Moscow student kills teacher, policeman at school before surrendering

MOSCOW, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Moscow high school student who held students hostage and fatally shot a teacher and policeman Monday apparently had a nervous breakdown, an official said.
Investigation into Volgograd bombings focuses on Chechen insurgent

Investigation into Volgograd bombings focuses on Chechen insurgent

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The investigation into the two bombings in Volgograd, Russia, has begun focusing on a Chechen insurgent considered Russia's Osama bin Laden, officials said.
Volgograd under state of emergency

Volgograd under state of emergency

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Two deadly bombings in less than 24 hours in Volgograd, Russia, put Russian security leaders on high alert, a deputy minister said.
Second terror attack strikes Russian city

Second terror attack strikes Russian city

Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The Russian city of Volgograd was rocked by a second suicide bombing in less than twenty-four hours.
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Four more bodies found at Russian plane crash site

IRKUTSK, Russia, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Emergency workers Friday found the four remaining bodies of the nine victims of an Irkutsk, Russia, plane crash, authorities said.

Investigators probe legality of training centers after Russian crash

MOSCOW, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The legality of some Russian pilot training centers has been questioned since a November Tatarstan Airlines crash that killed 50 people, officials said.

Former Russian defense minister to face charges

MOSCOW, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Former Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov will soon face negligence charges for allegedly causing $1.7 million worth of damage to the state.
Boeing airliner crash kills 50 [VIDEO]

Boeing airliner crash kills 50 [VIDEO]

Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A commercial jet crashed at an airport in Russia while trying to land Sunday, killing all 50 people on board.
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Police seek husband of suspected Volgograd, Russia, suicide bomber

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An investigation of a Volgograd, Russia, bus bombing that killed six people Monday is focused on a search for the alleged suicide bomber's husband, police said.

Six killed in Volgograd, Russia, suicide bombing

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- At least six people died and 28 were injured when a female suicide bomber detonated a bomb aboard a Volgograd, Russia, bus Monday, investigators said.

Greenpeace activists face two months in custody after Russian protest

MURMANSK, Russia, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A Russian court ruled Thursday eight Greenpeace activists, arrested in a protest at an offshore oil rig in the Arctic Ocean, could be held until November.

30 Greenpeace activists detained in Russia after protest on oil rig

MOSCOW, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Thirty Greenpeace environmental activists were placed in pretrial detention in Moscow overnight after investigators opened a piracy case, officials said.

Greenpeace activists accused of piracy after protest on Russia oil rig

MOSCOW, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Russian authorities said they have opened a piracy investigation against Greenpeace activists who protested at a Gazprom offshore oil platform.

Russian gang suspected of 30 deaths during six-year crime spree

STAVROPOL, Russia, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Four people arrested for home invasions in Russia are suspected of being part of a crime ring that may have killed at least 30 people, investigators say.

Russia looks into alleged corruption at markets

MOSCOW, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Russian investigators will be looking into alleged corruption involving police, lawmakers and traders at outdoor markets, officials said Thursday.

Russia charges former Moscow official with stealing $320 million

MOSCOW, July 9 (UPI) -- Former Moscow regional finance minister Alexei Kuznetsov has been charged with stealing nearly $320 million, Russian investigators announced over the weekend.

Leonid Razvozzhayev, Russian activist, faces new criminal case

MOSCOW, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Investigators opened a new criminal case against Russian opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev Friday while denying reports of his disappearance.

Ex-defense minister declines to testify

MOSCOW, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Ex-Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov declined to testify Friday in a fraud case against a state defense firm, providing a written statement instead.

2 Russian lawmakers may lose immunity

MOSCOW, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Two Russian lawmakers targeted in a corruption probe should be stripped of their immunity from prosecution, an investigative panel says.

Russia dismisses activist's torture claim

MOSCOW, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Russian police say they will not investigate a dissident's claim that he was kidnapped in Ukraine and then tortured, citing the "unreliability" of his story.

Russian mob boss gets life sentence

MOSCOW, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Eduard Tagiryanov, a notorious Russian mob boss, was sentenced to life in prison Friday.

Moscow's treatment of opposition irks U.S.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is concerned about reports Russian opposition supporter Leonid Razvozzhayev was subjected to torture, a spokeswoman said.

Russian police kill Tartar militants

YEREVAN, Armenia, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Russian police and federal security service killed two alleged militants in Russia's Tatarstan.

Russian activist says he was tortured

MOSCOW, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A Russian opposition figure said he was abused for two days after he was detained in Ukraine on charges of supporting the ouster of President Vladimir Putin.

Kremlin unravels alleged coup plot

MOSCOW, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A federal investigator in Moscow said a close ally of Russian opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov turned himself in on charges of plotting a coup.
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