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Pussy Riot band members guilty of hooliganism: Moscow court


A Moscow court on Friday pronounced a guilty verdict in the case of three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot who staged a protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin in a landmark churc

Russia court jails Pussy Riot protest singers for two years


A Moscow court on Friday sentenced three female members of the Pussy Riot band to two years in prison for staging a 'punk prayer' protest against President Vladimir Putin in Russia's main church.


Moscow-bound jet lands in Iceland after bomb threat

A passenger jet headed from New York to Moscow made an emergency landing in Iceland's capital on Thursday after receiving a bomb threat, said a spokeswoman for Russian carrier Aeroflot.

"During a fli

Tattooed mummy of 2500 year old Siberian princess found

Tattoos as complex and abstract as any modern design have been discovered on the body of a Siberian princess buried in the permafrost in Russia for more than 2500 years.

Scientist Natalia Polosmak,

Launch of 2 telecommunication satellites ends in failure

Launch of two telecommunications satellites into space with the aid of a Briz-M booster block ended in a failure on Tuesday morning after a technology fault, an official spokesman for the Russian Fede

Russian prosecutors seek 3-year jail term for Pussy Riot


Prosecutors have asked a Moscow court to lock up members of the Pussy Riot girl band for three years after they insulted President Vladimir Putin in a song, as pop star Madonna made a plea for clemenc

Ex-England boss Fabio Capello signs Russia deal


Former England boss Fabio Capello signed a contract on Thursday as manager of the Russian national football squad with a mission to qualify the team for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The 66-year-old

248 human foetuses found in Russian forest

Villagers in Russia's south Urals region have stumbled upon a gruesome discovery - four barrels left in a forest containing 248 human fetuses, prompting an official probe, officials said on Tuesday.

Putin signs Russia into World Trade Organization: Kremlin


President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed the bill ratifying Russia's entry to the World Trade Organization after 18 years of often acrimonious negotiations, the Kremlin press office said.


Olympics: Russian wrestles for gold after poison trauma

Ahead of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, life seemed golden for Russia’s freestyle wrestling star Bilyal Makhov. A 1.94 metre tall man-mountain from the Caucasus, conquering all before him in the 125 kg weight division, Makhov was reigning Russian and world champion. But then disaster struck.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.