Total CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

2014-10-21 11:02

The death of French oil major Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie leaves a void at a difficult time as oil prices fall amid competition from state-backed rivals.

Russia confirms death of its most wanted man

2014-04-08 17:06

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had killed Moscow's most wanted man, Islamist insurgency leader Doku Umarov, in a combat operation.

Big freeze grips Europe, 4 dead in Bulgaria

2014-01-29 16:41

A cold spell has gripped parts of central and eastern Europe, killing four people in Bulgaria over the past few days.

Russian to shoot hungry bears after attacks

2013-08-29 14:42

Russia's Far Eastern region of Yakutia is to resort to shooting dead hungry and aggressive wild bears who have become a major danger for humans.

Gerard Depardieu granted Russian citizenship

2013-01-03 12:07

Gerard Depardieu, the French actor who has been sparring with his native country over taxes, has been granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin.

Chelsea boss ends Norilsk feud

2012-12-04 17:11

Two Russian billionaires have ended a battle over the world's biggest nickel and palladium mine by giving the biggest voting stake to tycoon Roman Abramovich.

Drunk Moscow driver kills seven

2012-09-22 19:09

A drunken man racing at 200 km through Moscow has slammed into a bus stop queue, instantly killing seven people.

Moscow:Violence at gay rally

2011-05-28 14:31

Moscow police have detained three prominent global gay rights leaders as violence broke out at an unprecedented rally that activists tried to stage near the Kremlin wall.

Gates arrives in Moscow amid Kremlin rift

2011-03-22 17:15

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Moscow for talks on Libya in the middle of the first major public spat between Kremlin chief Dmitry Medvedev and Primier Putin.

A Madonna gym for Moscow

2010-12-10 16:54

Madonna is set to open a gym near Red Square for Moscow's designer-clad elite.


Russian banks dismiss investor fears

2014-08-01 10:22

Russia's three largest banks have sought to convince investors that they are able to meet obligations, despite their inclusion on the EU's sanction list.

World's strangest restaurants

2014-02-17 09:41

From drinking out of urinals to inmate waiters, these are simply the strangest restaurants.

UN experts leave Syria as US edges toward strike

2013-08-31 16:33

UN chemical weapons experts have left Syria en route for the Netherlands as the Obama administration edges towards punitive strikes.

Suspect featured YouTube 'terror' links

2013-04-19 19:39

The Boston marathon bombings suspect, who was killed in a police shootout, features a YouTube page listing links to men he identified as "terrorists" and Islamic teachers.

Putin offers Depardieu Russian passport

2012-12-20 12:18

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he is ready to offer French movie star Gerard Depardieu a Russian passport to resolve his tax row, calling him a friend.

Sarah Brightman to be next space tourist

2012-10-10 17:35

British soprano and crossover singer Sarah Brightman has announced in Moscow that she will blast off as a space tourist to the International Space Station (ISS).

Madonna vows to defy anti-gay law

2012-03-23 16:02

Madonna has promised to defy a recent law against homosexual "propaganda" in Vladimir Putin's hometown of St Petersburg on her upcoming tour through Russia.

Global gay rights leaders in Moscow

2011-05-28 10:48

Gay rights activists from Russia and Europe as well the US have planned to stage an unprecedented rally near the Kremlin despite a police vow to arrest anyone who shows up.

Ballet director quits over erotic pics

2011-03-17 13:24

The director of the Bolshoi ballet troupe has resigned after erotic photographs purporting to be of him were posted on the Internet.

Activists detained at U2 concert

2010-08-26 12:54

Russian police have detained Amnesty International activists and torn down their tents at U2's first Moscow concert.

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