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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.