News The Murmansk detention centre where 28 Greenpeace activists, a freelance photojournalist and a film maker were being held

30 men and women detained in September when Arctic Sunrise stormed by Russian military are being transported from remote northern city of Murmansk

Chechen warlord charged with organising attack on Moscow airport

A Chechen rebel warlord was behind the suicide bombing of Moscow's main airport, Russia's top investigative agency said yesterday, adding that it has detained two suspects.

Time won't change, decrees Medvedev

Russians will now be permanently on daylight saving time after they set their clocks ahead one hour early yesterday under a decree from President Dmitry Medvedev.

The artists who crossed the line

An art group that stages orgies, throws cats at cashiers and has Banksy as a fan has enraged the Russian authorities

Russia: Ten killed in clashes with militants

Ten people were reported killed yesterday in clashes between security forces and suspected militants in Russia's mainly Muslim North Caucasus.

Russia frozen in time by plan to brighten the bleakest winter

There's not much that the Kremlin can do to get rid of the long and difficult Russian winter – but it has decided that it can abolish "winter time", in a move announced this week by President Dmitry Medvedev.

Russian claim to tiny islands infuriates Japan

A long-running diplomatic dispute between Japan and Russia over a chain of islands in the western Pacific escalated yesterday, with the Japanese Prime Minister branding a recent visit to the disputed territory by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev "an unforgivable outrage".

Airport attack was just the start, militants warn Russia

Video appears to show Moscow bomber and warns of 'monthly, weekly' atrocities

The Business On: Igor Sechin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia

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Russia: Suspects held over airport bomb

Several people with information on last month's suicide bombing at a Moscow airport have been detained, Russia's top security official said yesterday. Alexander Bortnikov added that the bomber was under the influence of mind-altering drugs.

Giant monument to Yeltsin is unveiled on anniversary of his birth

President Dmitry Medvedev unveiled a huge monument to his predecessor Boris Yeltsin yesterday, praising him for leading Russia through its difficult years after the Soviet Union's collapse.

Medvedev signs law ratifying Russia-US arms pact

President Dmitry Medvedev signed a law completing Russia's ratification of the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with the United States and said the landmark pact would soon enter into force.

Medvedev: Russia is open for business

In a flying visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, President urges foreign investors not to be put off by terrorism

Russia swears revenge after suicide bomb attack at airport

The Russian leadership reacted to yesterday's suicide bombing at a Moscow airport with bitter anger as Vladimir Putin yesterday vowed revenge for the attack which highlighted the vulnerability of the country's capital to attack from terrorists.

Briton among dozens killed in airport suicide attack

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the arrivals hall of Moscow’s busiest airport yesterday, as terror once again struck in the heart of Russia.

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