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Woman stabs boyfriend to death over pet rat


September 21st, 2012 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A woman in Russia stabbed her boyfriend to death in a quarrel over a pet rat, officials said.The 24-year old woman from northern Russia's Severodvinsk ... Read more...

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Three kids die in Siberian building collapse


September 14th, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least three children have died and two injured after an abandoned building collapsed in the Siberia's Novosibirsk region."Five children aged 12 to 13 sneaked ... Read more...

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Passenger plane crashes in Russia’s Far East, killing 10


September 13th, 2012 - 2:52 am ICT by BNO News
PALANA, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A small regional airliner crashed as it was preparing to land at an airport in northeastern Russia on early Wednesday afternoon, killing ten people and injuring four ... Read more...

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Huge sum stolen from Russia’s 2010 Olympic fund


September 10th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian company contracted by the state to provide visa support to Russian athletes for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics stole and laundered $629,000, investigators ... Read more...

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Policeman killed in Chechnya car bombing


September 7th, 2012 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One police officer was killed when a bomb planted under his car detonated in the Chechen capital of Grozny, an official said.A spokesperson for the ... Read more...

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Moscow court acquits Kasparov


August 25th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Moscow court acquitted Russian chess grandmaster and opposition activist Garry Kasparov, accused of violating peaceful gathering by raising slogans last week, during the trial ... Read more...

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Chess great Kasparov faces jail for biting cop


August 18th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian grandmaster-turned-opposition activist Garry Kasparov, who supported the jailed Pussy Riot members, can be jailed over a clash with police where he allegedly bit a ... Read more...

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Russia’s chief investigator dismisses fraud charges


July 28th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Alexander Bastrykin, head of Russia's powerful Investigation Committee, has denied allegations of fraud levelled against him by an opposition leader.Alexei Navalny accused Bastrykin in a ... Read more...

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US unwilling to comply with adoption laws: Russia


July 27th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian foreign ministry has criticised the US over what it claimed was America's unwillingness to comply with recent Russian legislation on international adoption.Ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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Putin warns of action over slow flood warning


July 19th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday to take those officials to task who would have failed to provide timely warnings about the deadly floods in southern Russia ... Read more...

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Car thief’s wife fired from Russian Police


July 17th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A female police officer in St. Petersburg was kicked out of the force after her husband was found in possession of five stolen cars ... Read more...

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Russian cops accused of filming prison sex


July 12th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police officers in western Russia's Sverdlovsk region are suspected of filming a detainee sodomising a fellow inmate instead of stopping the violence, officials said.The officers ... Read more...

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Two Russians jailed for raping 83-year-old woman


July 10th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two men have been sentenced to jail after being convicted of raping an 83-year-old woman in southern Russia.Vladimir Perov was sentenced to 10 years, while ... Read more...

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Putin orders probe into improper flood warning


July 10th, 2012 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a thorough probe into the flood warning mechanism which allegedly could not alert all residents ahead of the devastating ... Read more...

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Russian woman throws children from 15th floor


June 25th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A woman here killed her two children by throwing them from a balcony of the 15th floor, investigators said."Suspect Galina Ryabkova was questioned and said ... Read more...

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Siberian Uranium plant boss held for bribe


June 23rd, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The director of a Siberian uranium enrichment plant and two of his deputies have been detained on suspicion of graft, according to state-run nuclear power ... Read more...

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Russian ex-official involved in $10 mn fraud


June 5th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A former director of Russia's office for the coordination of the fight against organised crime and two of his accomplices have been found guilty of ... Read more...

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Russian official survives murder attempt


May 29th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS) A district administration official in Russia's North Caucasus region was shot at several times by unknown gunmen by he survived the assassination attempt, RIA Novosti reported.The ... Read more...

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Serial killer faces trial in Moscow


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian man is set to go on trial accused of killing at least eight women in a series of murders and rapes in various ... Read more...

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Russian woman jailed in failed terror attack


May 19th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court has sentenced a woman to 10 years in prison after finding her guilty of attempting to detonate herself on Moscow's central Red Square ... Read more...

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No survivors in Sukhoi crash, Russia opens criminal case (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 10 (IANS) Rescuers who Thursday spotted on a mountain slope in Indonesia the wreckage of a Sukhoi Superjet 100 that went missing a day earlier with around 50 ... Read more...

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Russian stabs fishing buddy over poor catch


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 3 (IANS) A man in Russia stabbed his fishing buddy to death after blaming him for ruining their fishing day with a poor catch, an official said Thursday.Olga ... Read more...

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Three Russian women kill paedophile


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three Russian women have been charged with assaulting a suspected paedophile and battering him to death, officials said.The attack took place during a drinking party ... Read more...

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Four Russians held for poisoning 11 people


April 28th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four people, including two former policemen, have been arrested in Russia on charges of poisoning at least 11 people in a bid to illegally seize ... Read more...

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Man held for sex trafficking in Russia


April 7th, 2012 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Lebanese national has been detained in Russia on suspicion of trafficking a Russian woman to Lebanon and forcing her to work as a prostitute, ... Read more...

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11 survive Russian plane crash (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 2 (IANS) Eleven people were injured and 32 people were killed when their aircraft crashed Monday near a city in Siberia, Russian authorities said.A UTair ATR-72 plane bound ... Read more...

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Russia mourns metro blasts victims


March 30th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 30 (IANS) People in Moscow Thursday mourned the victims of twin bomb attacks on the metro two years ago.Mourners came to the Lubyanka and Cultural Park subway stations ... Read more...

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Elderly woman’s body found in suitcase at Russia playground


March 29th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by BNO News
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Police in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg have launched a murder investigation after the body of an elderly woman was found stuffed inside a suitcase ... Read more...

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Russia begins probe into bogus election videos


March 1st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has launched a probe into fake video clips posted on internet that show ballot stuffing for the March 4 presidential polls, an official said ... Read more...

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Teenaged terrorist jailed in Russia


February 8th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 19-year-old Russian has been sentenced to jail for nine years for starting a terrorist cell while still underage.The teenager was also linked to a ... Read more...

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Two Russian women killed by hurricane


January 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A hurricane caused the death of two women in a southern Russian city Friday.The incident took place in Novorossiysk city in Krasnodar region.One woman was ... Read more...

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Drunken Russian official fired for jumping out of window


January 24th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian official has been sacked for jumping out of the office window while drunk.Alexander Vatrushkin worked with the Investigative Committee in Ulyanovsk, around 750 ... Read more...

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Eight babies die in Russian hospital


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight newborn babies have died in a children's hospital in western Russia, forcing officials to launch an investigation.The deaths took place in the North Caucasus ... Read more...

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Russian teacher faces jail over sex with teenagers


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A woman school teacher in Russia's European exclave of Kaliningrad faces up to four years behind bars for allegedly seducing three male teenaged students during ... Read more...

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Russian committee promises to investigate election complaints


December 12th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- The Russian Investigative Committee (SK) on Monday promised to investigate dozens of official complaints filed about this month's parliamentary elections after tens of thousands of people protested against ... Read more...

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