Latest Russian media Stories

2008-07-07 21:00:22

MOSCOW. July 7 (Interfax) - Twelve kilograms of heroin were seized from a Tajik citizen in the Istra district near Moscow on Sunday night, a local police source told Interfax. A taxi carrying the Tajik citizen was stopped at the 36th kilometer of the Volokolamsk Highway, he said.

2008-07-02 21:00:16

MOSCOW. July 2 (Interfax) - Russia has lifted the ban on imports of Turkish fruits and vegetables imposed by food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.

2008-06-24 21:02:32

MOSCOW. June 24 (Interfax) - The export duty on Russian crude oil oil, currently $398.1 per tonne, will hit another record-high of $490-$495 per tonne starting on August 1, Alexander Sakovich, the Finance Ministry's deputy official in charge of customs payments, told Interfax.

2008-06-22 21:00:12

ASTRAKHAN. June 22 (Interfax-South) - Seventeen children from a pre-school day care center in Astrakhan have been hospitalized with food poisoning, Interfax was told at the regional division of the Emergency Situations Ministry Sunday evening.

2008-06-20 18:00:34

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - Energy will be a key topic of the Russian-EU partnership and cooperation agreement, deputy chairman of the Federation Council's committee for international affairs Vasily Likhachyov said.

2008-06-17 15:00:38

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Groznyy, 16 June: Chechen airline Groznyy Avia has introduced a regular flight service between Groznyy and Moscow. The Yak-42 performed the first flight from Moscow on Monday [16 June].

2006-09-04 12:43:08

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian special services on Monday freed all hostages who were being held by inmates at a Moscow prison, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the head of Russia's prison service. "The special operation to free the hostages took place over just one and half minutes.

2006-09-04 12:03:30

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Inmates in a Moscow pre-trial detention center on Monday seized as many as 15 hostages, including a chief warden and his deputy, and Interfax news agency reported a blast and automatic gunfire at the prison.

2006-08-21 02:11:51

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An unknown number of people were killed in an explosion at a Moscow market, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, quoting an eyewitness. There was no official confirmation of an explosion or casualties.

2006-07-08 22:35:07

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian plane with 200 people on board crashed on landing in Siberia early on Sunday and Interfax news agency quoted local security services as saying more than 150 people had been killed.

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