30 men and women detained in September when Arctic Sunrise stormed by Russian military are being transported from remote northern city of Murmansk
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Saturday 20 August 2011
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il arrived in Russia's Far East today and will meet with President Dmitry Medvedev during a visit expected to last a week, the Kremlin said. It is Kim's first trip to the country in nine years and a further sign of Pyongyang's increasing efforts to reach out for economic assistance and diplomatic support.
Monday 08 August 2011
Three years after the short, bitter war that left hundreds dead and redrew the map of the Caucasus, Russia and Georgia have been trading insults and accusations over what happened in the run-up to the conflict.
Monday 01 August 2011
Nine people died early yesterday when an overcrowded party boat crashed into a docked barge on the Moscow river and sank. The accident comes three weeks after the sinking of a cruise ship prompted President Dmitry Medvedev to demand that all passenger transport in the country should be inspected.
Saturday 30 July 2011
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Investigators began a criminal investigation into two prison officials yesterday over their suspected role in the death of a jailed lawyer, who claimed to have uncovered a £145m tax fraud by corrupt Russian officers.
Monday 18 July 2011
Young women across Russia have been called on to show their support for Vladimir Putin in an unusual way: by ripping off their clothes. The unexpected campaign has been launched by a group calling itself the Putin Army, which posted a slick video online at the weekend featuring a trio of young women announcing a competition.
Friday 15 July 2011
Vladimir Putin has launched a programme to lionise Pyotr Stolypin, a Tsarist-era Russian prime minister who was known for his ruthless methods. Monuments will be built to the statesman to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth and streets and even a university will be renamed after him.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
A criminal negligence investigation has been launched into the sinking of a cruise vessel on the Volga River that killed scores of people, many of them children.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
Boats in the Volga River blew a long and melancholy blast on their horns at noon today in a sign of mourning for the victims of a cruise vessel that sank while crowded with holiday-makers.
Monday 11 July 2011
Russia said there was little hope of finding any more people alive on after an overloaded tourist boat sank in the Volga River, killing as many as 128 people in Russia's worst river accident in three decades.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
An investigation into the death of Sergei Magnitsky in custody has suggested that the 37-year-old lawyer was beaten by eight prison guards with truncheons shortly before he died.
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