Russian mother of seven accused of treason over Ukraine

Jan 30, 2015

Russian mother of seven accused of treason over Ukraine

A mother of seven has been accused of treason for calling the Ukrainian Embassy about Russian troop movements in the latest sign of Moscow attempting to cover up its intervention in its neighboring state. Svetlana Davydova, 36, was arrested last week by a group ...

Jan 30, 2015

Rights abuses fueled rise of Islamic militants: Human Rights Watch

Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine. Western powers, including the United States, are far from blameless and in some cases ...

'I'm not an enemy': Moscow exhibit showcases Gulag

Jan 30, 2015

'I'm not an enemy': Moscow exhibit showcases Gulag

Written on cigarette packs or scraps of newspaper, embroidered with a fish bone on shreds of cloth or scratched on birch bark, clandestine letters from the Soviet Gulag were composed by any means prisoners had. Now those desperate calls from people banished to the ...

Litvinenko postmortem 'most dangerous ever in Western world'

Jan 29, 2015

Litvinenko postmortem 'most dangerous ever in Western world'

The postmortem examination carried out on poisoned Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko was “probably the most dangerous ever conducted in the Western world” an inquiry into the cause of his death heard on Wednesday. Litvinenko died in a London hospital on Nov. 23, 2006, three ...

Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice, inquiry told

Jan 28, 2015

Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice, inquiry told

Ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope, told British police that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally behind the attack, an inquiry into his killing heard Tuesday. Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but ...