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Forty dead in plane crash in northern Russia

At least 40 people were killed when a Tupolev-134 plane broke up and caught fire on landing in northern Russia, an Emergency Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

The plane, carrying 43 passengers and

Russian volcano erupts


A volcano in northern Russia has erupted, and is churning out ash to a height of 10,000 metres, scientists said on Friday.

The 3,283-metre Shiveluch volcano increased activity in May 2009 and has bee

Chechen strongman sacks 'partying' Ruud Gullit


Dutch legend Ruud Gullit's managerial career at Terek Grozny ended dramatically on Tuesday when the strongman of Chechnya accused him of being a playboy and sacked him for losing a must-win match.


Russian Libya envoy prepares Tripoli visit


The special envoy of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday said he was preparing to visit Tripoli to find a solution to the Libya conflict after meeting the opposition in their Benghazi stronghold.

Russian spy Anna Chapman turns editor

Former Russian spy Anna Chapman, who was detained for espionage and deported from the US, has been appointed editor-in-chief of a ‘small’ newspaper in Russia.

In a statement published on the website

Russian police offer smokers lollipops to drop the habit

Russian police on Tuesday coaxed hardened smokers to kick the habit by offering lollipops in exchange for cigarettes at Moscow rail stations to mark World No Tobacco Day.

"The Russian police support

Russia, Nato fighters to hold first anti-terror drill


The first ever joint exercise between Russia and Nato fighter aircraft will take place June 6-10, Russian National Anti-terrorism Committee spokesman Nikolai Sintsov said on Wednesday.

Indian Navy gets new MiG-29K carrier-borne fighters


Indian Naval aviation has acquired new teeth with induction of nine MiG-29K carrier-borne fighter jets from Russia with an extended range of 3,000 kms and capable of firing air-to-air and air-to-sea missiles.

Russia offers to verify killing of Gaddafi's son: Ministry

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Russia on Tuesday offered to send experts to Libya to check whether leader Muammar Gaddafi's son and grandchildren were killed in a Nato strike or whether the claim was made for "propaganda" reasons.

Russian paratroopers receive chapel on wheels

The Russian Orthodox Church has given the country's Airborne Troops a mobile chapel to accompany them on combat missions, a paratrooper spokesman said.

The chapel is built on the frame of a truck tra

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