Six central metro stations on the Red (Sokolnicheskaya) Line — Kropotkinskaya, Biblioteka Imeni Lenina, Okhotny Ryad, Lubyanka, Chistiye Prudy and Krasniye Vorota — will be closed Saturday for track maintenance work, the metro administration said in an online statement Tuesday.
Vladimir Putin turns 63 this Wednesday. To mark the occasion, here is a risk-free account of the presidential life so far, consisting entirely of quotes from Putin's official biography on the Kremlin's website.
Work at Russia's new $ 3 billion spaceport in the Far East has ground to a halt after a critical piece of infrastructure was discovered to have been built to the wrong dimensions, and would not fit the latest version of the country's Soyuz rocket, a news report said.
Dozens of Islamist Saudi Arabian clerics have called on Arab and Muslim countries to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to what they term a jihad, or holy war, against Syria's government and its Iranian and Russian backers.