Criminal in Russia

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Thai boxing champion shot dead in Moscow

Three-time world Thai boxing champion Ashot Bolyan has been shot dead in Moscow at night, Russian investigators said. The 40-year-old former athlete was killed by an unknown attacker, who fired several shots, including …

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Online drug propaganda to be criminalized in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to draft a bill fixing criminal punishment for online inducing to drug use and propaganda of drugs, according to a document published on the Kremlin website. …

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Kokorin and Mamayev granted parole

The colony administration is fine with releasing on parole football players Pavel Mamayev and Alexander Kokorin and his younger brother Kirill, who were convicted for fights in central Moscow, and supports their …

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Russia’s FSB arrests treason suspect

Russian citizen Alexander Vorobyev has been arrested on suspicion of treason, according to the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) press service. The Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow is expected to consider a motion to put …

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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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 FSB busts clandestine gun traffickers in raid

Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in cooperation with the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs detained a group of clandestine gunmakers, who operated in 14 Russian regions, the FSB Public Relations Center said. "The Russian …

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Baring Vostok equity firm seeks Putin's help

Russia's private equity firm Baring Vostok has appealed to President Vladimir Putin to intervene in a criminal investigation into its U.S. founder Michael Calvey and other executives. …

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Russia’s shadow economy totals 20 trillion rubles

The size of Russia’s shadow economy was equal to 20% of the GDP in 2018, according to the Rosfinmonitoring state financial watchdog. The watchdog recorded 20.7 trillion rubles ($315.9 billion) in undeclared imports and income …

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 About 5000 people evacuated in Moscow over bomb hoaxes

E-mailed bomb threats prompted the evacuation of about 5,000 people from ten organizations in Moscow today, a law enforcement source said. "Anonymous E-mail bomb threat messages were received by 10 addressees, including the office …

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 Two more suspects in Arashukov case put on wanted list

Russia’s Investigative Committee has put on a wanted list two other suspects in a criminal case into embezzling gas owned by Gazprom to the tune of over 30 billion rubles ($457.5 mln), the Investigative Committee's spokesperson …

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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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