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Russian gets stuck in rubbish chute to escape girlfriend


A Russian man had to be rescued by emergency workers from a rubbish chute where he had jumped to escape his girlfriend but ended up getting stuck after sliding three floors down, officials said on Thu

Russia may blacklist air passengers, pilots

Pilots who violate work rules and unruly passengers could be blacklisted in Russia under a bill now in parliament, an MP said.

Andrei Andreev, chairman of the Duma Air Transport Committee, said this

Chess World Championship: Anand to play white in fifth game against Boris Gelfand


Defending champion Viswanathan Anand holds the edge going into the fifth game as white in his World Championship match against Boris Gelfand at the State Tretyakov Gallery.

The fourth game was anothe

Russia's capital outflow reaches $8 bn

Net capital outflow from Russia amounted to some $8 billion in April, authorities said.

Deputy Economic Development Minister Andrei Klepach Monday said they expect the trend to continue in May.


World Chess: Anand draws his second game with Gelfand again


India's Vishvanatan Anand and Israel's Boris Gelfand again drew in the second game of their match for the World chess Crown, which is being played in Moscow's Tretyakov Picture Gallery.

Gelfand's fir

Man torn to pieces by bears in Vilyuchinsk

A man was torn to pieces by two wild bears in Vilyuchinsk town in Russia, an official said on Sunday. The man's body was found at the banks of Krasheninnikov Bay at around 23:00 (local time) on May 12

Russian beats up cop on girlfriend's request

A man in Russia has been detained for beating up a traffic policeman who dared to reprimand his girlfriend for riding a motorbike without a helmet, RIA Novosti reported.

The young woman, whose name w

Moscow hosts chess kings Viswanathan Anand, Boris Gelfand in post-Cold War first


India's Viswanathan Anand took on Israel's Boris Gelfand on Friday for the first world chess crown to be decided in Moscow since intrigue and politics rocked the sport at the height of the Cold War.

Putin and Medvedev complete job swap in Russia


Russia's lower house of parliament confirmed former president Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister on Tuesday, completing a job swap with Vladimir Putin that has sparked protests against the two leaders'

Putin returns to Kremlin amid protest challenge


Vladimir Putin on Monday takes office as Russian president for a historic third term, facing the challenges of a fast-changing society and an outburst of protests against his 12-year domination.


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