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Nationalist Suspected in High-Profile Killings Extradited

Serbia has extradited a Russian nationalist leader to Moscow on charges of setting up a gang accused of committing at least a dozen high-profile killings, in a move analysts say may signal a turf war in the Kremlin.

Russia Loses, but Proud to Host Miss Universe

Miss Venezuela, Maria Gabriela Isler, swept aside 85 contestants to give her country its seventh Miss Universe crown during the competition final in Moscow's Crocus City Hall on Saturday night.

Putin Urges Police to Monitor North Caucasus Situation

RIA Novosti
The situation in the North Caucasus should be constantly monitored by the Interior Ministry, President Vladimir Putin said Sunday as he congratulated ministry staff on their professional holiday.

Shoigu Says NATO and Terrorism Russia's Top Challenges

Terrorism and NATO's expansion at Russia's borders are the country's two main security threats, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Saturday, hinting at a renewal of the armed forces' strategic and doctrinal direction after years of failed reforms.

Krasnoyarsk Confirmed as 2019 Universiade Host City

RIA Novosti
The Russian city of Krasnoyarsk was officially named the host city of the 2019 Winter University Games at the FISU Executive Committee meeting in Brussels.

Russia to Send 200 Rescuers to Typhoon-Hit Philippines

RIA Novosti
Russia will send a team of 200 rescuers to the Philippines, stricken by a devastating typhoon, if a formal request is made, a spokesperson for the Emergency Situations Ministry said Sunday.

Man Nails Testicles to Red Square Cobblestones in Bizarre Protest

The Moscow Times
Tourists and locals alike witnessed an unusual scene Sunday as St. Petersburg performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky hammered a nail through his testicles and into the cobblestones of Red Square close to Lenin's Mausoleum.

Lithuania Court Orders News Agency to Reveal Leak of Secret Service Report

A Lithuanian court has ordered the local BNS news agency to reveal the source of a report that Russia is trying to dig up damaging information against the country's president.

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