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B. 03-18 All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia Rostov-on-Don, Russia
07-21 Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games Avenue de Beaumont 2, 1012 Lausanne, Switzerland
D. 12-19 Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Modern Arts Centre, Ankara, Turkey

Summary.     Click for More > Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes Uzbekistan strongman leader Islam Karimov died Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence   Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks  US President has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara   Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a Turkish policeman has shot dead Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo   Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for hacking  The administration announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions
President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder Pope Francis holds historic talks with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Hospital strike deliberate, says MSF Maria Sharapova failed drugs test at Australian Open Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia   Passenger jet FlyDubai Boeing 738 has crashed in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don with at least 55 passengers and six crew on board, officials... Clashes broke out in disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh Russian warplanes 'aggressively' pass US missile destroyer Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins competition Nadiya Savchenko: Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman Sharapova banned for two years for failed drugs test but will appeal Euro 2016: Russia, England threatened with disqualification over violence   Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games Map of Avenue de Beaumont 2 1012 Lausanne Switzerland
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  President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder  The murder of ex-Russian spy in 2006 in the UK was 'probably' approved by President Vladimir Putin, an inquiry has found. 'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury Kremlin demands 'Putin corruption' proof Turkey says Russia violated its airspace   Pope Francis holds historic talks with Russian Orthodox Patriarch   Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill have called for restored Christian unity between the two churches at historic talks in Cu... Pressure grows on Russia over civilian bomb deaths Hospital strike deliberate, says MSF   Seven people have died in an air strike on a Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in northern Syria, the organisation said Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend' Syrian war: Russia and opposition allege truce breaches   Maria Sharapova failed drugs test at Australian Open   Former world number Sharapova, 28, tested positive for meldonium, a substance she has been taking since 2006 for health issues. Ex-Putin aide Mikhail Lesin died of 'blunt force trauma'   Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out   In a surprise move, Russian President has ordered his military to start withdrawing the 'main part' of its forces in Syria from Tuesday All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia Map of Rostov-on-Don Russia


January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.3  2 Lithuanian climbers killed in French Alps avalanche
Jan.8  Russia's Putin gets video tirade over late blizzard rescue
Jan.9  Russian viral video of doctor hitting patient who dies
Jan.21  
 Litvinenko accused Andrei Lugovoi dismisses 'nonsense' inquiry
Jan.23  Small plane makes emergency landing on Moscow highway
Jan.24  Australian Open: Sharapova, Djokovic, Radwanska survive
Jan.25
 Serena Williams powers past Maria Sharapova into Australian Open semis
Jan.26
 40 Russian fishermen rescued from broken ice float
Jan.30
Jan.31  Russia factory fire kills 12 'migrants' in Moscow


February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.9  Tennis match-fixing: Umpires banned over gambling scam
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Feb.14  Ex-chief of Russian anti-doping 'dead'
Feb.15  
Feb.16  Russia rejects Syria war crimes claim over hospital attacks
Feb.22
 Russia guilty of 'egregious' war crimes in Syria, human rights group says
Feb.26  As truce nears, Syria activists report heavy Russian airstrikes
Feb.28  Russian mine accident leaves 36 dead


March 2016 ... more > Top ^
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  Passenger jet FlyDubai Boeing 738 has crashed in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don with at least 55 passengers and six crew on board, officials say
Mar.20  Rostov-on-Don black boxes 'damaged' Mar.22  Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko given 22-year sentence Mar.24  Syria conflict: US and Russia want draft constitution by August

April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2     Clashes broke out in disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh
Map of Nagorno-Karabakh Azerbaijan  Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to fighting. Azerbaijan said 12 of its soldiers had been killed Apr.3 Nagorno-Karabakh fighting: Azerbaijan 'calls truce' Apr.10 Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to resign Apr.13   Russian warplanes 'aggressively' pass US missile destroyer Map of Baltic Sea Russia  The Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes flew close to a US guided missile destroyer almost a dozen times, American officials have said Apr.17  Iran displays new Russian S-300 defence missile parts Apr.25 Ukraine marks 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster

