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A movie dramatizing the iconic 1972 showdown between US chess prodigy Bobby Fischer and Soviet grandmaster Boris Spassky will start filming next month, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
NASA’s deep space exploration program could face the ax as global supplies of the plutonium-238 nuclear fuel used to power spacecraft like Voyager and the Mars Curiosity rover dry up, media reports and NASA memos show, with some of them blaming Russia for the problem.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has “encouraged” the Supreme Court to review how courts deal with parole cases, the Kremlin has said in a statement.
US doctors say the first cases of people using a notorious Russian street drug that eats away at the flesh have been reported in the United States.
Investigators have compiled and sent to court a 27 million ruble ($840,000) fraud and abuse of office case against a senior military official, a spokesman for Russia’s Investigative Committee said Thursday.
The Russia Arms Expo-2013 exhibition, which has opened in Nizhny Tagil, features an upgraded T-72 tank for urban warfare, a Rakushka-M armored personnel carrier and a 30-ton Atom infantry fighting vehicle.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, arrived on Thursday at a testing range in western Russia for the final stage of an extensive exercise conducted by the two countries’ militaries.
Moscow warned Tokyo on Thursday that it would restrict Japanese officials from traveling to the disputed Kuril Islands if such officials call for those islands to be returned to Russia.
The 9th Russian Arms Expo 2013 international exhibition opened on Sept. 25 and runs through Sept. 28 in the Urals city of Nizhny Tagil. Organizers say the event features over 400 exhibitors from 50 countries. Russia hopes the exhibition will boost global interest in the country’s arms production – a key export.
A Russian court on Thursday postponed until October 18 a hearing to settle whether Pussy Riot shock rocker Maria Alyokhina should be released early.
The International Olympic Committee says it is "fully satisfied" that Russia's law banning the promotion of “non-traditional relationships” to minors does not violate the anti-discrimination guarantees of the Olympic charter.
Around 60 RIA Novosti employees have given blood to help young patients at the Dmitry Rogachev Centre for Children's Hematology. Donor Day, which took place on September 23, was organized by RIA Novosti in cooperation with the Podari Zhizn (Gift of Life) charity foundation and the Blood Centre of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA).