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#Russia

# russia - Saturday 23 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while taking a selfie Russia

Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while taking a selfie

The 21-year-old Russian woman was posing with a 9mm handgun left behind by a security guard at her Moscow office.

# russia - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Swedes have a novel way of deterring Russian submarines – calling them gay Gaydar

Swedes have a novel way of deterring Russian submarines – calling them gay

A sonar device sends out the message “This Way if You Are Gay”.

# russia - Saturday 9 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Red Army made a comeback today to celebrate defeating the Nazis Mother Russia This post contains images

The Red Army made a comeback today to celebrate defeating the Nazis

The Russian capital saw a massive WW2 parade despite a western boycott.

# russia - Friday 8 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The out-of-control Russian spacecraft disintegrated before it reached Earth Phew

The out-of-control Russian spacecraft disintegrated before it reached Earth

It entered the atmosphere over part of the Pacific Ocean.

# russia - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Finland’s navy fired warning shots at something (but doesn’t know what it was)

Finland’s navy fired warning shots at something (but doesn’t know what it was)

Was it a bird? Was it a plane? Probably not, seeing as it was underwater.

# russia - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

From The42 Who WOULDN’T want to watch an MMA bout between two medieval knights? Fight Knight

# russia - Friday 17 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Russia bans Tom Hardy movie as it casts the country as ‘a sort of Mordor’ Censored

Russia bans Tom Hardy movie as it casts the country as ‘a sort of Mordor’

The Russian culture minister said ‘Child 44′ painted the population as “sub-human”.

# russia - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Look up – a bunch of astronauts are about to float over Ireland Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?

Look up – a bunch of astronauts are about to float over Ireland

The International Space Station will be visable in our skies for the next five nights.

From TheJournal.ie Greece says its debt crisis is a ‘common European problem’ All Together Now

Greece says its debt crisis is a ‘common European problem’

The country made its latest loan repayment today – but more trouble lies ahead.

Just a dog, taking its human for a nice walk

You read that right.

# russia - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Cash-strapped Greece is cosying up to Russia now To Russia With Love

Cash-strapped Greece is cosying up to Russia now

The Greek prime minister has already said he doesn’t support sanctions against Russia.

# russia - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A nuclear submarine is on fire in Russia, but ‘there’s nothing to worry about’ Blaze

A nuclear submarine is on fire in Russia, but ‘there’s nothing to worry about’

It is believed the vessel wasn’t carrying nuclear fuel.

# russia - Thursday 2 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A Russian trawler has sunk leaving at least 54 people dead Russia

A Russian trawler has sunk leaving at least 54 people dead

The fishing vessel sank off the coast of the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia’s far east.

# russia - Sunday 29 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Russia’s heavy drinkers turn to cleaning products over money woes Under The Counter

Russia’s heavy drinkers turn to cleaning products over money woes

One doctor says he has noticed a “wave” of complications.

# russia - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Passenger flight makes emergency landing after ‘engine shuts down’ Russia

Passenger flight makes emergency landing after ‘engine shuts down’

It reportedly had 78 passengers on board.

# russia - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney is NOT happy about Russian war planes flying close to Ireland Not Acceptable

Simon Coveney is NOT happy about Russian war planes flying close to Ireland

The Minister for Defence was speaking in the Dáil today.

# russia - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie These brave souls will represent Ireland at the international ice swimming championships From Russia With Chilblains

These brave souls will represent Ireland at the international ice swimming championships

Because our own water isn’t cold enough…

# russia - Monday 16 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Calm down, Putin isn’t dead He's Fine

Calm down, Putin isn’t dead

He appeared at a press conference with the leader of Kyrgyzstan earlier today.

# russia - Friday 13 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Rumours swirl of Vladimir Putin baby with ex-Russian gymnast Baby Vlad?

Rumours swirl of Vladimir Putin baby with ex-Russian gymnast

A spokesperson has denied the rumours.

# russia - Thursday 12 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Kremlin: Putin’s not ill, he could break your hand if he wanted to Sure He's Grand

Kremlin: Putin’s not ill, he could break your hand if he wanted to

The Russian president hasn’t been seen in public in a while.

# russia - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Boris Nemtsov murder suspect: Police tortured me into confessing Electric Shocks

Boris Nemtsov murder suspect: Police tortured me into confessing

The man claims he was beaten and subjected to electrical shocks.

This man returned home after 2 years and got the best welcome ever from his dog

If you’ve ever seen a happier dog, we don’t want to hear about it.

# russia - Monday 9 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Putin: ‘We had heavy machine guns ready so we wouldn’t waste time talking’ Crimea

Putin: ‘We had heavy machine guns ready so we wouldn’t waste time talking’

Russian president Vladimir Putin has revealed details of the secret meeting he held on taking Crimea.

# russia - Saturday 7 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested over Boris Nemtsov killing Russia

Two arrested over Boris Nemtsov killing

The politician was a high-profile government critic under Putin’s rule.

# russia - Thursday 5 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast Donetsk This post contains images

PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast

At least 17 have been killed with 16 more missing.

# russia - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Australia has killed nearly 700 koalas – but Russia hopes the ‘Putin koala’ was spared Unbearable

Australia has killed nearly 700 koalas – but Russia hopes the ‘Putin koala’ was spared

The cull was because the animals were in poor health, the local government said.

# russia - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Thousands line the streets of Moscow to pay last respects to slain Putin critic Boris Nemtsov

Thousands line the streets of Moscow to pay last respects to slain Putin critic

Polish and Latvian officials were ‘barred’ from the funeral of assassinated Boris Nemtsov.

# russia - Sunday 1 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

A tragedy in Cork, snow across the country and a big win for Ireland had everyone talking today.

From TheJournal.ie ‘He died for Russia’s future’: Tens of thousands march to honour Boris Nemtsov Assassinated

‘He died for Russia’s future’: Tens of thousands march to honour Boris Nemtsov

A sea of supporters, many waving Russian flags and banners marched through Moscow and onto the bridge where he was shot dead.

# russia - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Putin vows to punish killers of Kremlin critic, as opposition condemns “political murder” Assassinated

Putin vows to punish killers of Kremlin critic, as opposition condemns “political murder”

Boris Nemtsov was a fierce opponent of Vladamir Putin and was set to lead an opposition rally. He was shot in the back on a bridge near the Kremlin

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the weekend, and here are the morning’s top stories.

# russia - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

# russia - Sunday 22 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s Sunday, and here are the top stories.

# russia - Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin says Russia’s army can’t be stopped Putin On A Strong Front

Vladimir Putin says Russia’s army can’t be stopped

The comments come as the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine looks to be crumbling.

# russia - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Russian aircraft enters Irish-controlled airspace AGAIN Fly By

Russian aircraft enters Irish-controlled airspace AGAIN

The government said incidents like this are “concerning”.

From TheJournal.ie ‘This could become a mass grave,’ I thought as we waited there together Ukraine

‘This could become a mass grave,’ I thought as we waited there together

As we waited to be evacuated, a shell hit and a woman lost her leg. By the time the ambulance arrived five hours later, she had bled to death.

# russia - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Tough stray cat miraculously survives kitchen knife in its skull Me-ouch

Tough stray cat miraculously survives kitchen knife in its skull

The knife was removed and the cat is expected to make a full recovery.

# russia - Thursday 12 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why the peace deal between Ukraine and Russia today is so important Peace

Why the peace deal between Ukraine and Russia today is so important

Marathon talks have led to a deal.

# russia - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Are we heading towards the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War? Crisis Summit

Are we heading towards the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War?

Leaders from Ukraine Russia, France and Germany are holding last-ditch peace talks today to prevent a further escalation of the conflict.

# russia - Sunday 8 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “A former partner is waging a hidden war against a sovereign state” – Last chance for peace in Ukraine Talks
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