May 2016 ... more > Top ^
May.14 Moscow cemetery brawl: Two dead and 50 arrested
    Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins competition   Jamala scored 534 points with its song 1944, about Crimean ethnic cleansing under Josef Stalin May.15  Eurovision: Ukraine's Poroshenko hails win May.18  Federal investigation into alleged Russian doping opened May.21  MH17 crash: Victims' families sue Putin and Russia May.24  New tests find 14 Russian athletes positive at Beijing Games  Russian attack helicopters destroyed in Syria May.25     Nadiya Savchenko: Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman   Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow. May.28  Vladimir Putin visits Mount Athos, all-male Orthodox enclave May.29  Ukraine fire kills 17 in care home near Kiev May.30  Five Ukrainian troops killed by rebels near Donetsk

June 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  Armenia 'genocide' row: Turkey recalls envoy to Germany Jun.6  Frenchman 'planned attacks during Euro 2016' - Ukraine's SBU Jun.8     Sharapova banned for two years for failed drugs test but will appeal   Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation after failing a drugs test Jun.12   Euro 2016: Russia, England threatened with disqualification over violence   Russia and England could be kicked out of the championship if their supporters are involved in further acts of violence, UEFA has warned  Euro 2016: England stunned by Russia equalizer as violence flares  Germany beating Ukraine 2-0 Jun.14  Russia 'hacked Democrats data on Trump' says US Jun.15  Russia doping: New Wada report reveals obstructions to testing Jun.16  Euro 2016: France expels Russia far-right fan chief Shprygin Jun.17 Russian athletes ban is 'unfair', says Putin
Jun.18 German minister warns Nato against 'warmongering'  International Olympic Committee backs 'strong' IAAF stance on Russia Jun.19 11 children, 1 adult killed after boats overturn during storm in Russia  Nico Rosberg wins as radio silence frustrates Lewis Hamilton Jun.24  Pope speaks of Armenian 'genocide' in Yerevan visit Jun.26  Strong earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan, no injuries reported Jun.27  Russian 'harassment' of US diplomats on rise Jun.30 Istanbul airport attackers 'Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz'

July 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jul.8  US expels two Russian diplomats over Moscow 'attack' Jul.18  Russian doping: Olympic chiefs to decide on sanctions Jul.21     Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games
Map of Avenue de Beaumont 2 1012 Lausanne Switzerland
  Russian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping program
Jul.23  Russian balloonist 'breaks Fossett's round-the-world record' Jul.24 Russia not given blanket Games ban by IOC Jul.25  Swimming & rowing ban 10 Russians from Rio after IOC report Jul.29  US surveillance plane makes emergency landing in Russia Jul.30 IOC panel to have final say on Russian athletes' participation

August 2016 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead   A Russian transport Mi-8 was shot down in opposition rebel territory in northern Syria and all five crew and officers onboard were killed Aug.2  Aleppo siege: Fighting rages as Russian jets strike Aug.4  Rio 2016 Olympics: 271 Russian athletes cleared to compete Aug.7     Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal  Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio Paralympics following the country's doping scandal. The Russians will appeal Aug.8  President Erdogan in Moscow to 'reset' Russia ties Aug.12  Ukraine Crimea: Russia sends new air defence missiles Aug.16     Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes   Russia's defence ministry says it has used a base in western Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria using Tupolev-22M3 and Sukhoi-34 Aug.23  Russia banned from Paralympic Games Aug.29  Explosion near Chinese embassy in Bishkek

September 2016 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2   Uzbekistan strongman leader Islam Karimov died   Uzbekistan is preparing to bury President Islam Karimov, one of Asia's most authoritarian leaders, who died this week aged 78 Sep.7  US says Russian jet flew 10ft from plane over Black Sea Sep.9     Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves
  Russia and the US have announced an agreement on Syria starting with a 'cessation of hostilities' from sunset on Monday Sep.12  Russia's Norilsk Nickel admits 'red river' responsibility Sep.14  Wiggins and Froome medical records released by 'Russian hackers' Sep.18  Russian election: Putin-backed party well ahead Sep.20 Syria conflict: US 'holds Russia responsible' for deadly aid attack
Sep.24 US accuses Russia of 'barbarism' in Aleppo Sep.28     MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say   International prosecutors say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine in 2014 by a Buk missile that had come from Russ... Sep.30 Syria conflict: Russia 'driving rebels into hands of extremists'

