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Shock in Russia as Napoleon expert confesses to chopping up lover

Nov 10, 2019 - 11:24 PM

After disposing his lover's corpse, Oleg Sokolov reportedly planned to commit suicide while dressed as Napoleon at the Peter and Paul Fortress

NAPOLEON EXPERT. In this file photo taken on October 23, 2005, members of a historical club, dressed as French soldiers and Oleg Sokolov (C), one of Russia's foremost specialists on the 19th-century European history, take part in the reenactment of the 1812 battle between Napoleon's army and Russian troops in the town of Maloyaroslavets, some 140 kms from Moscow. Photo by Denis Sinyakov/AFP

Blast wounds 4 at Russian military academy

Apr 02, 2019 - 9:15 PM

(UPDATED) Those wounded in the blast did not have life-threatening injuries

11 go on trial for Saint Petersburg train bombing

Apr 02, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Ten of the defendants are alleged to have acted as the bomber's accomplices, including by providing him with explosives and false documents

TRIAL. Eleven people accused of taking part in the 2017 terrorist attack on the Saint Petersburg metro are seen inside of a defendants' cage during a court hearing at the Leningrad District Military Court in Saint Petersburg on April 2, 2019. Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

Suspected ISIS recruiter arrested in Russia

Oct 21, 2017 - 8:10 AM

The suspect recruited central Asian targets online to organize terrorist acts on Russian territory, security sources say

ARRESTED. A Tajikistan national is arrested in Russia carrying a pistol, a quantity of drugs and "literature of an Islamist nature."

Toll hits 15 in Russia metro attack as victim dies of wounds

Apr 21, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Another 23 people are still in hospital 4 of them in serious condition

DAMAGED TRAIN. A picture shows the damaged train carriage at Technological Institute metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. File photo by AFP

Sueno, Kadamay, immigration officers | Evening wRap

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Sueno, peace talks, Russia bombing | Midday wRap

Apr 04, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson