He has allegedly been charged under controversial anti-blasphemy laws passed after Pussy Riot's protest
'I took revenge against those who spilled blood. Putin spilled blood, planes carried out bombings. Why are Muslims being killed? They also want to live.'
Gulchekhra Bobokulova is to be detained for two months while the investigation is carried out
Woman from Uzbekistan allegedly killed the four-year-old 'because her husband had taken a second wife'
Former diplomat claims Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun left polonium-210 when they arrived to protest their innocence
Around 500 people were cleared out from two stations — though no bomb appears to have been found
The documentary about a long-lost Russian tenor was presented by the singer Marc Almond who has a fascination with Kozin's "pure, beautiful voice and his expressive lyrical quality"
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Up to 70,000 passengers will be affected each month
The skirmish at the play centre near Moscow was captured on CCTV
President Assad expressed his gratitude for Russia's military intervention
Every stop is neatly planned in Ismailov's evocative tale of the Moscow metro
The Russian foreign ministry said Moscow could join a coalition as long as Syria are included in international efforts to combat Isis
'Polish policy led to the disaster in September 1939, because during the 1930s Poland repeatedly blocked the formation of a coalition against Hitler's Germany'
For 150 years the railway line between Moscow and St Petersburg ran as straight as an arrow for 403 miles. Straight, but for one big bend near Novgorod. The story goes that Tsar Nicholas was so fed up of officials dithering over the route that he plonked a ruler on the map and drew a straight line between the two cities, accidentally drawing around his finger in the process. Too terrified to point out his error, the builders constructed the railway with the Tsar's bump in place.
But the whistleblower says he cannot go home when there’s ‘no chance to have a fair trial’