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.
The Russian Football Union (RFU) has terminated its contract with Fabio Capello as the Russian national football team’s head coach.
Romanian prosecutors this weekseized assets worth € 2 billion (US$ 2.2 billion) from major Russian petroleum company Lukoil.
A bank in Crimea lost its banking licence today over repeated violations of an anti-money laundering law.
A senior official in the gas-rich island of Sakhalin, in far-eastern Russia, has resigned after being accused of corruption.
Anna PolitkovskayaRussia’s Supreme Court has upheld the life sentences of two men convicted of the 2006 murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
Fabio Capello. Pic: Dmitry SadovnikovThe Russian Football Union (RFU) will discuss ending its contract with Russia’s national team coach, Fabio Capello.
French authorities have launched an investigation into money laundering and organized crime activities in France, Monaco and Luxembourg connected to the Magnitsky Affair, the largest tax fraud in Russian history.
Russian anti-corruption activist Dmitry Taralov was attacked and beaten in the Far Eastern town of Magadan on Monday.
France and Belgium have moved to seize Russian state assets in connection with the Yukos shareholders’ case against the Russian Federation, Forbes Russia reports.
A senior Russian pensions official has been sentenced to ten years in a penal colony and hit with a fine of 950,000 roubles (about US$ 17,600) for accepting bribes worth more than 47 million roubles (US$ 1.8 million).
Ilya Goryachev. Pic: Tania RWA suspected murderer who allegedly co-founded an ultranationalist Russian gang had links with top officials in Russia’s presidential administration, a witness has claimed at the man’s trial.
A film documenting alleged widespread corruption and human rights abuses in the Russian republic of Chechnya has received more than a million views despite being temporarily blocked by YouTube.
A FIFA compliance officer involved in the reform of the embattled football organization has claimed that Qatar and Russia may lose their right to host the World Cup should evidence of corruption emerges.
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