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Poor weather delays return of astronauts

The return to earth of two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut from the International Space Station was delayed on Friday due to harsh conditions at the Kazakhstan landing site, the Russian s

New life discovered under Antarctic ice

Russian scientists believe they have discovered new life forms sealed off for millions of years in a subglacial lake deep under the Antarctic ice, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday.

Russian scientists have discovered meteor fragments

Russian scientists today announced that they have discovered over 50 fragments of the 10 tonne meteor that streaked over Ural mountains, injuring 1,200 people and damaging thousands of homes.

Nine trapped after Russia coal mine blast: Official

Nine miners were feared trapped after an explosion Monday at their mine in the Komi region in Russia’s Far North, the emergencies ministry said.

Controversy after Putin compares Lenin to holy relics

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Russian President Vladimir Putin came under criticism from rights activists after he compared Vladimir Lenin’s embalmed corpse to the holy relics of Christian saints.

Nine-man Spartak limber up for Celtic with defeat

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Spartak Moscow, who travel to Glasgow next week to take on Celtic in the Champions League, had two players sent off in their 4-2 defeat to reigning Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg on Friday.

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Russian news agency fires editor, loses entire staff

The head of a major Russian regional news agency unusually critical of the local authorities was fired on Friday in what she called the result of official pressure on editorial policy.

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Europa League: Rubin Kazan defeat Inter Milan

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Rubin Kazan defeated Inter Milan 3-0 at home to secure the top spot in Europa League Group H and an easier draw in the last 32.

Gokdeniz Karadeniz put Rubin ahead Thursday after just two minutes befo

No point chasing Messi: Kombarov

Lionel Messi moves so skilfully that there's no point trying to chase the Barcelona star down, Spartak Moscow wing-back Dmitry Kombarov said.

Spartak host Barcelona in the Champions League Tuesday wi

Barcelona immune to Russian winter: Fabregas

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The freezing Russian winter and a plastic pitch will not hold Barcelona back when they seek vital Champions League points against Spartak Moscow Tuesday, midfielder Cesc Fabregas said.

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