Man stabs eight people in northeast Moscow

Police detained a man who stabbed eight people in northeast Moscow on Friday afternoon, a police spokesman said. “The number of victims has increased to eight. All of them have been taken to hospitals in Moscow,” the spokesman said. In addition to the stabbing victims, one five-year-old boy received medical treatment for shock after witnessing […]

Only survivor of Russia ice hockey plane crash released from hospital

The only survivor of the plane crash that killed virtually the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team was released from hospital on Friday, hospital staff said. Crew member Alexander Sizov spent more than 7 weeks in a Moscow hospital after last month’s tragedy. Lokomotiv’s chartered Yak-42 crashed just after takeoff on September 7 as the […]

Lokomotiv begin building new squad

Egor Yakovlev has become the first new player signed by the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team, whose main squad members were killed in a plane crash in September. ­The 20-year-old, whose registration belonged to Ak Bars Kazan, was added to Loko’s roster under number 44 on Friday. On their official website, the Yaroslavl team have thanked […]

Russian Opposition Activist Released After Hunger Strike

MOSCOW — A Russian opposition activist who went on hunger strike after being sentenced to 10 days’ administrative detention was released early on October 20 after his health deteriorated, RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports. Sergei Udaltsov, a coordinator for the opposition movement Left Front, was sentenced on October 13 after being found guilty of resisting police. […]

Russia to continue policy of full support for Abkhazia – Medvedev

Russia intends to continue its policy of full support for Abkhazia, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday. “Russia will continue to give full support to the fraternal people of Abkhazia,” Medvedev said during talks with his Abkhaz counterpart Alexander Ankvab. Medvedev noted that they discussed economic cooperation issues during the talks. “It is important […]

New Abkhazian President makes first official visit to Moscow

Abkhazian President Alexander Ankvab began his first visit to Moscow as elected president on Wednesday. Ankvab will hold talks Thursday with President Dmitry Medvedev on issues including Russian aid to Sukhumi, and property rights for Russian residents in the Caucasian republic, according to a Kremlin source. Ankvab took office on September 26 after winning the […]

Lokomotiv must be revived – Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev says the Russian state will do everything to help Lokomotiv Yaroslavl return to high-level hockey after their main squad was lost in a fatal plane crash last week. ­The Russian president has held a meeting with the Lokomotiv administration and officials from the KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) to discuss the future of what […]

Hockey player crash survivor dies

Russia‘s Lokomotiv hockey player, Alexander Galimov, who was severely injured in a plane crash on September 7, died on Monday in a Moscow hospital, RIA Novosti quoted the Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery as saying in a statement. “On September 12, in the morning, despite continuing therapy using all possible contemporary treatments, Alexander Galimov died from […]