Employees of the St. Petersburg metro thoroughly inspected all railroad switches and rails last night, the metro's administration says. On Tuesday, Moscow metro saw the biggest industrial catastrophe: a train derailed between the metro stations Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar. According to the latest reports, 23 people were killed and 150 were injured and sent to hospitals.
The Russian Investigative Committee has arrested two suspects in yesterday's Moscow metro tragedy. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning when a train derailed between the Park Podedy and Slavyansky Bulvar metro stations. According to the latest information, 22 people died and July 16 has been declared a day of mourning for the victims. Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, has expressed condolences to family and friends of those who died.
July 16 has been declared as a day of mourning in Moscow for those killed in the terrible accident in the metropolitan subway, which claimed the lives of 22 people. More than 140 people have been hospitalized. City residents have been bringing flowers and candles to the "Slavyansky Boulevard" and "Park Pobedy" metro stations. People are leaving flowers in a little park near the "Park Pobedy" station and on the parapets of the stations' entrances.
The death toll in Tuesday's accident in the Moscow subway has risen to 22, a source in Moscow's medical circles said. "The overall number of those injured totals 162, 22 of them died," the source said. According to the source, there are currently 129 people injured in the accident in 15 hospitals.
Up to sixteen people have been killed,over 149 have turned for medical assistance, 106 people have been hospitalized and up to 50 remain in critical condition, after several cars derailed underground in the Moscow Metro during Tuesday morning rush hour.
Up to twelve people have been killed,over 149 have turned for medical assistance, 106 people have been hospitalized and up to 50 remain in critical condition, after several cars derailed underground in the Moscow Metro during Tuesday morning rush hour.
Up to twenty one people have been killed, more than 160 needed medical assistance and 127 have been hospitalized with up to 50 in a critical condition, after several cars derailed underground in the Moscow Metro during Tuesday's morning rush hour. Two people remain trapped underground. 1,150 commuters were evacuated.
According to preliminary data, at least three people have died in Moscow's subway system after three cars derailed inside a tunnel during the morning rush hour, a source in the operative headquarters told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
Over 30 people were hurt as three cars of a Moscow metro train were derailed on the "blue" line, the Moscow emergency services told Interfax. "According to tentative reports, more than 30 people were hurt. Over 20 ambulance vehicles and rescuers rushed to the Slavyansky Boulevard station," the source said. He confirmed that "three cars came off the rail but did not capsize" due to a drop in contact wire voltage.
According to preliminary reports, four people were injured, as a metro train car derailed on Moscow's Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya blue metro line on Tuesday.
Activists of the Just Russia party have gathered in Pushkin Square in central Moscow in a show of solidarity with citizens of southeastern Ukraine, a RIA Novosti news agency correspondent reports from the scene.
On July 9, a concert-presentation of one of the brightest events of the Crimean life - the Koktebel Jazz Party festival - took place in Moscow in the courtyard of the International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya, a pleasant surprise for Russian jazz fans. Famous saxophonist Denis Shvytov and art director of the festival Mikhail Ikonnikov were present among the guests.
Moscow has consented to the appointment of John Tefft as the new American ambassador to Russia, a diplomatic source said to ITAR-TASS on Tuesday, July 8. "Russia has given its official agreement with the appointment of John Tefft as the new head of the US diplomatic mission in Moscow," the source familiar with the situation said.
The legendary Soviet Buran spacecraft has moved - up till now the shuttle was the gem of the Moscow central Gorky Park but has recently been dismantled and will now reside at the VDNKh All-Russian exhibition center built to showcase Soviet achievements. The 50 ton-machine covered 15 km across downtown of Moscow accompanied by police cars and curious passers by.
Moscow's Basmanny Court sanctioned head of the Dnepropetrovsk regional administration and prominent Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky's arrest in absentia on Wednesday.
The recent White House request for Congressional approval for allocating 500 million US dollar for training allegedly moderate Syrian armed opposition groups is "more than strange" in light of Sunday's proclamation by Islamist militants of an Islamic state in parts of Syria and Iraq, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. "We urge our partners in the international community to make careful and objective assessments of the current dangerous developments in Syria and Iraq, abandon the practice of double standards and avoid moves that would lead not to the deterrence but, on the contrary, to the escalation of terrorist and extremist threats in the turbulent Middle East region," ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement.
The top prize of the 36th Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) will go to Japan. Japanese director Kazuyoshi Kumakiri will take home the MIFF Grand Prix for his film "My Man" (Watashi-No Otoko) starring Tadanobu Asano who will take home the Silver St. George best actor award.
The third annual Moscow bike ride in support of the bicycle infrastructure and for safety on the roads is to take place in the city today. The Moscow Transport Department reports that the bike ride itinerary will be completely changed for the first time. This year over 10,000 participants will ride along the Garden Ring covering 16 km.