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Summary.     Click for More > Accord signed in Russia gas row 'Gas to flow' after deal Russia turns on gas for Europe Russian and US satellites collide Obama reaches out to Russia over Iran NATO to resume Russian contacts Russia announces major arms buildup U.S., Russia announce nuke talks Russia 'ends Chechnya operation' Obama moves to bolster U.S.-Russia ties Obama urges shift in Russia ties Activist Estemirova 'found murdered' President Medvedev condemns killing Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes  An international search operation was underway for a cargo Russian-crewed Arctic Sea ship was involved in piracy in European waters 62 still missing after blast at plant   An explosion at Russia's the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant, Russia's largest hydroelectric plant, killed 12 people Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal Russia eases over Iran sanctions Train derails, 26 died   Train wreck 'an act of terror'   Investigators have found 'elements of an explosive device' at the site of the derailment of an express train 152 killed in nightclub blast and fire   An explosion at a nightclub killed at least 101 people and injured at least 140 others. The preliminary theory was use of pyrotechnical devi... Five held as investigators probe club fire
Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas European gas supplies disrupted
Jan.1  
Jan.6   European Union
  Several countries say their supplies of Russian gas have been cut sharply amid an energy price dispute between Moscow and Ukraine
Jan.10   European Union
Jan.17   Moscow
Jan.19  
Feb.11   Siberia
Mar.3   Washington
Mar.5   NATO
Mar.17   Moscow
Apr.1   London
Apr.16   Chechnya
Jul.6   Moscow
Jul.7   Moscow
Jul.15   Chechnya
  Moscow
Aug.12   England
Aug.18   Siberia
Sep.13   Venezuela
Sep.23   New York
Nov.27  
Nov.28  
Dec.4   Ural
Dec.5   Ural





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Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas  Russian energy monopoly cut off supplies of natural gas to Ukraine after a payment deadline expired European gas supplies disrupted


January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1    
Jan.2  Moscow  Russia looks to re-route EU gas
Jan.5    Russia cuts transit gas by fifth
Jan.6   European Union  
  Several countries say their supplies of Russian gas have been cut sharply amid an energy price dispute between Moscow and Ukraine
  Bulgaria Gas stopped for swathe of states Jan.7  European Union  Brussels to broker gas row talks Jan.8   Belgium Russia 'to restore gas to Europe' Jan.10   European Union   Accord signed in Russia gas row  Russia and European Union have signed a deal, which could pave the way for the re-opening of gas supplies to Europe Jan.11  European Union  EU bid to revive Russia gas deal Jan.12   Moscow Russia signs deal, restoring Europe's gas  Moscow  Russia set to restart gas supply Jan.13  European Union  Russian gas flow disappoints EU Jan.14   European Union EU leaders slam 'brutal' gas blockade  Moscow  Privatisation 'raised death rate' Jan.17   Moscow   'Gas to flow' after deal  Russian Prime Minister Putin has said agreement has been reached at talks to resume gas exports to Europe via Ukraine shortly Jan.19     Russia turns on gas for Europe  Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko: Gazprom company has resumed gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine, ending weeks of disruption Jan.27   Moscow Russian church picks new head Jan.29  Melbourne  Safina seeing off compatriot Zvonareva  Melbourne  Serena beat Dementieva Jan.31  Moscow  Orthodox Church enthrones leader

February 2009 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1    Nursing home fire kills 22 Feb.4  Moscow  Post-Soviet nations to form military force Feb.5  Global  Russia and China seen negatively Feb.6  Moscow  Russia to open U.S. route to Afghanistan Feb.11   Siberia   Russian and US satellites collide
  The communications satellites have collided in space in the first such reported mishap at high speed nearly 780km over Siberia Feb.13  Somalia  Russian warship apprehends pirates Feb.19   Moscow Politkovskaya suspects acquitted
Feb.27   Arctic Bombers intercepted before Obama visit

