Latest Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union Stories

2005-07-19 07:53:53

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Fifteen people were killed on Tuesday when a police jeep was blown up by rebels in Russia's Chechnya, Itar-Tass news agency cited a local official as saying, up from the 10 dead reported earlier. Sergei Abramov, prime minister of Chechnya's pro-Moscow government, said the dead included 12 members of the security forces and three civilians, the agency reported. He said a further 24 people were wounded in the attack when a police jeep was first fired on, then blown up in...

2005-07-11 06:55:47

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A suspected gas explosion tore through a shop in northern Russia on Monday, killing 16 people, officials said. "The explosion took place in a two-story brick building. We are trying to discover the reason," said Emergencies Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov. He said the blast was in Ukhta, a town in the Komi region 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Moscow. News agencies quoted local police as saying the damage was characteristic of a gas explosion. "Judging by the kind...

2005-07-06 06:37:17

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. entrepreneur Gregory Olsen will bethe third tourist to visit space on a Russian rocket, Russia'sspace agency said on Wednesday. Olsen, a technology innovator considered an authority onlasers and crystal growth, had been scheduled to visit theInternational Space Station (ISS) in April but local mediareported his application was rejected on health grounds. "Recently a contract was signed between Olsen and Roscosmosand the American tourist was added to the crew of the...

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