Moscow region

Wave of telephone terrorism reaches Moscow

Thousands of people were evacuated today as a wave of hoax bomb threats has swept Moscow and Moscow region.    As of 13:45 local time, 89 buildings in Moscow have received messages that explosives had been planted at …

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Apartment building fire in Balashikha claims two lives

Two people died in the explosion, which occurred in an apartment building in the town of Balashikha outside Moscow yesterday, a source from the emergency services said. The source said the blast had rocked the upper floor of a 17-storey …

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Putin plunges into water to celebrate Epiphany

Russian President Vladimir Putin participated in the traditional swimming to celebrate Epiphany, the press service of the Kremlin reported. “Yes, Putin plunged into the water,” RIA Novosti quotes the official message. …

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MiG-29 crashes near Moscow - source

A MiG-29 jet fighter aircraft has crashed near Moscow,  a source in the law enforcement said. According to the source, the MiG-29 belonged to the Gromov Flight Research Institute. "Both pilots ejected …

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Moscow braces for massive storm with wind and hail

Russian authorities have warned of a large storm brewing above Moscow, with hail, torrential rain and strong gusts of wind expected to hit the city. The Russian capital is hosting hundreds of thousands of World Cup fans, Deutsche Welle …

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Pegas Fly launches flights to Baku from Zhukovsky airport

Krasnoyarsk airline Pegas Fly plans to start flights from the Zhukovsky airport near Moscow to Baku in March. The ticket on this flight would cost 2740 rubles one way. The first flight on this route will be carried out on March 1, …

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 Over 4000 fragments of plane found at An-148 crash site

Crash responders have found more than 4000 fragments of the Antonov An-148 passenger plane at its crash site in the Moscow region, a source in the regional branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said. "As of 19:00 Moscow time, …

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Russian plane crashes in Moscow region

The local emergency services are investigating the information about the crash of the Russian An-148 in Moscow region, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said Sunday, Sputnik reports. A total of 65 passengers and six crew …

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FSB prevents New Year terrorist attacks in Moscow

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has exposed a terror group comprising people originating from Central Asia, who planned to carry out terrorist attacks, particularly involving suicide bombers, during the holiday season and ahead of …

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TV presenter Boris Notkin passes away

TV host Boris Notkin was found dead in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region, the media reported with a reference to the law enforcement source. "Notkin was found dead in the village of Rozhdestveno on Saturday," he …

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Muscovites meet first snow

The first snow has fallen in the Russian capital today. The residents of the northeast of Moscow were the first to meet snow in the capital. According to the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, a cold snap was brought by another …

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Moscow Day of Knowledge saved from terror attacks

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained two Central Asian natives in the Moscow region for plotting terror attacks at heavily-populated points around the city on September 1. The first suspect planned a knife attack with bladed …

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