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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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Governments urged to ensure journalists’ security


July 6th, 2012 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 6 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called upon all governments to ensure security of journalists, saying "a free media is critical to true democracy and sustainable ... Read more...

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Russia to deliver ammunition worth $1 bn to India


June 29th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS) Russia will deliver ammunition, including tank and artillery shells, worth $1 billion to India, a media report said.The Vedomosti daily found that one of the ... Read more...

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Former Ukraine PM Tymoshenko goes on hunger strike


April 25th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by BNO News
KIEV, UKRAINE (BNO NEWS) -- Ukrainian opposition leader and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko began a hunger strike late last week to protest her treatment in prison, including an alleged assault, her ... Read more...

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Putin urges opposition to behave during election


March 1st, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin has requested the opposition leaders to refrain from using "dirty devices" during the upcoming election."We know that some ... Read more...

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Russian billionaire Prokhorov to challenge Putin in presidential race


December 12th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian billionaire tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov on Monday announced he will take part in next year's presidential election and challenge Vladimir Putin, who has been facing increasing pressure over ... 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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Russian police arrest 569 people in second night of poll protests


December 8th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian police arrested more than 560 people on Tuesday as Moscow witnessed a second evening of protests over alleged electoral fraud by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia ... Read more...

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Russia witnesses 10 percent rise in HIV cases in 2011


December 1st, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS) Russia has witnessed a rise in the number of HIV cases in 2011 in comparison to the cases recorded during corresponding period last year.Russia registered 48,363 ... Read more...

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Russia launches manned spacecraft to ISS


November 14th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 14 (IANS) Russia's manned Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft was successfully launched from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan Monday and was heading for the International Space Station (ISS), ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Russia fire


November 13th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 13 (IANS) At least seven people were killed Sunday in a fire in northern Russia, the government said.The fire broke out Saturday night at a construction site in ... Read more...

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Military strike against Iran would be a mistake: Russia


November 7th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 7 (IANS) Any military strike against Iran would be a serious mistake, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.Commenting on an Israeli warning that a military operation against ... Read more...

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Arctic ice melting: Russian meteorologists


August 7th, 2011 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS) The Arctic is getting warmer at a fast pace with the Russian Arctic sector's ice areas reducing to "historically low levels", the Russian meteorological bureau has ... Read more...

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Russia helicopter crash kills three


July 25th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS) A helicopter with five people on board crashed in Russia Monday, killing three and injuring the other two, a media report said.An engine failure occurred when ... Read more...

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Russia begins lifting sunken ship from Volga


July 22nd, 2011 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS) Russian officials Thursday night began an operation for lifting the ship that sank in the Volga river, killing at least 114 people, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing at Russia police checkpoint


July 12th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police checkpoint in Russia Tuesday, but no one else was killed or injured in the incident, police said.The ... Read more...

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Five killed as Russian plane makes emergency landing


July 11th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS) At least five people were killed when a Russian plane with 37 passsengers and crew onboard made an emergency landing on a river in Siberia Monday, ... Read more...

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Putin test drives Europe’s cheapest car


May 12th, 2011 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin test drove Wednesday a new concept car called Lada Granta, which is to be marketed as Europe's cheapest car, Xinhua reported.... Read more...

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Russia launches military communication satellite


May 5th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS) Russia has successfully launched a new military communication satellite, Xinhua reported.Lt. Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, spokesman for the the Russian Space Forces, said a Meridian satellite, the ... 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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Radiation detected in Japanese cars imported in Russia


April 12th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS) High levels of radiation have been detected in at least 20 cars imported from Japan to a Russian port city, a media report said Tuesday.The cars, ... Read more...

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Israel, Russia sign space cooperation agreement


March 27th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and the Israel Space Agency on Sunday signed an agreement to increase cooperation in space exploration."The agreement, which was signed in the ... Read more...

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Russian satellite loses link with ground control


March 12th, 2011 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS) A Russian military satellite lost its communications link with the ground control centre, after it reportedly ran out of fuel, a media report said.The geostationary military ... Read more...

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Russian defense minister visits disputed islands


February 4th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by BNO News
ITURUP ISLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on Friday visited the disputed south Kuril Islands to inspect Russian troops deployed there, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.Serdyukov visited the garrisons ... Read more...

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31 killed in Moscow airport suicide bombing (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS) At least 31 people were killed and over 130 injured in an apparent suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport Monday, the Russian health ministry said.The Russian Investigative Committee's ... Read more...

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20 killed in Moscow airport blast (Lead)


January 24th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed in a suicide explosion at Moscow's Domodedovo airport Monday evening, media reports said.The Investigative Committee's Transport Investigative Department confirmed the explosion occurred ... Read more...

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BREAKING: Suicide bomber kills at least 20 at Moscow airport


January 24th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- At least 20 people were killed on Monday afternoon when a suicide bomber attacked Moscow's busiest airport, officials and media reports said. The blast at Domodedovo International ... Read more...

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Russian prisoners get tanning beds


January 20th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Inmates in a Russian jail have been giving the rare chance to live a luxurious life behind bars.The prison officials at the Butyrskaya Prison in Moscow have ... Read more...

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sobyanin appointed Moscow mayor


October 16th, 2010 - 2:16 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday proposed Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Sobyanin to take over as the Mayor of Moscow, weeks after his predecessor was removed from office."Sergei ... Read more...

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15 killed in car bomb attack in Russia (Lead)


September 9th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (DPA) A suicide car bomb attack in a busy marketplace in Russia's Vladikavkaz city, capital of North Ossetia, left at least 15 people dead Thursday, according to the Itar-Tass ... Read more...

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Plane makes emergency landing in Russia


September 7th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS) A passenger plane with 81 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing after all of its systems failed, a media report said Tuesday. The TU-154 Alrosa ... Read more...

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Spy swap talk grows (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 8th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (DPA) Ten Russian spy suspects are expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in a joint appearance in a New York federal court, fuelling discussion about a possible swap with ... Read more...

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Russia seeks spy swap to free agents in US


July 8th, 2010 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (DPA) The Kremlin wants to resort to a spy swap reminiscent of the Cold War era to free some of the 10 Russians who were recently detained in the ... Read more...

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Drunk passengers prompt unexpected plane landing in China


May 27th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (DPA) An aeroplane travelling from Taiwan to Russia was forced to make a stopover in China after five heavily intoxicated Russians assaulted the crew, media reports said Thursday. The aircraft ... Read more...

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Moscow forbids gay pride parade


January 26th, 2010 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (DPA) A planned gay rights parade will not be able to take place in Moscow after a ruling by its mayor, Yuri Lushkov, the Itar Tass news agency reported ... Read more...

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