Moscow

  • Russia contributing to instability in Ukraine, US alleges 6 hours 26 minutes ago

    Washington: Noting that in the last several months Russia has not used its influence to encourage the separatists to abide by a ceasefire in Ukraine, the US on Monday alleged that Moscow in fact is taking steps that could be actually contributing to the instability in the region. "In the last...
  • Air India resumes Delhi-Moscow flight service after 15 years 16 hours 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After a gap of 15 years, national carrier Air India has resumed air service to Moscow with the launch of non-stop daily New Delhi-Moscow flight on July 18. Air India has deployed a B787 Dreamliner aircraft for the Delhi-Moscow-Delhi sector and offered attractive promotional fares, an official release said. The state-run...
  • 20 killed, 150 hurt in Moscow subway accident 6 days ago

    Moscow: Twenty people were killed on Tuesday and up to 150 injured when a Moscow underground train derailed between two stations during the morning rush hour, the Emergencies Ministry said. Russia's investigative committee said it was looking into the causes of the accident. It said, however, there was no suspicion of...
  • Russia to make fresh attempt to launch new rocket July 6, 2014

    Moscow: Russia will on Wednesday attempt to launch its newest rocket after an embarrassing last-minute glitch forced authorities to abort the initial test last week. "A new attempt to launch the Angara rocket will take place on July 9," the Interfax news agency reported, citing a source close to the...
  • Russian chain delivers pizza by drone June 25, 2014

    Moscow: Flying pizza! A Russian pizza chain claims to have successfully carried out the first commercial delivery of pizzas via a drone. DoDo Pizza's first unmanned delivery was made over the weekend in the northern Russian city Syktyvkar. The drone completed the order in just 30 minutes. "Along with one...
  • Moscow demands release of detained Russian journalists June 8, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday demanded that Kiev take urgent measures and release the two Russian journalists, who were detained near Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine. Andrei Sushenkov and Anton Malyshev from the Russian TV channel Zvezda (the Star) were detained by the Ukranian authorities Friday, Xinhua reported. "We are...
  • Ukraine's new leader to talk with the East, Russia May 26, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine's new president-elect wasted no time on Monday immediately focusing on the top issues at hand - promising to negotiate an end to a pro-Russia insurgency in the east and saying he was willing to begin talks with Moscow. Russia quickly welcomed the offer from 48-year-old chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko,...
  • Putin orders Russian troops back to bases after drills near Ukraine May 19, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered military forces to return to their permanent bases after drills in three regions bordering Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Monday. Putin's office said that he had issued the order because the spring manoeuvres were over. The move could also be intended to ease...
  • Ukraine crackdown on pro-Moscow separatists gets off to a slow start April 15, 2014

    Kiev/Slaviansk: Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was underway, though the crackdown appeared to get off to a slow start, if at all. Twenty-four hours after an Ukrainian ultimatum expired for the separatists to lay down their...
  • Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels, reports dead on both sides April 13, 2014

    Slaviansk: Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from a police headquarters in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with Kiev reporting dead on both sides as it combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow. Ukraine faces a rash of rebellions in the east...
  • Crimea switches to Moscow time March 30, 2014

    Moscow: Crimea on Sunday switched to Moscow time by moving the clocks two hours forward. According to the Crimean parliament, the schedules of Crimea's railway, water transport, air and telecommunications services all switched to Moscow time March 30, Xinhua reported. "The change is to proceed smoothly without financial or other losses," Crimea's...
  • Russia criticizes UN resolution condemning Crimea's secession March 28, 2014

    Russia said on Friday a UN resolution declaring invalid Crimea's Moscow-backed referendum on seceding from Ukraine was counterproductive and accused Western states of using blackmail and threats to drum up "yes" votes. The non-binding resolution passed with 100 votes in favor, 11 against and 58 abstentions in the 193-nation UN General...
  • Moscow wins overwhelming Crimea vote, West readies sanctions March 17, 2014

    Simferopol/Kiev: Crimea's Moscow-backed leaders declared a 96-percent vote in favour of quitting Ukraine and annexation by Russia in a referendum Western powers said was illegal and will bring immediate sanctions. As state media in Russia carried a startling reminder of its power to turn the United States to "radioactive ash", President...
  • NATO, Russia to have talks over Ukraine tomorrow March 5, 2014

    The NATO alliance on Tuesday accused Russia of continued violations of its international commitments and Ukraine's sovereignty and said it will directly confront Moscow with the allegations during a special meeting. "We will engage with Russia in the NATO-Russia council" to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine's southern Crimean peninsula, NATO...
  • MiG jets designer Rostislav Belyakov dies at 94 March 1, 2014

    Moscow: The maker of MiG fighter jets says that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94. The company said in a statement that Belyakov died on Friday in Moscow following an unspecified illness. Belyakov became the MiG chief designer in 1969, succeeding the firm's founder, Artyom Mikoyan, and led...
  • Moscow school gunman neutralised after killing 2 February 3, 2014

