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Medvedev: I will work with Putin   Vote rig claim after Medvedev landslide   A Russian vote monitoring group has received allegations of multiple voting papers, falsified names on electoral registers, the stuffing of ballot... Putin: 'No Russian thaw under Medvedev' U.S. tries to calm Russian missiles fears Journalist hanged, stabbed to death   Russia swears in new president  Dmitry Medvedev wasted no time, naming his predecessor Vladimir Putin as his new prime minister two hours after he was sworn in Russia expels US embassy staff Tanks rejoin V-Day parade  Tanks and intercontinental missile launchers are to feature in annual Victory Day parade for the first time since the collapse of the USSR United victorious after shoot-out drama
Russia summons UK envoy over row   Putin vows 'arms race' response  Russia's President says the world is engaged in a new arms race and NATO is failing to accommodate Russia's concerns Putin: Russia to counter US military moves Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal Putin scorns move to back Kosovo Official admits media bias   Medvedev 'heading for clear win'


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Jan.26  Kasyanov barred from poll


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  The outcome is not expected to be a surprise: A hand-picked successor is expected to win in a landslide, after hardly even bothering to campaig.    The state-owned pollster VTsIOM showed Medvedev with 69.6% o...
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  Manchester United have won the Champions League 6-5 on penalties over Chelsea after final finished 1-1 after a dramatic rainy night.    Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 42nd goal of the season with a header in the 26th minute. Chelsea tied it in the 45th when unmarked Frank Lampard scored from 12 yar...
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  The Russian and French presidents announced a 6-point plan of principles for settling the immediate conflict
 Russian President Medvedev orders an end to military operations against Georgia after 5 days of fighting
Aug.15   Russia 'will abide by ceasefire'  US officials say Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has pledged that Moscow will 'faithfully' implement a ceasefire agreement signed by Georgia Aug.16     Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain  Russian President Medvedev has signed the cease-fire plan designed to end its military conflict with Georgia Aug.17   Russia: Troop withdrawal to begin Monday  President Medvedev told French President Sarkozy on Sunday that Russia would start pulling back its forces from Georgia on Monday   Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia  Kosachev, head of the foreign affairs committee, said Moscow will withdraw when it is assured that 'Georgians will not continue to use military... Aug.19     Russia hits back at NATO warning   Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed a warning by NATO that normal relations are impossible while its troops remain inside Georgia Aug.20 Russia condemns US missile deal Aug.21 Russia says troops will withdraw by Friday Russians halt NATO co-operation Aug.25   Russian MPs back Georgia's rebels  Both houses voted unanimously backed a motion urging the president to recognise the independence of regions of Abkhazia and S. Ossetia Aug.26   Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions
  Russian President Medvedev signed an order recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions.    Medvedev: 'This is not an easy choice to make, but it represents the only possibility to save human lives'. West condemns ...
Aug.30 Russia moves to calm Georgia row Aug.31 Medvedev stands by Georgia actions

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Sep.2     Russia praises EU over sanctions
  President Medvedev has welcomed as 'realistic' an EU decision not to impose sanctions on his country over its recent invasion of Georgia Medvedev: Saakashvili a 'political corpse'
Sep.8     Russians 'agree Georgia deadline'  Sarkozy: Russia has pledged to remove its forces from Georgian land,excluding Abkhazia and South Ossetia, within a month Sep.26     Chavez reaffirms Russia alliance   In his second visit to Russia in as many months, Venezuelan President met with counterpart Dmitry Medvedev

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Oct.1   Russia's last tsar rehabilitated  Supreme Court has ruled that Nicholas II and his family were victims of political repression and should be rehabilitated Oct.2 Putin warns Ukraine over arms


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Nov.11 President seeks 6-year terms
Nov.19 Public excluded from Politkovskaya trial Nov.21   Russia extends presidential term
  The parliament approved a constitutional amendment Friday to extend the presidential term from four to six years
 There is speculation that the change is aimed at paving the way for a return to the Kremlin by Prime Minister Putin
Crunch cripples Europe's tallest tower

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Dec.5   Russia Orthodox Church's leader dies
  Patriarch Alexy II, who presided over a post-Soviet revival of faith but was accused of making the church a force for nationalism, died at age 79 Dec.14 90 arrested at opposition rally
Dec.20 Russian dancer Lepeshinskaya dies Dec.22   Lawmakers back six-year presidency
  The upper house approved an extension of the presidential term from 4 years to 6 Dec.31     Hamas ready for peace, Russians say  Russian Foreign Ministry: The exiled leader of Hamas is ready to stop the fighting with Israel in exchange for an end to the blockade on Gaz...





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