France Extradites First Criminal to Russia in 3 Years

France has approved the extradition of an internationally wanted criminal to Russia, the first such extradition in three years, a representative of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

// Apr. 30, 2014 - 20:43 GMT


Armed Man Who Took Hostages at Bank in Southern Russia Surrenders

An armed man who broke into a bank in the southern Russian city of Belgorod has surrendered under the guarantee that his savings would be returned, a local police chief said Monday.

// Apr. 21, 2014 - 17:44 GMT


Armed Men Take Hostages at Bank in Southern Russia

Three unidentified men have taken four people hostage in a bank in southern Russia, a source in the regional police force told RIA Novosti Monday.

// Apr. 21, 2014 - 14:58 GMT


Love Pushed Finnish Woman to Smuggle Turk in Car Trunk Across Russian Border

Russian border guards detained a Finnish woman last month who was attempting to smuggle her Turkish lover across the Russian-Finnish border, law enforcement said Tuesday.

// Apr. 08, 2014 - 17:39 GMT


Crimean Security Forces Fend off Attack on Military Facility

Crimean security forces repelled an attack by a gang of hooligans on a military checkpoint and barracks in western Crimea late on Sunday, the Crimean Interior Ministry told reporters Monday.

// Apr. 07, 2014 - 16:19 GMT


Russia Puts Renowned MMA Fighter on Federal Wanted List

Russian authorities have put renowned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Aleksander Emelianenko on a wanted list on suspicion of housekeeper abuse and passport theft, investigators said Wednesday.

// Apr. 02, 2014 - 13:46 GMT


Cheese Factory Faces Criminal Charges for Employees Bathing in Milk

The Prosecutor's Office is investigating the management at an Omsk cheese factory after plant employees posted a photo of themselves bathing in milk online, the Prosecutor General's Office reported Tuesday.

// Apr. 01, 2014 - 20:41 GMT


Moscow School Shooting Suspect to Remain in Custody Until August

Moscow's district court on Tuesday extended by four months the custody of a Russian teenager accused of fatally shooting two people at his school in early February.

// Apr. 01, 2014 - 16:32 GMT


Opposition Activist Navalny Loses House Arrest Appeal

The Moscow City Court upheld a lower courts ruling Monday to place anti-corruption crusader and opposition stalwart Alexei Navalny under house arrest, RAPSI reported from the court room. </p>

// Mar. 25, 2014 - 00:50 GMT


Vienna Continues to Hold Ukrainian Mogul After $174M Bail Posted

A court in Austria announced on Thursday that Ukrainian industrialist Dmytro Firtash, detained on an FBI arrest warrant, had posted 125 million euro ($174 million) in bail, but federal money laundering authorities had frozen the funds to investigate their origin.

// Mar. 21, 2014 - 14:48 GMT