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Russian flood toll rises to 100


July 8th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS) Over 100 people have died and more than 90 injured by devastating floods in Russia, with most of the victims dying in Krymsk, the worst affected ... Read more...

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‘Don’t teach maths or physics to kids on Thursdays’


June 29th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS) Schools should not teach difficult subjects like mathematics and physics to children on Thursdays because it was "the hardest day of the week", Russia's chief ... Read more...

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Russia’s election chief declines to resign


January 6th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head of Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC), Vladimir Churov has said he will not resign despite demands by many critics following claims of rigged ... Read more...

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Three held for killing Russian Santa Claus


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three students were arrested in Tajikistan Tuesday on suspicion of murdering a young man dressed as Father Frost -- or the Russian equivalent of Santa ... Read more...

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Key Russian websites hacked, down on election day


December 4th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Popular Russian media websites, the major LiveJournal social network and the website of the country's biggest independent election watchdog, were inaccessible for several hours ... Read more...

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Russian presidential envoy ready to meet Gaddafi


June 8th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian presidential envoy Mikhail Margelov said Wednesday he was planning a trip to Tripoli and was ready to meet with Col. Muammar Gaddafi."I met with ... Read more...

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West to have 80,000 cruise missiles by 2020: Russia


May 29th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian military experts have forecast that Western nations will have 80,000 cruise missile by 2020, a top military official has said."We expect Western countries to ... Read more...

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Stalin grandson sues Moscow radio station


March 25th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The grandson of former Soviet ruler Joseph Stalin has taken a Moscow radio station to court for allegedly saying that his grandfather "strangled small children".Yevgeny ... Read more...

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Russia scraps Kaliningrad missile plan


September 19th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (RIA Novosti) The Russian defence ministry confirmed Saturday that the country scrapped plans to deploy missiles near Poland after the US shelved its nuclear missile shield plans for ... Read more...

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Eight killed, 54 missing in Russia power plant blast (Lead)


August 17th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (RIA Novosti) At least eight people were killed and 54 others missing Monday when an oil transformer at a power station exploded in Russia's southern Siberia, officials said. The blast ... Read more...

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Over 5,000 pirates operate off Somali coast: Russian Navy


July 19th, 2009 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (RIA Novosti) At least five large groups of pirates totalling over 5,000 people are operating in the Gulf of Aden, the first deputy chief of the Russian Navy General ... Read more...

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US will give up missile shield plans: Russian speaker


July 5th, 2009 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (RIA Novosti) The speaker of Russian parliament's upper house has hoped that the US could give up its plans to deploy a missile shield in Poland and Czech ... Read more...

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Parents complain about kids being made to sing Russian anthem


January 28th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 28 (RIA Novosti) Parents of schoolchildren from the town of Lobnya have complained about children being made to sing the national anthem in school, adding if the children hear the ... Read more...

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Renowned Soviet political cartoonist Yefimov dies at 108


October 1st, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 1 (RIA Novosti) Boris Yefimov, a Soviet political cartoonist noted for his caricatures of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, died Wednesday at the age of 108, the Ekho Moskvy radio ... Read more...

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Moscow to prevent Ukraine, Georgia’s NATO admission


April 9th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, April 9 (RIA Novosti) Russia will do everything possible to prevent its neighbours, Ukraine and Georgia, being admitted to NATO, the Russian foreign minister said. "We will do everything possible ... Read more...

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Russia demands permanent presence at US missile shield sites


April 9th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, April 9 (RIA Novosti) Russia's main demand for the deployment of a US missile shield in Central Europe is "the constant presence of our officers and reliable technical monitoring", the ... Read more...

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