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Mourning, search for answers as Russian flooding death toll climbs to 171updated: Sun Jul 08 2012 19:55:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Monday a national day of mourning in the wake of devastating, raging floodwaters that tore through streets in the southern part of the country and killed more than 170 people, Russian media reported.

Scores killed in Russia floodingupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 01:32:00

At least 141 people have died as floodwaters surge through southern Russia's Krasnodar region, state-run media reported Sunday, citing Russia's Interior Ministry.

New attempt to end Syrian bloodshed brings optimism, doubtupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 08:18:00

After world leaders heralded a new plan over the weekend to end the crisis in Syria, the agreement between typically sparring countries netted both optimism and doubt.

Anti-Putin protesters clash with police; more than 250 arrestedupdated: Sun May 06 2012 22:36:00

An anti-government protest in Moscow turned violent Sunday, with some demonstrators clashing with police after they veered off their agreed-upon route.

31 dead in Siberia plane crash, government saysupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 12:27:00

A twin-engine plane carrying 43 people crashed soon after takeoff in Siberia on Monday, killing all but 12 people on board, Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said.

Siberia plane crash siteupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 12:27:00

A twin-engine plane carrying 43 people crashed soon after takeoff in Siberia, killing all but 12 people.

Former KGB chief a suicide, police sayupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 21:44:00

Former Soviet spy Leonid Shebarshin, who was very briefly head of the KGB, was found dead Friday in his apartment in Moscow, an apparent suicide, officials said.

More than 100 people detained in opposition rally in Moscowupdated: Sun Mar 18 2012 17:06:00

More than 100 people were detained in Moscow on Sunday after taking part in a protest against state television programming, police said.

Russian bombing is latest in spate of violenceupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 14:46:00

The suicide bomber who killed four officers and wounded two others in Russia on Tuesday was 25 years old, the state-run Itar-Tass news agency reported Wednesday.

Russian Mars probe crashes into Pacificupdated: Sun Jan 15 2012 18:57:00

The failed Russian space probe Phobos-Grunt fell back to Earth on Sunday, crashing in the southeastern Pacific Ocean off Chile, Russia's state news agency Itar-Tass announced.

Probe, repairs ordered after Russian nuclear submarine fireupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 15:43:00

Russia's president on Friday ordered an investigation and the repair of a nuclear submarine that caught fire while docked along the Barents Sea, according to state media.

Fire burns docked Russian nuclear submarineupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 22:15:00

Scores of emergency personnel on Thursday helped battle a fire that burned a docked Russian nuclear submarine, state media reported.

Syrian, Russian officials to hold talksupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 20:47:00

The Syrian vice president arrived Friday in Moscow to talk with Russia's foreign minister about the unrest that has roiled Syria for months, a Russian state news agency reported.

Reports: 2 pilots killed in Russia fighter jet crashupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 01:48:00

Two Russian pilots aboard a MiG-31 fighter jet were killed when it crashed Tuesday, state media said.

Lukashenko vows 'no color revolution' in Belarusupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 14:30:00

Vowing to crackdown on a new wave of anti-government protests, President Alexander Lukashenko warned Sunday in Minsk there will be "no color revolution" scenarios in Belarus, the nation he has ruled with an iron fist since 1994, the official Belarusian Telegraph Company reported.

Fears of fast-spreading deadly fires like in 2010 arise in Russiaupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 20:42:00

Russia sent emergency fire-fighting aircraft over Siberia's Taiga forests and residential areas to battle 200 new wildfires raging over the past 24 hours, the Emergency Ministry said Saturday.

Who planted the Russian airport bomb?updated: Sat Jan 29 2011 17:47:00

Analysts say Russia has numerous enemies within its border that could have planted the deadly bomb.

Russian police identify airport bomberupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 17:47:00

The man who detonated a bomb at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow on Monday, killing 35 people, was a 20-year-old from the North Caucasus, the Russian Investigative Committee said Saturday.

Soccer fans clash with police in Moscowupdated: Sun Dec 12 2010 09:27:00

Police have released more than 60 soccer fans detained Saturday in downtown Moscow riots that injured 29 people, an interior department spokesman said Sunday, according to state-run media.

Space station adjusts course to avoid debrisupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 07:23:00

The International Space Station changed course Tuesday to avoid space debris, Russian news agencies reported Tuesday.

In Caucasus violence, 4 militants, a police officer killedupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 13:01:00

A bombing and a shootout caused deaths and injuries on Saturday in Russia's tense Caucasus region, Russian media reported, citing local authorities.

Russian passenger jet lands after bomb threat, state media reportsupdated: Sun Oct 03 2010 15:18:00

A passenger jet flying from Moscow to Grozny made an unexpected landing Sunday more than halfway through the trip after an anonymous call warned that an explosive device was on board, a transportation official told state-run media.

Chechen separatist leader freed in Polandupdated: Sat Sep 18 2010 06:18:00

A Chechen separatist leader was released from custody Friday evening, several hours after he was detained, state media reported.

Explosion rattles nerves in Russia's North Ossetia regionupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 12:28:00

An apparent accidental explosion rattled the nerves of residents in the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz, in North Ossetia, on Saturday, just two days after a deadly attack at a city market, Russian media reported.

In Dagestan, a bomb wounds a government ministerupdated: Sat Sep 04 2010 11:05:00

A car bomb in the Russian republic of Dagestan killed a driver and injured a government official and his two bodyguards on Saturday, state-run news agencies said.

Police officer, militants killed in anti-terrorism operation in Russiaupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 04:57:00

Five suspected militants and one policeman were killed during a special anti-terrorism operation Saturday morning in the North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Russian state media said.

