Articles by Judith Ingram

Reports of Toxic Spill at Arms Plant Denied

  • 24 November 06
  • The Associated Press
Officials denied reports Thursday that highly toxic chemicals had accidentally spilled from a weapons reprocessing facility in the Kirov region.

Military Denies U.S. Arms Report

  • 02 November 06
  • The Associated Press
A Russian military official on Wednesday denied a U.S. congressional report that put Russia ahead of France and the United States in arms deals with developing countries, Interfax reported.

Newspaper Tribute to Anna Politkovskaya

  • 27 October 06
  • The Associated Press
Anna Politkovskaya's colleagues, supported by the independent Russian Union of Journalists and hundreds of domestic and foreign media outlets, published a newspaper Thursday devoted to the slain journalist, who focused on uncovering torture, abductions and other abuses against civilians in Chechnya.

Politkovskaya's Last Story Published

  • 13 October 06
  • The Associated Press
Novaya Gazeta on Thursday published an unfinished article on torture in Chechnya that Anna Politkovskaya was working on when she was killed.

Weapons Destruction Plant Opened

  • 11 September 06
  • The Associated Press
Engineers covered in head-to-toe protective gear Friday inserted neutralizing chemicals into bombs filled with a deadly nerve agent, officially starting the work of the country's third chemical weapons destruction plant.

Russia to Float Atomic Reactor

  • 15 June 06
  • The Associated Press
An Arctic military shipbuilding plant and the Federal Atomic Energy Agency signed a contract Wednesday to build the world's first floating nuclear reactor.

Russia Refuses to Ditch Bushehr

  • 21 April 06
  • The Associated Press
Washington calls on countries to end all nuclear cooperation with Iran.

Tradition Marches On at Felt Boot Plant

  • 21 March 06
  • The Associated Press
Workers take bales of rough wool and beat, steam and shrink it into boots at a valenki factory in a small Tver region town.

Russia Urges Iran to Keep Moratorium

  • 11 January 06
  • The Associated Press
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that Russia was working to ensure that Iran continue its moratorium on enriching uranium until talks can be held between Moscow and Tehran.

NGO Bill Was Years in the Making

  • 10 January 06
  • The Associated Press
The bill restricting nongovernmental organizations made it from the drafting table to President Vladimir Putin's desk for signature with unusual speed, taking just over a month to get through both houses of the parliament despite sharp international criticism and domestic demands for more public discussion.

Activists Ask Putin to Nix NGO Bill

  • 30 December 05
  • The Associated Press
The Committee to Protect Journalists called on President Vladimir Putin not to sign a new bill that would severely restrict nongovernmental organizations.

G8 Urged to Press Russia on NGO Bill

  • 29 December 05
  • The Associated Press
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday urged members of the Group of Eight to press Russia -- their chairman in 2006 -- on new legislation that would severely restrict nongovernmental organizations.

Far East Residents Urged Not to Panic

  • 30 November 05
  • The Associated Press
A senior environmental protection official urged residents of the Far East city of Khabarovsk on Tuesday not to panic over a toxic soup headed their way on the Amur River, drinking a glass of water as television cameras rolled to demonstrate authorities had the situation under control.

15,000 Azeris Rally as Pressure Builds

  • 10 November 05
  • The Associated Press
Thousands of angry demonstrators crammed a square in Baku to protest alleged vote fraud in this weekend's parliamentary elections, while Azeri President Ilham Aliyev fired two regional governors for interfering with the vote count.

Tymoshenko Warrant Canceled

  • 27 September 05
  • The Associated Press
Prosecutors said Monday that they had canceled an arrest warrant for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko after she appeared in Moscow over the weekend and was questioned.

Russia Frets Over Czech Munitions to Georgia

  • 14 September 05
  • The Associated Press
Russia on Tuesday expressed alarm over a Czech government decision to transfer ammunition to Georgia, saying it was only the latest instance of NATO states arming the former Soviet republic.

Defense Ministry Lists Noncombat Fatalities

  • 13 September 05
  • The Associated Press
The Defense Ministry on Monday made good on a promise and published a rundown of noncombat deaths in the military for the first eight months of the year.

Chechnya Abductions Figure Falls

  • 31 August 05
  • The Associated Press
The number of abductions in Chechnya has dropped significantly, a top security official in the North Caucasus said, Interfax reported Tuesday.

Putin Warns of Threats to Democratic Societies

  • 11 July 05
  • The Associated Press
Terrorists should not be allowed to cause division among world leaders, President Vladimir Putin said Friday, at the end of a Group of Eight summit that was overshadowed by the deadly train and bus bombings in London a day earlier.

Kremlin Adviser Says Russia Is Vital to G8

  • 01 July 05
  • The Associated Press
A senior Kremlin adviser denied that leaders of the Group of Eight objected to having Russia in their ranks, and said that Moscow was vital to the other seven members for guaranteeing the stability of economic development.

Polish Journalists Held by FSB in Ingushetia

  • 02 June 05
  • The Associated Press
The three journalists planned to film a documentary about suffering in Chechnya for state-run Polish television.

Lavrov Tells Tbilisi That Bases Could Go Soon

  • 26 April 05
  • The Associated Press
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that Moscow could start withdrawing its two Soviet-era bases from Georgia beginning this year.

Plastic Surgery Offered to Basayev Informers

  • 17 March 05
  • The Associated Press
Stepping up their hunt for Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, the Federal Security Service said Wednesday that it would pay the costs of plastic surgery for anyone who gives information leading to his killing or capture, on top of a $10 million reward already promised.

Putin Calls for Tougher Action in the Caucasus

  • 22 February 05
  • The Associated Press
President Vladimir Putin ordered the Interior Ministry on Monday to toughen efforts to eliminate militants in the restive North Caucasus region.

Aslakhanov: Terrorism Is Growing

  • 17 February 05
  • The Associated Press
Terrorism is expanding its reach in Russia, in part because of corruption and lawlessness in the government, the police and the military make it impossible for impoverished people to improve their lot, a Kremlin aide said Wednesday.

Military: 6 Rebels Killed in Skirmish

  • 15 February 05
  • The Associated Press
Six rebels were killed early Monday in a skirmish with federal troops in Chechnya after they tried unsuccessfully to carry out an attack against the troops, a military spokesman said.

Putin Expresses His Shame for Russia

  • 28 January 05
  • The Associated Press
As world leaders and death camp survivors mourned victims of the Holocaust on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, President Vladimir Putin acknowledged Thursday that anti-Semitism and xenophobia had surfaced in Russia, tackling an issue that the Kremlin had long failed to confront directly.

Soviet Veteran Remembers Auschwitz

  • 25 January 05
  • The Associated Press
On Jan. 27, 1945, Soviet infantryman Yakov Vinnichenko walked through the gates of the Auschwitz concentration camp into a netherworld of ghostly, emaciated women huddled together in dark barracks to prop one another up.

Shostakovich Treasure Trove Seeks a New Home

  • 24 November 04
  • The Associated Press
The son of a conductor who worked closely with Dmitry Shostakovich is searching for a new home for thousands of recordings and manuscripts of the composer's works -- a trove he says will cast some of the most breathtaking music of the 20th century into new relief.

Vershbow: Iraq Dispute 'Behind Us'

  • 11 June 04
  • The Associated Press
U.S. Ambassador Alexander Vershbow said Thursday that U.S. President George W. Bush and President Vladimir Putin had overcome their conflict over Iraq and given their governments a new list of goals to improve bilateral relations in palpable ways.