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US critical on religious freedom in Russia


July 31st, 2012 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US State Department report on religious freedom in the world says problems have remained in Russia because authorities "often failed to distinguish between peaceful ... Read more...

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Three held over deadly Russian flood that killed 153


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS) Three officials have been held on charges of professional negligence over a deadly flood that ravaged southern Russia's Krymsk city and killed at least 153 people, ... 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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Minute’s silence at Russian Super Cup


July 14th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The season-opening Russian Super Cup match between league champions Zenit St. Petersburg and cup winners Rubin Kazan is to begin with a minute's silence for ... 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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Four kids among 171 dead in Russian floods


July 10th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) While floods in Russia's Krasnodar region have killed at least 171 people, the toll includes four children aged between one to 12 in the Krymsk town, ... Read more...

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Russian flood toll rises to 144


July 9th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS) The toll in the devastating floods in southern Russia reached 144 Sunday, as the country continued to grapple with one of its worst floods in decades.In ... 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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Drunk Russian killed for attacking cops with axe


June 27th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A drunk man in Russia attacked police officers with an axe and a pitchfork, forcing the policemen to shoot him dead, officials said.The man from ... Read more...

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Russia coach Advocaat unconcerned at Warsaw protests


June 3rd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS) Russia's coach Dick Advocaat said Sunday he has no concerns over the location of their Euro 2012 hotel in downtown Warsaw, despite gay rights demonstrations outside ... Read more...

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Russian jailed for bombing that killed 19


April 27th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian was Friday sentenced by a court to 19 years in jail over a market bombing in 2010 that killed 19 people.Magomed Latyrov was ... Read more...

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Floods hit homes in Russia


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 500 homes were flooded in the central Russian region of Ryazan after melting snow caused the river Moksha to overflow, officials said.At least 1,179 ... Read more...

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Traffic police in Russia promote prayer


February 26th, 2012 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The key to a safe car trip is wearing a cross and asking for God's blessing before setting off, traffic police in southern Russia advised ... Read more...

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Depressurised plane makes emergency landing in Russia


January 24th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Boeing-737 with 78 people on board, flying from Russia's Rostov-on-Don city to Moscow, had to make an emergency landing 20 minutes after take-off ... Read more...

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Two killed in Russian trainer plane crash


December 4th, 2011 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A pilot instructor and his student were killed in a crash of a trainer aircraft in southern Russia Saturday.The single-engine plane operated by the ... Read more...

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Doctors perform sex change operation on toddler


November 30th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A two-year-old boy underwent a sex change operation in a southern Russia city after doctors discovered that he had been born "with a set of ... Read more...

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Russia to spend big on weapons: Medvedev


November 21st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Dmitry Medvedev Monday said Russia would spend unprecedented sums on new weaponry."Make no doubt about it, we will continue equipping the army," he said. ... Read more...

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Russia places boxes for mothers to drop off unwanted babies


November 8th, 2011 - 3:19 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russian hospitals have begun to introduce so-called baby boxes where new mothers will be able to place their unwanted newborns, officials said on Monday.According to the RIA ... Read more...

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Blast kills six in Russia


August 24th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Six people were killed and 12 others were injured Tuesday in a blast at a weapons testing ground in southern Russia, officials said.The explosion in ... Read more...

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Woman kills husband as he forgets her birthday


August 17th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A woman in Russia stabbed her husband to death as he forgot her birthday and returned home from work empty-handed, it was reported here.Lyalya Tupikova, 45, ... Read more...

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Plane makes emergency landing in Russia


July 4th, 2011 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Airbus A-320 plane with 150 passengers on board made an emergency landing at an airport in Russia's Siberia region after flying into a flock ... Read more...

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Chopper crashes in Russia, pilot killed


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS) A helicopter pilot was killed when his aircraft crashed in southern Russia, the emergency situations ministry said.No other people were killed or injured in the Mi-2 ... Read more...

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Four militants killed in Russia’s North Caucasus


April 19th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by BNO News
DAGESTAN, RUSSIA -- Russian security forces on Monday killed four suspected Islamist militants in Dagestan, in the troubled Russia's North Caucasus, Itar-Tass news agency reported.On early Monday, two vehicles were ordered to ... Read more...

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Six dead in southern Russia plane crash


March 6th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Six crew members were killed Saturday in a plane crash in the village of Garbuzovo in southern Russia's Belgorod region, Russian Ministry for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster ... Read more...

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Sexy spy Chapman to run for parliament as member of Putin’s party


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): If reports are to be believed, then sexy spy Anna Chapman is to run for the Russian parliament in December as a member of Vladimir Putin's ruling party.According ... Read more...

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‘Flying donkey’ in Russia dies of heart attack


February 6th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 6 (ANI): A donkey that rose to fame last year after being forced to parasail above the beaches of southern Russia has died of a heart attack. A veterinarian said the ... Read more...

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Five police officers killed in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus


February 2nd, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by BNO News
NALCHIK, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Five police officers on Wednesday were killed in a shooting attack in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region, RIA Novosti reported.The attack took place at a cafe in ... Read more...

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Moscow blast terrorists warned woman to turn ‘Black Widow’ suicide bomber or see baby girl die


February 1st, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Feb 1 (ANI): A Russian woman has claimed that she was threatened by the terrorists, who unleashed last week's airport bomb in Moscow, that they would kill her baby girl if ... Read more...

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Russian spy Anna Chapman makes debut as TV presenter


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Former Russian spy Anna Chapman has made her debut as a television presenter.The show, titled Secrets of the World with Anna Chapman, promises to explore and even solve ... Read more...

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Russia needs university to teach about Islam: official


December 7th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia should open a secular university to train teachers and experts on Islam, a top official has said.Alexander Khloponin, Kremlin's envoy to the North Caucasus region, Monday ... Read more...

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Former Russian intelligence officer dismisses Putin’s spy claims


December 4th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Dec.4 (ANI): A former Russian military intelligence officer has dismissed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian spies did not engage in torture or kidnapping.Historian Boris Volodarsky, a UK-based veteran of ... Read more...

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Medvedev’s ‘chin-ups stunt’ to match Putin’s exploits ‘looks silly’


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): Russian president Dmitry Medvedev's publicity stunt of performing a series of chin-ups to match rival Vladimir Putin's strong man persona ended up looking rather silly.Medvedev, a 45-year-old former ... Read more...

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Indo-Russian military drill ends with resolve to fight terrorism


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Ranikhet (Uttarakhand), Oct 23 (ANI): Demonstrating their resolve to fight against terrorism and to boost bilateral defence cooperation further, strike infantry units of the Indian and Russian Armies ended a joint military ... Read more...

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11 dead in Russia flooding


October 17th, 2010 - 5:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 11 people were killed due to flooding in southern Russia caused by overflow of rivers after torrential rains, an official said."According to the latest information, ... Read more...

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Nine die in Russian retirement home fire


August 30th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nine people suffocated to death after a fire broke out at a retirement home in Central Russia's Tver Region Monday, a spokeswoman for the regional emergencies service ... Read more...

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