BORIS YELTSIN DEAD AT 76 IN MOSCOW
Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, shown in this 2006 file photo, died at the age of 76 on April 23, 2007 in Moscow. Yeltsin pushed Russia to democracy and a market economy after helping in the collapse of the Soviet Union communist state in 1991. In this file photo, L-R: Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexi II, Former President Boris Yeltsin, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov and Director of Russian Federal Security Service Nikolay Patrushev attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Regiment in Moscow Kremlin on May 7, 2006. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov/FILES)
Roughly 17 percent of the complaints registered with Russian election officials over the March presidential contest were confirmed, authorities said.
Human Rights Watch said it is concerned by reports of police brutality in Russia amid protests against President Vladimir Putin.
Two explosions at a police checkpoint in Russia's North Caucasus region killed at least 13 people and injured more than 100, authorities said Friday.
Russia's interior minister Friday set a Dec. 15 deadline for regional police to deliver reports on their investigations into alleged voting irregularities.
A parliamentary bill to shake down and clean up Russia's police of corruption was passed in Moscow Wednesday, the interior minister said.
Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev says his country will retaliate against militants responsible for killing five police officers in Dagestan.
Piracy was a central issue for Russian officials at a meeting of G8 interior and justice ministers in Rome, the Russian interior minister said Saturday.
Russia's interior minister, after visiting police stations in several regions, has spoken of an alarming level of corruption and falsifying of statistics. Rashid Nurgaliyev, on a tour of police stations in central and eastern regions of the country, said
Russian security forces Friday freed seven people taken hostage by militants and killed 11 gunmen.
Russia's police have been ordered to stop terrorists: even at the cost of their lives.
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