December 26, 1993 |
Four masked kidnapers in an explosives-packed helicopter took off early today with five hostages and $10 million in ransom after talks with the Russian government broke down. Officials at the government's emergency headquarters said the helicopter was apparently headed for Makhachkala, a town on the Caspian Sea about 240 miles to the southeast, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. Air control officials said the flight to the southern town takes about two hours.
June 14, 2001 |
An American lecturer was interrogated for two hours and given a warning by the Federal Security Service, the main successor to the KGB, after assigning Russian students to gather information on local people. Elizabeth Sweet, who is teaching economics and general studies at Omsk State University, was reported to the security service, known as the FSB, after her students carried out interviews at a factory.
February 14, 1993 |
An expedition to monitor seas near an experimental Soviet atomic submarine, which sank off Norway nearly four years ago, has found no radiation leaks, Itar-Tass news agency said on Saturday.
March 24, 1992 |
An Aeroflot cargo plane carrying 11 people exploded and crashed in central Siberia on Monday, killing everyone aboard, aviation officials and the Russian Itar-Tass news agency said.
January 21, 1993 |
A major gas pipeline near the Russian town of Serov in the Ural Mountains exploded Wednesday, destroying a large area of the forest through which it passes, Itar-Tass news agency said.
December 21, 1992 |
Six people were burned to death and 37 were injured when a cigarette ignited spilled gasoline inside a bus in southern Russia, the Itar-Tass news agency reported Sunday.