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#Russia

# russia - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Russian ex-spy may have been poisoned TWICE Poison Chalice

Russian ex-spy may have been poisoned TWICE

The man was allegedly poisoned by a cup of tea laced with polonium-210 in 2006 and publicly accused Vladamir Putin of ordering his killing before he died three weeks later.

From Business ETC Russia blames a US conspiracy as its debt is rated as junk Putin The Boot In

Russia blames a US conspiracy as its debt is rated as junk

Things are really not going well for the country’s economy.

# russia - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Dashboard cam captures moment of deadly rocket attack in Ukraine Rebel Advance This post contains videos

Watch: Dashboard cam captures moment of deadly rocket attack in Ukraine

The attack is blamed on pro-Russian rebels and killed 30 people.

# russia - Saturday 24 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian rebels launch rocket attack on Ukrainian market, killing 30 and injuring dozens more Civil War

Pro-Russian rebels launch rocket attack on Ukrainian market, killing 30 and injuring dozens more

The assault on the port of Mariupol follows a rejection of peace talks.

From TheJournal.ie We thought we had it bad… these lads only got ONE hour of sun last month

# russia - Friday 23 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Woman who set up site for Russian LGBT teens is fined for “gay propaganda” Russia

Woman who set up site for Russian LGBT teens is fined for “gay propaganda”

Yelena Klimova (26) said she will appeal the verdict.

From Business ETC McDonald’s has seen annual profits fall by 15% in the last year Not Lovin' It

McDonald’s has seen annual profits fall by 15% in the last year

The restaurant has today released its figures for the 2014 period.

# russia - Monday 19 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Bloody fight rages on as rebels claim they now control Donetsk airport Russia

Bloody fight rages on as rebels claim they now control Donetsk airport

The UN estimates that more than 4,700 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since April.

# russia - Friday 16 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Cat rescues baby abandoned in street by cuddling it to keep it warm Soft Kitty

Cat rescues baby abandoned in street by cuddling it to keep it warm

It also meowed loudly until someone came to help. Cats = heroes.

From TheJournal.ie Newspaper allowed to call Joseph Stalin a “bloodthirsty cannibal” Stalin

Newspaper allowed to call Joseph Stalin a “bloodthirsty cannibal”

The application was rejected as “manifestly ill-founded” and the case declared inadmissible.

# russia - Monday 12 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine’s former president is now on Interpol’s most wanted list Red Alert

Ukraine’s former president is now on Interpol’s most wanted list

The former president is believed to be living in Russia.

From The Daily Edge Could Frank Underwood be taking on Russia in House of Cards season 3? Putin On The Ritz

Could Frank Underwood be taking on Russia in House of Cards season 3?

A character in the brand new trailer looks very like a certain world leader.

# russia - Friday 9 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving Restrictions

Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving

The controversial law has been sharply criticised.

# russia - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian hackers claim attack on Angela Merkel’s website Ukraine

Pro-Russian hackers claim attack on Angela Merkel’s website

The move came as Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was visiting Berlin

# russia - Sunday 4 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Which countries do Irish people adopt children from the most? From Russia With Love

Which countries do Irish people adopt children from the most?

The most popular locations for inter-country adoptions have changed due to new rules.

# russia - Friday 2 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Russia is training killer robots, as you do Putin The Boot In

Russia is training killer robots, as you do

Should we be alarmed?

# russia - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 130 people have been arrested at an anti-Putin protest in Moscow Russia

Over 130 people have been arrested at an anti-Putin protest in Moscow

Alexi Navalny, a leading critic of the Russian President, has also been arrested.

# russia - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie In 1983 there was a chance a Soviet spy satellite would fall on Ireland 1984 State Papers

In 1983 there was a chance a Soviet spy satellite would fall on Ireland

There was one in 10,000 chance nuclear-powered Cosmo 1402 would fall over Ireland.

# russia - Friday 26 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin has canned holidays and wants to cap vodka prices as the economy collapses Priorities

Vladimir Putin has canned holidays and wants to cap vodka prices as the economy collapses

Government ministers have been ordered to keep working through the New Year.