March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2  Moscow  Russia admits financial mistakes Mar.3   Washington     Obama reaches out to Russia over Iran  The United States might not proceed with a missile defense system in eastern Europe if Iran drops plans for producing nuclear weapons  Washington  Obama downplays letter to Russia Mar.5   NATO     NATO to resume Russian contacts  NATO ministers have agreed to resume high-level contacts with Russia, making what US Secretary of State Clinton called a'fresh start'  Ukraine  Russia, Ukraine avert new energy dispute Mar.11    DNA: Bolsheviks killed all czar's children Mar.12  Global  Junk alert for space station crew Mar.17   Moscow   Russia announces major arms buildup  President Dmitry Medvedev: Russia is planning a 'comprehensive rearmament' of its military Mar.19  South Korea  Russian planes fly over U.S. Navy ships Mar.26  Kazakhstan  Space tourist blasts off to ISS

April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   London     U.S., Russia announce nuke talks  Obama and Medvedev announced that their countries will soon begin negotiations on reducing their nuclear arsenals Apr.5  Moscow  Boeing 737 makes emergency landing Apr.7  Russian Far East  Strong quake rattles Pacific islands Apr.16   Chechnya   Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'  Russia has ended its decade-long 'counter-terrorism operation' against separatist rebels in the southern republic of Chechnya Apr.23  North Korea  Russian FM in North Korea for talks Apr.24  Moscow  Military spy boss 'sacked' Apr.28  Somalia  Russia captures Somalia pirates

May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.6  Moscow  Russia expels Canadian diplomats May.9   Moscow Gas blast causes fire
May.10  Switzerland  Russia edges Canada 2-1 in hockey final May.16  Moscow  Gays detained ahead of parade  Moscow  Norway voted Eurovision winners May.19    Russia's bleak picture of health May.21  Russian Far East  Ties tense for EU-Russia summit May.27  Kazakhstan  Space station crew set to double

June 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4  Paris  Safina, Kuznetsova advance to final Jun.6   Paris Kuznetsova wins French Open over Safina
Jun.15  Ural  First summit for emerging giants  UN Security Council  Russia vetoes U.N. mission in Georgia Jun.21  North Caucasus  Attack on Ingushetia regional leader Jun.27   NATO NATO resumes Russia military ties

July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2  London  Sisters Williams beat Russians  Washington  US urges Russian break from past   Moscow Moscow ready for better U.S. ties
Jul.6   Moscow     Obama moves to bolster U.S.-Russia ties   U.S. President and Russian Medvedev concluded a series of agreements, including one on nuclear arms reduction  Moscow  Obama lauds Putin at Russia talks Jul.7   Moscow     Obama urges shift in Russia ties  US President has urged Russia to turn from the past, emphasising the common goals the US shares with its former Cold War rival Jul.13  Turkey  Gas pipe deal to end Russia's monopoly Jul.15   Chechnya   Activist Estemirova 'found murdered'
  A prominent Russian human rights activist, Natalia Estemirova, was bundled into a van and abducted as she left her home in Chechnya   Moscow     President Medvedev condemns killing  Russian president has expressed 'outrage' at the murder of a prominent human rights activist, Natalia Estemirova Jul.16  Moscow  Chechnya president acccused over death Jul.24    20 killed as truck plows into bus

August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.5  USA  Russian submarines seen off U.S. coast Aug.6   South Ossetia Georgians still displaced by war
Aug.7   San Francisco Bay Area Web attack 'aimed at one blogger' Aug.11  Thailand  Court rejects Viktor Bout extradition Aug.12   England   Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes
  An international search operation was underway for a cargo Russian-crewed Arctic Sea ship was involved in piracy in European waters
  Moscow Russians to boost Abkhazia bases Aug.14   West Africa Missing ship 'found' off Africa Aug.15  Finland  'Ransom demand' for missing ship Aug.16  Moscow  2 jets collide, crash in air show training Aug.17   Cape Verde Russia finds missing cargo ship  North Caucasus  Police chief axed over suicide blast Aug.18   Siberia   62 still missing after blast at plant Map of Khakassia Russia
  An explosion at Russia's the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant, Russia's largest hydroelectric plant, killed 12 people
   Cargo ship 'was hijacked by pirates' Aug.21  Chechnya  Bomb blasts kill police in Chechen capital Aug.28  European Union  Europe looks to buy Soyuz craft Aug.31  Moscow  Africans 'under siege' in Moscow

