Pilot error blamed for deadly Russian passenger jet crash

The pilots of a Russian airliner that crashed and killed 71 people failed to switch on a heating unit — leading speed sensors to ice up and provide wrong information, investigators said Tuesday. “A factor in the development of a special situation in the flight could be the wrong

Plane with 71 passengers crashes near Moscow, killing all on board

MOSCOW – A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed near Moscow on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, news agencies said. There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane which went missing from radars less than 10 minutes after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo

Regional plane with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow

MOSCOW – A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, Russian news agencies said, citing sources in the emergency services. There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane which went missing from radars less

Regional plane with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow

MOSCOW – A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, Russian news agencies said, citing sources in the emergency services. There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane which went missing from radars less than 10

Regional plane with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow

MOSCOW – A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, Russian news agencies said, citing sources in the emergency services. There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane which went missing from radars less

Putin opponent violently arrested at Moscow rally

An anti-corruption crusader challenging Russian president Vladimir Putin was violently arrested Sunday at a demonstration in Moscow. Police pounced on Alexei Navalny, considered the most serious challenger to strongman Putin, just moments after he appeared at a rally in the city’s Pushkin Square. A half-dozen cops descend on Navalny and

Russia brands claims it could kill Brits by targeting our energy supplies are like something from a Monty Python sketch

MOSCOW yesterday branded Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s allegations they were plotting “chaos” like something out of Monty Python. And in a comic piece of diplomatic trolling – got his name wrong. Outspoken Williamson, hotly tipped to be Theresa May’s successor, said Russia could hit Britain’s energy infrastructure and “cause thousands

Southampton eyeing £30m deal for Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes

SOUTHAMPTON are watching Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes but will have to shell out to lure him to St Mary's, according to reports. Promes, 26, is keen to try his luck in the Premier League, however the Russian side want £30million, according to Sky Sports. Any potential deal will smash

Russia calls Dems’ election report ‘damaging’ for relations

MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Thursday described a report published by Democratic U.S. lawmakers accusing Russia of election meddling as damaging for bilateral relations, as well as for the United States itself. Democratic U.S. lawmakers accused Russia on Wednesday of a “relentless assault” on democratic institutions worldwide, and called

5 killed as Moscow bus plunges down stairs

A passenger bus in Moscow swerved off the road and plunged into a crowded pedestrian underpass on Monday, killing at least five people, according to reports. The tragedy, which unfolded near the Slavyansky Bulvar metro station at 2:50 p.m. local time, also left 15 people injured, officials said. “Terror attack is

Putin says fabricated spymania ‘dealing a blow’ to US politics

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by President Donald Trump’s opponents but he thought battered U.S.-Russia relations would recover one day. Putin also praised the U.S. president for what he said were his

Russian parliament considers banning all US media

MOSCOW — Russia’s parliament could bar U.S. media from reporting within its walls in retaliation for the withdrawal of a Kremlin-funded television station’s credentials in the United States. Olga Savastyanova of the State Duma told Russian news agencies on Friday that she expects the Duma to adopt the ban

Putin vows response to crackdown on Russian media in US

DANANG, Vietnam – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Russia would respond in kind to what he said were Washington’s measures to restrict the freedom of speech of Russian media organizations operating on U.S. soil. Putin said however that possible plans to retaliate by declaring U.S. media

Fashion And Wanderlust Collide In These Truly Breathtaking Photos

There’s style envy, there’s wanderlust, and then there’s this. Moscow-based photographer Kristina Makeeva combines fashion and travel in a truly breathtaking way, photographing women in elaborate dresses in front of various mind-blowingly beautiful backdrops around the world. Makeeva shares her work with over 300,000 Instagram followers, and wrote on Bored Panda that it’s the

Russian cybersecurity company admits taking NSA code

SAN FRANCISCO – Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday acknowledged that its security software had taken source code for a secret American hacking tool from a personal computer in the United States. The admission came in a statement from the embattled company that described preliminary results from an internal inquiry it launched

Kremlin denies it was behind fake news report touting bogus Putin burger

The Kremlin is denying responsibility for a fake news story about a special burger sold in the Big Apple in honor of President Putin’s 65th birthday. The non-existent “Putin Burger” was allegedly sold at Lucy’s Cantina Royale, a Mexican eatery near Penn Station, according to a video that surfaced over the

Moscow bomb threats spark mass evacuation of 45,000 people after train stations, universities and shopping malls are threatened

MORE than 45,000 people have been evacuated from shopping centres, train stations and schools in Russia after a series of “almost simultaneous” bomb threats. Local reports claim that 200 buildings throughout the country received anonymous phone calls warning they had been rigged with explosives. https://twitter.com/Radio_BFM/status/907965952440061953 Footage shows hundreds of people gathering outside