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A former Chechen police officer who admitted to taking part in the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov "likely confessed under torture", a member of the Kremlin's rights council told on March 11
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
President Vladimir Putin called Russia's deadliest bombings in three years an "abomination" as he inspected the site of twin suicide strikes that killed 34
SAINT PETERSBURG - Agence France-Presse
Russia on Thursday started issuing visas to foreign crew members of a Greenpeace protest ship and dropped the criminal case against the last member of the 30-strong team.
Russia is still holding a Greenpeace ship despite an international court order demanding its release, the environment lobby group said Thursday.
The last of the 26 foreign Greenpeace activists who were detained after an Arctic protest flew out of Russia on Sunday, the group announced
VOLGOGRAD - Reuters
Fourteen people were killed when a bomb blast ripped through a trolleybus in the second deadly attack in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region in two days
The freed members of the Pussy Riot punk band said Friday they still wanted Russian President Vladimir Putin out of power and would like freed ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky to replace him.
MOSCOW - Reuters
Russia has put security forces on combat alert in the southern Stavropol region after the discovery of five bodies with gunshot wounds and an explosive device, a regional security spokesman said.
Russia on Friday buried Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the iconic AK-47 assault rifle that was the favoured weapon of guerrillas worldwide, at a newly-opened cemetery for national heroes.
A female suicide bomber killed 14 people Sunday when she blew herself up at the main train station in the southern city of Volgograd
Russian forensic experts studying the remains of Yasser Arafat on Thursday said the Palestinian leader died a natural death, ruling out radiation poisoning.
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