Articles by Ivan Sekretarev



Putin Orders Resumption of Bomber Patrols

  • 20 August 07
  • The Associated Press
President Vladimir Putin said he had ordered strategic bombers to resume regular long-range patrols Friday as the Air Force carried out maneuvers involving 20 strategic bombers over the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans.

Millionaire, Space Crew Return

  • 12 October 05
  • The Associated Press
U.S. millionaire scientist Gregory Olsen and a two-man, Russian-American crew returned from the international space station to Earth early Tuesday in a lightning-swift, bone-jarring descent.

Astronauts Make Safe Landing in Slush

  • 26 April 05
  • The Associated Press
A Russian space capsule carrying an Italian, a Russian and an American hurtled safely home to Earth from the international space station Monday, landing softly on the marshy Central Asian steppes in the early morning darkness.

Death Toll in Mine Blast Rises to 45

  • 13 April 04
  • The Associated Press
The death toll in a weekend explosion that tore through a Kuzbass coal mine rose to 45 on Monday, as investigators probed the cause of a sudden buildup of methane and rescue workers carried the victims to the surface in black plastic body bags.

Helicopter Shot Down in Ingushetia

  • 27 September 02
  • The Associated Press
A Mi-24 military helicopter was shot down Thursday in Ingushetia during a firefight with rebels. The two airmen were killed and at least 14 servicemen died in the battle.

Government Mulls Over Kursk Rescue

  • 19 October 00
  • The Associated Press
A top military officer said the government might decide against recovering the remains of Kursk crewmen.