Russian helicopter fires on spectators at drills: report

Sep 19, 2017

Russian helicopter fires on spectators at drills: report

A Russian military helicopter gunship accidentally fired on spectators during war games in western Russia, a news website reported Tuesday, adding the two people were injured. The Russian military acknowledged the incident, but insisted that no one was hurt and refrained from saying when it ...

Politics of death: Muscovites march to save city's green lungs

Jun 25, 2017

Politics of death: Muscovites march to save city's green lungs

Yaroslav Nikitenko, a 29-year-old physicist and environmental activist, woke up on April 12 to a frightening sight. Graffiti daubed next to the door of his Moscow apartment read, 'Shut the hell up or ..." and alongside it was a drawing of a gravestone bearing Nikitenko's ...

Moscow May Day march turnout said almost 1.5 million

May 2, 2017

Moscow May Day march turnout said almost 1.5 million

Almost a million and a half people turned out in central Moscow on Monday for the annual May Day parade, many more than in past years, Russian police said. "Nearly 1.5 million people marched on May 1," police said in a statement quoted by Interfax ...

Goodbye Lenin? Russian lawmakers introduce law to get him buried

Apr 21, 2017

Goodbye Lenin? Russian lawmakers introduce law to get him buried

The embalmed corpse of Vladimir Lenin has lain in a mausoleum on Red Square since his death in 1924 but now, a century after the revolution he spearheaded, legislation designed to turf him out has been introduced into the Russian parliament. The communist party, which ...