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Arshavin out of Arsenal’s Champions League squad


September 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian forward Andrei Arshavin has been left out of Arsenal's 18-man squad for Tuesday's Champions League football opener against Montpellier in France.Arshavin has been frozen ... Read more...

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Oldest Zenit fan dies at 103


September 10th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The oldest fan of Russian football champions Zenit St. Petersburg has passed away at the age of 103, the club announced Monday.Regina Donde visited her ... Read more...

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Non-playing Arshavin out of Russia plans


September 8th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Arsenal's Andrei Arshavin will stay out of the Russia team he used to captain unless he starts playing regular club football, Russia coach Fabio ... Read more...

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Portugal is Russia’s group nemesis


September 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's two World Cup qualifiers against Portugal will decide the winner of Group F, former Russian goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev said.But the 33-year-old Zenit St. ... Read more...

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Hulk and Witsel cost 40 millon euros each: Zenit


September 7th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg paid 40 million euros each for Brazil striker Hulk from Porto and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel from Benfica, Zenit general ... Read more...

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Spartak owner envies Zenit’s Hulk, Witsel deals


September 6th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow can only watch and envy the lavish transfer spending of their rivals Zenit St. Petersburg after the Russian champions bought Hulk and Axel ... Read more...

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Russian priest assaults women in road rage


September 6th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian Orthodox priest assaulted two women pensioners in a road rage in St. Petersburg, police said."I didn't expect he would hit me. The force ... Read more...

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Nuclear fuel to be loaded in Kudankulam plant


September 5th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nuclear fuel rods will be loaded into the first reactor of India's Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in the next few days, Alexander Lokshin, first ... Read more...

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Dzyuba to miss World Cup qualifiers


September 5th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian striker Artem Dzyuba has injured his knee and will miss Friday's football World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland and next Tuesday's against Israel.Spartak Moscow's ... 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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Lenin monument vandalised in Russia


September 1st, 2012 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A monument of Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, has been vandalised in St. Petersburg city, according to a museum spokesperson.Red ... Read more...

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Relics of 13th century hero stolen in Russia


August 30th, 2012 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relics of 13 Russian saints, including those of 13th century national hero Prince Alexander Nevsky, have been stolen from a church in St. Petersburg.An ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga to perform in Russia


August 28th, 2012 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pop star Lady Gaga will perform her first ever concert in Russia in December, gig organisers said.The Dec 9 gig in St. Petersburg is part ... Read more...

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Russia denies Finnish airspace violation


August 25th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Defence Ministry Friday denied that the country's planes violated Finnish airspace.On Friday, the Finnish Defence Ministry stated on its website that "a Russian ... Read more...

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Small plane crash in Russia kills two


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS) Two people were killed in a small plane crash near Russian city of St. Petersburg, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said Wednesday.The light plane crashed at ... Read more...

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Arshavin visits St.Petersburg, sparks speculation


August 19th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin Sunday arrived in his home town of St. Petersburg on business in a move likely to spark speculation he may ... Read more...

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Van Damme, Chuck Norris to attend boxing event in Russia


August 15th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hollywood action movie stars Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme will visit the Thai boxing world championship in St. Petersburg, the event organiser ... Read more...

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Madonna broke ‘gay propaganda’ law: Russian official


August 11th, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A city councilor in Russia's St. Petersburg city has accused US pop star Madonna of violating a controversial local law banning "homosexual propaganda" during ... Read more...

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Rubin Kazan sign Spaniard Orbaiz


July 25th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Athletic Bilbao and Spain midfielder Pablo Orbaiz has joined Russian Premier league football side Rubin Kazan as a free agent, the club said Wednesday.Orbaiz, ... Read more...

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Dismissed cook stabs tourists in St. Petersburg


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A cook in the Russian city of St. Petersburg went on a stabbing rampage, attacking tourists in the pier, after being sacked from a ... 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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Rubin beat Zenit, win Russian Super Cup


July 15th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Samara (Russia), July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rubin Kazan won the season-opening Russian Super Cup, beating league winners Zenit St. Petersburg 2-0 thanks to first-half goals from Salvatore Brocchetti and Vladimir ... 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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St. Petersburg gays to rally despite ban


July 7th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The St. Petersburg gay and transsexual community will stage a parade despite the city council's ban on the event, according to organiser Yury Gavrikov.St. Petersburg ... Read more...

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Arsenal expect Arshavin in training by July 21


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Arsenal expect midfielder Andrei Arshavin to return to the English football club by July 21.The 31-year-old midfielder spent the second half of last season ... Read more...

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China fossil site in World Heritage list


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, July 2 (IANS) A site containing fossilised remains of 200 prehistoric marine species in China has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, Xinhua reported.The Chengjiang Fossil, ... Read more...

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Unesco to add Bethlehem to World’s Heritage List


June 30th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, June 29 (IANS) The Unesco Friday decided to include the West Bank city of Bethlehem and the Church of Nativity in world's heritage list, reported Xinhua citing local media ... Read more...

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Russian exorcist stabs wife to death


June 29th, 2012 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man in Russia's St. Petersburg city has been placed in a psychiatric ward after he attempted to exorcise the devil from his wife by ... 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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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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Russians to watch London Olympics on street screens


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, June 22 (IANS) The 2012 London Olympics will be broadcast on street screens in several large Russian cities, Russia's national telecom operator Rostelecom said Friday.Rostelecom has also signed ... Read more...

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IKEA to invest $1.9 billion in India


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Sweden-based IKEA, the world's largest furniture maker, will invest around $1.9 billion (Rs.10,500 crore) in opening 25 retail stores in India, Commerce and Industry Minister ... Read more...

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Russia should respect fans more, says captain Arshavin


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia captain Andrei Arshavin believes his team needs to learn to be more gracious to its fans and can learn from Poland and Ireland.After ... Read more...

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Russia open to foreign investment in energy


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia remains open to foreign investment in the energy sector, President Vladimir Putin has said."We will continue to pursue a policy of openness to foreign ... Read more...

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China, Russia sign electrical cooperation deal


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS) China and Russia have signed an agreement on electrical cooperation on the sidelines of the ongoing St. Petersburg International Forum (SPIEF), Xinhua reported.The deal was signed ... Read more...

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