Six foreigners, including two Chinese citizens, died in the Moscow metro train wreck on Tuesday, a source in the city emergency services told Interfax.
Russian diplomats who have arrived in Guam to provide consular support to Russian citizen Roman Seleznev insist on sending him from prison to hospital to be under a permanent medical control, Senior Adviser of the Russian Embassy in Washington Sergey Chumarev told the Russian news agency TASS.
Russia has been closely watching court hearings in the United States into evidence showing that Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko was illegally kidnapped by US secret agents in Liberia.
The family of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko serving a 20-year term at the Fort Dix prison in the United States was hoping for the integrity of the American side and a new trial based on new evidence of his innocence, the mother of the pilot, Lyubov Yaroshenko, informed the Russian news agency Interfax on Thursday.
The authorities of the US prison Marion (Illinois) have deprived Russian businessman Viktor Bout serving a 25-year term of phone calls to relatives, the wife of the Russian, Alla Bout, who had arrived in Thailand for meetings with her husband's local lawyers, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
On July 5, Russian citizen Roman Seleznyov was detained by agents of American secret service in the airport of Male in Maldives and forced into a private jet that brought him to Guam Island. This fact has already been confirmed by the US Department of Homeland Security. Moscow considers the detention of the Russian citizen by US secret services as Washington's yet another unfriendly step, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
A reporter working for the Russian TV channel REN TV was injured on the border with Ukraine's Lugansk region when Ukrainian government forces opened fire, the Russian television station said on its Twitter account. Meanwhile Alexander Turchynov, the Verkhovna Rada Chairman, confirmed the resumption of the active phase of the forceful operation in eastern Ukraine.
The fate of Russian citizens - Alexander Shadrov and Vladimir Dolgov - arrested in Libya remains a matter of concern to Moscow, Russian Ambassador in Tripoli Ivan Molotkov said.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has demanded that Kiev conduct objective investigation into the death of Channel One journalist in the Donetsk Region. The ministry also asked to find and punish the culprits behind the death of cameraman Anatoly Klyan. "Cruel and absolutely illegitimate pursuit of Russian reporters continues in Ukraine," the document said.
The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case in connection with the death of Channel One cameraman Anatoly Klyan in Donetsk, committee spokesman Vladimir Markin reported.
A record growth of the approval rating of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his political course continues, sociologists said. The approval rating of President Putin stood at 86% in June, Levada Center told Interfax.
Federation Council to consider cancelling decree on use of Russian armed forces in Ukraine at Putin's request
The Russian Federal Assembly on Wednesday adopted amendments to the national law on citizenship, which simplifies the rules of obtaining the Russian citizenship by foreign graduates from Russian institutions of high learning, entrepreneurs and investors.
Representatives of the Dnepropetrovsk regional state administration have handed over Russian TV channel Zvezda correspondent Yevgeny Davydov and sound engineer Nikita Konashenkov to Russian military aide Eduard Belashev. The reporters were handed over in the Dnepropetrovsk administration with over 30 journalists present.
The main Russian national holiday is Russia Day marked on 12 June. This day is reminiscent of the historic Declaration of Sovereignty adopted 24 years ago. Festivities will be taking place all over the country including the Crimea for the first time after its reunion with Russia.
Two Russian citizens, injured in a traffic accident in India, are in serious condition, Russian Health Ministry spokesman Oleg Salagai told Interfax on Wednesday.
Zvezda television channel journalists Andrei Sushenkov and Anton Malyshev who had been freed in Ukraine arrived in Moscow from Kharkov, Zvezda said. Sushenkov and Malyshev were set free early on Monday morning. The media said they crossed the border through the Nekhoteyevka border control post in the Belgorod region.
Russian journalists of the Zvezda (or "Star") television network, who were detained in Ukraine on June 6, have been released, the Russia-24 TV channel reported early Monday. The Zvezda TV network later confirmed the fact of release of its reporters in Ukraine. "The journalists of the Zvezda TV channel are free!" said the announcement on the TV network's website.
The legislative assembly in southern Russia's Volgograd has received no initiatives to rename the city to Stalingrad, a spokesman told RIA Novosti.