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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.