All articles tagged "crime"

Man sets himself on fire in downtown Moscow Man sets himself on fire in downtown Moscow

6 Mar, 03:35 PM 52 comments

A man has attempted suicide by setting himself on fire in central Moscow. Reports say he demanded back his apartment that he claims was illegally taken from him.

Tags: weird, fires, crime

Moscow hit-and-run driver downs 16 people in fight against bureaucracy Moscow hit-and-run driver downs 16 people in fight against bureaucracy

6 Mar, 03:54 PM 18 comments

The driver who hit 16 pedestrians, including a US national, near Russia’s largest university has announced he did it on purpose.

Tags: accidents, weird, crime, cars

Asylum director charged with sterilizing patients Asylum director charged with sterilizing patients

11 Mar, 06:12 PM 34 comments

A criminal action has been launched against the director of a mental asylum who sterilized 14 severely patients without the necessary prior legal procedures

Tags: crime, women, human rights

Heavy debts lead to bloody hostage drama in Russian bank Heavy debts lead to bloody hostage drama in Russian bank

16 Mar, 11:51 PM 12 comments

The gunman who was killed by the police after seizing five hostages at a Siberian bank had been driven to crime by his enormous bank loans, his wife has told the police.

Tags: crime, financial crisis

Shop director busted for robbing own cashier at gunpoint without a mask Shop director busted for robbing own cashier at gunpoint without a mask

16 Mar, 06:07 PM 36 comments

A supermarket director has been detained in Moscow after robbing his own shop. He carefully planned the robbery, but at a crucial moment forgot to put his mask on. The police arrested him at home the next morning.

Tags: crime, weird, financial crisis

Alleged Russian arms dealer links his case with war in South Ossetia Alleged Russian arms dealer links his case with war in South Ossetia

18 Mar, 11:58 PM 4 comments

Viktor Bout, a former Soviet military major and a notorious arms dealer calls the case initiated against him "purely political".

Tags: crime

Moscow court rejects request to stop new Khodorkovsky trial Moscow court rejects request to stop new Khodorkovsky trial

17 Mar, 06:20 PM 6 comments

A Moscow court on Tuesday rejected a defence request to stop the new trial of jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, on fresh charges for financial crimes.

Tags: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Khodorkovsky, crime

Armed robbers terrorize Moscow airport and kidnap passenger Armed robbers terrorize Moscow airport and kidnap passenger

19 Mar, 04:39 PM

Four unknown robbers armed with automatic weapons pull out a bag of the passenger in the VIP hall of Vnukovo airport in Moscow on Thursday.

Tags: Vnukovo airport, crime,

Armed robbers terrorize Moscow airport and kidnap passenger Armed robbers terrorize Moscow airport and kidnap passenger

19 Mar, 04:46 PM 39 comments

Four unidentified robbers armed with automatic weapons, confiscated a bag belonging to a passenger in the VIP hall of Vnukovo airport in Moscow on Thursday.

Tags: crime, Vnukovo airport,

One million dollars in cash stolen from Russian passenger at the airport One million dollars in cash stolen from Russian passenger at the airport

20 Mar, 11:39 PM 30 comments

The victim of yesterday’s armed robbery at the Russian airport has been deprived of more than a million dollars, in cash.

Tags: weird, crime

Russian sales of copyrighted media down 9% Russian sales of copyrighted media down 9%

20 Mar, 04:16 PM 4 comments

The sales of bootleg CDs and DVDs have increased in the country from 70 to 80 percent recently.

Tags: crime, copyright, copyrighted media

Internet cafe administrator caught blackmailing clients with explicit photos Internet cafe administrator caught blackmailing clients with explicit photos

23 Mar, 04:26 PM 37 comments

The police have detained an IT-manager for extorting money from his clients in an internet café in Tambov

Tags: crime

Insane 'avenger' arsonist sets fire to 6 apartments Insane 'avenger' arsonist sets fire to 6 apartments

24 Mar, 01:28 PM 18 comments

The woman who set apartments of 'sinful people' on fire, killing three people, has been found mentally incompetent and put into an asylum.

Tags: crime, weird, religion, fires, alcohol

Babysitter detained for engaging 5-year-old twins in child porn shooting Babysitter detained for engaging 5-year-old twins in child porn shooting

24 Mar, 02:24 PM 20 comments

A nanny of five-year-old twins has been detained for inviting pedophiles into the house while babysitting the children.

Tags: children, crime

Man killed for refusing to give up bus seat Man killed for refusing to give up bus seat

25 Mar, 12:33 PM 20 comments

A man was stabbed to death on a bus in southern Ukraine after refusing to give up his seat.

Tags: Ukraine, crime

Mayor of North Russian town shot dead Mayor of North Russian town shot dead

25 Mar, 01:53 PM 18 comments

A man shot and killed, in the Kirovsk town in the Russian Murmansk region on Wednesday morning, the town mayor, Ilya Kelmanzon, and head of the municipal administration’s housing and public utilities department, Sergei Maksimov. The gunman, a local businessman, killed himself after committing the crime.

Tags: crime,

Russian intelligence officer tried in sex slavery case Russian intelligence officer tried in sex slavery case

27 Mar, 12:39 PM 18 comments

An officer of the Russian Intelligence Service has been detained and put on trial for heading the criminal group that sold over 130 women from Russia and other ex-Soviet states abroad, as sex slaves.

Tags: crime, sex

German customs accuse boxing champ Klitschko of wristwatch smuggling German customs accuse boxing champ Klitschko of wristwatch smuggling

27 Mar, 06:00 PM 20 comments

The Ukrainian embassy in Germany has asked Germany for explanations after the German customs officers detained WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko on suspicion of watch smuggling.

Tags: Vitali Klitschko, crime, celebrities

Chechen leader’s opponent shot in Dubai Chechen leader’s opponent shot in Dubai

30 Mar, 11:20 PM 24 comments

Sulim Yamadayev, a bitter opponent of the Moscow-backed leader of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, has been badly wounded in an assassination attempt in the United Arab Emirates

Tags: Sulim Yamadayev, Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, crime

Russian sentenced to 5.5 years for selling technology to Swiss Russian sentenced to 5.5 years for selling technology to Swiss

31 Mar, 12:43 PM 3 comments

Moscow businessman has got a 5-year prison term for selling technology of crystal growth to foreign companies.

Tags: crime



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