Society / German millionaire detained in Moscow over knife attack on Russian girlfriend German millionaire detained in Moscow over knife attack on Russian girlfriend

28 Jul, 02:23 PM 163 comments

Russian police have arrested a German businessman, who cut up his Russian mistress Elena with a kitchen knife and threw her out of the window from their rented Moscow apartment.

Society / Top Russian sanitary inspector bans student trips to Britain over swine flu Top Russian sanitary inspector bans student trips to Britain over swine flu

28 Jul, 12:20 PM 170 comments

Russia’s chief sanitary inspector Gennady Onishchenko has forbidden groups of Russian children from traveling to Britain because of the flu outbreak. It was not clear though, how he was going to implement this ban.

Money / Russia’s TNK-BP profit down 50% in first half of 2009 Russia’s TNK-BP profit down 50% in first half of 2009

28 Jul, 12:08 PM 119 comments

TNK-BP International, Russia's third-largest oil producer, announced Tuesday that net profit had more than halved to $2.01 billion in the first half of 2009, from $4.7 billion a year ago, due to cheaper oil prices.

Sports / Maria Sharapova needs 3 even sets to win in first round of West Classic Maria Sharapova needs 3 even sets to win in first round of West Classic

28 Jul, 12:02 PM 141 comments

Maria Sharapova shook off some inconsistent play to beat Ai Sugiyama, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-1 in the first round of the $700,000 WTA Premier Bank of the West Classic on Monday night.

Society / 11 killed in car crash in south Russia's Dagestan 11 killed in car crash in south Russia's Dagestan

28 Jul, 10:53 PM 148 comments

Eleven people, including two children, have been killed in a road accident in the Nogai district of Dagestan in south Russia, days after President Medvedev demanded that order be restored to Russian roads.

Society / Opposition activist shot in the mouth near Moscow Opposition activist shot in the mouth near Moscow

28 Jul, 10:40 PM 138 comments

A Russian anti-corruption activist has been attacked by a group of men who shot him in the mouth with a stun gun.

Politics / 11 years on, family urge new investigation into assasination of liberal Russian MP 11 years on, family urge new investigation into assasination of liberal Russian MP

28 Jul, 10:33 PM 126 comments

The family of liberal Russian lawmaker Galina Starovoitova, whose murder in 1998 caused a furore in Russia, has appealed to President Dmitry Medvedev to reopen the case.



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