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Russian woman found naked with head stuck in staircase handrail, boyfriend flees

SHE was just trying to "spice things up" with her boyfriend. You know. In the bedroom. Well, on a public staircase actually. A 46-year-old woman from Lipetsk, Russia was found naked outside her apartment by a neighbour with her head stuck in a staircase handrail, Digital Spy reports. She was stranded there during a voyeuristic romp with her boyfriend. Quite the gentleman, this guy. He fled the scene, leaving his lover to free herself, and was nowhere to be found when the police arrived. "In all my time working as a rescuer, I don't recall an incident like this

Russia loses contact with just-launched £160m satellite

Russia has lost track of a newly-launched, multi-million-pound telecommunications satellite, the latest in a series of setbacks that have dogged its space industry.      The £160million Express AM-4 satellite, described by its makers as the most powerful satellite ever built in Europe, launched in the early hours of yesterday morning aboard a Proton-M rocket from the Russian-leased launchpad in Kazakhstan.      The Russian space agency said the first stages of the launch went smoothly but communication with the

China and Russia quit US dollar on bilateral trade

Moving forward: Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and China's Premier Wen Jiabao exchange documents during their meeting in St Petersburg on Tuesday   China and Russia are renouncing the U.S. dollar for trade, their premiers have announced.   Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin said they will now use their own currencies for bilateral trade.   Chinese experts told the China Daily that the move reflects closer relations between the two countries and is aimed at protecting their own domestic economies rather

10 Russian spies & 4 US agents swapped at Vienna airport

A plane, believed to be used to transport the 10 Russian spies who pleaded guilty to being foreign agents, arrives on the tarmac Photo: REUTERS   The United States and Russia completed a spy swap Friday, exchanging the agents on chartered planes at an airport in Vienna, Austria, a U.S. official and Russian media said. The plane carrying 10 Russian agents, who were expelled from the United States on Thursday for intelligence gathering, landed at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Friday afternoon, the airport press office said. "The United States has successfully

10 Russian spy suspects in New York to be expelled in exchange, US Federal officials reveal

One-for-one trade: jailed nuclear researcher Igor Sutyagin is to be released in exchange for one of the alleged spies in the U.S., which includes Anna Chapman   Ten Russian spy suspects in New York will be expelled from the United States in short order in exchange for the release of four Russian prisoners accused of spying for the United States, federal officials said Thursday. In a case reminiscent of the Cold War, the expulsions are part of a plea agreement between Russia and the United States in which the four individuals in Russia will be released to the United States, the

Hong Kong Airlines to fly direct HK-Moscow route on June 30, 2010

Hong Kong Airlines will open 4 direct flights between Hong Kong and Moscow on June 30, 2010.   Hong Kong Airlines will launch a new international direct route to Moscow on June 30, 2010. There will be four flights each week between Hong Kong and Moscow: on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sunday. This route will be operated using Airbus A330-200 aircraft configured with business and economy cabins. A one-way trip will take about 10 hours, which is four hours less than the current service which involves transferring in Beijing or Shanghai. Yang
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Chechen terrorist Doku Umarov claims responsibility for Moscow bombing

Chechen-born Islamist extremist Doku Umarov   A Chechen terrorist who is Russia's most wanted man has claimed responsibility for the Moscow metro bombings on Monday and promised to bring all out war to Russia’s streets.   In a chilling video posted on an internet website considered to be a mouthpiece for Russia-based radical Islamists, Doku Umarov, a Chechen-born Islamist extremist, said he had ordered the attack on Moscow in revenge for an alleged massacre of civilians perpetrated by Russian special forces in February. The alleged massacre