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LONDON — The European Court of Human Rights found on Tuesday that Russia was responsible for the assassination of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, who died an agonizing death in 2006 after being poisoned in London with a rare radioactive substance. Litvinenko, a defector who had become a vocal critic of the Kremlin, died three weeks after drinking green tea laced with polonium-210 at a plush London hotel. Download the NBC News app for breaking news and politicsBritain has long blamed the attack on Moscow, and the European court in Strasbourg, France, agreed. "Mr. Litvinenko’s assassination was imputable to Russia," its statement said. A British inquiry concluded in 2016 that Putin had probably approved a Russian intelligence operation to murder Litvinenko.
Persons: Alexander Litvinenko, Sergei Skripal, Litvinenko, Litvinenko’s, imputable, gaunt, Vladimir Putin —, , Putin, Yulia, Alexander Petrov, Ruslan Boshirov, Skripal, Nick Bailey, Dean Haydon, Sergey Fedotov, Haydon, Petrov, Boshirov, Alexander Mishkin, Anatoliy Chepiga, Denis Sergeev Organizations: European, of Human, NBC, London’s University College Hospital, Kremlin, Terrorism Locations: Russia, London, Russian, Britain, Moscow, Strasbourg, France, English, Salisbury
MOSCOW, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Russian economic growth is now seen at 4.2% this year, up from a previously expected 3.8%, fuelling inflation which is now seen at 5.8% by year-end, Interfax news agency quoted an economy ministry official as saying on Tuesday. Inflation was previously forecast at 5% for this year, above the central bank’s target of 4%, as the Russian economy is recovering faster than expected after its sharpest decline in more than a decade in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Darya Korsunskaya Writing by Katya Golubkova Editing by Catherine Evans)
Persons: Inflation, Maria Kiselyova, Katya Golubkova, Catherine Evans Locations: MOSCOW
At 0714 GMT, the rouble was 0.2% stronger against the dollar at 73.25 and had gained 0.2% to trade at 85.94 versus the euro. Investors are focused on the Federal Reserve’s Sept. 21-22 meeting, bracing for it to take another step towards tapering stimulus. The rouble-based MOEX Russian index was 0.4% higher at 3,983.8 points. Shares in Russian gas giant Gazprom also ticked up 1.3% amid a gas price surge in Europe that threatens to push up winter fuel bills, hurt consumption and exacerbate a near-term spike in inflation. For Russian equities guide seeFor Russian treasury bonds see
Persons: , Brent Organizations: U.S, Federal, Fed, BCS Global, Gazprom Locations: MOSCOW, Russian, Europe
Jesse Benton worked as a campaign staffer for former Rep. Ron Paul, as well as Sens. In 2016, he was convicted of campaign finance crimes related to his role on the Ron Paul campaign. In an unsealed indictment, dated September 9, prosecutors allege Jesse Benton "conspired to illegally funnel thousands of dollars of foreign money from a Russian foreign national" into the campaign. In October 2016, Benton received a $100,000 wire transfer from the unnamed Russian national, the indictment states, promising him that he would get to "meet a celebrity" at a fundraiser in Philadelphia on September 22, 2016. The Russian national attended the fundraiser, according to the indictment, his travel to the United States facilitated by an alleged co-conspirator, Roy Douglas Wead, a conservative author.
Persons: Jesse Benton, Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Trump, US Sen, Benton, Donald Trump, Roy Douglas Wead, Benton —, Sen, Mitch McConnell —, Wead Organizations: Business, Service, US, US Department of Justice, Russian, Prosecutors, Ritz, Carlton, Republican Locations: Sens, Russia, Philadelphia, Center City, United States
But are their efforts going to benefit humanity as a whole or just an elite few? Tech investor Jaan Tallinn, the co-founder of Skype, told CNBC that Silicon Valley's quest to live forever will eventually benefit humanity as a whole. "I think involuntary death is clearly morally bad, which makes the quest for longevity a morally noble thing to engage in," Tallinn said. Jon Crowcroft, a computer science professor at Cambridge University, told CNBC they'd be better off pumping more of their billions into climate change mitigation technologies instead of longevity research. But Tallinn told CNBC he finds the tech billionaire's efforts to support longevity research "commendable."
