Siberian mine explosion kills more than 50, another tragedy in an industry plagued with safety lapses

Siberian mine explosion kills more than 50, another tragedy in an industry plagued with safety lapses

The man found alive, Alexander Zakovryashin, 51, was a doctor on a rescue team sent into the mine Thursday, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported. He was in serious condition and… Read more
Trevor Reed, former Marine in Russian prison, goes on hunger strike over rights violations

Trevor Reed, former Marine in Russian prison, goes on hunger strike over rights violations

MOSCOW — Former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed, sentenced in Russia to nine years after being convictedfor a drunken 2019 incident he said he did not remember, has declared a hunger… Read more
To save a Russian filmmaker, a minister plunged into the Arctic River. Both of them died.

To save a Russian filmmaker, a minister plunged into the Arctic River. Both of them died.

MOSCOW — Russia’s minister for emergencies leaped into an Arctic river during a training exercise on Wednesday in an attempt to rescue a prizewinning film director, but both died in… Read more
Leading Belarusian opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova jailed for 11 years

Leading Belarusian opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova jailed for 11 years

MOSCOW — Belarusian opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova, who refused an effort last year by security agents to forcibly deport her, was found guilty Monday of conspiracy to overthrow the government… Read more