One of Russia’s richest women killed in private jet crash

One of the richest women in Russia has been killed in a private jet crash along with the pilot and another passenger. Natalia Fileva, chairwoman and co-owner of Russia's second largest airline S7, died in the tragedy earlier today near Frankfurt, the company said. The jet crashed and caught fire when it was landing at Egelsbach Airport. All three on […]

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Trump tells faithful Russia probe backers tried to steal power

Grand Rapids, Michigan: At his first political rally since the end of the Russia collusion probe, President Donald Trump on Thursday accused backers of the investigation of trying to overturn the 2016 election and attempting "illegally" to claim power. Declaring the country "hurt" by the probe, Trump called his opponents "losers" and celebrated the fact the investigation had come to […]

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Russia mourns over many killed in shopping mall fire

President Vladimir Putin has condemned ‘negligence’ that lead to the deaths of 64 people in a mall fire on Saturday. There is grief and anger in a Russian city where a fire at a shopping centre on Sunday killed 64 people – 41 of them children. President Vladimir Putin visited the city of Kemerovo in Siberia and blamed what he […]

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Skripal case: Russia defies UK PM's midnight ultimatum

Theresa May had given Moscow till the end of Tuesday to explain how a Soviet-era nerve agent was used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Russia has defied an ultimatum from the UK over the poisoning of a former spy. Prime Minister Theresa May had given Moscow till the end of Tuesday to explain how a Soviet-era nerve agent […]

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Russia's Ksenia Sobchak announces new party before election

Bright future predicted for Sobchak but her political programme is seen as close to Kremlin’s due to family connections. Moscow, Russia – Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian presidential candidate, has announced the creation of a new party called the Party of Changes. The announcement was made during a pre-election rally, attended by a few thousand supporters, at the Adrenaline Stadium  here in the Russian capital on Thursday […]

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Yuri Gagarin's death: Three tales for his crash

‘None of the documents from the 29 volumes of the investigation was published in full,’ said Russian historian Glushko. Yuri Gagarin, feted as a Soviet national hero for being the first man in space, was killed in a plane crash 50 years ago but the details of his death remain shrouded in mystery and tales. For the first time in […]

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‘Rezo’ Review: The Life of an Artist, From His Own Hand

The illustrated memoir “Rezo,” directed by Leo Gabriadze, combines documentary and animation to tell the story of Gabriadze’s father, Rezo, a polymathic artist whose career has included work as screenwriter and as the founder of a marionette theater in Tbilisi, Georgia. The imagery, drawn by Rezo himself and animated by Sveta Matrosova and Elizaveta Astretsova, has a charmingly personal quality. […]

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Russia's military shows off hardware seized in Syria

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) – A train packed with war trophies from Syria including a tank and carriages of weapons arrived to loud fanfare at a southern Russian city on Wednesday, part of a nationwide tour organized by the military to whip up patriotic sentiment. The tour, launched in Moscow at the weekend, aims to show off hardware captured by the […]

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Russia blows up Soviet-era landmark in World Cup city

‘No one seriously believes that the city needs such a symbol.’ As part of city beautification for this year’s football World Cup, the Urals city of Yekaterinburg has demolished its most notable landmark – a rusty, brutalist, half-finished Soviet-era television tower built in the middle of the city. Local authorities in 11 host cities including Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi and […]

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