Ten dead, dozens injured as explosion rips train carriage in St. Petersburg, Russia

At least 10 people were killed and 50 injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in the St. Petersburg underground system on Monday, Russian authorities said. Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying the blast was caused by a bomb filled with shrapnel. President Vladimir Putin, who was himself in St.… Read More Ten dead, dozens injured as explosion rips train carriage in St. Petersburg, Russia

Russian fighter jets make close overflight of US missile destroyer

Unarmed Russian fighter jets made two extremely close overflights this week of the USS Donald Cook, sailing in the Baltic Sea. Navy officials are not commenting publicly, but inside the Pentagon there is an intense discussion about releasing video and still photos of the Russian encounter to demonstrate the danger the jets posed to the… Read More Russian fighter jets make close overflight of US missile destroyer

Two dead as Russian military helicopter crashes in Syria

Two Russian military pilots have died after their helicopter crashed near the central Syrian city of Homs. The aircraft, an M-28H attack helicopter, was not shot at, Russia’s defence ministry said. The crash happened in the early hours of Tuesday, the ministry said. The bodies were recovered and brought to Russia’s Hmeimim air base. Russia… Read More Two dead as Russian military helicopter crashes in Syria

Ex-chief of Russia’s anti-doping agency found dead

The former chief of Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA has died less than two months after resigning from his post. Nikita Kamaev suffered a “massive heart attack,” according to a statement on the organization’s official website. The 52-year-old stepped down in December following a doping scandal that saw Russia banned from international athletics. “Nikita will stay… Read More Ex-chief of Russia’s anti-doping agency found dead