes off calls from international officials to release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny
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Russia brushes off calls from international officials to release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Jan 19th 2021, 3:10 PM 8,016 Views 0 Comments

Navalny was arrested after returning from Germany following treatment for nerve agent poisoning.

Russian court orders Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be jailed for 30 days
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Russian court orders Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be jailed for 30 days

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 5:24 PM 36,709 Views 0 Comments

Navalny was detained on arrival in Russia after recovering from nerve agent poisoning in Germany.

Avalanche kills three at Russian Arctic ski resort
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Avalanche kills three at Russian Arctic ski resort

Jan 9th 2021, 1:10 PM 12,760 Views 1 Comment

A criminal case into deaths by negligence as a result of safety violations has been opened.

17 fishermen feared dead after trawler sinks in Arctic Russia
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17 fishermen feared dead after trawler sinks in Arctic Russia

Dec 28th 2020, 2:10 PM 38,550 Views 4 Comments

Officials said that two people had been rescued by a passing vessel but hopes were quickly fading that more survivors could be found.

British double agent George Blake dies in Russia aged 98
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British double agent George Blake dies in Russia aged 98

Dec 26th 2020, 12:05 PM 28,611 Views 15 Comments

Russian news agencies reported Blake’s death today.

Russia launches criminal probe into ally of Navalny for 'threatening suspected poisoner'
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Russia launches criminal probe into ally of Navalny for 'threatening suspected poisoner'

Dec 25th 2020, 4:24 PM 18,678 Views 8 Comments

Western governments say Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the Soviet-era Novichok nerve agent

Donald Trump vetoes annual US defence bill, setting up a Congress vote to override his decision
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Donald Trump vetoes annual US defence bill, setting up a Congress vote to override his decision

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:34 PM 44,284 Views 43 Comments

The bill affirms 3% pay raises for US troops and authorises more than $740 billion in military programmes and construction.

Russia's doping ban halved but name and flag barred from next two Olympics
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Russia's doping ban halved but name and flag barred from next two Olympics

Dec 17th 2020, 3:39 PM 11,319 Views 5 Comments

And the country’s footballers will miss the World Cup in Qatar should they qualify too.

Vladimir Putin claims Alexei Navalny would be dead if Russia had poisoned opposition leader
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Vladimir Putin claims Alexei Navalny would be dead if Russia had poisoned opposition leader

Dec 17th 2020, 1:50 PM 11,499 Views 34 Comments

It’s widely suggested that Russia was behind Navalny’s poisoning in August.

Covid-19: Russia begins inoculating 'high risk' workers with Sputnik V vaccine
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Covid-19: Russia begins inoculating 'high risk' workers with Sputnik V vaccine

Dec 5th 2020, 11:11 AM 21,079 Views 23 Comments

Health officials have opened 70 vaccine centres in Moscow.

Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh
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Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh

Nov 9th 2020, 9:50 PM 18,688 Views 4 Comments

Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia has been ongoing for six weeks in the context Nagorno-Karabkh region.

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden
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Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden

Nov 9th 2020, 10:16 AM 43,182 Views 55 Comments

Western allies, including the German Chancellor and Taoiseach Micheál Martin – welcomed a fresh start with Washington.

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials over poisoning of opposition leader
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EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials over poisoning of opposition leader

Oct 15th 2020, 1:50 PM 10,150 Views 11 Comments

The decision was agreed upon among the 27 EU envoys to Brussels.

France, Germany and Britain seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning
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France, Germany and Britain seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

Oct 8th 2020, 8:23 AM 11,032 Views 15 Comments

Moscow quickly hit back that the accusations were “unacceptable” and amounted to “blackmail”.

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