October 2016 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1 Russian airstrikes in Syria killed 9,300 in past year
 Aleppo bombing shuts largest hospital Oct.3  Syria conflict: US suspends talks with Russia Oct.7  US accuses Russia of cyber attacks Oct.30  Moldovan presidential election goes to runoff

November 2016 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2 Syria conflict: Russia tells rebels to leave Aleppo
Nov.13  Pro-Moscow figure Igor Dodon claims Moldova presidency Nov.14 Russia's Economy Minister Ulyukayev detained over 'bribe'  Russian MiG-29 fighter jet crashes in Mediterranean Nov.17  Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato Nov.29  Top German spy warns of political cyberattacks, Russia links

December 2016 ... more > Top ^
Dec.9 Russian doping report alleges 'institutional conspiracy'
    Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence  US intelligence agencies believe Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race, US officials have told leading newspapers Dec.11 Donald Trump rejects CIA Russia hacking report Dec.15     Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks
  US President has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign
Dec.16 US hacking claims: Obama told Putin to 'cut it out'
Dec.18  Russian plane crashes in Siberia with 16 injured Dec.19   Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Map of Modern Arts Centre Ankara Turkey
  Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a Turkish policeman has shot dead Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo
Russia bath lotion kills 48 drinkers in Irkutsk Dec.29     Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for hacking
  The administration announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions



Turkey says Russia violated its airspace Pressure grows on Russia over civilian bomb deaths Hospital strike deliberate, says MSF   Seven people have died in an air strike on a Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in northern Syria, the organisation said Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend' Syrian war: Russia and opposition allege truce breaches   Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out   In a surprise move, Russian President has ordered his military to start withdrawing the 'main part' of its forces in Syria from Tuesday   Clashes broke out in disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh Map of Nagorno-Karabakh Azerbaijan  Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to fighting. Azerbaijan said 12 of its soldiers had been killed Nagorno-Karabakh fighting: Azerbaijan 'calls truce' Russian warplanes 'aggressively' pass US missile destroyer Map of Baltic Sea Russia  The Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes flew close to a US guided missile destroyer almost a dozen times, American officials have said   Nadiya Savchenko: Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman   Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow. German minister warns Nato against 'warmongering'   Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes   Russia's defence ministry says it has used a base in western Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria using Tupolev-22M3 and Sukhoi-34   Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves   Russia and the US have announced an agreement on Syria starting with a 'cessation of hostilities' from sunset on Monday Syria conflict: US 'holds Russia responsible' for deadly aid attack US accuses Russia of 'barbarism' in Aleppo   MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say   International prosecutors say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine in 2014 by a Buk missile that had come from Russ... Syria conflict: Russia 'driving rebels into hands of extremists' Russian airstrikes in Syria killed 9,300 in past year Syria conflict: Russia tells rebels to leave Aleppo All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia Map of Rostov-on-Don Russia




Former Soviet, 2016 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Feb.16  Russia rejects Syria war crimes claim over hospital attacks
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Feb.22  Russia guilty of 'egregious' war crimes in Syria, human rights group says
Feb.26  As truce nears, Syria activists report heavy Russian airstrikes
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Mar.22  Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko given 22-year sentence
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Apr.17  Iran displays new Russian S-300 defence missile parts
May.24  Russian attack helicopters destroyed in Syria
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May.30  Five Ukrainian troops killed by rebels near Donetsk
Jun.2  Armenia 'genocide' row: Turkey recalls envoy to Germany
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Jun.24  Pope speaks of Armenian 'genocide' in Yerevan visit
Jul.29  US surveillance plane makes emergency landing in Russia
Aug.2  Aleppo siege: Fighting rages as Russian jets strike
Aug.12  Ukraine Crimea: Russia sends new air defence missiles
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Sep.7  US says Russian jet flew 10ft from plane over Black Sea
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Oct.1  Aleppo bombing shuts largest hospital
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Nov.14  Russian MiG-29 fighter jet crashes in Mediterranean
Nov.17  Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato
Dec.18  Russian plane crashes in Siberia with 16 injured




