Russia’s FSB thwarts IS terror plot against GRU officers, commuter rail passengers — media
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has foiled an attempt to carry out a terrorist attack on military intelligence (GRU) officers and railway passengers in Moscow that members of the Islamic …
Kremlin brands wave of bomb hoaxes as provocation
A wave of hoax bomb reports in Moscow is an obvious provocation, and intelligence services are looking for the perpetrators, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, TASS reported.
"It is …
Investigative Committee suspects Russian senator of being involved in two murders
The Russian Investigative Committee has implicated Rauf Arashukov, a senator from the Karachay-Circassian Region in two murders in 2010. The first murder was that of Aslan Zhukov, deputy chairman of …
Painting stolen in Tretyakov Gallery heist ‘not damaged’, source says
The "Ai Petri. Crimea" painting by renowned Russian landscape painter Arkhip Kuindzhi, has not been damaged after being uncovered outside Moscow following a brazen, board-daylight heist from the State …
Tankers in Black Sea ablaze for five days
The fire on the tankers Maestro and Candy was not fully put out by Friday morning, and the ships stopped drifting, the Azov-Black Sea Branch of the Maritime Rescue Service told TASS.
A rescue source …
At least 16 people die in Venezuelan protests — portal
At least 16 people died in clashes during anti-government protests in Venezuela on Wednesday, El Pitazo portal reported, TASS reported.
According to the portal, protesters clashed with security …
Man who tried to hijack Aeroflot flight to undergo mental examination
The Russian Investigative Committee has ordered that Pavel Shapovalov, a 41-year-old resident of Surgut who tried to hijack an Aeroflot flight to Moscow, undergo a mental examination, committee …
Two Tupolev-22M3 crew members die in crash, confirms Defense Ministry
Two crew members of a Tupolev-22M3 bomber, which crashlanded in the Murmansk Region Tuesday afternoon, died. Two others survived and were taken to hospital, the Defense Ministry’s press-service …
Two Su-34 jets collide in Russia's Far East
Two Sukhoi Su-34 fighter bombers have collided in mid-air over the Strait of Tatary (or the Tatar Strait) in Russia’s Far Eastern Khabarovsk Region, a source in the regional law enforcement …
Emergencies Ministry says 43 people rescued following gas blast in Russia
As many as 43 people were rescued from the section of a residential building hit by a household gas blast in the city of Shakhty, Rostov region, the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s press service …