A Moscow journalist's Facebook post has motivated the public to secure a Charles Aznavour concert ticket for a 73-year-old fan. The singer himself, moved by the story, wants to meet his Russian admirer.
Emergency crews have extinguished a fire that raged for three hours at Moscow’s iconic Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent. The blaze was concentrated on scaffolds surrounding the convent’s bell tower. Authorities are currently estimating the damage.
Zaur Dadaev, who had reportedly confessed involvement in Nemtsov’s murder, said he organized the crime in revenge for the opposition leader’s “negative comments on Muslims and Islam,” according to Rosbalt’s source in law enforcement.
It is blasphemous to use tragedies like the murder of Boris Nemtsov to suggest politicized interpretations, Russia's foreign minister said, adding: “This filthy crime will be investigated with the utmost rigor of the law.”
Thousands gathered at a rally in commemoration of the murdered opposition figure Boris Nemtsov in the Russian capital. Demonstrators have marched through the center of Moscow, crossing over the bridge near the Kremlin where the politician was shot dead.
Up to 40,000 people have joined a so-called “Anti-Maidan” demo to mark the first anniversary of the bloody events during the Ukrainian coup on Kiev’s Independence Square, Russian police reported on Saturday.
Russia’s Federal Bodyguard Service has dismissed the suggestion that the ongoing restoration works in the Moscow Kremlin would lead to replacement of the famous “ruby stars” with Russian imperial eagles.
The Russian Investigative Committee has searched the fund of Russian activist and blogger Aleksey Navalny, taking the opposition leader for questioning over suspicions of money laundering by his office staff.
Yet another complaint has been filed by Russia’s Penitentiary Service against opposition leader Aleksey Navalny, who removed an electronic monitoring tag after his sentence was announced. But the court in Moscow has again chosen to shrug it off.