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The man convicted of killing Russian gold medal-winning Olympics cyclist Dmitry Nelyubin has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, court officials said. ITAR-Tass said Friday Alim Azhagoyev was given the sentence in a city court in St.
Russia is revoking KD Avia's certification, effective next week, putting the airline out of business, the chief of the country's aviation agency said.
Russian writer Vasily Aksyonov, the author of Generations of Winter, has died at age 76 from the effects of a stroke, his widow said. Aksyonov died Monday at the Sklifosovsky Emergency Medicine Research Institute in Moscow, his widow, Maya Aksyonova, told ITAR-TASS in a story published Tuesday. Aksyonov had been partially paralyzed since suffering a stroke , Jan.
Government and TV officials paid their final respects during the full military burial in Moscow for Russian singer Lyudmila Zykina, ITAR-TASS reports. The Russian news agency said the military honors accorded Zykina Saturday at Moscow's Novodevichye cemetery represented a rare honor among Russian citizens. The
A Russian Embassy official says Lithuania is honoring the Days of Russia with weeks of celebratory events. Tatiana Shlychkova, the Russian Embassy in Lithuania's minister-counselor, said Saturday's 7-hour gala concert in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius will represent the start of scores of Days of Russia events that will last until June 21. The festivities, which will last until June 21, are held in Lithuania for the seventh time.
Authorities in Moscow said they arrested a man who allegedly posed as an Interpol agent to swindle a woman out of more than $35,000. An unidentified man, who posed as the police major-general of the Russian National Central Bureau of Interpol, offered to the woman his assistance in purchasing non-residential quarters in Moscow.
Russian police have recovered nine medals that were stolen from a 90-year-old World War II veteran, a police source said. The source said police in the Shusha district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory explained that the veteran was returning home from a celebration held ahead of V-E Day when he was confronted by an ex-convict, Itar-Tass reported Friday. The former convict noticed the medals on the jacket of the old man and decided to steal and sell them.