Tag: Russia

Russia Delays Dead Man Trial

A Russian court postponed generic cialis no prescription until March 22 the start of the posthumous trial of a whistleblowing lawyer which human rights groups says is politically motivated and absurd. Judge Igor Alisov announced the delay after no legal team showed up to defend Sergei Magnitsky at Moscow’s Tverskoy Court, more than three years…

Car Bomb Kills 53 Near Damascus Ruling Party Building

A car bomb killed 53 people and wounded 200 in central Damascus on Thursday when it blew up on a busy highway close to ruling Baath Party offices and the Russian Embassy, Syrian television said. TV footage showed charred and bloodied bodies strewn across the street after the blast, which state media said was the…

Russian Lawmaker’s Body Found In Cement Barrel

The body of a kidnapped Russian lawmaker has been found in a cement-filled barrel in a cellar outside Moscow, investigators said Monday. ‘The body of Mikhail Pakhomov, a lawmaker from Lipetsk city council, has been found in one of the cellars of a private garage in a metal barrel filled with cement,’ the Investigative Committee…

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…

Putin Says He Will Sign Anti-US Adoptions Bill

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he ‘doesn’t see any reasons’ against a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children and that he ‘intends to sign it’ into law. The Russian parliament voted for the bill, which is part of a larger measure retaliating against a US law calling for sanctions against Russians deemed guilty of…