6 missing after Russian tugboat sinksupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 02:23:00

The search resumed Saturday for six sailors missing after their tugboat sank in the Laptev Sea off Siberia's northern coast, Russian news agencies reported.

Putin visits Russia wildfiresupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 06:50:00

CNN's Matthew Chance talks with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin about the wildfires in his country.

Death toll rises as Russian wildfires spreadupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 13:42:00

Russian emergency services are continuing to battle spreading wildfires over large areas of the west of the country Tuesday as authorities said the death toll had risen to 40.

Wildfires force state of emergency for 500 Russian townsupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 12:40:00

Russian authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country, officials said Monday.

Firefighters gain control over wildfires in Russiaupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 05:19:00

With nearly 86,000 people evacuated from fire-ravaged regions, Russian authorities said Sunday that firefighters were gaining control over blazes sweeping across thousands of acres in western Russia.

Pianist accused of child sex will continue concert scheduleupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 19:54:00

Acclaimed Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev, who has been charged with sexually abusing a teen-aged boy in Thailand, will continue his concert schedule but will return to that country to appear in court, the musician's spokeswoman said Thursday.

Reports: Russian pianist arrested in Thailand on child sex chargesupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 11:47:00

Acclaimed Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev has been charged with sexually abusing under-age children in Thailand, police said Wednesday.

Medvedev in Dagestan for security talksupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 07:49:00

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived Thursday in Dagestan to hold talks with regional political leaders and government officials following this week's bomb blasts in Moscow and car bombings in the southern Russian republic.

Russia faces second attackupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 07:49:00

Another pair of attacks hit Russia, days after suicide bombers targeted a subway. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

Report: Moscow fire chief dies in blazeupdated: Sun Mar 21 2010 11:41:00

The chief of Moscow's firefighting service died in a blaze that broke out at a business center in the northern part of the city, Russian media reported Sunday.

Russian cargo ship 'in danger of sinking'updated: Fri Jan 22 2010 12:51:00

A Russian cargo ship with about 30 crew members aboard was in danger of sinking off Russia's eastern coast while stormy weather interfered with rescue efforts, state-run Itar-Tass news agency said Friday.

Chechnya suicide blast kills 5updated: Sun Jul 26 2009 23:20:00

Four police officers were killed Sunday by a suicide explosion in the center of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, the Russian state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing police at the scene of the attack.

Russia to build 6 nuclear subs with cruise missilesupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 04:11:00

Russia will build at least six nuclear-powered submarines with long-range cruise missiles for its navy, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry told the Itar-Tass news agency.

Security cameras film Russian killingsupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 15:49:00

Russian investigators have no suspects in Monday's killings of a prominent human rights lawyer and a journalist despite round-the-clock efforts to find the gunman, officials said Wednesday.

Ukraine seeks help from Europe in gas standoffupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 13:38:00

Ukraine has sent a delegation to meet European leaders a day after Russian energy giant Gazprom cut its gas supply and as fears mount the rest of the continent could be affected.

Georgia denounces Russian 'harassment'updated: Thu Apr 24 2008 12:42:00

Former Soviet state Georgia Wednesday accused Moscow of "harassment" for allegedly shooting down of one its spy planes, escalating tensions between the two countries ahead of a U.N. Security Council meeting.

Georgia turns to U.N. after saying Russia shot down spy planeupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 06:05:00

Georgia has asked the U.N. Security Council to discuss Russia's "military aggression" after saying a Russian jet shot down one of its unmanned spy planes.

Russia shoots down spy planeupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 06:05:00

Georgia says Russia shot down an unmanned spy plane as it flew over the breakaway region of Abkhazia.

Russian republic rocked by car bomb updated: Mon Mar 24 2008 06:54:00

At least four people were injured when a vehicle exploded in a restive Russian republic on Monday, a Russian news agency reported.

Four-month-old child dies in blastupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 04:42:00

At least six people were killed in an explosion at an apartment building in Russia on Monday, according to the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS.

Cult leader seeks to free children, official saysupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 08:50:00

A doomsday cult leader whose followers are barricaded inside a cave in southern Russia will be taken to the site in an attempt to secure the release of several children, according to a government official.

Waiting for Doomsdayupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 08:50:00

Predicting the end of the world, a suicidal Russian Christian sect is holed up in a cave. CNN's Matthew Chance reports

Priests fail to coax out suicide cultupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 07:15:00

Priests have tried unsuccessfully to persuade members of a doomsday cult to leave a cave in southern Russia where they remain barricaded inside despite the intervention of their leader.

Doomsday cult threatens suicideupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 23:09:00

Members of a doomsday cult are refusing to leave their hideout in a cave in southern Russia in spite of intervention from their leader, a government official said Friday, adding pressure to a stand-off with the authorities that one side believes will only end with the apocalypse.

Cult awaits end of days in cave after leader's arrestupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 19:31:00

Members of a Russian doomsday cult barricaded themselves in a cave to wait out the end of the world as the cult's leader underwent psychiatric exams Thursday, Russian media reported.

Russia store explosion kills 8updated: Mon Jul 11 2005 08:25:00

At least eight people have been killed by a suspected gas explosion in northern Russia, according to officials, who added it was most likely an accident.

Russia parades siege suspectupdated: Sun Sep 05 2004 04:23:00

Russian state-run television says the government has a man in custody who was part of the group responsible for the deadly school siege in Beslan.

New blast, shootout in Uzbekistanupdated: Mon Mar 29 2004 04:48:00

A new blast, followed by a shootout between police and suspected extremists, has hit Uzbekistan -- a third straight day of violence in the Central Asian nation.

Army deployed in beer rescueupdated: Wed Jan 21 2004 02:22:00

Russian troops have retrieved 10 tons of beer trapped under Siberian ice, the Itar-Tass news agency has reported.

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