Azerbaijan’s sole opposition candidate for president endured screaming insults, fist-pounding and a hurled bottle as he squared off against nine pro- government challengers in a televised debate.
U.S. Senator John McCain told Russians they deserve a better leader than President Vladimir Putin, saying they should demand their “inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Russia will keep on supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government if the U.S. launches strikes against the Middle East country, President Vladimir Putin said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discusses the outlook for the leadership of the International Monetary Fund.
Russia is opposed to creating a no- fly zone in Syria, Interfax reported, citing the Foreign Ministry.
Russian investigators broke up the country’s first counterfeiting ring that produced fake euros, Interfax reported, citing unidentified Interior Ministry officials.
Bandits stole $6.4 million from an armored car at gunpoint in Moscow, RIA Novosti reported.
Russia’s Central Election Commission expects more than 600 international observers to monitor voting in next month’s presidential election, RIA Novosti reported.
OAO Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, said passenger turnover in August advanced 19 percent from the same month last year to a record 5,201 million passenger-kilometers.
Troika Dialog, Russia’s oldest investment bank, said it named Anatoly Popov as head of the company’s retail business.