Yuliya Khrushcheva (center) at the Thaw (Ottepel) exhibition at Moscow's

Granddaughter of Cold War-era Soviet leader dies after being hit by train near Moscow

The woman attempted to cross the rail tracks away from the established safe crossing The granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev, who led the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis, died on Thursday after being struck by a suburban train near Moscow, an emergencies service source told TASS. “On Thursday morning, 77-year-old Yulia Khrushcheva died after…

Court arrests first individual involved

Court arrests first individual involved in case for St. Petersburg Church of Scientology

The case was instituted over the group’s illegal business operations and extremism A district court in St Petersburg on Wednesday put to custody Anastasia Terentyeva, the first individual involved in the case of the religious group calling itself the Scientology Church of St. Petersburg, a TASS reporter said in a dispatch from the courtroom. The…

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FSB says key figures in Church of Scientology’s St. Petersburg case established

“Preventive measures against some of them are under review, but they haven’t been detained yet,” the press service of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region FSB branch said Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has established key figures in its case regarding illegal business practices by the Church of Scientology of St. Petersburg, the press service…

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Politician alarmed at attempts to uproot Russian language from former Soviet states

The Russian senate speaker says this very serious, as the number of Russian-speaking people in the world had significantly declined since the end of the 20th century Attempts to force the Russian language out of some of the former Soviet states cause concern, Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said addressing…

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Polina Bogusevich to represent Russia at Junior Eurovision Song Contest

21 young performers took place at the final qualification Thirteen-year old Polina Bogusevich from Moscow will represent Russia this year at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to take place in Georgia this fall, press service of Artek international children’s center said on Saturday. “Polina Bogusevich will represent Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in…

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Chechnya’s leader ready to organize Finnish reporter’s trip at Russian diplomat’s request

During Wednesday’s press briefing, Maria Zakharova called on Kadyrov to organize a trip to the republic for the Finnish reporter interested in alleged persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov will organize a trip to his homeland for the Finnish reporter who asked Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova a question about…

Mayor stresses most residents support Moscow’s

Mayor stresses most residents support Moscow’s renovation program

In 2017, Vladimir Putin has ordered Moscow mayor Sobyanin to tear down the so-called ‘Khrushchevki’ – five-story apartment blocks – constructed in the 1950s and 1960s under Soviet leader Khrushchev Most residents of Soviet-era low-rise apartment blocks set to be demolished in Moscow over the next 10-15 years support the city’s so-called renovation program, the…