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04-23 Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies Moscow
C. 04-26 Estonia removes Soviet memorial Tallinn, Estonia
D. 11-11 Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing Kerch Strait, Russia

Summary.     Click for More > Estonia removes Soviet memorial Map of Tallinn Estonia  The authorities have removed a contentious war memorial in Tallinn, despite overnight protests that left one person dead Lugovoi charged with spy poisoning Putin warns Europe in missile row Sochi gets 2014 Winter Olympics Russia withdraws from arms treaty UK expels four Russian diplomats Georgia: Russia bomb falls on town Putin names next prime minister Putin eyes prime minister's job Putin warns U.S. in missile talks Rice holds Russia rights meetings Putin told of 'assassination bid' Putin arrived in Tehran for landmark visit 'Chess Killer' sentenced to life Russian oil tanker breaks in two Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing   At least 2 sailors died and 23 were missing when 5 ships sank in storms in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea Putin party leads Russia polls  United Russia has won a landslide victory in nationwide elections and had 63.3% of the vote, followed by the Communists at 11.3% Monitors denounce Russia election Putin backs Medvedev as successor
  Russia oil row hits Europe supply   Oil supplies to Poland, Germany and Ukraine have been cut amid a row between Belarus and Moscow Mine explosion kills more than 100 63 elderly die in home fire Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
Jan.8   European Union
Mar.19   Siberia
 
Apr.23   Moscow
  Boris Yeltsin was 76. In 1991 he famously triumphed against parliament hardliners in 1993. He had a history of heart trouble.    Yeltsin became Russia's first democratically elected head of state after Gorbachev resigned as Soviet leader in 1991. He defender of democracy when in August 1991 he mounted a tank in Moscow. ...
Apr.26   Estonia
May.22   London
Jun.3   Moscow
Jul.4   Guatemala
Jul.14   Moscow
Jul.16   London
Aug.6   Georgia
Sep.12   Moscow
Oct.1   Moscow
Oct.12   Moscow
  Moscow
Oct.14   Moscow
Oct.15   Tehran
Oct.29   Moscow
Nov.11  
 
Dec.2   Moscow
Dec.3   Moscow
Dec.10   Moscow





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January 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jan.8   European Union  
  Oil supplies to Poland, Germany and Ukraine have been cut amid a row between Belarus and Moscow.    Transneft's pipeline were completely sh...
Jan.24  Melbourne  Sharapova eases past Clijsters

February 2007 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Moscow  Putin hails Russia's strong growth Feb.10   Germany Putin: U.S. force fostering nukes Feb.11  Bavaria  Gates calls for Russia partnership Feb.13  St. Petersburg  Russian soldiers 'used for sex'

March 2007 ... more > Top ^
Mar.17   Volga Region Seven dead in plane crash
Mar.19   Siberia   Mine explosion kills more than 100 Map of Novokuznetsk Russia  88 miners had been rescued after the blast at the Ulyanovskaya mine is in the city of Novokuznetsk in the Kemerovo region     63 elderly die in home fire
Map of Yeysk Russia  The fire swept through an old people's home in the village of Kamychevatskaya, in the Kuban region Mar.20  Siberia  Search for miners after 100 killed Mar.26  Moscow  Hu heads to Russia to boost trade