September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.11  Moscow  Putin warns against Iran attack  Moscow  Putin hints at presidential bid   Venezuela Venezuela to get Russian missiles
Sep.13   Venezuela   Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal  President Hugo Chavez: Russia has agreed to lend to buy weapons. The credit will be used to purchase 100 tanks and a anti-aircraft systems Sep.17   Moscow Russia hails US missile overhaul Sep.18   Moscow Medvedev denies Putin has all power Sep.20   Washington Obama rejects Russia missile link Sep.22  Spain  Chess legends Kasparov, Karpov face off Sep.23   New York     Russia eases over Iran sanctions  President Medvedev has signalled that Moscow might be prepared to soften its opposition to sanctions against Iran over its nuclear plans Sep.24  Washington  Sex trap tape 'doctored,' smear campaign Sep.30  European Union  Georgia 'started unjustified war'

October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4  London  MI5 'struggled' with Soviet spies Oct.12  Moscow  Clinton to press Russia on Iran Oct.13   Moscow Clinton: Russia yet to back Iran sanctions
 Moscow  Russian court rejects Stalin case Oct.23  Kyrgyzstan  Ice skating bear kills Russian circus hand

November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.7  Bavaria  Haye beats Valuev to win world title Nov.10   Ural Kalashnikov gun designer turns 90
Nov.13  Volga Region  Explosions after ammo depot blast Nov.17  Sweden  EU-Russia to reset ties at summit Nov.19    Corruption fight explodes on YouTube Nov.23  Volga Region  Second fire at weapons depot kills eight Nov.27     Train derails, 26 died  A passenger train running from Moscow to St. Petersburg derailed, causing 22 deaths and 54 injuries. The train is the nation's fastest Nov.28       Train wreck 'an act of terror'
  Investigators have found 'elements of an explosive device' at the site of the derailment of an express train
 A bomb blast caused the Nevsky Express crash
Nov.29   18 still missing after train derailment


December 2009 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Iran  Ahmadinejad: Russia 'made a mistake' Dec.3   Moscow Putin on retiring: 'Don't count on that'
Dec.4   Ural   152 killed in nightclub blast and fire Map of Perm Russia
  An explosion at a nightclub killed at least 101 people and injured at least 140 others. The preliminary theory was use of pyrotechnical devices.    Most victims at the Lame Horse club died from smoke inhalation. President Dmitry...
Dec.5   Moscow Russia to mourn club fire victims   Ural   Five held as investigators probe club fire   Investigators picked through the remains of a burned-out nightclub in the aftermath of an inferno, the result of an alleged misuse of firewo... Dec.6   Ural Death toll rises in nightclub inferno  Ural  Day of mourning for nightclub fire victims Dec.17   Moscow Nato fails to gain Russia aid in Afghanistan Dec.29  Washington  US rejects Russian shield concerns


Bombers intercepted before Obama visit Russia announces major arms buildup  President Dmitry Medvedev: Russia is planning a 'comprehensive rearmament' of its military   U.S., Russia announce nuke talks  Obama and Medvedev announced that their countries will soon begin negotiations on reducing their nuclear arsenals Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'  Russia has ended its decade-long 'counter-terrorism operation' against separatist rebels in the southern republic of Chechnya NATO resumes Russia military ties Georgians still displaced by war Russians to boost Abkhazia bases Venezuela to get Russian missiles Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal  President Hugo Chavez: Russia has agreed to lend to buy weapons. The credit will be used to purchase 100 tanks and a anti-aircraft systems Russia hails US missile overhaul Obama rejects Russia missile link Kalashnikov gun designer turns 90 Nato fails to gain Russia aid in Afghanistan Russian and US satellites collide  The communications satellites have collided in space in the first such reported mishap at high speed nearly 780km over Siberia Gas blast causes fire 62 still missing after blast at plant Map of Khakassia Russia




