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Woman robs shop by hypnotizing owner


September 21st, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS) A Roma gypsy woman has been detained in Russia's Siberian region on suspicion of hypnotizing a clothes store owner into giving her seven fur coats, RIA ... Read more...

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Russian court declines returning seized money during raids


September 11th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Moscow court has ruled legal a refusal by investigators to return over $1.7 mn seized from an apartment of opposition activist Ksenia Sobchak during ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $21 bn on space industry


September 11th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will spend 670 billion rubles ($21 billion) to develop its space industry in the coming years, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday."This is big ... Read more...

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Russian faces jail for taking money from beggar


September 7th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS) A man in south Russia's Astrakhan region faces up to 10 years in prison for allegedly taking 46 rubles ($2) from a beggar, RIA Novosti reported.According ... Read more...

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Russia prepared for second global crisis: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is better prepared for a second global financial crisis, President Vladimir Putin has said."I believe we are even better prepared because we've already experienced ... Read more...

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Russian gets compensated for train rush hour problems


September 5th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS) A man in Russia's Siberia region got 7,500 rubles ($230) in compensation for "moral damage" that he had suffered during a rush hour train ride, RIA ... Read more...

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Under-construction World Cup stadium disgraceful, says Medvedev


September 1st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Saturday said the under-construction football stadium here "looks disgraceful" and would not receive more cash handouts from the government.The ... Read more...

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Fans want Michael Jackson monument in Moscow


August 30th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian fans of Michael Jackson are collecting money to unveil a three-metre-tall monument to the late King of Pop.The project's curator, Svetlana Larina, said ... Read more...

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Russian firm to make electric car with Chinese parts


August 25th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS) Russia's largest car manufacturer, AutoVAZ, has revealed plans to produce its first electromotive car using Chinese parts.Named EL LADA, the new car will be based on ... Read more...

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Russian gold medallist skater’s show in doubt


August 16th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) A show starring Olympic gold medallist figure skater Evgeni Plushenko is at the centre of a dispute over organisers allegedly selling tickets for an event that ... Read more...

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Kremlin to honour Russian Olympic team


August 15th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS) Russian athletes returning from the London Olympics will be honoured at the Kremlin, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said."I signed an order to honour you with ... Read more...

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Woman held for trying to sell own baby


August 15th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A woman from Kyrgyzstan faces up to 10 years in prison in Russia after she tried to sell her four-month old daughter for 35,000 rubles ... Read more...

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Fraud case launched over Sochi 2014 Olympic projects


August 9th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The investigation of the first fraud case over the finances of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics has been completed and will soon go to court, ... Read more...

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Syrians held in Russia for poaching rare birds


August 9th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia's Siberia region have detained nine Syrians on charges of poaching rare Saker falcons, the interior ministry said.The nine men were detained Wednesday ... Read more...

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Russia may raise duties on beer


August 1st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Excise duties on beer could be increased in Russia in view of the rising "beer alcoholism" in the country, said President Vladimir Putin Tuesday, but ... Read more...

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Russia brings in Foreign Accounts Information Law


July 31st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian citizens, failing to inform the tax agencies about their foreign banking accounts, can now be penalised with President Vladimir Putin Monday signing a law ... Read more...

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Defamation can cost $160,000 in Russia


July 30th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a defamation bill into law that carries a fine of up to $160,000, the Kremlin press service said Monday.The ... Read more...

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UAE refuses to extradite Russian corporate crime suspect


July 26th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has turned down Russia's request for extraditing the suspected leader of a group accused of illegal takeovers of dozens of ... Read more...

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Russian senators propose legalising handguns


July 25th, 2012 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Russian senators have presented a report to the Federation Council for reforming the law on weapons and suggested legalising possession of ... Read more...

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Russian rights activists refuse to comply with NGO law


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's two largest rights organisations will not comply with the law that classes them as "foreign agents", the NGO's heads said hours after President Vladimir ... Read more...

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Russian senators approve anti-opposition bills


July 18th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The upper chamber of the Russian parliament Wednesday approved bills branding many NGOs taking foreign funds as "foreign agents", criminalising defamation of character, and creating ... Read more...

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Putin’s limousine invites traffic complaint


July 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS)Vladimir Putin, who dashed through the empty streets of Moscow on his inauguration day as Russian president in a black limousine without a front license plate, has ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $280 mn on flood-hit town


July 16th, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Russia will allocate nine billion rubles (around $280 million) to restore the southern town of Krymsk that was severally damaged by floods caused by torrential rains, ... Read more...

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Cops turn into robbers in Russia


July 14th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS) A gang suspected of high-profile robberies in Russia's southwestern region of Ingushetia included three police officers, the Russian interior ministry said.According to RIA Novosti, one of ... Read more...

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Hyundai to launch tablet production in Russia


July 13th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korean company Hyundai will launch tablet computer production under its brand name in Russia, with sales expected from autumn 2012."We are preparing to start ... Read more...

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Putin seeks law amendment for foreign-funded NGOs


July 11th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for amendments to a bill which would force non-governmental organisations(NGOs), funded from abroad and engaged in political activity, to declare ... Read more...

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Russian space firm accused of $17 mn fraud


July 10th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia have opened a criminal investigation into the alleged misuse of 565 million rubles ($17 million) of state funds set aside for a ... Read more...

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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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Russian gamer clears debt to get back laptop


July 6th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS) An addictive computer gamer in the Siberian city of Omsk has paid off his two-year housing utility debts after authorities seized his laptop, officials said Friday.Bailiffs ... Read more...

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Russian region imposes fine on clients of prostitutes


June 29th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Men who buy sex in southern Russia's Belgorod region will now face a considerable fine as well as public shaming, police said.A new bill passed ... Read more...

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Russian army to get first indigenous UAV in 2014


June 29th, 2012 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first domestically-developed strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be put in service with the Russian Armed Forces by the end of 2014, a defence ... Read more...

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Gazprom offers gas price discounts to EU firms


June 28th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian energy giant Gazprom will offer West European consumers 20 billion rubles ($615 million) in price discounts this year."Retroactive payments will amount to 20 billion ... Read more...

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Russian postal service among world’s worst: Study


June 27th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Post is among the world's worst postal services, outperformed even by counterparts in countries like Angola, Honduras and Mongolia, says a new study.The ... Read more...

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30,000 bottles of fake vodka seized in Russia


June 27th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia's Siberia region have seized 30,000 bottles of counterfeit vodka estimated at three million rubles ($90,000), the interior ministry said.The bottles were seized ... Read more...

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Police crack down on Michael Jackson fans in Russia


June 27th, 2012 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia's St. Petersburg city tried to prevent a group of Michael Jackson fans from commemorating the third death anniversary of the "King ... Read more...

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