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Russia admits warship faulty, delays delivery

Russia admitted Friday it would not be able to deliver to India by the yearend a refurbished but still-faulty Soviet-era aircraft carrier that has come to symbolise its recent military decline.

Russian teenage girl stages armed bank robbery

A 14-year-old Russian girl in the Urals city of Izhevsk staged an armed bank robbery as part of a plan to run away from home and commit suicide, investigators said on Thursday.

The girl, "wearing a m

Female bomber kills seven as Putin urges calm

A female suicide bomber posing as a Muslim pilgrim killed a leading Islamic scholar and at least five others on Tuesday in Russia's restive Muslim region of Dagestan.

The attack was reported just as

Greenpeace again raids Russian Arctic rig


Greenpeace activists in an inflatable speedboat said on Monday they had attached themselves to the anchor of a Russian ship taking workers to the country's first Arctic oil production base.

The secon

Russian court acquits Kasparov regarding rally


A Russian court unexpectedly acquitted opposition leader and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov on Friday of participating in an unauthorised rally.

Kasparov, an anti-Vladimir Putin activist and forme

Russia warns West on Syria after Obama threats

* Top Chinese diplomat holds strategic talks in Russia

* Obama says could act against Syria over chemical arms

* Russia still smarting over intervention in Libya

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lav

Website of court that sentenced Pussy Riot hacked


Russian hackers have attacked the website of a Moscow court where three members of the Pussy Riot punk band were tried and sentenced to two years in jail.

The Russian offshoot of the loose-knit movem

Masked gunmen attack Russian mosque: Ministry

Masked gunmen burst into a mosque in the troubled Russian Caucasus region of Dagestan, wounding eight, the regional interior ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

"The number of wounded in the sh

Russia faces international condemnation over Pussy Riot


Russia on Saturday faced a storm of international criticism for sentencing three members of the Pussy Riot punk band to two years in prison for a political protest in an Orthodox cathedral.


Pussy Riot punks await verdict amid global protests


A Moscow court will pass judgement on Friday on three women from a tiny punk band who captured global attention by defying the Russian authorities and ridiculing President Vladimir Putin in a church.

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