Russian authorities had previously said two people had been killed in the incident at a testing site in the Arkhangelsk region on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s state nuclear agency Rosatom said on Saturday that five of its staff members were killed in an accident during tests on a military site in no(...)

Two people were killed on Thursday when a rocket engine exploded during a test in the town of Nyonoska in Arkhangelsk. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Residents of two northern Russian cities are stocking up on iodine that is used to reduce the effects of radiation exposure after a mysterious accide(...)

A picture taken on November 9th, 2011 shows buildings at a military base in the small town of Nyonoska in Arkhangelsk region, where two people were killed on Thursday when a rocket engine exploded during a test. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Two people were killed and a nearby city reported a rise in radiation levels when a rocket engine blew up at a testing site in northern Russia on Thu(...)

Polar bears  in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, located in the Arctic Ocean, North of Russia. Photograph:  The Siberian Times

Russia is battling an unprecedented invasion of polar bears on a remote Arctic archipelago that is home to the country’s most northerly military base.(...)

The unnamed teenager  suspected of detonating a home-made bomb in the lobby of an office of the Russian Federal Security Service   in Arkhangelsk.  Photograph: Reuters

Russia opened an investigation into suspected terrorism after a 17-year-old youth blew himself up on Wednesday in the lobby of an office belonging to (...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny waves from behind the window of a police station in Moscow on Friday following his arrest. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Moscow detained Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition politician and anti-corruption crusader, on Friday, hours before he was to address his (...)