Thursday, 27 June 2019

Tag Archives: Russian

Russia transgender woman wins case

SAINT PETERSBURG: When Anastasia, a Russian transgender woman, took her employer to court for firing her after a gender reassignment operation, she did not expect to win. “I knew the chances were slim, I understand what country I live in,” the 43-year-old told AFP in her native Saint Petersburg. But ...

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Death toll jumps to 37 in Russian apartment block collapse

MOSCOW: Thirty-seven bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a Russian apartment building that partially collapsed this week after an apparent gas explosion, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday. The blast in the early hours of December 31 damaged 48 apartments in a 10-storey building in the industrial city ...

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Greek court orders extradition to France of Russian Bitcoin suspect

ATHENS: The Greek Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the extradition to France of Russian Alexander Vinnik, who headed the Bitcoin exchange BTC-e, on suspicion of money laundering, judicial sources said. In September, the Supreme Court had approved Vinnik’s extradition to Russia to face similar charges but on Wednesday it decided ...

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Russian Athletes Shed Their Clothes in Pursuit of the ‘Natural Truth’

MOSCOW: The videos released as part of the project feature prominent Olympic athletes sharing their true stories of attaining success and overcoming challenges, while wearing nothing that might conceal their “natural state.” A new project called the Natural Truth, launched jointly by the Russian Olympic Committee and Siberian Wellness corporation, witnessed ...

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Russia overcome pool problems to take synchronized swimming title

MOSCOW: Russia’s familiar domination of the synchronized swimming programme at the European Championships continued on Saturday as they won their third successive title in two days of competition, despite problems with the pool water. The Russian team landed the team free title, with gold medals awarded to a nine-strong outfit – ...

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German-Russian, 70, stabs Afghan, Syrian, Iraqi refugees

BERLIN: A 70-year-old man has been arrested accused of “politically motivated” attempted murder days after attacking three asylum seekers with a knife, German police said. The bloody attack took place outside a church in the western city of Heilbronn last Saturday, leaving a 17-year-old Afghan badly wounded and an Iraqi ...

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US indicts 13 Russian for 2016 election tampering

WASHINGTON: Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice has announced. In addition, three defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and ...

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Vladimir Putin takes holy dip in icy waters

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany . Russian state television showed Putin marching onto the ice of frozen Lake Seliger, about ...

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Russian teenager injures six classmates in school axe attack

SIBERIA: A teenager armed with an axe has attacked fellow students at a school in southern Siberia, wounding five children and a teacher, officials said. Russia’s Investigative Committee said the ninth-grader entered a classroom during a lesson on Friday and attacked seventh-graders and their teacher. He set off a firebomb ...

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