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Assad Meets With Putin in Moscow [VIDEO]

President Bashar al-Assad traveled to Moscow on Tuesday to thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for launching airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria, a spokesman said. The Kremlin revealed details of the surprise visit Wednesday, but did not say whether the Syrian president had returned home. The trip to Moscow is believed to be Assad’s first…

VIDEO shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine

Watch the vIDEO that shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine: Ukraine’s new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard. Video from The Associated Press shows the scene of the crash…

2 killed in Moscow school siege

A police officer and a teacher have been killed at a Moscow school after a student opened fire on them and took children hostage. The children were later released and Russian police say the gunman was ‘neutralized’ and it later became clear that he was arrested. BBC News

Terror group arrested in Moscow, police claim

Russian police have arrested a group of ‘armed Islamists’ in Moscow with just months left until the Winter Olympics are held in Sochi, authorities say. Authorities say members of the group were caught with guns, bombs and hand grenades. BBC News

Bolshoi Ballet Director Is Victim Of Acid Attack

A masked man threw acid in the face of Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the legendary Bolshoi Ballet, on Thursday night, leaving him with third-degree burns and possibly threatening his eyesight, Bolshoi officials said on Friday morning. The attack followed a series of anonymous threats to Mr. Filin, 42, a dancer who rose through…

Depardieu, In Tax Fight, Gets Russian Citizenship

Bad news if you want to be adopted by an American couple, Gerard. Russian president Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that actor Gerard Depardieu had been given Russian citizenship. The actor moved to Belgium in December to avoid paying France’s high tax rates, which almost went up to 75 percent for the country’s richest citizens. ITV

VIDEO Shows Crash-Landing Of Russian Airliner

A video posted by m24.ru shows the dramatic crash-landing of a Russian airliner in Moscow Saturday. The video taken from the dashboard of a passing car shows the plane sliding off the runway and crashing onto a nearby highway where it split into several pieces. At least 4 are dead. More on the story from…