Russian Diplomats Charged With $1.5M In US Medicaid Fraud

By | Thu, 12/05/2013 - 15:53

The U.S. has charged 49 Russian diplomats in scheming to acquire health benefits meant for the poor.

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New 'Virulent' HIV Strain Accounts For 50 Percent Of New Infections In Russian Region

By | Sat, 10/19/2013 - 18:08

A severe form of HIV is spreading rapidly through a Siberian region in Russia.

'Krokodil' Flesh-Eating Drug Threatens To Spread To U.S.

DEA Remains Skeptical Of Russian Flesh-Eating Drug 'Krokodil' [VIDEO]

By | Sat, 10/12/2013 - 17:52

Krokodil, a highly addictive codeine-based drug concoction, has spread to the United States from Russia, but the DEA remains doubtful of reports.


Siberian Mowgli' Lived In Forest For 16 Years

By | Wed, 09/11/2013 - 22:15

A boy going by the name Odzhan, and now called the "Siberian Mowgli," reportedly lived in a mud hut in a forest outside of a small Russian village for 16 years.

man smokes along a street in central Moscow

Russia Launches Anti-Smoking Crackdown

By | Tue, 10/16/2012 - 10:28

Russia launched a crackdown on smoking on Tuesday with a bill to ban tobacco advertising and raise taxes on cigarettes to help tackle a public health crisis.

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11-Year-Old Boy Finds Largest and Most Well-Preserved Wooly Mammoth in a Century

By | Fri, 10/05/2012 - 15:09

While roaming around his home in North Russia, by the Sopkarga polar weather station, Yevgeny Salinder came across the corpse that is now estimated to be 30,000 years old.