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Russian court sentences 11 for Saint Petersburg bombing

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:35 AM

The bomb blast in April 2017 killed 15 people in the Saint Petersburg metro and wounded dozens more

Shokhista Karimova, accused of involvement in the Saint Petersburg metro bombing, reacts during the sentencing hearing at a court in Saint Petersburg on December 10, 2019. A military court in Saint-Petersburg on Tuesday sentenced 11 people to long terms including life in prison for involvement in a 2017 attack on the Russian city's metro system. OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP

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

Putin, Abe pledge to 'reinforce cooperation'

May 26, 2018 - 11:46 PM

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe also hopes for a 'new breakthrough' in settling the territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands

ABE IN RUSSIA. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Kremlin in Moscow on May 26, 2018. Photo by Grigory Dukor/AFP

Putin warns terror suspects can be killed 'on the spot'

Dec 29, 2017 - 12:15 AM

His spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters later that the Russian leader was referring to all those "who harbor plans to carry out acts of terror in our country."

AFTERMATH. Police officers and investigators work at the site of a blast in a supermarket in Saint Petersburg on December 27, 2017. Photo by Olga Maltseva / AFP

Putin says Saint Petersburg supermarket blast was 'act of terror'

Dec 28, 2017 - 8:27 PM

His statement comes after a homemade bomb exploded on Wednesday evening at a Saint Petersburg supermarket, wounding 13 people

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."

Russia arrests 7 for 'preparing' fresh Saint Petersburg attacks

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:43 PM

The 7 nationals from Central Asia are said to have been preparing terrorist attacks in Saint Petersburg

Russian intelligence says Telegram app used in bombing

Jun 26, 2017 - 5:01 PM

They used Telegram at each stage of the preparation of this terrorist attack on the Saint Petersburg metro the FSB security agency says

SAINT PETERSBURG BOMBING. Police officers guard the entrance to Sennaya Square metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. File photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

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

Russia says it 'practically established' who ordered metro bombing – agencies

Apr 20, 2017 - 6:53 PM

There has been no claim of responsibility but investigators say they are examining possible links to the Islamic State ISIS

SECURED. Police officers guard the entrance to Sennaya Square metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. File photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

Russia probes metro bomber contacts as thousands rally

Apr 07, 2017 - 12:28 AM

Authorities say searches targeted the flat of several citizens of Central Asian republics who had been in contact with 22 year old Akbarjon Djalilov thought to be a Russian national born in Central Asian Kyrgyzstan

METRO BOMBING INVESTIGATION. Police officers guard the entrance to Sennaya Square metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

Russia probes metro bomber as dead mourned

Apr 05, 2017 - 5:15 PM

UPDATED Authorities say they have detained in Petersburg 6 alleged terrorist recruiters from Central Asia but stressed there was no proof yet of any links to Akbarjon Djalilov

SECURED. Police officers guard the entrance to Sennaya Square metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. Olga Maltseva/AFP

Sueno, Kadamay, immigration officers | Evening wRap

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:22 PM

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Russia IDs metro bomber as St. Petersburg mourns 14 dead

Apr 04, 2017 - 3:08 PM

4th UPDATE Flags flew at half mast in Russia s second city and flowers and candles piled up at an impromptu memorial outside the metro station rocked by the attack

SECURED. Police officers guard the entrance to Sennaya Square metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. Olga Maltseva/AFP

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Apr 04, 2017 - 1:27 PM

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11 dead in Russian metro 'terror attack'

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:22 PM

UPDATED Russian President Vladimir Putin says investigators are looking into all possible causes for the explosion – accidental criminal and first of all terrorist

METRO BLAST. Image from @KFM936 at Twitter.com

Ex pro-Putin Internet troll seeks to expose Kremlin 'propaganda factory'

Jun 03, 2015 - 4:11 AM

A Russian freelance journalist who claims she went undercover as a pro government Internet troll says she is suing her former employer in a bid to expose the workings of the Kremlin s online army

TROLL. A file picture taken on March 31, 2015, shows Lyudmila Savchuk working on her laptop during an interview in Saint Petersburg. Photo by Olga Maltseva / AFP

Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia

Dec 29, 2013 - 9:57 PM

The last of the 26 foreign Greenpeace activists who were detained after an Arctic protest flew out of Russia finally ending a saga that had caused global concern

SEIZED. The seized Greenpeace ice breaker 'Arctic Sunrise' (front) is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel (behind) along the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, some 40 kilometers from Murmansk, Russia, 24 September 2013. EPA/Angela Kolyada

Russia admits no new life form found in Antarctic lake

Mar 10, 2013 - 11:55 AM

The head of the genetics laboratory at the same institute said on Saturday that the strange life forms were in fact nothing but contaminants

ANTARCTICA, - : A handout photo provided by the Russia’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute taken at the Vostok station in Antarctica on February 5, 2012, shows Russian researchers posing for a picture after reaching the subglacial lake Vostok. The scientists hold the sign reading: "05.02.12, Vostok station, boreshaft 5gr, lake at depth 3769.3 metres." Russian scientists announced today they had drilled deep through Antartica's icesheet to reach a pristine lake untouched for tens of thousands of years. AFP PHOTO / ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE PRESS SERVICE

Russia finds 'new bacteria' in Antarctic lake

Mar 07, 2013 - 10:33 PM

Scientists find new type of bacteria in the subglacian Lake Vostok in Antartica

ANTARCTICA, - : A handout photo provided by the Russia’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute taken at the Vostok station in Antarctica on February 5, 2012, shows Russian researchers posing for a picture after reaching the subglacial lake Vostok. The scientists hold the sign reading: "05.02.12, Vostok station, boreshaft 5gr, lake at depth 3769.3 metres." Russian scientists announced today they had drilled deep through Antartica's icesheet to reach a pristine lake untouched for tens of thousands of years. AFP PHOTO / ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE PRESS SERVICE

World powers meet in desperate bid to halt Syria crisis

Jun 30, 2012 - 9:33 AM

World powers meet in a desperate bid to salvage international envoy Kofi Annan s peace plan for Syria to end 16 months of bloodshed