U.S. will not add names to Russian sanction list

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Obama administration will not expand a blacklist of alleged Russian rights abusers this year, congressional sources and officials told the Daily Beast.

Russian official apologizes to journalist

MOSCOW, June 15 (UPI) -- A high-ranking Russian law enforcement official apologized after being accused of making threats against the deputy editor of a Moscow newspaper.

Investigations reveal Russian police crime

KAZAN, Russia, April 6 (UPI) -- The death of a suspect who Russian officers allegedly sodomized with a bottle has prompted investigations revealing police-related crimes, authorities say.

Russia wants couple to return adopted girl

MOSCOW, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania couple guilty of involuntary manslaughter in their adopted Russian son's death should not be allowed to keep his sister, a Russian official said.

Probe ordered in violence at rock fest

MIASS, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Police who allegedly failed to provide proper security at a Russian rock festival face a criminal investigation, an official says.

U.S.: No mercenaries fought with Georgia

MOSCOW, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The United States says no American mercenaries fought alongside Georgian troops in Tblisi's August conflict against Russia in South Ossetia.

Russia claims evidence of war crimes

MOSCOW, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Russia has evidence to pursue war crimes charges against people who broke international law during Georgia's assault on South Ossetia, a Russian official said.

Moscow sees hike in hate crimes

MOSCOW, July 28 (UPI) -- Russian authorities are expressing concern over a dramatic increase in the number of hate crimes in Moscow this year.

Russia has suspect in bus bombing

TOGLIATTI, Russia, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A suspect has been identified in a deadly bus bombing in the southern Russian city of Togliatti, Russian investigators said Thursday.

Russia: Poisoning source not found

MOSCOW, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Russian forensic experts say they lack evidence linking Andrei Lugovoi to the fatal poisoning of former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko.

Journalist's death probe may be reopened

MOSCOW, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Russian investigators may re-investigate the 2003 death of government official Yuri Shchekochikhin, who died in mysterious circumstances.

Suspect sought in Russian train blast

MOSCOW, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Russian investigators said Tuesday a homemade bomb caused the Monday night derailment of a train bound for St. Petersburg where 60 people were injured.

Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Бастры́кин, born August 27, 1953, in Pskov) is a Russian official, First Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia, Chairman of The Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor General's Office.

He graduated from the Law Department of the Leningrad State University in 1975 and was a university classmate of Vladimir Putin. In 2007 President Vladimir Putin established the Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor General's Office, de facto independent from the Prosecutor General's Office, and Bastrykin became its first chairman. The appointment was reportedly instigated by Igor Sechin, willing to retain his influence after the dismissal of Vladimir Ustinov, a close ally of him, from the position of the prosecutor general in 2006.

On November 28, 2009, as head of the Investigative Committee at the scene of the 2009 Nevsky Express bombing, Bastrykin was injured by a second bomb and was hospitalised. The second bomb was reportedly targeted at investigators, and was detonated by mobile phone.

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