Irina Slavina, the editor of a Russian news site. Photograph: Facebook

The editor of a Russian news website died after setting herself on fire outside a regional police headquarters on Friday, a day after officers searche(...)

Police officers detain opposition politician, would-be candidate Lyubov Sobol  in  Moscow. Photograph:  Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Protesters once again took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday, decrying the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates for upcoming cit(...)

A still image shows the burnt-out Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Both flight recorders have been recovered from the plane that caught fire while making an emergency landing in Moscow, killing 41 people, Russian offi(...)

Emergency services carry an injured victim of a blast at at a college in the port city of Kerch, Crimea in this still image taken from a video on Kerch.FM.

At least 19 people were killed and more than 50 injured at a college in Russian-controlled Crimea on Wednesday, when a teenager launched a gun and bom(...)

Emergency Ministry members and policemen  outside a supermarket after an explosion in St Petersburg, Russia,  today. Photograph: Anton Vaganov/Reuters

At least 10 people have been injured by an explosion at a supermarket in St Petersburg, Russian officials say. The Investigative Committee, the natio(...)

 Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov: has been detained on suspicion of massive fraud. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty

Russian investigators have arrested Kirill Serebrennikov, the outspoken director of Moscow’s Gogol Centre theatre, on suspicion of embezzling state ar(...)

The scene where an alleged knife attacker (back, covered with white cloth) was shot by police, in Surgut, Russia on Saturday. Photograph: Russian Interior Ministry handout/EPA

Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut, the local office of the Russian law enforcement committee said in a statem(...)

Police officers and medics bring a victim of a shooting to an ambulance at a court in Krasnogorsk, 30km west of Moscow, early on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph: Andrey Nikerichev/Moscow News Agency via AP

Russian police killed three men in a shoot-out at a courthouse near Moscow on Tuesday where a group of alleged gang members were being tried for murde(...)

A Russian emergency situation employee, left, comforts a woman as colleagues and relatives of dead workers from Kyrgyzstan gather next to the burnt building of a printing plant’s warehouse in Moscow, on Saturday. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/AP

A fire in a Moscow printing plant killed 17 people on Saturday, officials have said. A representative of the Kyrgyz diaspora in Russia said all the(...)

Gendarmerie and French mountain rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. Photograph: by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images

July 17th, 2014: Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes near Grabove in eastern Ukraine. The 298 people on board were killed on the flight from Amsterd(...)

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