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Russia

Russian frontline bombers and anti-submarine planes to perform training flights over Sea of Okhotsk - Interfax

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Syrian civil war

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to meet with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss Syrian crisis - @nytimes

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Russia

Earthquake: M 4.4 - 251km SW of Nikol'skoye, Russia

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Belarus

Russia is considering giving Belarus loan to refinance its foreign debt, Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak says - RIA news agency via @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Russia's support for Syrian leadership is unchanged, Putin says - @Reuters

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Moldova

Moldovans vote in runoff elections; votes seen as test of whether country will move closer to Europe Union or seek ties with Russia - @AP

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Russia

Earthquake: M 4.9 - 30km NNE of Shikotan, Russia

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Vladimir Putin

White House: Russian President Putin called President Obama; discussed Islamic State, situation in Ukraine, Syria, Iran nuclear negotiations - statement

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin says drop in oil prices means Ukraine will no longer get gas discounts, according to report on state news agency - @SputnikInt

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian ban on Western food imports extended by 1 year, says President Vladimir Putin - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

EU extends sanctions against Russia to the end of January 2016 in effort to keep up pressure over Ukraine - @business

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Russia

Defense Secretary Ash Carter: US to give weapons, aircraft, troops to NATO unit to defend against Russia, extremists - @AP

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Russia

Earthquake: M 4.5 - 11km ENE of Ust'-Barguzin, Russia

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Russia

Russia plane hijacking involves 2 small planes stolen from Tyumen, Siberia - @MikkoLaaksonen1

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Russia

2 small planes hijacked in Russia, 1 crashlands, other unaccounted for, Russian news agency TASS reports - @XHNews

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Russia ordered to pay $50 billion in Yukos case

Belgium unblocks seized Russian accounts, Belgian foreign minister says - @BBCNews

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Russia

Russian lawmakers approve early parliamentary vote in 2016 - @AP

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Greece financial crisis

Kremlin spokesman says financial aid to Greece was not discussed in talks between Putin and Tsipras, despite Russian deputy prime minister's earlier comments it could be on the table - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is confident cooperation with west will continue - @Reuters

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Greece financial crisis

Russian government says it is willing to consider loans for Greece - @AP

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