The "closed administrative-territorial formation" of Shikhany in the Saratov region, about 930 km southeast of Moscow, has been liquidated by presidential decree, with the town's restricted status to be lifted in six months' time.
The plane, constructed over 60 years ago, crashed near the South African capital ahead of a long-haul flight to the Netherlands.
Madeleine Albright's remarks blasting the president over his performance in Helsinki are the latest in her long-running feud with Donald Trump.
Russia’s Kalashnikov Concern has been hitting the headlines in Russia since its proposal to amend the national gun law to allow Russians to own up to 10 weapons per person. With some claiming it is only aimed at enlarging the legendary company's monopoly on the market, Sputnik decided to look into the somewhat unexpected side of its production.
Italian Maurizio Sarri, who unexpectedly replaced the Blues’ former manager Antonio Conte, has used his first press conference at Chelsea FC to downplay speculations about the Belgian midfielder moving to Real Madrid.
While his wife, Kim Kardashian, set foot in the White House and met the US president, her husband was destined to meet Kim Jong-un, who Trump had met during a historic summit in June. Dennis Rodman, a former NBA star, has revealed that he wants to take Kanye West to the isolated country to meet the DPRK's leader.
The UK’s leading ethics body, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, said that modifying the DNA of a human embryo could be permitted if it serves the child’s best interest. The report called on further research into the safety and development of the implication. Sputnik discussed this with Dr. David King, the director of Human Genetics Alert.
During the liberation of southern Syria from terrorists, many Syrian military men were freed from captivity. Among them was a lieutenant colonel in the Syrian Army, Tharwan Said, who had been held captive by terrorists for more than four years.
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