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Russian teenager hangs herself over doomsday fears

A 14-year-old girl from Russia's Volga Republic of Mari El hanged herself on last Saturday (May 21) over fears that the world would end, investigators said on Wednesday, RIA Novosti reported.

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India, Russia mulling close defence coop amid Naik's visit


India and Russia are mulling closer cooperation between their air forces, operating similar aircraft and preparing to jointly develop futuristic fifth generation fighter jet, officials said, amid the ongoing visit of Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik.

Israel’s military attache was 'industrial spy': Russia

Russia expelled Israel's military attache at its Moscow embassy because he engaged in industrial espionage, an unnamed secret service official told the state RIA Novosti news agency on Thursday.

Russia arrests man who ate human liver with potatoes

Russian police said on Tuesday they had detained a man who was caught eating an acquaintance's liver.

Police tracked down the suspect after a trail of severed body parts including limbs and a head we

Chapman 'helps Putin in computer game'


A khaki-clad Prime Minister Vladimir Putin issues commands, assisted by a voluptuous red-haired aide with a resemblance to the spy Anna Chapman in a new computer game, developed by a Russian company.

Libya to honour UN resolution if Nato ends air strikes: Russia


Libya is ready to comply with UN security council resolutions if Nato ends its air strikes and the rebels cease hostilities, said Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday.

Russia plans to host 2018 Fifa World Cup in 13 cities

Russia plans to host the 2018 Fifa World Cup in 13 cities, but the final decision would be made by Fifa, football's international governing body, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said.

Russian nationalist gets life for murder of lawyer, reporter

A Russian court sentenced an ultra-nationalist to life in prison on Friday for the 2009 murder of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and reporter Anastasia Baburova, a court spokeswoman told AFP.

Russian Church says ditch beer for books in nightclubs

Russian revellers can now swap vodka and dancing for tea and reading at new ‘spiritual nightclubs’ being set up by Orthodox Church, media said on Monday quoting a top religious official. In the lates

Russia successfully tests ballistic missile

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The Russian military successfully test launched a Sineva ballistic missile Tuesday from a submarine in the Arctic, the Interfax news agency quoted a defence ministry spokesman as saying.

"The launch

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