April 2007 ... more > Top ^
Apr.14   Moscow Kasparov held at Russian demo
Apr.15  St. Petersburg  Anti-Kremlin demos end in clashes Apr.20  European Union  EU-Russia relations 'at low ebb' Apr.23   Moscow   Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
  Boris Yeltsin was 76. In 1991 he famously triumphed against parliament hardliners in 1993. He had a history of heart trouble
 Yeltsin became Russia's first democratically elected head of state after Gorbachev resigned as Soviet leader in 1991. He defender of democracy when in August 1991 he mounted a tank in Moscow. Yeltsin ordered tanks to fire on parliament in 1993, when the building was occupied by hardline political opponents. He presided over mass privatization and launched the war in Chechnya in 1994
 Moscow  Putin leads tributes to Yeltsin Apr.24  Moscow  Russians pay respects to Yeltsin Apr.25   Moscow Boris Yeltsin buried
Apr.26   Moscow Putin gives no hint on successor  NATO  Russia's treaty threat irks NATO   Estonia   Estonia removes Soviet memorial Map of Tallinn Estonia
  The authorities have removed a contentious war memorial in Tallinn, despite overnight protests that left one person dead
  Estonians see memorial as a reminder of decades of Soviet rule. Russia says it should not be removed. The move provoked a condemnation from Russian officials and lawmakers. 40 people were injured and 300 arrested during clashes as police used tear gas to disperse ethnic Russian demonstrators
Apr.27  Moscow  Putin steps up missiles warning  Chechnya  Downed Russian helicopter kills 17  Moscow  Russian maestro Rostropovich dies Apr.28  Estonia  Estonia blames Russia for unrest

May 2007 ... more > Top ^
May.2  Moscow  Estonia shuts consulate May.4  Washington  U.S. missile shield talks still on May.11  Costa Rica  Russian ambassador taken hostage May.12  Turkmenistan  Russia clinches gas pipeline deal May.13  Moscow  Canadians lift world hockey championship May.14    Cafe blast turns deadly  Moscow  Rice scorns 'new Cold War' talk May.15  Moscow  Rice: US to go ahead with missile plans May.17  Estonia  Estonia hit by 'Moscow cyber war'    Rows overshadow EU-Russia talks May.18    EU-Russian talks end in acrimony May.22   London     Lugovoi charged with spy poisoning
  Russian prosecutors refuse to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, charged by Britain in the poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko    Litvinenko suspect denies charges May.24  Siberia  35 die in mine gas blast May.27  Moscow  Police detain gay activists May.28  London  UK requests Lugovoi extradition May.31   Moscow Ex-KGB spy: UK tried to recruit me
 Moscow  Putin accuses U.S. of new arms race

June 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3   Moscow     Putin warns Europe in missile row
  Russian President: Moscow may target weapons at Europe if the US builds missile defence facilities in the region Jun.4  NATO  NATO condemns Putin missile vow Jun.5   Czech Republic Bush chides Kremlin over democracy
Jun.7  Paris  Ivanovic routs Sharapova  Moscow  Moscow 'to cut migrant workers' Jun.8  NATO  NATO cautious on Russia shield offer Jun.9  Moscow  Russia warns US on missile plan Jun.14    'Aftershave drink' kills Russians

July 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   New England Bush and Putin in informal talks
Jul.4  Moscow  Russia issues new missile threat   Guatemala   Sochi gets 2014 Winter Olympics   The result was a triumph for Putin, who put his international prestige on the line by coming to Guatemala to lobby IOC members Jul.14   Moscow   Russia withdraws from arms treaty   Russia suspended its participation in a key arms control treaty that governs deployment of troops in Europe Jul.16   London     UK expels four Russian diplomats   The UK is to expel 4 diplomats from the Russian embassy after Moscow refused to extradite the suspect in the murder of Litvinenko  Moscow  Russia warns UK over expulsions Jul.19   Moscow Russia expels 4 British diplomats   Moscow New UK PM blamed for Russia row Jul.31  Moscow  Russia downgrades ties with Hamas

August 2007 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Arctic Russia to sink flag in land grab
Aug.2  Russian Far East  2 dead in island of Sakhalin quakes    Gazprom hope for Belarus gas deal Aug.3   Russian Far East Quake leaves 2,000 homeless Aug.6   Georgia   Georgia: Russia bomb falls on town  Georgian Interior Minister: Jets flown from Russia fired an air-to-surface missile at Georgian territory in an 'act of aggression' Aug.8  Georgia  Georgia: 'Proof' of missile attack Aug.9  Guam  Russians resume Cold War air runs  Moscow  Russia accuses Georgia over attack Aug.13  Moscow  'Maniac' on trial for 49 murders    Russia investigates train blast Aug.14    Russia probes 'executions' video Aug.17   Moscow Russia bomber flights 'permanent' Aug.27  Moscow  10 held over Politkovskaya murder

