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Russian president's wife 'has no savings'


Russia's leaders on Monday declared their incomes for 2010, with President Dmitry Medvedev revealing that he owns only one classic car dating back to the Stalin era and his wife has no savings.


Russian space chief to step down: Deputy PM

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The head of Russia's space agency is to step down after seven years in the job, a deputy Prime Minister announced on Wednesday, after a string of problems and launch delays angered top officials.

Gaddafi nurse: no sex but gold watches as gifts


A Ukrainian nurse who treated Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi on Tuesday dismissed rumours that he had a nurse as a mistress but said the man they call 'Papa' gives his staff gold watches every year.


Moscow 'detects radioactive particles' from Japan


Radioactivity from Japan's damaged nuclear reactor has been detected in the atmosphere around the Russian capital Moscow, officials from the municipal facility treating nuclear waste said on Friday.

Baltic Sea letter in a bottle found 24 years later

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Nearly a quarter-century after a German boy tossed a message in a bottle off a ship in the Baltic Sea, he's received an answer.

A 13-year-old Russian, Daniil Korotkikh, was walking with his parents o

Russia worried by 'Western meddling in Libya war'

Russia on Monday expressed concern over the ultimate aims of the Western air strikes on Libya, saying aiding Libyan rebels was "interference" which had not been sanctioned by the United Nations.

Medvedev bans Gaddafi family from entering Russia

Russia slapped an entry ban on Monday on Muammar Gaddafi and froze all financial operations involving the Libyan leader's family and top security aides involved in the violent crackdown on the opposition.

Militants attack Southern Russia city

Up to a dozen militants have staged a daring attack on the capital of a Southern Russian republic popular with downhill skiers and budget tourists, news reports said on Saturday.

Airport suicide bomber served in Russian marines: Media

A 20-year-old man identified as the suicide bomber behind a blast that killed 36 people in the Moscow airport in January served in the marines in the Russian far East, a media report said on Thursday.

Medvedev orders arms boost on islands claimed by Japan

President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday ordered the deployment of additional weaponry on the Kuril islands claimed by Japan, adding Russia needed to expand its presence on an "inseparable" part of its territory.

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