    Moscow: Police have 'neutralized' an armed high school student who had taken more than 20 students hostage at his school on the outskirts of Moscow, a police spokesman told Russia 24 television. According to reports the gunman is 15-year-old and a student himself. The man took children hostages in one of the...
  • Gunman shoots police, takes students hostage at Moscow school: Reports February 3, 2014

    Moscow: A gunman shot and killed a police officer and took more than 20 students hostage at a high school on the outskirts of Moscow on Monday, Russian news website Lifenews reported. A police spokeswoman said a man entered the school with a rifle and shot a security guard. She said...
  • Russian Islamic video threatens Sochi Winter Olympics January 20, 2014

    An Islamic militant group in Russia's North Caucasus claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. There had been no previous claim of responsibility for the bombings, which killed 34 people and...
  • Everton sign Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow January 11, 2014

    England: Everton have signed Ireland winger Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow on a 4½-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The Premier League paraded McGeady in front of supporters before Saturday's game against Norwich at Goodison Park. McGeady spent six years with Celtic before moving to Russia for 9.5 million pounds (now $15.6...
  • Honda presented as AC Milan's newest player January 8, 2014

    Milan: Keisuke Honda always knew he'd be playing in the Serie A and wearing a No. 10 shirt. The Japan forward was presented on Wednesday as an AC Milan player after signing a 3-and-a-half-year contract on a free transfer from CSKA Moscow. "I knew that one day my dream would be realized,"...
  • AC Milan get much-needed boost with Honda move December 11, 2013

    Japan playmaker Keisuke Honda will leave CSKA Moscow to join AC Milan in January, the Serie A club said on Wednesday. Honda, whose contract at CSKA ends in December, will be a much-needed reinforcement for Milan who are ninth in Serie A, having managed four wins in their first 15...
  • Record-breaking Bayern beat CSKA to keep up perfect record November 28, 2013

    Munich: Holders Bayern Munich eased past CSKA Moscow 3-1 on Wednesday to set a Champions League record with their 10th straight victory and underline their ambitions to become the first team to successfully defend the title. The Bavarians, who had already qualified for the knockout stage, struck against the run of...
  • Boeing airliner crashes in Russian city of Kazan, 50 killed November 17, 2013

    Moscow: A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on landing in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all 50 people on board, the Emergencies Ministry said. The flight from Moscow's Domodedovo airport was making a second attempt to land and exploded when it hit the runway, killing all 44 passengers and...
  • Alvaro Negredo hat-trick fires Manchester City into last 16 November 6, 2013

    Manchester: Alvaro Negredo scored a hat-trick and Sergio Aguero added two goals to fire Manchester City into their first Champions League knockout phase on Tuesday, with a commanding 5-2 win over CSKA Moscow. Aguero, lively from kickoff at the Etihad Stadium, took less than three minutes to put City in front...
  • Manchester City boss Pellegrini tells CSKA fans to stop racist abuse November 4, 2013

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned CSKA Moscow fans not to racially abuse any of his players when the teams meet in the return fixture of their Champions League campaign at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Speaking to the media at his pre-match news briefing Pellegrini also confirmed that England...
  • CSKA Moscow punished for fans' racial abuse October 30, 2013

    Geneva: CSKA Moscow will have to play Bayern Munich in a partially closed stadium as punishment after their fans racially abused Manchester City players in a Champions League match. UEFA's disciplinary panel found the Russian champions guilty Wednesday for their fans' "racist behavior" during City's 2-1 win in Moscow last week,...
  • UEFA slammed by players' union over Toure abuse October 24, 2013

    The world players' union has criticised European soccer's governing body UEFA for failing to enforce its own guidelines on racism following the abuse hurled at Manchester City's Yaya Toure in Moscow. FIFPro said that UEFA's match officials failed to act after Toure was racially abused during the Champions League clash away...
  • Yaya Toure subjected to monkey taunts in Moscow October 24, 2013

    Moscow: Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure said he was the victim of racist abuse from the stands during his side's 2-1 Champions League victory away at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. "I told the ref. I think it was unbelievable and very sad. We want to stop that," Toure, who was...
  • Sergio Aguero scores twice as Man City beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 October 24, 2013

    Moscow: Sergio Aguero scored twice in the first half as Manchester City secured a 2-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday. Zoran Tosic put CSKA ahead in the 32nd minute after lobbing goalkeeper Joe Hart following a pass from Keisuke Honda, but the visitors were quick to...
  • Manmohan Singh leaves for China visit October 22, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh embarked Tuesday for China on the second leg of his tour after holding summit level talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manmohan Singh was accorded a ceremonial stand-off at the Vnukovo international airport. In Beijing, Manmohan Singh would hold restricted talks and delegation level talks with...