September 2007 ... more > Top ^
Sep.7  New York  Henin, Kuznetsova reach Open final Sep.12   Moscow     Putin names next prime minister   Russian President has accepted the resignation of Fradkov and nominated Victor Zubkov, a financial crime investigator to replace him    Russia tests 'dad of all bombs' Sep.14  Moscow  Serial killer lured victims with vodka Sep.15  Moscow  Reporter killing: Chechen 'held' Sep.20  Arctic  Arctic seabed 'belongs to Russia' Sep.23   UN Mid-East Quartet holds key talks


October 2007 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Moscow     Putin eyes prime minister's job  Russian President has raised the possibility of becoming a future prime minister by agreeing to enter the December parliamentary polls Oct.3   Moscow Russia marks 50 years of Sputnik
Oct.10  Kazakhstan  Landmark lift-off for space crew  Moscow  Putin, Sarkozy bridge gap on Iran Oct.12   Moscow     Putin warns U.S. in missile talks  Addressing Secretary of State Rice and Defense Secretary Gates, the Russian president appeared to mock the U.S. missile defense plan   Moscow US rejects Russian missile call   Moscow     Rice holds Russia rights meetings   US Secretary of State is meeting human rights activists as she continues a Russian visit that has so far been coolly received Oct.13   Moscow Rice attacks Kremlin's power grip Oct.14   Moscow     Putin told of 'assassination bid'   The Russian President has been warned of a plot to assassinate him during a visit to Iran this week Oct.15  Moscow  Putin's visit to Iran to go ahead   Tehran   Putin arrived in Tehran for landmark visit   Russian President has arrived for a historic visit which will include talks on Iran's nuclear standoff with the West Oct.18  Moscow  Putin: U.S. in Iraq is 'pointless' Oct.20  Moscow  Gorbachev sets up political movement Oct.24   Moscow 'Chessboard killer' guilty Oct.26   Portugal Putin: 'U.S. plan is Cuban missile crisis' Oct.29   Moscow   'Chess Killer' sentenced to life  Serial murderer Alexander Pichushkin was given the maximum sentence of life in prison and ordered to undergo psychiatric therapy Oct.31  Moscow  Russia 'curbing poll observers'

November 2007 ... more > Top ^
Nov.5    29 die in nursing home blaze Nov.11     Russian oil tanker breaks in two   A tanker split in two during a fierce storm, spilling some 560,000 gallons of fuel into a strait leading to the Black Sea     Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing
Map of Kerch Strait Russia
  At least 2 sailors died and 23 were missing when 5 ships sank in storms in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea.    The strong winds and high surf caused the Volgoneft-139 to split, spilling up 560,000 (1,000 tons) gallons of fuel oil. Th...
Nov.12   Death toll rises in oil disaster Nov.15  Moscow  Oil spill may take months to clear   Volga Region Cult awaits end of days in cave Nov.16    Watchdog cancels poll plan Nov.21   Moscow Putin attacks 'jackal' opponents   Washington U.S. submits missile defense plans Nov.23  London  Litvinenko family mark death anniversary Nov.24   Moscow Kasparov held at anti-Kremlin rally Nov.25  St. Petersburg  More activists arrested Nov.26  Moscow  Election date confirmed  Moscow  Putin says US behind poll boycott

December 2007 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Oregon  U.S. claim Davis Cup over Russia   Voting starts in election
Dec.2   Moscow   Putin party leads Russia polls
  United Russia has won a landslide victory in nationwide elections and had 63.3% of the vote, followed by the Communists at 11.3%.    2 other pro-Kremlin parties looked set to pass the 7% threshold needed to win seats. Turnout has been ...
Dec.3   Moscow   Monitors denounce Russia election   Foreign observers have said that parliamentary election, won by President Putin's party, was 'not fair'   Moscow Putin: Vote victory is a mandate
Dec.10   Moscow     Putin backs Medvedev as successor  Russian president has thrown his support behind deputy prime minister to replace him when he steps down as the country's leader next year Dec.17   Russia delivers nuclear fuel to Iran  Moscow  Putin: I will agree to become PM Dec.20  London  Russia halts London art display


