Russian election committee confirms fraud

Russian election committee confirms fraud

MOSCOW, May 11 (UPI) -- Roughly 17 percent of the complaints registered with Russian election officials over the March presidential contest were confirmed, authorities said.
Rights group wary of Russian police action

Rights group wary of Russian police action

MOSCOW, May 9 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said it is concerned by reports of police brutality in Russia amid protests against President Vladimir Putin.

North Caucasus blasts kill 13, injure 100

MOSCOW, May 4 (UPI) -- 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.
Deadline set for Russian election probes

Deadline set for Russian election probes

MOSCOW, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Russia's interior minister Friday set a Dec. 15 deadline for regional police to deliver reports on their investigations into alleged voting irregularities.
Russia approves police reform bill

Russia approves police reform bill

MOSCOW, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A parliamentary bill to shake down and clean up Russia's police of corruption was passed in Moscow Wednesday, the interior minister said.

Russian FM pledges action on militants

MAKHACHKALA, Russia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev says his country will retaliate against militants responsible for killing five police officers in Dagestan.

Official: Piracy of importance to Russia

ROME, May 30 (UPI) -- 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 top cop decries police corruption

SHADRINSK, Russia, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- 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 troops free 7 hostages

NALCHIK, Russia, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Russian security forces Friday freed seven people taken hostage by militants and killed 11 gunmen.

Die to fight terror: Russian cops told

MOSCOW, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Russia's police have been ordered to stop terrorists: even at the cost of their lives.

Russia knows of 116 operating mafias

MOSCOW, March 23 (UPI) -- Russian security forces know of at least 116 criminal organizations with some 4,000 members operating in the country, the Novosti news agency says.

Crime follows Russia's 4 million addicts

MOSCOW, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Crimes arising from illegal drug trafficking rose 13 percent in Russia, where drug addicts number 4 million, Russian information agency Novosti reported.