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03/13/2018 17:10Between poverty and slow growth, Russia's economic future uncertain    ( Times of Malta )
Russia has seen purchasing power decrease continuously for the past four years after the economy was hit with international sanctions punishing Moscow for its annexation of Crimea in 2014 followed by a fall in global oil prices in 2016. The country's poverty rate, which had fallen from 29 per cent in ...
03/12/2018 17:05Vladimir Putin says he ordered shooting down of a plane during 2014 Olympics after bomb threat    ( Hindustan Times )
In a two-hour documentary titled “Putin” and available on Russian social media, the president told reporter Andrey Kondrashov he received a telephone call from security officers responsible for the Sochi Olympics ... Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting during his visit to Samara, Russia.
03/09/2018 07:40Seriously ill policeman who helped poisoned Russian spy now talking to his family members from ...    ( New Zealand Herald )
Her death certificate said she died from disseminated endometrial carcinoma, or womb cancer, which she was diagnosed with in Russia. Police have put tape up around the graves of Mr Skripal's wife Liudmila and son Alexander. It is thought Mr Skripal and his daughter visited the graves after she ...
03/02/2018 02:00Samara region Interior Ministry central board Head detained after face-to-face interrogation    ( )
... TD Avto LLC in Kirov, where Solodovnikov headed the police before Samara region. The gang bought trucks from manufacturers at a low price (cars of the second ecological class, which sale is prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation), forged documents and sold vehicles at inflated price.
02/28/2018 23:55Russian Supreme Court declares Artpodgotovka movement extremist    ( RAPSI )
Alleged extremists were arrested with 15 bottles containing inflammatory liquid in their possession. Cells in Moscow, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Samara, Saratov and Krasnodar were also suppressed. According to FSB, the unregistered movement was created by Maltsev to organize a revolution in Russia.
02/26/2018 07:00Outspoken and Precocious, Florida Students Struggle With Loss When the Cameras Turn Off    ( New York Times )
But at night, in the blackness that recalls the dark classroom where she hid as a gunman murdered her classmates, Samara Barrack, 15, cannot stop thinking about that afternoon, when she fled through a blood-covered hallway. Samantha Deitsch, also 15, grieves a friend from journalism class.
02/02/2018 07:20Kazakhstan Makes Arrests After Deadly Bus Fire Killed 52 Uzbek Labor Migrants    ( The Diplomat )
The fire, on January 18, was not the first such incident along the route from Uzbekistan to Russia, usually from Shymkent on the Uzbek border to Samara. Sixteen people, including an infant, were killed when a bus carrying 55 Uzbek nationals, being driven by two Kazakhs, was hit by a train in Russia in ...
01/30/2018 23:30Georgian thief in law Vaso detained with grenade    ( )
A criminal case is initiated against the kingpin under Illegal Storage of Ammunition (Article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). ... On January 25, members of the Organized Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Samara Region stopped Lada Vesta car without ...
01/29/2018 12:15Kolesnikov Suicide Symbolic for Russia    ( Silk Road Reporters )
Russian youth activist Vlad Kolesnikov took his own life on Christmas Day in Russia's Samara region. Amidst widespread mourning, some in the country are wondering if his death was in fact a murder, and many warn that similar incidents could follow. Vlad_Kolesnikov_3536592b. A few months earlier, ...
01/27/2018 05:45Failed subterfuge. Ex-security chief of Boris Berezovsky arrested    ( )
... Russian Federation (ICR), a request to check potential ties between high-ranked enforcement functionaries of the Samara Region and Zakonovskie organized criminal group. Coincidentally or not, but a week later, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has arrested four persons ...
01/26/2018 19:25Aktobe bus fire: Drivers detained    ( vestnik kavkaza )
... it was established that all three drivers of the bus were implicated in the crime. Recall that the bus, which was going from Uzbekistan to Russia on the Samara-Shymkent road, caught fire on January 18. The fire killed 52 people. All of them are citizens of Uzbekistan. According to the investigators, it was ...
01/26/2018 05:45Drivers Of Bus In Which 52 Uzbeks Died In Fire Detained    ( RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty )
The accident occurred in the Yrghyz district of Kazakhstan's northwestern Aqtobe region as the bus was traveling from Kazakhstan's southern city of Shymkent to the Russian city of Samara. Both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have set up state commissions to investigate the fire. Many people from ...
01/20/2018 03:30Election season in Russia: violent acts and criminal cases against rights defenders, political activists    ( Open Democracy )
This article is part of our partnership with OVD-Info, an NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Russia's presidential elections are drawing close and the machinery of repression, which is working overtime, has apparently no intention to stop. We continue to cover these events.
01/20/2018 03:30Navalny's Offices Raided Across Russia Ahead of Anti-Election Rally    ( The Moscow Times )
A dozen campaign offices belonging to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's have been vandalized or searched by police ahead of a nationwide ... Later on Thursday, a twelfth office was attacked in Samara by “cops” who forced their way in and damaged property, local campaign coordinator ...
01/19/2018 09:40Over 50 Killed in Passenger Bus Fire in Kazakhstan - Reports (VIDEO, PHOTO)    ( Sputnik International )
"A passenger bus Ikarus was caught on fire at 4:30 a.m. GMT on the road, connecting Russia's city of Samara and Kazakh city of Shymkent," Imankulov said. READ MORE: School Bus Crashes Into Wall in Germany's Eberbach Leaving 48 Injured — Police. There were 55 passengers and two drivers in ...
01/19/2018 09:4052 killed in Kazakhstan bus accident    ( Pulse Nigeria )
The bus was reportedly carrying Uzbek citizens to or from Russia along the Samara-Shymkent route, said local media. The report said the route, which is about 2,200km (1,300 miles) long, is frequently used by Uzbek migrant labourers travelling to construction sites in Russia. The emergency services ...
01/19/2018 09:40Some Samara region siloviki may follow Berezovsky's guard to jail    ( )
According to the SBU, she arrived in Ukraine to recruit former members of Kiev's anti-terrorist operation in the Donbass, who were later to come to Russia and stage a sabotage to accuse the Ukrainian siloviki of it. Lugovoi became widely known in 2001 in connection with the Aeroflot case. As Izvestia ...
01/18/2018 01:15Berezovsky's Security Chief Arrested for Illegal Arms Possession    ( The Moscow Times )
Sergei Sokolov was arrested on Tuesday as part of an investigation into an alleged cover-up of organized crime by senior law enforcement officials in the Russian city of Samara, the RBC business portal reported. “The detained are being inspected for their role in the organized criminal group,” the ...
01/11/2018 07:00Founder of anticorruption organization convicted for bribing chief of police department    ( )
... has convicted founder of the Samara region of Anticorruption Committee Anzor Apshev over Bribe on an especially large scale (part 4 of Art. 291 of the Russian Criminal Code) to chief of regional MIA office. This is reported by the press service of the ICR Investigations Directorate in the Samara region.
01/10/2018 22:25Men trying to slay Guli disimprisoned    ( )
Moreover, Russia is investigating the case against Guli targeting abduction and extortion. The Presnensky court of Moscow arrested the crime boss in absentia, the same sanction followed from the Samara district court. Sources of media outlet Volga News informed that this was necessary in order for ...


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