Putin: U.S. force fostering nukes   Putin warns Europe in missile row  Russian President: Moscow may target weapons at Europe if the US builds missile defence facilities in the region Russia withdraws from arms treaty   Russia suspended its participation in a key arms control treaty that governs deployment of troops in Europe Georgia: Russia bomb falls on town  Georgian Interior Minister: Jets flown from Russia fired an air-to-surface missile at Georgian territory in an 'act of aggression' Russia bomber flights 'permanent'   Putin warns U.S. in missile talks  Addressing Secretary of State Rice and Defense Secretary Gates, the Russian president appeared to mock the U.S. missile defense plan US rejects Russian missile call Putin: 'U.S. plan is Cuban missile crisis' U.S. submits missile defense plans Seven dead in plane crash Mine explosion kills more than 100 Map of Novokuznetsk Russia  88 miners had been rescued after the blast at the Ulyanovskaya mine is in the city of Novokuznetsk in the Kemerovo region 63 elderly die in home fire Map of Yeysk Russia  The fire swept through an old people's home in the village of Kamychevatskaya, in the Kuban region Quake leaves 2,000 homeless Russian oil tanker breaks in two   A tanker split in two during a fierce storm, spilling some 560,000 gallons of fuel into a strait leading to the Black Sea Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing Map of Kerch Strait Russia




Russia, 2007 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2007
Feb.10   Germany
Feb.11  Bavaria  Gates calls for Russia partnership
Feb.13  St. Petersburg  Russian soldiers 'used for sex'
Apr.26  NATO  Russia's treaty threat irks NATO
Apr.27  Moscow  Putin steps up missiles warning
Apr.27  Chechnya  Downed Russian helicopter kills 17
May.4  Washington  U.S. missile shield talks still on
May.14  Moscow  Rice scorns 'new Cold War' talk
May.15  Moscow  Rice: US to go ahead with missile plans
May.31  Moscow  Putin accuses U.S. of new arms race
Jun.3   Moscow
Jun.4  NATO  NATO condemns Putin missile vow
Jun.8  NATO  NATO cautious on Russia shield offer
Jun.9  Moscow  Russia warns US on missile plan
Jul.4  Moscow  Russia issues new missile threat
Jul.14   Moscow
Aug.6   Georgia
Aug.8  Georgia  Georgia: 'Proof' of missile attack
Aug.9  Guam  Russians resume Cold War air runs
Aug.9  Moscow  Russia accuses Georgia over attack
Aug.17   Moscow
Sep.12    Russia tests 'dad of all bombs'
Oct.12   Moscow
Oct.12   Moscow
Oct.26   Portugal
Nov.21   Washington




Russia, 2007 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2007
Mar.17   Volga Region
Mar.19   Siberia
Mar.19  
Mar.20  Siberia  Search for miners after 100 killed
May.24  Siberia  35 die in mine gas blast
Jun.14    'Aftershave drink' kills Russians
Aug.2  Russian Far East  2 dead in island of Sakhalin quakes
Aug.3   Russian Far East
Aug.13    Russia investigates train blast
Nov.5    29 die in nursing home blaze
Nov.11  
Nov.11  
  At least 2 sailors died and 23 were missing when 5 ships sank in storms in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea.    The strong winds and high surf caused the Volgoneft-139 to split, spilling up 560,000 (1,000 tons) gallons of fuel oil. Th...
Nov.12   Death toll rises in oil disaster Nov.15  Moscow  Oil spill may take months to clear



Russia, 2007 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.24  Melbourne  Sharapova eases past Clijsters May.13  Moscow  Canadians lift world hockey championship Jun.7  Paris  Ivanovic routs Sharapova Jul.4   Guatemala Sochi gets 2014 Winter Olympics   The result was a triumph for Putin, who put his international prestige on the line by coming to Guatemala to lobby IOC members Sep.7  New York  Henin, Kuznetsova reach Open final Dec.1  Oregon  U.S. claim Davis Cup over Russia



