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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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‘Town’ of illegal migrants found in Moscow


September 8th, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS) Law enforcers in the Russian capital have discovered "a whole town" of makeshift cabins in Moscow, where about 2,000 illegal migrant labourers live, RIA Novosti reported.The ... Read more...

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Over 500,000 participate in Moscow Day celebrations


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 500,000 people took part in the festive events in Moscow Sunday as the Russian capital went into the second day of its 2012 City ... Read more...

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Eto’o slams fans after Europa League racism incident


August 29th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ex-Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o hit out at fans who racially abused supporters of his Anzhi team at a Europa League game last week.Fans of Lokomotiv ... Read more...

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Putin warns against ignoring nationalism


August 25th, 2012 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) While warning against ignoring nationalism, Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday said that any negative tendency in inter-ethnic relations should be dealt with promptly.Speaking at the ... Read more...

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Russia to build new satellite-making plant


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) Russia will build a new satellite manufacturing plant that will build about 600 communication and observation satellites a year, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.The plant will be ... Read more...

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Olympics: China wins gold in women’s table tennis


August 8th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's women smashed Japan to win team gold in Olympic table tennis Tuesday.Ding Ning, Li Xiaoxia and Guo Yue dropped just two sets to secure ... Read more...

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Hamilton wants Moscow F1 night race


July 15th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton wants a Singapore-style night race on the streets of Moscow, the 2008 world champion said in the Russian capital Sunday.Russia ... Read more...

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F1 circuit mooted in Moscow


July 14th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The streets of Moscow would make for a thrilling Formula One circuit that would be faster than Monaco, the organisers of a publicity event said ... Read more...

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Russian bombers’ helper jailed


May 30th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Moscow court that found him guilty of assisting suicide bombers who had planned a ... Read more...

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Moscow to spend $33 bn on subway


May 15th, 2012 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 15 (IANS) The Russian capital plans to spend over a trillion rubles (around$33 billion) by 2020 to extend the city's subway system, an official said.Andrei Bochkaryov, head of ... Read more...

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Moscow set to curb drinking, have less liquor stores


May 6th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a country known for its hard drinking habits that President Dmitry Medvedev once termed a "national disaster", there is a move now to curb ... Read more...

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Muslim lawyer pledges to ‘cover Russia in blood’


April 25th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in the Russian capital said Wednesday they will examine a video in which a prominent Muslim lawyer pledges to "cover Russia in blood" if ... Read more...

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India, China to resume dialogue on non-proliferation


April 13th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) In an important trust-building step, India and China Friday decided to resume their bilateral dialogue on disarmament and non-proliferation. The two rising Asian powers also pressed ... Read more...

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Earth Hour in Moscow saves 2,400 kWh


April 1st, 2012 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 2,400 kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy were saved as 65 buildings in Moscow went dark during the global Earth Hour Saturday evening, according to ... Read more...

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Russia, India to discuss Sistema licence during BRICS summit


March 26th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Russian and Indian leaders will discuss the issue of Sistema Shyam Telecom Ltd (SSTL), which provides services under the MTS brand but stands to lose ... Read more...

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Moscow hotels most expensive in Europe


March 24th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian capital remains the city with the most expensive hotels in Europe despite a decrease in prices from 2011, a prominent hotel booking service ... Read more...

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Moscow to have solar-powered bus stops


March 16th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Though the Russian capital is not known for its sunshine, authorities believe the city gets enough sunlight to afford solar-powered bus stops.The stops, which will ... Read more...

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Over 380,000 policemen for Russia’s election day


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 380,000 police officers, about 30,000 voluntary police helpers and some 31,000 private guards will ensure order in Russia Sunday, when the country elects its ... Read more...

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Cold wave kills 64 in Russia


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A severe cold wave has killed 64 people across Russia in January.About 1,400 people requested medical assistance, with 779 admitted to hospitals, Deputy Health Minister ... Read more...

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Russia’s election watch group complains of ‘Intimidation’


January 31st, 2012 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's largest independent election monitoring group said Monday of being pressured by the authorities ahead of presidential polls at which Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is ... Read more...

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No US involvement in Russian protests: Envoy (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS) The US was not involved in any opposition rallies in Russia, Washington's ambassador Michael McFaul has said, as Moscow gave the go-ahead to a planned ... Read more...

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Moscow authorises opposition rally


January 26th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A planned opposition march followed by a rally where 50,000 people will protest the results of parliamentary elections have been given the go ahead, an ... Read more...

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Three jailed for life for 22 murders


December 29th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three members of a carjacking gang were Thursday sentenced to life in prison for 22 murders in the Russian capital.The victims included people from China, ... Read more...

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Facing ‘ban Gita’ case, Hindus build Krishna temple in Moscow


December 25th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Hindus and Krishna devotees may be fighting a court battle in the Siberian city of Tomsk against a move to ban the Bhagavad Gita, ... Read more...

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Russia, Europe plan joint mission to Jupiter


December 21st, 2011 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Top officials of Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) met in Moscow to discuss a Moon research mission and a ... Read more...

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Hindus make last bid to save ‘Gita’; Indian lawmakers miffed (Roundup)


December 19th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Hindus in Russia Monday made a last ditch effort to save the Bhagavad Gita from a ban by a Siberian court, as first reported ... Read more...

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Russia’s unrest simmers, but life as usual in Moscow


December 19th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS) The streets of Moscow and its broad thoroughfares, at first glance, do not reflect the mood of the nation. As Russians go about their work, ... Read more...

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After India-Russia summit, PM says Kudankulam opening in weeks (Intro Roundup)


December 17th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) On an official visit to Russia, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday made it clear that his government will go ahead with the Russian-aided Kudankulam ... Read more...

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Box with live tiger found in Moscow


December 8th, 2011 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A box containing a live tiger has been discovered in Moscow, an official from the Russian capital's environmental department said.The box was found in the ... Read more...

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Foreigners involved in 20 percent of Moscow murders


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Foreign nationals are responsible for some 20 percent of the murders and half of the rapes registered in Moscow this year, the Russian capital's prosecutor ... Read more...

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Moscow to host strip show for charity


November 12th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian capital will host a charity strip show to help homeless people survive the upcoming winter, a charity organisation said.The event, organised by the ... Read more...

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Scientists conduct a 17-months Mars simulation exercise


November 5th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are still investigating life on Mars. In a bid to further understand the planet which bears the closest resemblance to earth in the Solar System, ... Read more...

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Russia’s Bolshoi Theater repoens after six-year restoration


October 29th, 2011 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Bolshoi Theater, one of the main landmarks of the Russian capital and a symbol of Russian culture, reopened Friday after six years of reconstruction ... Read more...

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Russian airline Transaero orders four A380s


October 29th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian airline Transaero has signed an agreement with Airbus for four A380 aircraft in a deal valued at approximately $1.5 billion, the aircraft manufacturer announced on Friday.Transaero Airlines ... Read more...

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