Moscow region

Private plane makes safe landing at Sheremetievo

A private plane en route to Samara from Moscow has made a safe landing at Moscow’s Sheremetievo airport after its hydraulic system failed, a source in emergency services said. "A private plane of the Global Jet company, …

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Major fire breaks out at thermal power plant near Moscow

The Severnaya Thermal Power Plant in Mytishchi, near Moscow, has caught fire and a large number of fire-fighting units from the Russian Emergencies Ministry have been dispatched to the scene, a source in the emergencies services said. …

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Large drug lab shut down in Moscow region

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) carried out an operation in the Moscow region to shut down a large drug laboratory, the FSB Center for Public Relations said. According to the statement, the laboratory for producing large …

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Remains of 21 Red Army soldiers found in Chechnya

The remains of 21 Red Army soldiers were found in the Naursky district during the search for the ‘Watch of Memory’ action, the chairman of the Russian Military Historical Society in Chechnya,  Abdul Alaudinov said. …

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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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