Russia, 2009 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2009
Feb.4  Moscow  Post-Soviet nations to form military force
Feb.13  Somalia  Russian warship apprehends pirates
Feb.27   Arctic
Mar.17   Moscow
Mar.19  South Korea  Russian planes fly over U.S. Navy ships
Apr.1   London
Apr.16   Chechnya
Apr.24  Moscow  Military spy boss 'sacked'
Apr.28  Somalia  Russia captures Somalia pirates
Jun.27   NATO
Aug.5  USA  Russian submarines seen off U.S. coast
Aug.6   South Ossetia
Aug.12   Moscow
Aug.16  Moscow  2 jets collide, crash in air show training
Aug.21  Chechnya  Bomb blasts kill police in Chechen capital
Sep.11  Moscow  Putin warns against Iran attack
Sep.11   Venezuela
Sep.13   Venezuela
Sep.17   Moscow
Sep.20   Washington
Sep.30  European Union  Georgia 'started unjustified war'
Nov.10   Ural
Nov.13  Volga Region  Explosions after ammo depot blast
Nov.23  Volga Region  Second fire at weapons depot kills eight
Dec.17   Moscow
Dec.29  Washington  US rejects Russian shield concerns




Russia, 2009 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2009
Jan.14  Moscow  Privatisation 'raised death rate'
Feb.1    Nursing home fire kills 22
Feb.11   Siberia
Mar.12  Global  Junk alert for space station crew
Apr.5  Moscow  Boeing 737 makes emergency landing
Apr.7  Russian Far East  Strong quake rattles Pacific islands
May.9   Moscow
May.19    Russia's bleak picture of health
Jul.24    20 killed as truck plows into bus
Aug.16  Moscow  2 jets collide, crash in air show training
Aug.18   Siberia
  An explosion at Russia's the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant, Russia's largest hydroelectric plant, killed 12 people
Oct.23  Kyrgyzstan  Ice skating bear kills Russian circus hand Nov.13  Volga Region  Explosions after ammo depot blast Nov.23  Volga Region  Second fire at weapons depot kills eight Nov.27   Train derails, 26 died  A passenger train running from Moscow to St. Petersburg derailed, causing 22 deaths and 54 injuries. The train is the nation's fastest Nov.28     Train wreck 'an act of terror'
  Investigators have found 'elements of an explosive device' at the site of the derailment of an express train
 A bomb blast caused the Nevsky Express crash
Nov.29   18 still missing after train derailment
Dec.4   Ural 152 killed in nightclub blast and fire Map of Perm Russia
  An explosion at a nightclub killed at least 101 people and injured at least 140 others. The preliminary theory was use of pyrotechnical devices.    Most victims at the Lame Horse club died from smoke inhalation. President Dmitry...
Dec.5   Moscow Russia to mourn club fire victims Dec.5   Ural Five held as investigators probe club fire   Investigators picked through the remains of a burned-out nightclub in the aftermath of an inferno, the result of an alleged misuse of firewo... Dec.6   Ural Death toll rises in nightclub inferno Dec.6  Ural  Day of mourning for nightclub fire victims



Russia, 2009 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.29  Melbourne  Safina seeing off compatriot Zvonareva Jan.29  Melbourne  Serena beat Dementieva May.10  Switzerland  Russia edges Canada 2-1 in hockey final Jun.4  Paris  Safina, Kuznetsova advance to final Jun.6   Paris Kuznetsova wins French Open over Safina
Jul.2  London  Sisters Williams beat Russians Sep.22  Spain  Chess legends Kasparov, Karpov face off Nov.7  Bavaria  Haye beats Valuev to win world title



