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2 Metro workers held: Switch attached with wire blamed for fatal Moscow crash
The derailment in the Moscow Metro which claimed more than 20 lives on Tuesday was likely caused by a faulty railway switch, investigators say. The death toll of the tragedy has now reached 23.

16.07.2014 07:16

Moscow Metro: Incidents and accidents over 80 years
The catastrophe in the Moscow Metro with derailment of carriages on July 15 became just the second emergency with fatalities caused by technical failure in the nearly 80-year history of the Russian capital’s subway.

15.07.2014 13:12

'Emergency button broken, train driver silent:' Survivors re-live Moscow Metro crash
The Tuesday crash on the Moscow Metro has taken over 20 lives, leaving more than 160 injured. Those who survived shared their stories of the tunnel horrors in rush hour: amidst 'smashed heads' and 'broken ribs' people escaped the cars 'in tatters.'

15.07.2014 17:45

Over 20 killed, 160 injured as Moscow Metro carriages derail in rush hour
At least 22 people have been killed and over 160 injured as several subway cars derailed on the Moscow Metro on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya dark blue Metro line on Tuesday morning, according to health officials.

15.07.2014 05:39

Most Moscow legislators forgo state salary for private income
Moscow city parliament has passed a bill allowing ordinary deputies to work for free, but keep their previous jobs and businesses.

25.06.2014 14:41

Lavrov: Russia won't sanction if Kiev signs EU deal
Russia doesn’t see any obstacles to Ukraine signing the economic part of the EU association agreement, said Russian FM Sergey Lavrov. He added that Moscow will not impose any sanctions and will return the trade regime with Kiev to ‘most-favored’ status.

10.06.2014 12:18

Putin speaks out on Ukraine, Crimea and US relations with French media
Russian President Vladimir Putin has given a major interview to French media on pressing international issues – Ukraine, Crimea, US relations and Russia’s future policies – on the eve of attending the 70th anniversary D-Day celebrations in France.

05.06.2014 12:07

Snowden asks Putin LIVE: Does Russia intercept millions of citizens’ data?
Russia has “no mass surveillance in our country,” according to President Vladimir Putin, after he was asked a surprise question by whistleblower Edward Snowden at his Q&A session, adding “our surveillance activities are strictly controlled by the law.”

17.04.2014 11:00

Thousands of Russians stage rally in support of Crimea residents
Over 65,000 people gathered on Friday for a demonstration in central Moscow to support residents of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The mostly Russian-speaking region has become a major stumbling block in Moscow-Kiev relations.

07.03.2014 16:09

Thousands in Moscow, St Petersburg rally in support of Russian speakers in Ukraine
Rallies and other actions in support of the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine have attracted thousands in Moscow, St Petersburg and other cities across Russia.

02.03.2014 11:55

7 Prison terms, 1 suspended sentence for Bolotnaya rioters
Eight people have been sentenced for attacking police officers and instigating riots during a peaceful march before President Putin’s inauguration of 2012.

24.02.2014 06:55

8 people found guilty in Bolotnaya Square trial
A court in Moscow has found eight people guilty of mass riots and attacks on police officers during street violence in the Russian capital in May 2012. The sentence is expected to be announced on Monday.

21.02.2014 06:26

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