Persons: Jeff Bezos, Shepard, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Larry Page, Oracle's Larry Ellison, Palantir's Peter Thiel, Stefan Schubert, Sean O hEigeartaigh, Ó hÉigeartaigh, Ó, Jon Crowcroft, CNBC they'd, Bezos, Elon Musk, Yuri Milner, Ellison, Sergey Brin, Calico, Thiel, Donald Trump's, Peter Thiel Organizations: Technologies, London School of Economics, Political Science, CNBC, Tech, Jaan, Skype, Cambridge University's Center, Cambridge University, Tallinn, Altos, MIT Technology, Facebook, Oracle, Google, PayPal, PayPal Inc, VCG, Methuselah, Yorker, Unity Biotechnology Locations: Jaan Tallinn, Tallinn, Russian, New Yorker, San Francisco
Legal experts see a lack of evidence — and other problems — with a Trump-era special prosecutor's latest case. But while the indictment marked the first overt sign of activity in months from Durham, several legal experts weren't impressed. In interviews, legal experts described Durham's case against Sussmann as unusually — even remarkably — thin. Prosecutors in Durham's office allege that Sussmann was, in fact, representing a technology-industry executive and the Clinton campaign. "Man, the Michael Sussmann indictment seems thin.
Persons: John Durham, Michael Sussmann's, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Sussmann, weren't, Randall Eliason, Bill Barr, FBI's Trump, Michael Reynolds, Sussmann, James Baker, Perkins Coie, Hillary Clinton, Baker, Clinton, — Baker, Durham, Casey Cooper, Watkins, Sean Berkowitz, Michael Bosworth, William Barr, Barr, Robert Mueller III, Barb McQuade, McQuade, we've, Harry Litman, Litman, Obama, Greg Craig, Craig, Eliason, he'd, I'm, Marc Elias, Perkins, dishing Organizations: Trump, Democratic, FBI, George Washington University Law School, Trump Organization, Alfa Bank, Democratic National Committee, Prosecutors, Court, District of Columbia, Department, Justice, Latham, University of Michigan Law School, Twitter, Politico, White, Justice Department, Durham, Elias Law Group Locations: Russia, Durham, Russian, Durham's, Detroit, Pennsylvania, Washington , DC, Ukraine, House
The grave of murdered ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko is seen at Highgate Cemetery in London, Britain, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Russia was responsible for the 2006 killing of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko who died an agonising death after he was poisoned in London with Polonium 210, a rare radioactive isotope. In its ruling, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concluded Russia was responsible for the killing. A lengthy British inquiry concluded in 2016 that Russian President Vladimir Putin probably approved a Russian intelligence operation to murder Litvinenko. "The court found it established, beyond reasonable doubt, that the assassination had been carried out by Mr Lugovoy and Mr Kovtun," the ruling said.
Persons: Alexander Litvinenko, Toby Melville LONDON, Litvinenko, Litvinenko’s, imputable, Vladimir Putin, Andrei Lugovoy, Dmitry Kovtun, Mr Lugovoy, Mr Kovtun, Mr Litvinenko, Guy Faulconbridge, Michael Holden, Kate Holton Organizations: Highgate Cemetery, REUTERS, European, of Human, of Human Rights, Russia’s Federal Security Service, Thomson Locations: Highgate, London, Britain, Russia, Moscow, Russian
The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Russia was responsible for the 2006 killing of Alexander V. Litvinenko, who was poisoned with a deadly toxin at a London hotel. The ruling concluded that the assassins were acting as “agents of the Russian state,” bolstering a separate inquiry by Britain that found “strong circumstantial evidence” that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and his spy chief at the time, Nikolai Patrushev, had approved an operation to kill Mr. Litvinenko, using a rare isotope, polonium 210. Mr. Litvinenko was a former colonel in the F.S.B., the domestic successor to the Soviet-era K.G.B., who fled Russia via Georgia and Turkey in 2000 to seek asylum in Britain, where he became a whistle-blower and a vitriolic critic of Mr. Putin. He died in November 2006, weeks after drinking green tea laced with polonium 210 at London’s Millennium Hotel.
