Dmitry Solovyov
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/ 29 April 2008

Russia shows off upgraded nuclear bomber

Russia showed off on Tuesday the first modernised Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber, which a senior air force official said would help Moscow match the nuclear capability of a potential enemy. Russian television showed the giant, white-painted airplane releasing parachutes to slow down the speed as it landed at Engels airbase in the Volga region of Saratov.

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/ 21 March 2007

Flooding slows search at Russia blast mine

Hopes of saving three missing miners dwindled on Wednesday as rescuers said it could take days to reach them in a coal mine where 107 died in the Russian Federation’s worst mine disaster since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union. On President Vladimir Putin’s orders, flags were flying at half-mast across Russia.