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Russia: Publishing house on fire in Grozny rebel clash
4th Dec 2014

Russia: Publishing house on fire in Grozny rebel clash

  A building in Chechnya has been set alight hours after rebels killed three police officers. The North Caucasus republic still faces a Muslim insurgency more than two decades after a war between Moscow and separatists. More than six hours … Continued

European Union to prepare new sanctions against Russia
31st Aug 2014

European Union to prepare new sanctions against Russia

  EU leaders have agreed to prepare tougher sanctions that could be imposed on Russia within days. The concensus emerged after several hours of talks to decide how to respond to the deepening crisis in eastern Ukraine. The outgoing president … Continued

Russia: Putin meets el-Sissi in Sochi
13th Aug 2014

Russia: Putin meets el-Sissi in Sochi

Egypt’s president has made his first official visit to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi discussed closer trade relations in the wake of a far-reaching import ban by Moscow on the West. Russia will increase wheat exports to … Continued

Russia: Five dead, 45 injured in train collision near Moscow
21st May 2014

Russia: Five dead, 45 injured in train collision near Moscow

[Photo: Russian Emergency Ministry helicopter flies over the site of a train collision near the city of Naro-Fominsk, outside Moscow (Xinhua/Jia Yuchen)]   MOSCOW, (Xinhua): At least five people died and 45 others were injured when two trains collided in … Continued

EU leaders hit Russia with more sanctions over Crimea
21st Mar 2014

EU leaders hit Russia with more sanctions over Crimea

  The EU has agreed to impose sanctions on 12 more individuals for their part in Russia’s seizure of Crimea. Bloc leaders have also begun preparations for harsher economic sanctions if Russia does not back down. French President Francois Hollande … Continued

15th Mar 2014

Russia: Tens of thousands attend Moscow peace rally

A rally to protest at Russia’s intervention in the Ukraine has drawn tens of thousands of people. It comes ahead of a referendum in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula on whether to join Russia.  As many as 50,000 people took part in … Continued

14th Feb 2014

Russia: Egypt negotiates arms deal with Russia as Putin backs Sisi presidential bid

Egyptian army chief and likely new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was on Thursday negotiating a $2-billion arms deal with Russia meant to replace subsiding assistance from old ally Washington. Sisi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil … Continued

Russia: Opening ceremony kicks off Sochi Games, marking momentous day for Russia
8th Feb 2014

Russia: Opening ceremony kicks off Sochi Games, marking momentous day for Russia

    By Ivan Nechepurenko, Yekaterina Kravtsova, Ezekiel Pfeifer SOCHI, (The Moscow Times): President Vladimir Putin declared the 2014 Sochi Olympics officially open on Friday night after a grandiose 2 1/2-hour show that told the history of modern Russia with … Continued

5th Feb 2014

Russian FM meets with Syrian opposition over peace talks

Syria’s opposition leader met Russia’s top diplomat on Tuesday in a bid to persuade Moscow to push its ally Damascus to agree to a transitional government for the war-scarred nation. Meanwhile, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov announced that the … Continued

4th Feb 2014

Russia: Two killed, one wounded in Moscow school shooting

MOSCOW, (Xinhua): A teacher and a policeman were killed and one more policeman injured when a teenage gunman opened fire in a Moscow public school, the Interior Ministry said Monday. The attacker threatened a security guard with a pistol before … Continued

Russia: Second Volgograd blast kills at least 10 on trolleybus
30th Dec 2013

Russia: Second Volgograd blast kills at least 10 on trolleybus

[Photo taken on Dec. 30, shows the blast site of the trolleybus in Volgograd, Russia killing ten people (Xinhua/RIA Novosti)]   At least 10 people are reported to have been killed in an explosion on a trolleybus in the Russian city … Continued

Russia: Suspected suicide bomber kills 15 in southern Russia
29th Dec 2013

Russia: Suspected suicide bomber kills 15 in southern Russia

  At least 15 people were killed in a blast at a railway station in the city of Volgograd, southern Russia. A female suicide bomber is suspected to have carried out the attack, says the National Anti-terrorism Committee. “According to … Continued

27th Dec 2013

Russia: At least five believed killed at Russian An-12 aircraft crash

MOSCOW,  (Xinhua): An An-12 cargo plane crashed en route from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk in Russia’s Southern Siberia, killing at least five crew members onboard, local emergency authorities said Thursday. “The plane en route from Novosibirsk Yeltsovka airport (in Southern Siberia) … Continued

24th Dec 2013

Russia: AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

File photo of Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the famed Russian AK-47 assault rifle.(Xinhua) MOSCOW, (Xinhua): Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the famed Russian AK-47 assault rifle, died on Monday in his home city of Izhevsk, an industrial town 1,300 km east … Continued

Russia: Air crash in Kazan confirmed to have killed all 50 people on board
18th Nov 2013

Russia: Air crash in Kazan confirmed to have killed all 50 people on board

[Passenger plane crashed on landing in Russia’s Kazan (RIA Novosti)]   MOSCOW, (Xinhua): Authorities in Russia confirmed that all 50 people aboard a Boeing plane that crashed Sunday on landing in Russia’s Kazan, capital of Tatarstan republic, were killed. The … Continued

10th Nov 2013

Russian cosmonauts take Olympic torch on spacewalk for first time

[Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov with Olympic torch on a spacewalk] MOSCOW, (Xinhua): Two Russian cosmonauts took an Olympic torch on a spacewalk Saturday for the first time in history as part of the Sochi 2014 torch relay. The torch, unlit … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Russian nationalists take to the streets amid rising tensions over immigration

Thousands of Russian nationalists have held demonstrations to protest against foreigners residing in the country. Tensions have been heightened by the recent killing of a young Russian man and an ensuing riot. On Russian Unity Day, around 10,000 nationalists gathered … Continued

2nd Nov 2013

Iran VP urges Russia to release detained Greenpeace activists

TEHRAN, (Xinhua): Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar urged Russia to release the Greenpeace activists it detained during their protest against its oil drilling operations in the Arctic, Tehran Times daily reported on Saturday. Ebtekar, also Head of Environmental Protection Organization … Continued

14th Oct 2013

Russia: Over 380 detained in xenophobia-driven riot in Moscow

MOSCOW, (Xinhua): More than 380 people were arrested Sunday after a riot triggered by the slaying of a Russian man by a migrant in southern part of the Russian capital earlier in the week. Some 400 angry demonstrators, mostly in … Continued

16th Sep 2013

Russia: Explosion kills 3 policemen in Chechnya

MOSCOW, (Xinhua): A car bomb explosion killed three policemen and wounded four others in Russia’s volatile Chechnya republic, local police said Monday. The explosion near the Sunzhen district Interior Affairs Office was carried out by suicide bombers, the Chechen Interior … Continued

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