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Moscow bulldozes 100 'illegal' shops

Moscow - Moscow city authorities early Tuesday bulldozed some 100 buildings housing small shops and cafes which they said violated municipal law, putting thousands of people out of work.

Kremlin rebukes Merkel over Syria criticism

Moscow - The Kremlin on Tuesday issued a rare rebuke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel a day after she criticised Russian air strikes in Syria.

At least four Russian servicemen killed in helicopter crash

Moscow - At least four Russian servicemen were killed when a military helicopter crashed in the west of the country late Monday, the defence ministry said.

Moscow slams UN chief for Syria comments

Moscow - The Russian foreign ministry on Monday criticised UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over his claim that Russian air strikes in Syria had undermined last week's peace talks to end the country's five-year war.

FacePalm Friday: Naked guy enters cafe and demands to be killed

Saratov - A naked male entered a restaurant in Saratov, and got on top of a table before he asked an employee to take his life by shooting him in the head.

Russia green groups forced to close over 'foreign agents' tag

Moscow - Two Russian environmental groups have closed, activists said Friday, blaming a 2012 law requiring them to register as "foreign agents" for making it impossible to operate.

Russian Patriarch Kirill, Kremlin's unwavering backer

Moscow - A close ally of President Vladimir Putin, Patriarch Kirill has helped to transform the Russian Orthodox Church into a powerful institution of the post-Soviet state.The 69-year-old native of Saint Petersburg will meet Pope Francis next week in Cuba.

Russia raids state news agency TASS

Moscow - Russian state news agency TASS said on Friday that the authorities were raiding its Moscow headquarters in relation to an employee's former occupation.

Russia accuses Turkey of preparing to invade Syria

Moscow - Russia on Thursday accused Turkey of actively preparing to invade Syria, saying it had spotted troops and military equipment on the border with the war-torn country.

Russia urges N.Korea to avoid escalating tensions with rocket launch

Moscow - Russia urged North Korea on Thursday to avoid escalating tensions with a planned rocket launch, expressing "grave concern" over the announcement.

Russia regrets suspension of Syria talks: Kremlin

Moscow - Russia said Thursday it regretted the suspension of Syrian peace talks and expressed hope the negotiations could continue after the West accused Moscow of seeking a military solution to the war.

Turkey broke aviation treaty in blocking Russian plane: Moscow

Moscow - Russia's defence ministry on Wednesday accused Turkey of breaching the Open Skies treaty by refusing to allow a reconnaissance plane to overfly its territory near Syria, the latest salvo in an ongoing row as relations between the two countries hits a p...

New Pussy Riot video slams corruption-accused chief prosecutor

Moscow - Russian punk band Pussy Riot, which became a symbol of resistance for a church performance slamming President Vladimir Putin, released a new protest song Wednesday mocking a senior official for alleged corruption.

Russia opposition demands Chechen leader probe over 'sniper' video

Moscow - A Russian opposition party on Wednesday demanded a formal investigation into Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov after he posted a video of its leader in the cross hairs of a sniper scope.

Russia to bomb Syria until 'terrorists' defeated: Lavrov

Moscow - Russia said Wednesday it would press ahead with its bombing campaign in Syria until "terrorist organisations" such as the Islamic State group are defeated amid the latest international push to end the conflict.

Stalin drew up the unlikeliest psychological portraits

Uncovered records indicated Joseph Stalin, ruler of the former USSR, had the excrement of Mao Zedong (and other leading figures) analyzed to draw up a psychological portrait.

Moscow factory fire 'kills 12'

Moscow - At least 12 people, including three children, perished in a fire in a Moscow factory that caused the roof to collapse, Russian authorities said on Sunday.

Sergey Kovalev destroys Jean Pascal via 7th round TKO

Unbeaten Russian Light-Heavyweight king Sergey Kovalev schooled Jean Pascal for the second time with the fight ending in a 7th round TKO to retain his unified light-heavyweight titles Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

Turkish claims of airspace violation 'propaganda': Russia

Moscow - The Russian defence ministry Saturday dismissed as "baseless propaganda" Turkish claims of a new airspace violation by a Russian fighter jet, in the latest spat between the two countries.

No casualties from 7.0-magnitude quake in east Russia: Authorities

Moscow - A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck in Russia's Far East on Saturday morning, US and Russian authorities said, although there were no reports of any casualties.
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