Persons: Alexander V . Litvinenko, Vladimir V, Putin, Russia, Nikolai Patrushev, Mr, Litvinenko Organizations: European, of Human Locations: Russia, London, Russian, Britain, Georgia, Turkey
London (CNN Business) Africa's space industry has been slow to take off, but it's predicted to skyrocket in the next few years. Another South African company, Dragonfly Aerospace, provides imaging systems for satellites and is now working on launching its own constellation. "The new space industry has a lot of opportunity because there's a lot of growth," says Bryan Dean, Dragonfly Aerospace's CEO. Overcoming roadblocksMinoo Rathnasabapathy, a South Africa-born space research engineer at MIT, says the continent's space industry still has challenges to overcome, most notably a lack of resources. Manjoo adds that government bureaucracy is holding back the African space industry and investment is needed to support local businesses.
Persons: skyrocket, Khalid Manjoo, it's, Manjoo, Bryan Dean, Dragonfly, Max Polyakov, Dean, we're, Astrofica's Manjoo, Astrofica's Jessie Ndaba Organizations: London, CNN, Space, World, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Russian Soyuz, American SpaceX, Dragonfly Aerospace, Aerospace, MIT, NASA, ESA, European Space Agency Locations: Africa, Russian, Baikonur, Kazakhstan, American, India, Stellenbosch , South Africa, South Africa, Europe
(CNN) Russia was responsible for killing Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian agent turned Kremlin critic who died in London by polonium poisoning in 2006, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said Tuesday. The ruling found that "Russia was responsible for assassination of Aleksandr Litvinenko in the UK." "The Court found in particular that there was a strong prima facie case that, in poisoning Mr Litvinenko, Mr Lugovoi and Mr Kovtun had been acting as agents of the Russian State," it said, referring to the names of two Russian agents accused of killing Litvinenko. The court also ruled that Russian authorities "had not carried out an effective domestic investigation capable of leading to the establishment of the facts and, where appropriate, the identification and punishment of those responsible for the murder." This is a developing story ... more to come
Persons: Alexander Litvinenko, Aleksandr Litvinenko, Mr Litvinenko, Mr Lugovoi, Mr Kovtun, Litvinenko Organizations: CNN, of Human Rights Locations: Russia, Russian, London, Russian State
A police officer stands at a cordon around the bench where former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found after they were poisoned, in Salisbury, Britain March 14, 2018. Haydon also said Petrov and Boshirov were really named Alexander Mishkin and Anatoliy Chepiga, and that Fedotov's true identity was Denis Sergeev. All three men were now believed to be in Russia, with whom Britain has no extradition treaty and the Russian authorities had so far offered no cooperation, Haydon added. read moreBritish police say Petrov and Boshirov carried out the Skripal attack while Fedotov met them several times over the weekend of March 2-4 when the poisoning occurred. After they were accused by Britain, Boshirov and Petrov appeared on Russian TV to say they were tourists who had travelled to Salisbury to do some sightseeing.
