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 A woman reacts at a memorial for the victims of the fire in the shopping mall Zimnyaya Vishnya in the west Siberian city of Kemerovo. Photograph: EPA

The governor of Russia’s Kemerovo region resigned on Sunday over a mall fire that killed more than 60 after a litany of violations in safety procedure(...)

Relatives of Maria Agarkova (10), one of the victims of the shopping centre blaze, weep over her coffin. Sergei Gavrilenko/AP

Funerals began in Russia on Wednesday for the 64 people, most of them children, whose deaths in a fire at a Siberian shopping mall have roused public (...)

 People grieve at a makeshift memorial in tribute to the victims of a fire at a shopping centre in Kemerovo on Tuesday. Photograph:  Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP/Getty Images

The cinema was packed, and children’s movies were on the screens when the smoke began billowing in. When panicked audience members rushed for the exit(...)

Emergency vehicles gather outside a burning shopping centre in Kemerovo, Siberia, on Sunday. The death toll has reached 64, including many children. Photograph: AFP Photo/Russian emergency situations ministry

Russian rescuers were still searching on Monday for the victims of a deadly fire that swept through a shopping mall in Siberia at the weekend killing (...)

Agafia Lykova is the last remaining member of a deeply religious family that fled civilisation in 1936 and did not know about the second world war until geologists stumbled upon them in 1978.   Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

A 70-year-old hermit who has spent her entire life in the Siberian wilderness has been airlifted to a hospital to treat a pain in her legs. Agafia Ly(...)