# russia - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine just took a big step towards the West… and Russia’s not happy This Could Get Ugly

Ukraine just took a big step towards the West… and Russia’s not happy

The eastern European nation voted to drop its non-aligned status if a war breaks out.

# russia - Sunday 21 December, 2014

From Business ETC The Briefcase: Rouble the new lira, a banking inquiry and the Metro Herald is kaput Inbox Me

# russia - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From Business ETC Switzerland has brought in negative interest rates because of desperate Russians Putin It Away

Switzerland has brought in negative interest rates because of desperate Russians

People are sinking their cash into the safe haven as the rouble plunges.

# russia - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s just how bad the Russian crisis is… in three graphs Freefall

Here’s just how bad the Russian crisis is… in three graphs

The Russian Rouble has lost 20% of its value today.

From Business ETC No sympathy from central bank as Russians told to ‘get used to it’ Free Fall

No sympathy from central bank as Russians told to ‘get used to it’

The Russian rouble lost 20% in value today, suffering its steepest drop in 16 years.

# russia - Saturday 13 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A Russian military jet almost collided with a passenger plane Where Was He Russian To?

# russia - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US scientist who sold his Nobel Prize to donate some of his millions to Irish university DNA

US scientist who sold his Nobel Prize to donate some of his millions to Irish university

It has also been revealed that the man who bought the medal did so to give it back.

# russia - Friday 5 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gunbattle with Islamic militants leaves 20 dead in Chechnya Grozny

Gunbattle with Islamic militants leaves 20 dead in Chechnya

Three policemen were killed in the shooting.

# russia - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Was the Russian athletics federation paid €450k to cover up a positive doping case?

The IAAF, the governing body of athletics, said there was “already an on-going investigation”.

# russia - Friday 28 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie There are four Russian warships in the English Channel, but it’s all grand War Games

There are four Russian warships in the English Channel, but it’s all grand

They’re just on exercises according to the Russian military.

# russia - Thursday 27 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Watch Russian airline passengers push their frozen plane free from ice People Power

# russia - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Passengers have to get out and push their airplane in the snow and ice Brrr

# russia - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie France really isn’t keen on handing over a warship to Russia Not Just Yet

France really isn’t keen on handing over a warship to Russia

It has delayed the delivery until ‘further notice’.

From TheJournal.ie Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos ISS

Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos

A spacecraft arrived carrying three new astronauts and supplies yesterday.

# russia - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Almost a thousand people have died since the start of the Ukraine ceasefire 13 Every Day

Almost a thousand people have died since the start of the Ukraine ceasefire

That’s an average of 13 people a day.

From TheJournal.ie Irish CCTV cameras being streamed on Russian site Camera Obscura

Irish CCTV cameras being streamed on Russian site

There are currently 53 Irish cameras on the website.

# russia - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge No one will ever be as cool as this guy casually sipping coffee during a brawl Caffeine Is King

No one will ever be as cool as this guy casually sipping coffee during a brawl

Sure what could everyone be getting so worked up about? Oh right. The brawl.

# russia - Sunday 16 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine President says country ready for “total war” Total War

Ukraine President says country ready for “total war”

More than 4,000 people have died in seven months of fighting in eastern Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie US slams “preposterous” Russian MH17 photos that blame Ukraine Crude Fake

US slams “preposterous” Russian MH17 photos that blame Ukraine

The images were broadcast on state TV on Friday. Separately, more bone fragments have been found today by workers clearing the crash site.

# russia - Saturday 15 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie And he’s off… Vladimir Putin’s heading home from the G20 early Skipping Lunch

And he’s off… Vladimir Putin’s heading home from the G20 early

Putin’s camp deny that the Russian President is bowing out under pressure from Western leaders, who have accused him of “bullying” Ukraine.

# russia - Friday 14 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the submarine Sweden was searching for Hunt For Reds In October

Here’s the submarine Sweden was searching for

It looks a little… wobbly.

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