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The contract-style killing of Russian mobster Aslan Usoyan, also known as Grandpa Khasan, on Wednesday drew renewed attention to the extensive and elaborate culture of the country's underworld figures who call themselves "crowned thieves" and "
Aslan Usoyan Usoyan, Kurdish by nationality, was born in Tbilisi in 1937. He is considered to have been the godfather of the mafia, controlling most criminal gangs in Russia and CIS countries.
52 A Russian Orthodox priest crashed a BMW Z4 into two vehicles in Moscow, causing thousands of dollars of damage, and injuring everyone involved in the accident. Clergyman Alexei Pobedov otherwise known as Igumen Timofei, Abbot of the Church of
City Hall has drawn up a shortlist of four places in Central Moscow that could host protests in future. Police have detained a number of opposition activists, including blogger Aleksey Navalny and Left Front leader Sergey Udaltsov, after protesters
Russia on Wednesday staged the first successful test-launch of a new intercontinental ballistic missile capable of breaching defence systems now being developed by Nato, a military spokesman said. The dummy warhead reached its target area at the Kura
The protesters had been warned ahead of a court order to remove them by noon Wednesday, and though more than 20 were detained, many slipped into the subway and set off for another city square. They said they would re-establish their settlement, which
Russian police has uprooted a protest camp in central Moscow that has recently become a center of opposition activity. A Moscow court on Tuesday ruled to support a lawsuit by residents of Chistoprudny boulevard to evict the
A week after bloody clashes between radical youths and riot police tarnished the first major protest rally in months, the moderate middle-class opposition appeared to re-assert itself Sunday with an unexpectedly large march of thousands in Moscow led
Police have dispersed the popular promenade in Central Moscow, a new form of peaceful demonstration led by Russia's opposition. Over 200 arrests have been made as anti-government rallies continue for a third day. Thousands of opposition activists
Thousands of opposition activists have marched through Central Moscow in a rally organized by Russia's Communist Party. The footage of alleged vote violations in Astrakhan's disputed mayoral elections is fake, says the deputy head of the Elections