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Dozens dead in fire at Russian psychiatric hospital

Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 21:00

A fire killed 37 people in a Russian psychiatric hospital on Friday, the second deadly blaze at such a facility this year, heightening concerns about Russia`s treatment of the mentally ill and other vulnerable wards of the state.

Five children killed in Russia house fire

Last Updated: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 17:58

Six people, five of them children aged between 18 months and seven years, died in a fire in Russia`s Krasnoyarsk territory, officials said on Sunday.

Man sets self on fire in Moscow over unpaid wage

Last Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 08:22

A man who attempted to commit suicide by setting himself on fire at a Moscow supermarket said he was a migrant worker from Tajikistan, working at a construction site without being paid.

Three kids die in Russia fire

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 08:16

Five people, including three children, were killed in a fire that broke out at a house in Russia`s Chelyabinsk region, the emergencies ministry said.

US aircraft carrying Russia fire aid land in Moscow

Last Updated: Saturday, August 14, 2010, 17:36

Three US aircraft carrying aid including water tanks and fire-protective clothing arrived in Moscow to help Russia battle its worst ever wildfires.

Medvedev sacks officers over Russia fire failures

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 04, 2010, 21:26

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday sacked a number of key naval officers and ordered disciplinary action against Navy Chief for failing to prevent a major blaze at a base.

Russia declares state of emergency in fire hit regions

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 03, 2010, 00:30

President Dmitry Medvedev today declared a state of emergency in seven Russian regions worst hit by the raging wildfires as the toll has mounted to 40, even as firefighters battled hard to douse the flames.

Fire breaks out at Russian missile maker: Official

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 16:23

A major fire broke out today in Moscow at a building belonging to Russian missile manufacturer Almaz.

Toll in Russian nightclub fire rises to 146

Last Updated: Saturday, December 12, 2009, 21:16

With the death of another person on Saturday, the toll in the nightclub fire in Russian city of Perm in Ural region has risen to 146, even as authorities shut down several popular nightclubs here in the Russian capital.