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Apocalyptic rainstorm floods Moscow streets, lightning blasts gas station (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
A heavy rainstorm washed over the Russian capital on Friday, prompting an extreme weather warning, sending torrents of water rushing down the city’s streets, and blowing up a gas station with lightning.

22.05.2015 17:52

Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition lifts off in Moscow (VIDEO)
The 8th annual HeliRussia exhibition, according to organizers the largest of its kind in Europe and the second-largest in the world, has kicked off in Moscow to show off new “copters built by companies all over the world.”

21.05.2015 15:11

New Russian T-14 Armata tank grinds to a halt on Red Square
Russia’s military will be glad it was only a dress rehearsal, as its new state-of-the-art tank broke down in the Red Square. One of the T-14 Armata tanks ground to a halt, before finally rumbling away after the Victory Day parade rehearsal was over.

07.05.2015 09:40

No selfie sticks, comrades! Leftists ask Moscow authorities to ban handheld devices on V-Day parade
A representative of the minor leftist party has asked Moscow security officials to include handheld monopods, AKA “selfie sticks,” in the list of objects banned at forthcoming street celebrations on Victory Day, quoting safety concerns.

17.04.2015 09:41

Snowden's security tip: ‘Shift your thinking from passwords to passphrases’
It takes a computer less than a second to crack any eight-character password, according to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

09.04.2015 20:35

Facebook power: Russian babushka to meet French chanson idol after viral video
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.

19.03.2015 11:55

Moscow’s landmark 16th century Novodevichy Convent on fire (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
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.

15.03.2015 20:34

Prime suspect says Nemtsov killed over 'negative comments on Muslims' – report
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.

09.03.2015 10:17

Crowds of mourners pay respect to slain opposition leader Nemtsov
Thousands of people, including prominent Russian and foreign politicians and activists, have bid their final farewell to Boris Nemtsov, an opposition leader, who was assassinated in Moscow last week.

03.03.2015 11:16

Lavrov: Nemtsov killing a 'filthy' crime, will be investigated with utmost vigor
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.”

02.03.2015 09:41

Berlin and Paris look East: How close are we to a Common Economic Space?
The Eurasian Economic Union is a reality that may end up costing the US its “perch” in Eurasia’s western periphery as a Common Economic Space is formed.

02.03.2015 08:37

Thousands mourn slain opposition politician Nemtsov at Moscow march
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.

01.03.2015 08:30