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One police officer killed, 12 injured in Chechnya blast
One police officer was killed and at least 12 injured in an explosion on Friday evening outside a market in Chechnya's capital, Grozny, investigators said.
Five police injured in Chechnya blast
Five police officers were injured by a bomb blast on Friday evening in the capital of Chechnya, a local investigator said.
Medvedev congratulates Rogge on re-election as Olympic chief
Russia's president congratulated Jacques Rogge on Friday on his re-election as head of the International Olympic Committee, and pledged to strengthen ties with the IOC.
Gazprom tower project sparks anger among St. Petersburg residents
Half of St. Petersburg's residents are against the planned construction of a 400-meter Gazprom tower in the historic city center, according to a survey released on Friday.
Hearings on Stalin grandson's libel suit postponed until Oct. 13
A Moscow court postponed on Friday hearings on a libel suit filed by Joseph Stalin's grandson against a newspaper until October 13.
Russian Navy to buy 24 MiG-29K carrier-based fighters
Russia's Navy will buy at least 24 MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D) fighters to be deployed on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, an unnamed Defense Ministry official said on Friday.
Moldova hands over CIS presidency to Russia
Moldova handed over its presidency of the Commonwealth of Independent States to Russia on Friday during the CIS summit in Chisinau.
Gorbachev congratulates Obama on Nobel Prize
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev congratulated President Barack Obama on his Nobel Peace Prize award on Friday, and welcomed the U.S. leader's positive impact on global affairs.
Russian medics to treat quake-hit children in Indonesia
A team of highly qualified Russian pediatricians arrived in Indonesia on Friday to provide assistance to children in West Sumatra affected by the recent earthquakes.
Russian finance minister denies talks on non-dollar oil payments
Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Friday that Russia was not holding any talks on switching to non-dollar oil payments.
Russian senator calls Obama's Nobel prize 'reaction to Bush era'
The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama was an expression of disappointment with the previous U.S. leadership, a Russian senator said on Friday.
Russian subs successfully test ballistic missiles in Pacific
Two Russian nuclear-powered strategic submarines have test-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.
Medvedev to meet U.S. secretary of state in Moscow next week
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her visit to Moscow next week, the Russian foreign minister said on Friday.
Russian prosecutors confirm death of crime boss Yaponchik
The Russian Prosecutor's Office confirmed on Friday the death of Vyacheslav Ivankov, a notorious crime boss known as Yaponchik (Little Japanese).
Russian paratroops chief exonerated by military prosecutors
Russian military prosecutors said on Friday they would not press charges against the commander of Russia's Airborne Troops.
One killed in Ingushetia car blast
One man was killed in Ingushetia on Friday when his car exploded as he drove out of the capital of the Russian North Caucasus republic, a police spokesman said.
U.S. must advance strategic arms reduction issue - Medvedev
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called on Friday on the United States to advance the process of strategic arms reduction.
Russia opposes expansion of nuclear club - Medvedev
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said he strongly opposes the appearance of new members of the so-called nuclear club.
Russia strongly condemns Kabul blast
Russia strongly condemns Thursday's suicide car bombing in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Russia, U.S. to hold missile defense talks in Moscow
Russia and the United States will hold missile defense talks on October 12 in Moscow, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
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