Russia, 2009 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.1   Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas
  Russian energy monopoly cut off supplies of natural gas to Ukraine after a payment deadline expired Jan.2  Moscow  Russia looks to re-route EU gas Jan.5    Russia cuts transit gas by fifth Jan.6   European Union European gas supplies disrupted
  Several countries say their supplies of Russian gas have been cut sharply amid an energy price dispute between Moscow and Ukraine
Jan.6   Bulgaria Gas stopped for swathe of states
Jan.7  European Union  Brussels to broker gas row talks Jan.8   Belgium Russia 'to restore gas to Europe' Jan.10   European Union Accord signed in Russia gas row  Russia and European Union have signed a deal, which could pave the way for the re-opening of gas supplies to Europe Jan.11  European Union  EU bid to revive Russia gas deal Jan.12   Moscow Russia signs deal, restoring Europe's gas Jan.12  Moscow  Russia set to restart gas supply Jan.13  European Union  Russian gas flow disappoints EU Jan.14   European Union EU leaders slam 'brutal' gas blockade Jan.14  Moscow  Privatisation 'raised death rate' Jan.17   Moscow 'Gas to flow' after deal  Russian Prime Minister Putin has said agreement has been reached at talks to resume gas exports to Europe via Ukraine shortly Jan.19   Russia turns on gas for Europe  Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko: Gazprom company has resumed gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine, ending weeks of disruption Mar.2  Moscow  Russia admits financial mistakes Mar.5  Ukraine  Russia, Ukraine avert new energy dispute May.16  Moscow  Norway voted Eurovision winners Jul.13  Turkey  Gas pipe deal to end Russia's monopoly Aug.14   West Africa Missing ship 'found' off Africa Sep.13   Venezuela Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal  President Hugo Chavez: Russia has agreed to lend to buy weapons. The credit will be used to purchase 100 tanks and a anti-aircraft systems Nov.19    Corruption fight explodes on YouTube



Russia, 2009 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.13  Somalia  Russian warship apprehends pirates Feb.19   Moscow Politkovskaya suspects acquitted
Apr.28  Somalia  Russia captures Somalia pirates Jun.21  North Caucasus  Attack on Ingushetia regional leader Jul.15   Chechnya Activist Estemirova 'found murdered'  A prominent Russian human rights activist, Natalia Estemirova, was bundled into a van and abducted as she left her home in Chechnya Jul.15   Moscow   President Medvedev condemns killing  Russian president has expressed 'outrage' at the murder of a prominent human rights activist, Natalia Estemirova Jul.16  Moscow  Chechnya president acccused over death Aug.7   San Francisco Bay Area Web attack 'aimed at one blogger' Aug.11  Thailand  Court rejects Viktor Bout extradition Aug.12   England Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes
  An international search operation was underway for a cargo Russian-crewed Arctic Sea ship was involved in piracy in European waters
Aug.14   West Africa Missing ship 'found' off Africa Aug.15  Finland  'Ransom demand' for missing ship Aug.17   Cape Verde Russia finds missing cargo ship Aug.17  North Caucasus  Police chief axed over suicide blast Aug.18    Cargo ship 'was hijacked by pirates' Aug.21  Chechnya  Bomb blasts kill police in Chechen capital Aug.31  Moscow  Africans 'under siege' in Moscow Sep.24  Washington  Sex trap tape 'doctored,' smear campaign Oct.4  London  MI5 'struggled' with Soviet spies Nov.19    Corruption fight explodes on YouTube Nov.27   Train derails, 26 died  A passenger train running from Moscow to St. Petersburg derailed, causing 22 deaths and 54 injuries. The train is the nation's fastest Nov.28     Train wreck 'an act of terror'
  Investigators have found 'elements of an explosive device' at the site of the derailment of an express train
 A bomb blast caused the Nevsky Express crash
Dec.5   Ural Five held as investigators probe club fire   Investigators picked through the remains of a burned-out nightclub in the aftermath of an inferno, the result of an alleged misuse of firewo...



