A Moscow court has approved a petition by the Prosecutor General and extended former Yukos chief Mikhail Khodorkovksky's custody until March 25. Khodorkovsky's attorney Henrikh Padva told Rosbalt that the defense intends to appeal the Moscow Basmanny court's decision.
Khodorkovsky is accused of tax evasion and fraud. He was arrested on October 25 at Novosibirsk's Tolmachevo airport and delivered to a Moscow jail, where he has since remained.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War