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.