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Crimea school shooting witnesses recall attack

Witnesses of the Crimean school shooting recall the events as Russian investigators rush to establish the motives of the teenage gunman who killed at least 20 people and left dozens injured.

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Russian director Serebrennikov’s trial over embezzlement begins

The trial of Russian stage and screen director Kirill Serebrennikov begins, more than a year after he was placed under house arrest in a controversial embezzlement probe.

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Russian director Serebrennikov set for trial over fraud case

Russian stage and screen director Kirill Serebrennikov arrives at court in Moscow for trial over a fraud case, more than a year after he was placed under house arrest in a controversial embezzlement probe, he considers “absurd”. FIRST IMAGES

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Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Constantinople

The Russian Orthodox Church announces it is breaking ties with the Constantinople Patriarchate over its decision to grant independence to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which Moscow does not recognise. Moscow considers the Kiev Patriarch Filaret to be a schismatic, a decision Constantinople has backed since the 1990s but reversed last week amid the drive by Ukraine for its own Orthodox Church independent from Moscow.

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Putin foe Navalny freed from jail after back-to-back sentences

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is released from jail after three weeks behind bars for organising anti-Kremlin protests, his second spell in detention in as many months.

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Russian family preserved WWI relics despite risks

A religious icon and a flag fragment: Olga Khoroshilova’s family managed to preserve these two relics of the First World War despite the stigma and even the risks incurred by those who owned objects from the tsarist era during the turmoil of the Russian revolution and the time of the Soviet Union.

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Russian family preserved WWI relics despite risks

A religious icon and a flag fragment: Olga Khoroshilova’s family managed to preserve these two relics of the First World War despite the stigma and even the risks incurred by those who owned objects from the tsarist era during the turmoil of the Russian revolution and the time of the Soviet Union.