Russia, 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.7  European Union  Brussels to broker gas row talks Jan.8   Belgium Russia 'to restore gas to Europe' Jan.10   European Union Accord signed in Russia gas row  Russia and European Union have signed a deal, which could pave the way for the re-opening of gas supplies to Europe Jan.11  European Union  EU bid to revive Russia gas deal Jan.12   Moscow Russia signs deal, restoring Europe's gas Jan.14   European Union EU leaders slam 'brutal' gas blockade Jan.17   Moscow 'Gas to flow' after deal  Russian Prime Minister Putin has said agreement has been reached at talks to resume gas exports to Europe via Ukraine shortly Jan.27   Moscow Russian church picks new head Jan.31  Moscow  Orthodox Church enthrones leader Feb.5  Global  Russia and China seen negatively Feb.6  Moscow  Russia to open U.S. route to Afghanistan Mar.3   Washington   Obama reaches out to Russia over Iran  The United States might not proceed with a missile defense system in eastern Europe if Iran drops plans for producing nuclear weapons Mar.3  Washington  Obama downplays letter to Russia Mar.5   NATO   NATO to resume Russian contacts  NATO ministers have agreed to resume high-level contacts with Russia, making what US Secretary of State Clinton called a'fresh start' Mar.5  Ukraine  Russia, Ukraine avert new energy dispute Mar.11    DNA: Bolsheviks killed all czar's children Mar.26  Kazakhstan  Space tourist blasts off to ISS Apr.1   London   U.S., Russia announce nuke talks  Obama and Medvedev announced that their countries will soon begin negotiations on reducing their nuclear arsenals Apr.23  North Korea  Russian FM in North Korea for talks Apr.24  Moscow  Military spy boss 'sacked' May.6  Moscow  Russia expels Canadian diplomats May.16  Moscow  Gays detained ahead of parade May.21  Russian Far East  Ties tense for EU-Russia summit May.27  Kazakhstan  Space station crew set to double Jun.15  Ural  First summit for emerging giants Jun.15  UN Security Council  Russia vetoes U.N. mission in Georgia Jun.27   NATO NATO resumes Russia military ties Jul.2  Washington  US urges Russian break from past Jul.2   Moscow Moscow ready for better U.S. ties Jul.6   Moscow   Obama moves to bolster U.S.-Russia ties   U.S. President and Russian Medvedev concluded a series of agreements, including one on nuclear arms reduction Jul.6  Moscow  Obama lauds Putin at Russia talks Jul.7   Moscow   Obama urges shift in Russia ties  US President has urged Russia to turn from the past, emphasising the common goals the US shares with its former Cold War rival Jul.13  Turkey  Gas pipe deal to end Russia's monopoly Jul.15   Chechnya Activist Estemirova 'found murdered'  A prominent Russian human rights activist, Natalia Estemirova, was bundled into a van and abducted as she left her home in Chechnya Jul.15   Moscow   President Medvedev condemns killing  Russian president has expressed 'outrage' at the murder of a prominent human rights activist, Natalia Estemirova Jul.16  Moscow  Chechnya president acccused over death Aug.6   South Ossetia Georgians still displaced by war Aug.7   San Francisco Bay Area Web attack 'aimed at one blogger' Aug.17  North Caucasus  Police chief axed over suicide blast Aug.28  European Union  Europe looks to buy Soyuz craft Aug.31  Moscow  Africans 'under siege' in Moscow Sep.11  Moscow  Putin warns against Iran attack Sep.11  Moscow  Putin hints at presidential bid Sep.11   Venezuela Venezuela to get Russian missiles Sep.13   Venezuela Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal  President Hugo Chavez: Russia has agreed to lend to buy weapons. The credit will be used to purchase 100 tanks and a anti-aircraft systems Sep.17   Moscow Russia hails US missile overhaul Sep.18   Moscow Medvedev denies Putin has all power Sep.20   Washington Obama rejects Russia missile link Sep.23   New York   Russia eases over Iran sanctions  President Medvedev has signalled that Moscow might be prepared to soften its opposition to sanctions against Iran over its nuclear plans Sep.24  Washington  Sex trap tape 'doctored,' smear campaign Sep.30  European Union  Georgia 'started unjustified war' Oct.12  Moscow  Clinton to press Russia on Iran Oct.13   Moscow Clinton: Russia yet to back Iran sanctions Oct.13  Moscow  Russian court rejects Stalin case Nov.17  Sweden  EU-Russia to reset ties at summit Dec.1  Iran  Ahmadinejad: Russia 'made a mistake' Dec.3   Moscow Putin on retiring: 'Don't count on that' Dec.5   Moscow Russia to mourn club fire victims Dec.6  Ural  Day of mourning for nightclub fire victims Dec.17   Moscow Nato fails to gain Russia aid in Afghanistan Dec.29  Washington  US rejects Russian shield concerns