Persons: Sergei Skripal, Yulia, Henry Nicholls, Alexander Petrov, Ruslan Boshirov, Skripal, Nick Bailey, Dean Haydon, Sergey Fedotov, Haydon, Petrov, Boshirov, Alexander Mishkin, Anatoliy Chepiga, Denis Sergeev, Britain, Alexander Litvinenko, Fedotov, Michael Holden, Guy Faulconbridge Organizations: REUTERS, British, UK's, Terrorism, European, of Human Rights, Salisbury Cathedral, Thomson Locations: Salisbury, Britain, Russian, Russia, Moscow, English, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, London, It's, Europe
The British authorities said on Tuesday that they were charging a third man in connection with the attempted murder of the former Russian spy Sergei V. Skripal, who was poisoned in England in 2018. In the 2018 case, the British police said they had charged Denis Sergeev in the attempted assassination of Mr. Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. The pair were found slumped on a bench in the city of Salisbury in southern England, and it was later determined that they had been poisoned with a nerve agent, Novichok. Two other men — who traveled under aliases — have already been charged. The British police for the first time confirmed their real names as Anatoliy Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin.
Persons: Sergei V, Skripal, Alexander V . Litvinenko, Denis Sergeev, Mr, Yulia, , Anatoliy Chepiga, Alexander Mishkin Organizations: European, of Human Rights, British Locations: Russian, England, Russia, London, Salisbury
Factbox: Who was the third man in Russian nerve agent attack?
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REUTERS/Hannah McKayLONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - British police on Tuesday said a third Russian man was involved in the nerve agent attack on double agent Sergei Skripal in southern England three years ago. - Petrov and Boshirov spend two nights in an east London hotel, where traces of the Novichok nerve agent were found. - British police say Fedotov, Petrov and Boshirov are members of a Russian military intelligence (GRU) unit tasked with special operations abroad such as the attempted murder of Skripal. No nerve agent was detected in his hotel. Police believe they sprayed the Novichok nerve agent on the door of the former Russian GRU officer's house.
Persons: Sergei Skripal, Hannah McKay, Denis Sergeev, Sergei Fedotov, Skripal, Yulia, Ruslan Boshirov, Alexander Petrov, Petrov, Boshirov, Fedotov, Dawn Sturgess, Charlie Rowley, Nina Ricci, Alexander Mishkin, Anatoliy Chepiga, Dean Haydon, Michael Holden, Guy Faulconbridge, Peter Graff Organizations: REUTERS, British, Police, officer's, Salisbury Cathedral, UK's, Thomson Locations: Russian, Salisbury, Britain, England, Moscow, London, Heathrow, Rowley, It's, Europe, Bulgarian
Russian city mourns victims of university shooting
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MOSCOW, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The Russian city of Perm on Tuesday mourned the six people killed by a teenage gunman at a university in an incident that sent shockwaves through the community. The gunman, identified by local media as an 18-year-old student, opened fire on campus at Perm State University on Monday, prompting students to barricade themselves inside classrooms and to jump from first-floor windows to flee. Sokolova said she nearly fainted when she heard of the shooting, forgetting that her son had not been in class that day. People lay flowers at a makeshift memorial for victims of a deadly shooting at Perm State University in Perm, Russia September 21, 2021. The emergencies ministry flew some of the people severely injured in the shooting to Moscow on Tuesday for treatment.
Persons: Natalia Sokolova, Alexander, Sokolova, Stringer, Gabrielle Tétrault, Farber, Janet Lawrence Organizations: Perm State University, Monday, REUTERS, Authorities, Thomson Locations: MOSCOW, Russian, Perm, Moscow, Russia
The Metropolitan Police said on Twitter they have charged a third Russian national in a 2918 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England. The case dates back to March 2018, when former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, where targeted in a nerve agent attack. The Met Police said Denis Sergeev has been charged with murder and attempted murder, among other charges. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy PolicyA third Russian national has been charged in the 2018 nerve agent attack of a former Russian agent in Salisbury, England, British police said on Tuesday. The case dates back to March 2018, when former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were targeted with exposure to the nerve agent novichok.