Former Soviet, 2016 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2016
Jan.3  2 Lithuanian climbers killed in French Alps avalanche
Jan.8  Russia's Putin gets video tirade over late blizzard rescue
Jan.23  Small plane makes emergency landing on Moscow highway
Jan.26  40 Russian fishermen rescued from broken ice float
Jan.31  Russia factory fire kills 12 'migrants' in Moscow
Feb.28  Russian mine accident leaves 36 dead
Mar.18
  Passenger jet FlyDubai Boeing 738 has crashed in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don with at least 55 passengers and six crew on board, officials say
Mar.20  Rostov-on-Don black boxes 'damaged' May.24  Russian attack helicopters destroyed in Syria May.29  Ukraine fire kills 17 in care home near Kiev Jun.19 11 children, 1 adult killed after boats overturn during storm in Russia Jun.26  Strong earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan, no injuries reported Jul.29  US surveillance plane makes emergency landing in Russia Aug.1 Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead   A Russian transport Mi-8 was shot down in opposition rebel territory in northern Syria and all five crew and officers onboard were killed Sep.12  Russia's Norilsk Nickel admits 'red river' responsibility Nov.14  Russian MiG-29 fighter jet crashes in Mediterranean Dec.18  Russian plane crashes in Siberia with 16 injured Dec.19 Russia bath lotion kills 48 drinkers in Irkutsk



Former Soviet, 2016 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2016 May.14   Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins competition   Jamala scored 534 points with its song 1944, about Crimean ethnic cleansing under Josef Stalin May.15  Eurovision: Ukraine's Poroshenko hails win May.21  MH17 crash: Victims' families sue Putin and Russia



Former Soviet, 2016 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.3  2 Lithuanian climbers killed in French Alps avalanche Jan.24  Australian Open: Sharapova, Djokovic, Radwanska survive Jan.25  Serena Williams powers past Maria Sharapova into Australian Open semis Feb.9  Tennis match-fixing: Umpires banned over gambling scam Feb.14  Ex-chief of Russian anti-doping 'dead' Mar.7   Maria Sharapova failed drugs test at Australian Open
  Former world number Sharapova, 28, tested positive for meldonium, a substance she has been taking since 2006 for health issues. May.18  Federal investigation into alleged Russian doping opened May.24  New tests find 14 Russian athletes positive at Beijing Games Jun.6  Frenchman 'planned attacks during Euro 2016' - Ukraine's SBU Jun.8   Sharapova banned for two years for failed drugs test but will appeal   Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation after failing a drugs test Jun.12 Euro 2016: Russia, England threatened with disqualification over violence   Russia and England could be kicked out of the championship if their supporters are involved in further acts of violence, UEFA has warned Jun.12  Euro 2016: England stunned by Russia equalizer as violence flares Jun.12  Germany beating Ukraine 2-0 Jun.15  Russia doping: New Wada report reveals obstructions to testing Jun.16  Euro 2016: France expels Russia far-right fan chief Shprygin Jun.17 Russian athletes ban is 'unfair', says Putin Jun.18  International Olympic Committee backs 'strong' IAAF stance on Russia Jun.19  Nico Rosberg wins as radio silence frustrates Lewis Hamilton Jul.18  Russian doping: Olympic chiefs to decide on sanctions Jul.21   Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games Map of Avenue de Beaumont 2 1012 Lausanne Switzerland
  Russian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping program
Jul.23  Russian balloonist 'breaks Fossett's round-the-world record' Jul.24 Russia not given blanket Games ban by IOC Jul.25  Swimming & rowing ban 10 Russians from Rio after IOC report Jul.30 IOC panel to have final say on Russian athletes' participation Aug.4  Rio 2016 Olympics: 271 Russian athletes cleared to compete Aug.7   Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal  Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio Paralympics following the country's doping scandal. The Russians will appeal Aug.23  Russia banned from Paralympic Games Sep.14  Wiggins and Froome medical records released by 'Russian hackers' Dec.9 Russian doping report alleges 'institutional conspiracy'



