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March 12, 1994 | Associated Press
Although the alleged leaders of the 1991 coup attempt against Mikhail S. Gorbachev apparently can't be punished, Russia's Supreme Court ruled Friday that they must stand trial, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. The dozen men--who once had been among the most powerful in the Kremlin--were having their cases heard by a military court.
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May 4, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A gas explosion tore through a Siberian apartment block and sparked a fire that engulfed the building, killing eight people, including two children, Russian media reported. Separately, a gas canister blast killed one person in a St. Petersburg grocery market, the Itar-Tass news agency reported, citing officials. The two incidents underlined the poor fire safety record in Russia, where officials have said more than 15,000 people died last year in more than 200,000 reported blazes.
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May 4, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A gas explosion tore through a Siberian apartment block and sparked a fire that engulfed the building, killing eight people, including two children, Russian media reported. Separately, a gas canister blast killed one person in a St. Petersburg grocery market, the Itar-Tass news agency reported, citing officials. The two incidents underlined the poor fire safety record in Russia, where officials have said more than 15,000 people died last year in more than 200,000 reported blazes.
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June 14, 2001 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 26, 1993 | From Associated Press
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.
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June 14, 2001 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 14, 1993 | Reuters
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.
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March 24, 1992 | Associated Press
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.
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January 21, 1993 | Reuters
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.
NEWS
December 21, 1992 | Associated Press
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.
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March 12, 1994 | Associated Press
Although the alleged leaders of the 1991 coup attempt against Mikhail S. Gorbachev apparently can't be punished, Russia's Supreme Court ruled Friday that they must stand trial, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. The dozen men--who once had been among the most powerful in the Kremlin--were having their cases heard by a military court.
NEWS
December 26, 1993 | From Associated Press
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.
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April 6, 1993 | Associated Press
Gilmat Mazitov, who survived two terms totaling 13 years in Siberian prison camps, celebrated his 112th birthday Monday in Russia's Far East, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.
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January 3, 1994 | Associated Press
A Russian passenger jet crashed this morning shortly after takeoff from the Siberian city of Irkutsk, apparently killing all 116 people aboard, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported. ITAR-Tass said the Tu-154 jet had just taken off for Moscow when its engines failed. "According to preliminary information, all 110 passengers and six crew members perished," the news agency said.
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