Persons: Sergei Skripal, Yulia, Denis Sergeev, Sergey Fedotov, Dawn Sturgess, Charlie Rowley, Nick Bailey, Alexander Petrov, Ruslan Boshirov, Theresa May Organizations: Metropolitan Police, Twitter, The Met Police, Service, Wiltshire Locations: Russian, Salisbury , England, Salisbury, England, British
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan September 16, 2021. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERSMOSCOW, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday he planned next week to discuss the possibility of transferring some presidential powers to the government and local authorities, the state-run Belta news agency reported. It was not immediately clear what powers Lukashenko was talking about. Lukashenko faced the biggest protests of his 27-year rule last year, but weathered them with support from Russia. Reporting by Polina Devitt; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine EvansOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Polina Devitt, Tom Balmforth, Catherine Evans Organizations: Collective Security, Organization, Russian Foreign Ministry, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Dushanbe, Tajikistan, REUTERS MOSCOW, Russia
MOSCOW, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Russia's defence ministry said on Tuesday that Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Italy and other nations scrambled fighter jets to escort two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers as they flew over the Baltic Sea, the Interfax news agency reported. The Russian bombers were escorted by Russian fighter jets and flew over neutral waters, the defence ministry was quoted as saying. Reporting by Polina Devitt; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine EvansOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Polina Devitt, Tom Balmforth, Catherine Evans Organizations: Russian, Thomson Locations: MOSCOW, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Russian, Baltic
Russia accuses UK of using Skripal poisoning to sabotage ties
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
A police officer stands guard outside of the home of former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, in Salisbury, Britain, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Peter NichollsMOSCOW, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Russia accused Britain on Tuesday of using the poisoning case of former double agent Sergei Skripal as a tool to deliberately sabotage UK-Russia ties and stoke anti-Russian sentiment in the media and among the British public. read moreSkripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious, slumped on a public bench in the southern English city of Salisbury in March 2018. "For more than two and a half years, the British authorities have been using the Salisbury incident to deliberately complicate our bilateral relations," Zakharova told a news conference. Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, Polina Devitt and Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew OsbornOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Sergei Skripal, Peter Nicholls MOSCOW, Maria Zakharova, Yulia, Zakharova, incidentand, Gabrielle Tétrault, Farber, Polina Devitt, Tom Balmforth, Andrew Osborn Organizations: REUTERS, Britain, stoke, Russian Foreign, Russia, Thomson Locations: Salisbury, Britain, Russia, Russian, English, United Kingdom, Moscow, London
A deal for Ka-52K helicopters would signal closer Sino-Russian defense ties amid tensions with the US. The Type 075 landing helicopter dock needs a heavy attack helicopter," said Zhou Chenming, a researcher from the Yuan Wang military science and technology institute in Beijing. "It's likely that a contract between Moscow and Beijing will be concluded on the supply of at least 36 Ka-52K helicopters to the PLA Navy," Avia.Pro reported. Beijing launched its third Type 075 LHD in January, and hopes to use the amphibious platforms as "mini aircraft carriers." "The Ka-52K deal would be a win-win for Beijing and Moscow – Russia needs money to support its defence industry, while China needs to buy time," the source said.
Persons: Zhou Chenming, Yuan Wang, Avia.Pro, Zhou, Song Zhongping Organizations: Ka, US . Business, Service, Privacy, Military, Liberation Army, PLA, PLA Navy, Russian Navy, Kamov, Beijing Locations: China, Russian, Beijing, Primorye Krai, Russia's Far, Moscow, South China, Chinese, Russia
New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 19, 2021. Investors are eagerly anticipating the outcome of the two-day meeting of the FOMC beginning that began on Tuesday. US stocks struggled to regain their footing Tuesday following a brutal sell-off sparked by beleaguered Chinese developer Evergrande during Monday's session. Investors, meanwhile, are awaiting the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting beginning that kicked off on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, is shutting down cryptocurrency derivative products for existing customers in Australia by the end of the year, the latest bid by the exchange to appease regulators.
