Jun 6, 2017

Possible former Japanese prisoner of war found alive in Russia

A man believed to be a former Japanese prisoner in Siberia has been found living in Russia's Leningrad region, sources said Monday. The Japanese Consulate-General in St. Petersburg is confirming the identity of the man, believed to be Akio Tanaka, the sources said. According to a ...

Legendary Soviet center Petrov dies at 69

/ Feb 28, 2017

Legendary Soviet center Petrov dies at 69

Legendary CSKA Moscow and Soviet international center Vladimir Petrov, a member of the all-conquering Red Machine team, has died at 69, Russia's ice hockey federation reported on Tuesday. "Russia's ice hockey federation presents its condolences to Petrov's family and friends, his colleagues and everyone who ...

/ Dec 17, 2016

1972 Olympic discus champion Melnik dies at 71

Faina Melnik, the 1972 Olympic women's discus champion from the Soviet Union, has died, the Russian track and field federation said Friday. She was 71. Melnik won her Olympic gold medal in an event in which the top eight finishers all threw further than the ...

/ Apr 28, 2016

Georgia detains five suspected of selling uranium

The security service in the former Soviet republic of Georgia said on Thursday it had detained five Georgian citizens who were trying to sell $3 million worth of radioactive uranium. Security service officers did not say whether the group had a buyer for the uranium, ...