October 11, 1999 |
President Boris N. Yeltsin received hospital treatment for the flu, and his temperature was returning to normal, the Kremlin said. Spokesman Dmitri D. Yakushkin did not provide details on the treatment or say when the president, who was hospitalized Saturday, might be released, according to the Interfax news agency. Yeltsin met with his chief of staff, Alexander S. Voloshin, at the hospital, Yakushkin said. The president did not give any additional powers to Prime Minister Vladimir V.
October 27, 2001 |
Investigators recovered the remains of nine more seamen from the wreck of the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk, officials said. "Exactly how many of our heroes we'll manage to get out of the vessel is still hard to say," Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov said, according to the Interfax news agency. Three bodies were removed Thursday. Investigators entered the reactor section of the submarine, Interfax said, citing the navy's commander, Adm. Vladimir Kuroyedov.
February 20, 2008 |
Yevgeny Adamov, the former atomic energy minister whom Washington accused of stealing millions in U.S. government funds, was found guilty of fraud and abuse of office. Yekaterina Novozhilova, assistant to the chief judge at a Moscow District Court, said sentencing was expected today. The judge said Adamov and two codefendants stole 62% of the shares in a Russian-U.S. uranium venture and pocketed $31 million, according to the Interfax news agency.
September 6, 2013 |
MOSCOW -- Russia will continue to supply weapons to Syria in the event of a U.S. military strike, President Vladimir Putin said Friday, as three naval ships headed to the eastern Mediterranean to bolster the country's fleet near the Syrian coast. “Will we help Syria? Yes, we will,” Putin said in response to a journalist's question at the conclusion of a Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg. “We are helping them now. We are supplying weapons, cooperating in the economic sphere.” President Obama used the meeting of world leaders to press his case for punitive strikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad for a reported Aug. 21 chemical attack on pro-rebel suburbs of Damascus.
February 15, 2013 |
MOSCOW -- A meteor streaked over the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, producing a blast that injured hundreds, caused minor damage to buildings and temporarily disrupted Internet communication, officials said. Yelena Smirnykh, deputy information chief of the Emergency Situations Ministry said 474 people sought medical assistance after the explosion. "Five of them were hospitalized, most of the injuries being cuts by shattered window glass," she said. [Updated, 7:41 a.m. Feb. 15: Later in the day, Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov reported to President Vladimir Putin in televised remarks that more than 500 people were injured, with 112 of them -- including 80 children -- requiring hospital care.
February 13, 1996 |
Two assailants shot and wounded lawmaker Alexander Vengerovsky, right-hand man to ultranationalist leader Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky, on Monday night as he was walking his dog. Vengerovsky was attacked near his home in downtown Moscow, said Viktor Cheryomukhin, a spokesman for parliament's lower house. Police declined to provide details of the shooting. But the Interfax news agency quoted Vengerovsky's wife as saying the lawmaker was hospitalized with a leg wound.