Kremlin increases pressure on opposition

MOSCOW, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Russian investigator said there were no signs that a video allegedly showing an opposition leader plotting against the Kremlin was a forgery.

Probe of journalist's slaying completed

MOSCOW, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The preliminary investigation of the 2006 slaying of journalist Anna Politkovskaya is complete, Russia's Investigative Committee said Tuesday.

Russian activist queried in coup plot

MOSCOW, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A Russian activist was questioned Thursday about allegations aired on state-owned television that he had conspired to launch a violent revolution, police say.

Russia charges four stole Olympic funds

MOSCOW, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Russian investigators said Monday a company hired to help Russian athletes competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver stole $629,000.

Charges filed in 2011 Russian plane crash

MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Criminal charges were filed against the former deputy flights director of a Russian air service for the 2011 plane crash in which an ice hockey team died.

Four arrested in Muslim cleric attacks

KAZAN, Russia, July 20 (UPI) -- Four people have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a senior Muslim cleric in the central Russian republic of Tatarstan, an official said.

Mom charged with throwing sons to deaths

DOLGOPRUDNY, Russia, June 26 (UPI) -- A Russian woman accused of throwing her two young sons from a 15th-floor balcony said she did so because she was "fed up with the children," an official said.
Russian opposition leaders targeted

Russian opposition leaders targeted

MOSCOW, June 11 (UPI) -- The apartments of top opposition figures in Russia were searched Monday, a day before a major protest planned in Moscow, authorities said.

Russia to try suspected serial killer

MOSCOW, May 23 (UPI) -- A man suspected of killing at least eight women during a rape and killing spree throughout Russia will be tried shortly, investigators in Moscow said Wednesday.

Charges dropped in Magnitsky death

MOSCOW, April 9 (UPI) -- Russian prosecutors say they've closed a criminal case against a doctor at a pretrial detention facility in Moscow where lawyer Sergei Magnitsky died.

Death toll hits 31 in Russia plane crash

TYUMEN, Russia, April 2 (UPI) -- A Russian passenger airplane crashed soon after takeoff in western Russia Monday, killing at least 31 people, the emergencies ministry said.

Gas blast rips Russian apartment building

ASTRAKHAN, Russia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- At least eight people died and 12 were reported missing after a gas explosion in an apartment building in the Russian city of Astrakhan, officials said.

Two missing Russian girls found with friend

BRYANSK, Russia, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Two young girls in the Russian city of Bryansk were found in a friend's apartment Thursday, a day after they were reported missing.

Russia: Litvinenko suspect also poisoned

MOSCOW, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The leading suspect in the 2006 poisoning death of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko was sickened by exposure to the same poison, investigators said.

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.

Mayor of Russian town shot to death

SERGIEV POSAD, Russia, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The mayor of Sergiev Posad, Russia, was killed by a gunshot to his head Monday, officials say.
Criminal probe in plane crash continues

Criminal probe in plane crash continues

MOSCOW, April 8 (UPI) -- Russian investigators are going to Poland as part of a criminal investigation into the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, officials say.
Chechens blamed for airport bombing

Chechens blamed for airport bombing

MOSCOW, March 29 (UPI) -- Russian investigators said Tuesday two Chechen militant leaders were responsible for organizing January's Moscow airport bombing that killed 37 people.

Seven charged in power plant accident

MOSCOW, March 23 (UPI) -- Charges have been filed against seven officials in connection with an accident at a Russian hydroelectric plant that killed 75 people, an investigator said.

Three gunned down at Moscow pawnshop

MOSCOW, March 18 (UPI) -- Gunmen killed three people at a Moscow pawnshop Friday, authorities said.

Russia arrests skinheads in race killing

MOSCOW, March 16 (UPI) -- Moscow police have arrested five racist skinheads for a killing and other attacks on minorities, an official said Wednesday.

Authorities know who bombed Moscow airport

MOSCOW, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Russian authorities say they have identified the suicide bomber that killed 35 people at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Jan. 24.

10 suspects held in race-hatred killings

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 17 (UPI) -- Russian police detained more than 10 men suspected of race-hatred killings, including that of a Ghanaian man in December, an official said Thursday.

5 arrested in deadly Russian bar fire

PERM, Russia, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The death toll from a fireworks-ignited blaze at a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm climbed above 100 people Saturday, local investigators said.

Russia probes bombing of luxury train

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Russian authorities said they began an investigation into a terrorist bombing that caused a luxury train to derail, killing 26 people and injuring about 100.
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