Persons: Wang Ying, 5oo, Edward Moya, Oanda, China's, Jerome Powell, Moya, Robert Kaplan, Eric Rosengren, Binance, Brent Organizations: York Stock Exchange, Getty, Investors, Bell, Federal, Dow Jones Industrial, Nasdaq, BlackRock Investment Institute, BlackRock, Boston Federal, Apple, CNBC, US Department of, Treasury, Russian, West Texas Locations: Xinhua, China, Dallas, London, Australia
A demonstrator holds a placard reading "To be against the authorities does not mean to be against the motherland" during a rally organized by the Russian Communist Party to protest against the preliminary results of the parliamentary election in...moreA demonstrator holds a placard reading "To be against the authorities does not mean to be against the motherland" during a rally organized by the Russian Communist Party to protest against the preliminary results of the parliamentary election in Moscow, Russia September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil ZhumatovClose
Persons: Shamil Zhumatov Organizations: Russian Communist Party, REUTERS Locations: Moscow, Russia
Social media users have expressed concern that a painting of Hindu deity Lord Krishna will be destroyed by the Taliban. Posts on Facebook (here , here , here) and Twitter (here) have shared an image of a painting depicting Lord Krishna and the five Pandavas, alongside the claim that the artwork hangs “in the Panjsheer Palace” in Afghanistan. A reverse image search shows that the painting is for sale by a Russian art gallery called art-spb ( The website says the piece is named “Krishna and the Pandavas” and that it was created by an artist called Rasikananda. The painting was created by a Russian artist who said claims that the piece is from a historical site or a palace in Panjshir are false.
Persons: Lord Krishna, “ Krishna, spb, Rasikananda, Read Organizations: Taliban, Facebook, Twitter, UNESCO, Creative Union of Artists of Russia, Reuters Locations: Afghanistan, , Panjshir province, Russian, Komsomolsk, Russia, Panjshir
MOSCOW — Opponents of Vladimir Putin have alleged large-scale vote rigging in the country's election over the weekend, which looks set to return an emphatic victory for the ruling United Russia Party. Some 98 percent of ballots had been counted by Monday afternoon local time, with the country's Central Election Commission declaring nearly half of the votes for United Russia. The Kremlin hailed the result, saying United Russia, which Putin helped found, had confirmed its role as the leading party. The near complete results showed the Communist Party finishing in second, followed by the nationalist LDPR party and the Fair Russia party with just over 7 percent each. Both it and United Russia denied any role in the registration process for candidates.
Persons: MOSCOW —, Vladimir Putin, Sergei Mikhailichenko, Dmitry Novikov, , Putin, Dmitry Peskov, Gennady Zyuganov, Alexey Kudenko, Lyubov Sobol, Alexei Navalny, Sobol, Alexei Druzhinin, Sergei Sobyanin Organizations: MOSCOW, United Russia Party, Monday, Commission, United Russia, Communist, Kremlin, Getty, Communist Party, Reuters, NBC, Duma, Electoral, Russian Communist Party, Sputnik, AP, Authorities, Fair Russia, United Russia's, Moscow Locations: Moscow, St . Petersburg, Russia, United Russia
MOSCOW—Russia’s ruling party won control of two-thirds of the seats in the Russian Parliament, a showing that will allow the government to enact changes to the constitution and bolsters the power of President Vladimir Putin. The result also reflected the weakness of the opposition led by jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, which claimed that the vote was neither free nor fair. In the run-up to the three-day vote, which ended Sunday, the Kremlin has largely suppressed any opposition.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny Organizations: MOSCOW, Kremlin Locations: Russian
Russia Shooting Leaves Six Dead at University
  + stars: | 2021-09-20 | by ( Georgi Kantchev | )   time to read: 1 min
MOSCOW—Six people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm, leaving more than two dozen wounded in an incident that is becoming less of a rarity in a country with strict regulations over gun ownership. Russia’s Investigative Committee said that it had detained the shooter shortly after the attack on Monday morning at Perm State University, located around 870 miles east of Moscow. The gunman was a student and was injured during the encounter, said the agency, which handles probes into major crimes.
Organizations: MOSCOW, Russia’s, Perm State University Locations: Russian, Perm, Moscow
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