Gas explosion destroys five-storey house in Lipetsk Oblast

24 October 2014 - 8:08am

A blast on the fourth floor of the five-storey house in Dankov (Lipetsk Oblast) destroyed the building. The blast was caused by a gas container used for reconstruction at one of the apartments. 10 people were evacuated, RIA Novosti reports.

Will elections to Rada change everything?

24 October 2014 - 8:04am


Vice-president of Iran to visit Russia

24 October 2014 - 8:01am


Adygeya to buy five new ambulances

24 October 2014 - 7:48am

Adygeya has bought five new ambulances, three have already been purchased for over 7 million rubles and put into service at the Krasnogvardeysk Central District Hospital, the Yabalonovskaya Polyclinic and the K.M. Batmen Adygeya Interdistrict Hospital this week.Renovation of the ambulance fleet started in Adygeya in 2013. A total of 10 ambulances were purchased, two of them for the Koshekhablsky and the Teuchezhsky districts.

Five people die in car accident in Stavropol Territory’s Georgiyevsky District

24 October 2014 - 7:13am

Five people died on the 13th km of the Pyatigorsk-Georgiyevsk road (Georgiyevsky District, Stavropol Territory) at 7.30am. A Mercedes travelling from Pyatigorsk to Georgiyevsk veered into the oncoming lane for reasons unknown, crashing into two other vehicles. The Mercedes driver was injured, his passenger died. The driver and three passengers of one of the cars the Mercedes crashed into died, Interfax reports.

Turkish railway infrastructure to be privatized

24 October 2014 - 6:48am

Turkish Minister for Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Lutfi Elvan said that privatization of Turkey’s railway infrastructure will start in 2015. He noted that over 90% of railways had been reconstructed, Trend reports.The National Railway Company of Turkey (TCDD) said that Turkish railways will have been extended to a total of 25,000km by 2023. Turkish railways currently cover 8,600km.

Germany intensifies Nagorno-Karabakh peace process with Russia

24 October 2014 - 6:29am

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier concluded his visit to the South Caucasus yesterday with a meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. Steinmeier expressed hope that the next round of presidential talks set for Paris on next Monday will bring progress. Nalbandian stated again that Armenia was ready to settle the problem basing on declarations of the OSCE Minsk Group.

Militant killed in Kabardino-Balkaria’s Prokhladnensky District

24 October 2014 - 5:50am

A militant was killed after opening fire at law enforcers in Uchebny (Prokhladnensky District, Kabardino-Balkaria). One police officer was injured, one contused, Interfax reports.

Lugansk plant decides to move to Russia

23 October 2014 - 4:02pm


Explosion near clinic in Ankara

23 October 2014 - 3:26pm


Falcon black box says crash at Vnukovo airport was inevitable

23 October 2014 - 12:29pm

The black box from the Falcon plane of Total head Christophe de Margerie says that the crash of the jet into a snow mover was inevitable at Moscow Vnukovo Airport on the night of October 20-21 and its pilots were following instructions, reports.Russia classifies the incident as a violation of the rules of transportation exploitation, France as unintentional murder.

Ukrainian gas dispute to end on October 29

23 October 2014 - 12:05pm

EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski said at the Ukrainian-Lithuanian and Lithuanian-Ukrainian business councils that the gas dispute of Ukraine will end on October 29, based on information from Brussels, UNN reports.

Cafe guards beat client in Yessentuki

23 October 2014 - 11:46am

Two guards of the Shashlychny Dvor Cafe in Yessentuki beat a misbehaving drunk client on September 6. The police who arrived at the scene beat the man for breaking the glass in their car, says Yekaterina Danilova, senior assistant of the head of the investigative directorate, TASS reports.The beaten man died at a carpenter's workshop in Yessentuksyaya (Predgorny District). A criminal case was initiated. There are video recordings, witnesses and other materials in the case.

America's Honeywell to invest in Georgia

23 October 2014 - 11:31am

Georgian Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili has discussed investment, Georgian economic potential and hydroelectric energy projects with U.S. corporation Honeywell. Garibashvili pointed out that Georgia had a stable political atmosphere, some of the best services in the region, low corruption and criminal risks, a simplified tax system and a rapidly-developing infrastructure, Trend reports.

Car explodes in Tbilisi's Vazisubani District

23 October 2014 - 11:25am

A car belonging to a local businessman exploded near the house of Levan Izoria, local deputy police chief, in the Vazisubani District of Tbilisi, News Georgia reports.The businessman was not injured.

Tajikistan may join EaEU

23 October 2014 - 11:11am

Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko expressed hope that Tajikistan would join the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU). She reminded that the Eurasian Economic Community had been disbanded, but 56 agreements signed within its framework were still in force, TASS reports. The lawmaker reminded that Russia had given benefits for Tajik migrants. Makhmadsayid Ubaydulloyev, the head of the upper house of the Tajik parliament, noted that Tajikistan had always been keen on integration on post-Soviet space.

Azerbaijani president meets with German foreign minister

23 October 2014 - 11:03am

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has received German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Aliyev called his visit an excellent opportunity for development of bilateral relations in politics, economy, security and other sectors, Trend reports.The German diplomat noted progress Baku achieved since his previous visit to the Azerbaijani capital. There were good opportunities for development of cooperation in healthcare, information and communication technologies, he added.

Rosneft head blames dollars for cheap oil

23 October 2014 - 10:51am

Rosneft Head Igor Sechin said that the U.S. Federal Reserve had stopped balancing the financial mass, resulting in the dollar strengthening in many countries. The dollar gained about 10% of its previous value compared with the euro, according to the official, reports. He added that such a change in US monetary policy affected the prices of assets and goods.

Donetsk resistance leader promises to take over Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Mariupol

23 October 2014 - 10:29am

Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the Donetsk militants, has promised to take over Kiev-controlled Sloviansk, Kramatorsk and Mariupol, Interfax reports. He accused the Ukrainian forces of violating the ceasefire. Zakharchenko noted that the resistance had started responding to attacks yesterday.

SOCAR platform explodes on Caspian Sea

23 October 2014 - 9:47am

Platform N441 of SOCAR's Narimanneft has exploded after a fire today. The fire has been put out. Rescuers are searching for 12 people who fell into the water from the platform. Five people have been hospitalized, SOCAR reports.

Ingushetia has cheapest gasoline in North Caucasus

23 October 2014 - 9:26am

Isa Tochiyev, the head of the Ingush Directorate of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service, said at a meeting with Ingush Leader Yunus-Bek Yevkurov that the republic had the lowest gasoline prices in the NCFD. He said that growing prices for 11 kinds of food were monitored. No increase of prices was registered in September, the directorate reports.

Driver of snow mover at Vnukovo Airport arrested

23 October 2014 - 8:53am

The Basmanny Court of Moscow has arrested Vladimir Martynenko, the driver of the snow mover which the Falcon plane of Christophe de Margerie, Total president, crashed into at Moscow Vnukovo Airport on the night of October 20-21, TASS reports. He will remain under arrest until December 21. The police say he was drunk when the accident happened. Four people died in the accident.