Russia, 2007 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.8   European Union   Russia oil row hits Europe supply
  Oil supplies to Poland, Germany and Ukraine have been cut amid a row between Belarus and Moscow.    Transneft's pipeline were completely sh...
Feb.1  Moscow  Putin hails Russia's strong growth Mar.26  Moscow  Hu heads to Russia to boost trade Apr.27  Moscow  Russian maestro Rostropovich dies May.12  Turkmenistan  Russia clinches gas pipeline deal Aug.2    Gazprom hope for Belarus gas deal Dec.20  London  Russia halts London art display



Russia, 2007 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2007 Feb.13  St. Petersburg  Russian soldiers 'used for sex' May.11  Costa Rica  Russian ambassador taken hostage May.14    Cafe blast turns deadly May.17  Estonia  Estonia hit by 'Moscow cyber war' May.22   London   Lugovoi charged with spy poisoning
  Russian prosecutors refuse to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, charged by Britain in the poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko May.22    Litvinenko suspect denies charges May.28  London  UK requests Lugovoi extradition May.31   Moscow Ex-KGB spy: UK tried to recruit me Aug.13  Moscow  'Maniac' on trial for 49 murders Aug.13    Russia investigates train blast Aug.14    Russia probes 'executions' video Aug.27  Moscow  10 held over Politkovskaya murder Sep.14  Moscow  Serial killer lured victims with vodka Sep.15  Moscow  Reporter killing: Chechen 'held' Oct.14   Moscow   Putin told of 'assassination bid'   The Russian President has been warned of a plot to assassinate him during a visit to Iran this week Oct.24   Moscow 'Chessboard killer' guilty Oct.29   Moscow 'Chess Killer' sentenced to life  Serial murderer Alexander Pichushkin was given the maximum sentence of life in prison and ordered to undergo psychiatric therapy



