A government decree in Russia has ordered a crackdown on counterfeit alcohol products to battle the rise of the illegal liquor trade.
In the past five years, authorities working with the FBI in Moldova have foiled four plots by Russian-linked gangs to sell nuclear materials to Islamic State (IS), according to an Associated Press (AP) investigation.
A government commission has approved initial plans to bar public access to property ownership databases in Russia, reports the RBC news agency.
The mayor of Tallinn, Estonia’s capital city, has been arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes.
A 28-year-old woman previously known for her participation in the sports discipline called acrobatic rock-and-roll is heading a 110 billion ruble (US$ 1.5 billion) project to double the size of Moscow State University (MSU), Russian media is reporting.
A Russian whistleblower who died unexpectedly while jogging may have been poisoned by Russian spies with a rare toxin from the gelsemium elegans plant, a pre-inquest hearing was told on Monday.
The governor of Russia’s northern Komi region has been charged in Moscow with fraud in a major swoop in which 18 other officials and businessmen are also under suspicion.
Opposition parties in Russia have been left crying foul after regional polls on Sunday as independent election watchdogs recorded several instances of electoral fraud.
A Moscow court has ordered four Russian companies to pay 1.7 million rubles (US$ 25,178) in damages to the California-based Apple Corporation for illegal use of the Apple trademark and trading in counterfeit products.
A former Russian nuclear official has pleaded guilty in the United States to conspiracy to launder more than US$ 2 million in an elaborate bribery scheme in which contracts were awarded improperly.
A video showing four Russian officials using a bulldozer to crush three small packages of allegedly illegally imported goosemeat has gone viral.
Surprise food inspections in Moscow found mislabeled meat for sale in foreign-owned stores, according to the Russian food standards agency Rosselkhoznadzor.
Sergei MagnitskyA United States bill which would allow authorities to bar corrupt foreign officials and those responsible for human rights abuses from entering the US and using its financial institutions has moved a step closer to possible adoption.
The Nobel Prize should be given to Sepp Blatter, the embattled head of FIFA who recently announced his resignation in the wake of a major corruption scandal, according to Vladimir Putin.
The cosmodrome site. Image: Roscosmos/FlickrNearly 7.5 billion roubles (US$ 126 million) have been embezzled from the project to build a landmark new space base for Russia, according to the country’s prosecutor general Yury Chaika.
A Russian newspaper is reporting that football coach Fabio Capello was paid US$35 million to step down as head coach of the Russian football team earlier this month —nearly US$20 million more than he was previously said to have received.
Russian authorities have dismantled a weapon trafficking ring they say was running a supply chain from Ukraine and the European Union to Russia.
A court in the United States (US) has sentenced a Russian national living in Tewksbury, Mass. to two years’ imprisonment for cyber fraud.
The Basmanny District Court in Moscow has approved a warrant by investigators for the arrest of a Russian lawmaker in absentia on charges of embezzlement.
The families of 18 victims of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 that killed 298 people are suing Igor Girkin, an East Ukraine separatist leader and former Russian secret service employee, for US$ 900 million in a Chicago courtroom.
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