Former Soviet, 2016 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.9  Russian viral video of doctor hitting patient who dies Jan.21   President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder   The murder of ex-Russian spy in 2006 in the UK was 'probably' approved by President Vladimir Putin, an inquiry has found. Jan.21  Litvinenko accused Andrei Lugovoi dismisses 'nonsense' inquiry Jan.25 'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury
Jan.26 Kremlin demands 'Putin corruption' proof Mar.10 Ex-Putin aide Mikhail Lesin died of 'blunt force trauma' Mar.22  Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko given 22-year sentence May.14 Moscow cemetery brawl: Two dead and 50 arrested May.18  Federal investigation into alleged Russian doping opened May.25   Nadiya Savchenko: Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman   Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow. Jun.6  Frenchman 'planned attacks during Euro 2016' - Ukraine's SBU Jun.12 Euro 2016: Russia, England threatened with disqualification over violence   Russia and England could be kicked out of the championship if their supporters are involved in further acts of violence, UEFA has warned Jun.14  Russia 'hacked Democrats data on Trump' says US Jun.30 Istanbul airport attackers 'Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz' Jul.8  US expels two Russian diplomats over Moscow 'attack' Aug.29  Explosion near Chinese embassy in Bishkek Sep.14  Wiggins and Froome medical records released by 'Russian hackers' Oct.7  US accuses Russia of cyber attacks Nov.14 Russia's Economy Minister Ulyukayev detained over 'bribe' Nov.29  Top German spy warns of political cyberattacks, Russia links Dec.9   Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence  US intelligence agencies believe Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race, US officials have told leading newspapers Dec.11 Donald Trump rejects CIA Russia hacking report Dec.15   Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks
  US President has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign
Dec.16 US hacking claims: Obama told Putin to 'cut it out'
Dec.19 Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Map of Modern Arts Centre Ankara Turkey
  Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a Turkish policeman has shot dead Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo




Former Soviet, 2016 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.8  Russia's Putin gets video tirade over late blizzard rescue Jan.21   President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder   The murder of ex-Russian spy in 2006 in the UK was 'probably' approved by President Vladimir Putin, an inquiry has found. Jan.25 'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury
Jan.26 Kremlin demands 'Putin corruption' proof Feb.12   Pope Francis holds historic talks with Russian Orthodox Patriarch   Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill have called for restored Christian unity between the two churches at historic talks in Cu... Feb.14  Ex-chief of Russian anti-doping 'dead' Feb.16  Russia rejects Syria war crimes claim over hospital attacks Feb.22 Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend' Mar.10 Ex-Putin aide Mikhail Lesin died of 'blunt force trauma' Mar.22  Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko given 22-year sentence Mar.24  Syria conflict: US and Russia want draft constitution by August Apr.10 Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to resign Apr.25 Ukraine marks 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster May.15  Eurovision: Ukraine's Poroshenko hails win May.21  MH17 crash: Victims' families sue Putin and Russia May.28  Vladimir Putin visits Mount Athos, all-male Orthodox enclave Jun.2  Armenia 'genocide' row: Turkey recalls envoy to Germany Jun.14  Russia 'hacked Democrats data on Trump' says US Jun.16  Euro 2016: France expels Russia far-right fan chief Shprygin Jun.17 Russian athletes ban is 'unfair', says Putin Jun.18 German minister warns Nato against 'warmongering' Jun.24  Pope speaks of Armenian 'genocide' in Yerevan visit Jun.27  Russian 'harassment' of US diplomats on rise Jul.8  US expels two Russian diplomats over Moscow 'attack' Aug.8  President Erdogan in Moscow to 'reset' Russia ties Aug.29  Explosion near Chinese embassy in Bishkek Sep.2 Uzbekistan strongman leader Islam Karimov died   Uzbekistan is preparing to bury President Islam Karimov, one of Asia's most authoritarian leaders, who died this week aged 78 Sep.9   Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves   Russia and the US have announced an agreement on Syria starting with a 'cessation of hostilities' from sunset on Monday Sep.18  Russian election: Putin-backed party well ahead Sep.28   MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say   International prosecutors say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine in 2014 by a Buk missile that had come from Russ... Oct.3  Syria conflict: US suspends talks with Russia Oct.30  Moldovan presidential election goes to runoff Nov.13  Pro-Moscow figure Igor Dodon claims Moldova presidency Nov.14 Russia's Economy Minister Ulyukayev detained over 'bribe' Nov.17  Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato Nov.29  Top German spy warns of political cyberattacks, Russia links Dec.9   Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence  US intelligence agencies believe Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race, US officials have told leading newspapers Dec.11 Donald Trump rejects CIA Russia hacking report Dec.15   Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks
  US President has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign
Dec.16 US hacking claims: Obama told Putin to 'cut it out'
Dec.19 Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Map of Modern Arts Centre Ankara Turkey
  Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a Turkish policeman has shot dead Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo
Dec.29   Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for hacking
  The administration announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions