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Russia Conflicted on How to Mark 100 Years since Revolutions

It was the year that ended centuries of royal rule, brought two revolutions, ushered in Soviet domination and changed the course of Russian history irrevocably.

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Four Russian Servicemen Dead in Syria Blast

Four Russian military personnel were killed and two injured when their vehicle was targeted with explosives in central Syria last week, a defense ministry statement quoted by Russian agencies said Monday.

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Putin for 'Restoring Dialogue' between Russia, US Intel

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called for Russian intelligence agencies to bolster ties with their US counterparts in the fight against terrorism.

"Restoring dialogue with the special services of the United States and other NATO members is in our mutual interest," Putin told the country's FSB intelligence agency in a televised speech. 

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Trump Denies Talk of Russian Connection as 'Non-Sense'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed talk of a Russian connection as "non-sense," two days after the resignation of his national security adviser Michael Flynn renewed questions about Moscow interference in U.S. politics.

"This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign," Trump said in an early morning post on Twitter.

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Russia, Turkey Stage First Joint Air Strikes against IS in Syria

Russia and Turkey on Wednesday staged their first joint air strikes against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said.

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Ukraine Files 'Terrorism' Case against Russia at World Court

Ukraine has filed a case at the U.N.'s top court accusing Russia of sponsoring "terrorism" and demanding Moscow pay damages for the shelling of civilians and the downing of flight MH17, officials said Tuesday.

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'No Explosion' on Board Crashed Russian Plane

Russian officials probing the crash of a Syria-bound military plane said Thursday that there was no explosion on board, but equipment was functioning abnormally when it plunged into the Black Sea.

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Turkey, Russia Plan Syria Ceasefire 'before New Year'

Turkey and Russia are planning to implement a countrywide ceasefire in Syria before the start of the New Year, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday.

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Putin Orders Government to Probe Plane Crash

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to probe the crash of a Syria-bound military plane carrying 92 people including more than 60 Red Army Choir members, the Kremlin said Sunday.

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Putin, Rouhani Welcome Aleppo 'Victory'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin welcomed the "Syrian army's victory against the terrorists in Aleppo" during a late-night phone call, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

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