Russia, 2007 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2007 Feb.1  Moscow  Putin hails Russia's strong growth Feb.10   Germany Putin: U.S. force fostering nukes
Feb.11  Bavaria  Gates calls for Russia partnership Mar.26  Moscow  Hu heads to Russia to boost trade Apr.14   Moscow Kasparov held at Russian demo Apr.15  St. Petersburg  Anti-Kremlin demos end in clashes Apr.20  European Union  EU-Russia relations 'at low ebb' Apr.23   Moscow Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies
  Boris Yeltsin was 76. In 1991 he famously triumphed against parliament hardliners in 1993. He had a history of heart trouble
 Yeltsin became Russia's first democratically elected head of state after Gorbachev resigned as Soviet leader in 1991. He defender of democracy when in August 1991 he mounted a tank in Moscow. Yeltsin ordered tanks to fire on parliament in 1993, when the building was occupied by hardline political opponents. He presided over mass privatization and launched the war in Chechnya in 1994
Apr.23  Moscow  Putin leads tributes to Yeltsin Apr.24  Moscow  Russians pay respects to Yeltsin Apr.25   Moscow Boris Yeltsin buried
Apr.26   Moscow Putin gives no hint on successor Apr.26  NATO  Russia's treaty threat irks NATO Apr.26   Estonia Estonia removes Soviet memorial Map of Tallinn Estonia
  The authorities have removed a contentious war memorial in Tallinn, despite overnight protests that left one person dead
  Estonians see memorial as a reminder of decades of Soviet rule. Russia says it should not be removed. The move provoked a condemnation from Russian officials and lawmakers. 40 people were injured and 300 arrested during clashes as police used tear gas to disperse ethnic Russian demonstrators
Apr.27  Moscow  Putin steps up missiles warning Apr.28  Estonia  Estonia blames Russia for unrest May.2  Moscow  Estonia shuts consulate May.12  Turkmenistan  Russia clinches gas pipeline deal May.14  Moscow  Rice scorns 'new Cold War' talk May.15  Moscow  Rice: US to go ahead with missile plans May.17    Rows overshadow EU-Russia talks May.18    EU-Russian talks end in acrimony May.27  Moscow  Police detain gay activists May.31  Moscow  Putin accuses U.S. of new arms race Jun.3   Moscow   Putin warns Europe in missile row  Russian President: Moscow may target weapons at Europe if the US builds missile defence facilities in the region Jun.5   Czech Republic Bush chides Kremlin over democracy Jun.7  Moscow  Moscow 'to cut migrant workers' Jun.9  Moscow  Russia warns US on missile plan Jul.1   New England Bush and Putin in informal talks Jul.14   Moscow Russia withdraws from arms treaty   Russia suspended its participation in a key arms control treaty that governs deployment of troops in Europe Jul.16   London   UK expels four Russian diplomats   The UK is to expel 4 diplomats from the Russian embassy after Moscow refused to extradite the suspect in the murder of Litvinenko Jul.16  Moscow  Russia warns UK over expulsions Jul.19   Moscow Russia expels 4 British diplomats Jul.19   Moscow New UK PM blamed for Russia row Jul.31  Moscow  Russia downgrades ties with Hamas Aug.1   Arctic Russia to sink flag in land grab Aug.8  Georgia  Georgia: 'Proof' of missile attack Aug.9  Moscow  Russia accuses Georgia over attack Sep.12   Moscow   Putin names next prime minister   Russian President has accepted the resignation of Fradkov and nominated Victor Zubkov, a financial crime investigator to replace him Sep.20  Arctic  Arctic seabed 'belongs to Russia' Sep.23   UN Mid-East Quartet holds key talks Oct.1   Moscow   Putin eyes prime minister's job  Russian President has raised the possibility of becoming a future prime minister by agreeing to enter the December parliamentary polls Oct.3   Moscow Russia marks 50 years of Sputnik Oct.10  Kazakhstan  Landmark lift-off for space crew Oct.10  Moscow  Putin, Sarkozy bridge gap on Iran Oct.12   Moscow   Putin warns U.S. in missile talks  Addressing Secretary of State Rice and Defense Secretary Gates, the Russian president appeared to mock the U.S. missile defense plan Oct.12   Moscow US rejects Russian missile call Oct.12   Moscow   Rice holds Russia rights meetings   US Secretary of State is meeting human rights activists as she continues a Russian visit that has so far been coolly received Oct.13   Moscow Rice attacks Kremlin's power grip Oct.15  Moscow  Putin's visit to Iran to go ahead Oct.15   Tehran Putin arrived in Tehran for landmark visit   Russian President has arrived for a historic visit which will include talks on Iran's nuclear standoff with the West Oct.18  Moscow  Putin: U.S. in Iraq is 'pointless' Oct.20  Moscow  Gorbachev sets up political movement Oct.26   Portugal Putin: 'U.S. plan is Cuban missile crisis' Oct.31  Moscow  Russia 'curbing poll observers' Nov.15   Volga Region Cult awaits end of days in cave Nov.16    Watchdog cancels poll plan Nov.21   Moscow Putin attacks 'jackal' opponents Nov.23  London  Litvinenko family mark death anniversary Nov.24   Moscow Kasparov held at anti-Kremlin rally Nov.25  St. Petersburg  More activists arrested Nov.26  Moscow  Election date confirmed Nov.26  Moscow  Putin says US behind poll boycott Dec.1   Voting starts in election Dec.2   Moscow Putin party leads Russia polls
  United Russia has won a landslide victory in nationwide elections and had 63.3% of the vote, followed by the Communists at 11.3%.    2 other pro-Kremlin parties looked set to pass the 7% threshold needed to win seats. Turnout has been ...
Dec.3   Moscow Monitors denounce Russia election   Foreign observers have said that parliamentary election, won by President Putin's party, was 'not fair' Dec.3   Moscow Putin: Vote victory is a mandate
Dec.10   Moscow   Putin backs Medvedev as successor  Russian president has thrown his support behind deputy prime minister to replace him when he steps down as the country's leader next year Dec.17   Russia delivers nuclear fuel to Iran Dec.17  Moscow  Putin: I will agree to become PM