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Fire fighters and rescuers work at the crash site of a Russian passenger airliner near Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan republic, about 720 kilometers (450 miles) east of Moscow, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Russian Emergency Situations Ministry)

Russian crash investigators find voice recorder

MOSCOW (AP) — The last word the pilot of the Boeing 737 uttered was “circle.” Moments later the jetliner slammed into the ground, investigators said Wednesday, killing all 50 people on board. The Moscow-based Interstate […]

11/20/2013

Fire fighters and rescuers work at the crash site of a Russian passenger airliner near Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan republic, about 720 kilometers (450 miles) east of Moscow, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Russian Emergency Situations Ministry)

Video shows near-vertical crash of Russian plane

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — The grainy airport video is dark, short and chilling. Within five seconds, a dot of light that Russian authorities say is a Boeing 737 appears in the sky over the tarmac […]

11/18/2013

Map locates Kazan, Russia, where a plane crashed while landing, killing all 50 aboard (AP Graphic)

Boeing plane crashes in Russia, 50 on board killed

MOSCOW (AP) — A Boeing 737 jetliner crashed and burst into flames Sunday night while trying to land at the airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people aboard in the latest […]

11/17/2013

Nationalist demonstrators carry banners on foreground reading " Russians and Russian power to Russia,"  during the march to mark National Unity Day, in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Several thousand Russian nationalists rallied Monday in Moscow, venting against the migrants they accuse of pushing up the crime rate and taking their jobs. The protest took place on the national holiday of Unity Day, established in 2005 to replace commemorations of the Bolshevik Revolution. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Thousands of Russian nationalists rally in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Several thousand Russian nationalists rallied Monday in Moscow, venting against the migrants they accuse of pushing up the crime rate and taking their jobs. The protest took place on Unity Day, a […]

11/04/2013

In this July 19, 1980 file photo, Soviet basketball player Sergei Belov runs with the Olympic flame to light the torch during the opening ceremonies of the summer Olympics in Moscow.  (AP Photo, File)

Former Soviet great Sergei Belov dies at 69

  MOSCOW (AP) — Sergei Belov, the Soviet basketball great who helped his team beat the United States in the epic 1972 Olympic final in Munich, died Thursday. He was 69. His death was announced […]

10/03/2013

U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, speak with their families prior the launch of Soyuz-FG  rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, Pool)

Spacecraft with American, 2 Russians blasts off

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russians and an American has lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, soaring into the night sky for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station. Seated inside […]

09/25/2013

Artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet Sergei Filin, center, speaks at a traditional annual meeting of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Bolshoi’s Filin returns to theater after attack

MOSCOW (AP) — The Bolshoi ballet’s artistic director has returned to the famed Moscow theater after months of treatment in Germany for burns he suffered to both eyes when a man threw acid in his […]

09/17/2013

Hedgehogs named for infant prince move to castle

MOSCOW (AP) — Three rare albino hedgehog babies, born on the same day as Britain’s new prince, have moved into a miniature castle at a Moscow petting zoo. George, Alexander and Louis are named after […]

08/22/2013

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva poses with her gold medal in the women's pole vault as she stands on the podium during the medal ceremony at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Isinbayeva says she may have been misunderstood

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva’s comments on her country’s law against gay “propaganda” seemed as unequivocal as the bar-clearing jump that won her the world championship: She supported the law and derided […]

08/16/2013

President Barack Obama during his news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year despite several significant disputes with Russia. Answering questions Friday at a White House news […]

08/09/2013

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