Philippe Delpal, a partner at the Baring Vostok private equity group, was arrested in February along with the company's founder, US national Michael Calvey, on suspicion of fraud.
The Simferopol-bound aircraft, carrying 226 passengers and seven crew members, was forced to make an emergency landing after being hit by a bird strike soon after taking off from Zhukovsky Airport near Moscow.
A bomb dating from the second world war was found in the Kremlin and later made safe before being taken away for disposal, according to the commandant of the Kremlin, Lieutenant General Sergei Khlebnikov.
A bird strike meant the Simferopol-bound aircraft, carrying 226 passengers and seven crew members, was forced to make an emergency landing soon after taking off from Zhukovsky Airport.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - As Russian investigator and prosecutor upheld on Thursday the complaint of the defence of Philippe Delpal, a French banker charged with defrauding a Russian lender of almost $40 million, against his detention, the Moscow city court released the banker on house arrest, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the courtroom.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Kremlin considers pilots who performed a successful emergency landing of an A321 aircraft at a field near Moscow on Thursday morning to be heroes, they saved dozens of lives, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
MOSCOW, August 15 (Sputnik) - Chinese tech giant Huawei is set to hire more than 1,500 people for its research and development (R&D) centers in Russia over the next six years, the press service for the company's office in Russia said on Thursday.
Live video from the site of the Airbus A321 passenger plane's emergency landing in the Moscow region where 55 people, including 17 children, were injured in the incident.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Simferopol-bound Airbus A321 passenger jet with over 230 people on board made an emergency landing at Russia's Zhukovsky International Airport, a spokesperson from Russia's emergency services ministry said.
Bear sightings are not uncommon in Russia’s sparsely populated Far East. Earlier this week, local media reported that a man out searching for mushrooms was brutally beaten and killed just 500 metres outside a local village in Khabarovsk region.
SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) - Crimean authorities have repelled a massive SYN-flood cyberattack on the servers of their digital portal, Crimea's Minister of Internal Politics, Information and Communications Sergei Zyryanov said on Wednesday.
Tu-160 ‘White Swans’ were sent to the town of Anadyr in Chukotka as part of tactical drills which also involve Tu-95MS strategic bombers.
KRASNOYARSK, Russia (Sputnik) - The number of people injured in a series of explosions at an ammunition depot near the town of Achinsk in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Territory has increased to 40, a spokeswoman to the local healthcare authorities told Sputnik on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 50 forest fires have been extinguished in Russia over the past day, the Aerial Forest Protection Service, a government agency charged with the management of forests, said.
Despite allegations that the girl’s death might have been caused by a drug overdose, her colleagues insisted that she wasn’t using any illicit substances.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A diplomat from the Consulate General of Ukraine in St. Petersburg has been expelled from Russia as a reciprocal response to Kiev's actions against a Russian diplomat, which occurred in May, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Moscow City Court cancelled the district election commission's decision to deny registration to opposition candidate Sergei Mitrokhin to run in the election to the Moscow City Duma and obliged the commission to register him as a candidate, the court stated.
On Saturday, Russia's nuclear energy company Rosatom said that five of its employees had died in an explosion that happened during tests of a liquid-propellant rocket engine at a military site in Arkhangelsk Region on Thursday. The Russian Defence Ministry said that background radiation levels were normal following the explosion.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, while commenting on possible radiation exposure following a missile engine explosion in Russia's Arkhangelsk Region, has said that people were fully protected.
In late July, a number of pro-opposition candidates held rallies and called for acts of civil disobedience to protest them being barred from participating in the September 8 election after they failed to gather the needed amount of valid signatures of support.