Makhachkala, May 20 (Interfax) - Three people were killed by twin bomb blasts near the court bailiffs service headquarters in Makhachkala on Monday, and 45 were hospitalized with bodily injuries, a spokesman for the Dagestan Interior Ministry told Interfax.
Moscow, May 20 (Interfax) - Alexei Pushkov, head of the Russian State Duma's International Affairs Committee, has said he is skeptical about the prospects for the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
Moscow, May 20 (Intefax) - The government remains convinced that Gazprom must remain an integral entity.
Sochi, May 20 (Interfax) - The state of the Russian economy is not dramatic even though nothing good is happening. Annual growth at 4-5% must be achieved, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said.
BRUSSELS - The European Union criticised Russia's human rights record on Sunday, saying it was increasingly concerned at a wave of restrictive legislation and prosecutions against activists.
Kronstadt, St. Petersburg, May 18 (Interfax-AVN) - The second Mistral-class amphibious assault ship being built for Russia in France will be named the Sevastopol and will join Russia's Black Sea Fleet in 2017, a military official told Interfax-AVN on Saturday.
Tbilisi, May 17 (Interfax) - Seventeen people were injured amid incidents related to clashes between gay parade participants and their opponents in Tbilisi on Friday.
MOSCOW, May 17 (Reuters) - A rare public clash between two leading figures in Russia's state-dominated oil industry hints at a split in President Vladimir Putin's inner circle and could be intended to rein in one of his closest advisers.
Tbilisi, May 17 (Interfax) - Policemen in Tbilisi had to rush to Georgian ombudsman Uchya Nanusahvili's defense from opponents of gay parades after Nanuashvili tried and failed to persuade the moralists not to obstruct a gay rally.
Moscow, May 17 (Interfax) - Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) head Konstantin Romodanovsky said that 70,000 foreigners were banned entry to Russia for violations of the law this year so far
Tiraspol, May 17 (Interfax) - Transdniestria has proposed setting up a tripartite peacekeeping checkpoint in the Northern neighborhood in Bender, where a conflict between Transdniestrian customs officers and Moldovan policemen was recorded recently.
GOMEL, 16 May (BelTA) – The border checkpoint Novaya Guta at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border will be expanded. The information was released by Mikhail Myatlikov, Deputy Head of the Gomel Customs House, on 16 May. The border checkpoint is in the area of responsibility of the customs house, BelTA has learned.
Astana, May 16 (Interfax) - Reports on a Kazakh citizen's role in shipments of weapons to North Korea need to be verified, Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Nurzhan Aitmakhanov told Interfax on Thursday.
SOCHI, Russia - President Vladimir Putin will soon fly to work by helicopter rather than being driven there in his usual Mercedes limousine to try to appease anger over traffic jams created by his motorcade.
MOSCOW - Russian police detained the mother of two baby boys whose bodies were found after five years in a freezer in the basement of the supermarket where she worked, investigators said on Thursday, May 16.
NICOSIA - When the Cyprus bank run began earlier this year, Russians set much of the pace. Documents seen by Reuters show that as the Mediterranean island headed towards financial meltdown in March, most notable among companies transferring money from the country's two main banks were Russians and East Europeans.
MOSCOW - The head of Societe Generale's Russian unit Rosbank faced up to seven years in jail for bribery on Thursday after Russian investigators released a film of him with cash piled on his desk in what several bankers said may have been a set-up.
Six citizens of Russia were killed in a fire on the fishing vessel Taigan in a Japanese port, the Russian general consulate in Sapporo told Interfax.
Moscow - The head of a Russian policy think tank has argued that immigrants and guest workers who have come to Russia from Muslim republics of the former Soviet Union are potentially a fertile environment for radical Islamist ideas and called for tighter restrictions on immigration and guest labor.
The foreign minister of Moldova's breakaway Transdniestria region said on Tuesday that Transdniestria and Moldova "have different visions of what needs to be discussed" at the planned next round of regular talks between them.