A strong &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/377/11867_war.html ' target=_blank>earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale and swarms of aftershocks rocked central Japan and the capital Tokyo on Saturday, killing at least eight people including four children, officials said.
The powerful tremors injured more than 500 people and destroyed several houses, as well as derailing a high-speed bullet train - a first-ever event - according to hospital officials and press reports.
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