Russian ambassador urges NATO to abandon military domination policyRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 30, 21:05
Three Russian cities interested in hosting 2023 Basketball World ChampionshipSport March 30, 21:02
White House gives no specific dates for Russian-US summitWorld March 30, 20:23
United Arab Emirates shows interest in Russian helicoptersBusiness & Economy March 30, 20:19
NATO secretary general says ceasefire in Donbass works only on paperWorld March 30, 19:47
Putin not against Russian businessman Deripaska speaking to US Congress about ManafortRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 30, 18:55
Russian space rocket center receives first tested engines for Soyuz spacecraftScience & Space March 30, 18:42
Ukrainian president orders to implement ceasefire starting from April 1World March 30, 18:41
Google agrees with basic terms of amicable agreement with Russian anti-trust regulatorBusiness & Economy March 30, 18:18
MOSCOW, November 9. /TASS/. Four defendants in the case over last year’s worst accident in the history of Moscow metro have been sentenced from 5.5 to 6 years in standard regime penal colony, judge Anton Tolstoy of Moscow’s Dorgomilovsky court announced on Monday.
Among the sentenced are tack walker Valery Bashkatov, his deputy Yuri Gordov, a senior official of the metro repair service, Alexei Trofimov, and production director of Spetstekhrekonstruktsiya reconstruction subcontractor Anatoly Kruglov.
They were found guilty under Article 263 of Russian Criminal Code "on violation of metro safety and operation rules inflicting the death of two or more persons".
The sentence said that although the defendants had not pleaded guilty, their guilt was confirmed by eyewitness testimony, testimony of victims, as well as results of the expertise. The defense said they would appeal against the court judgement.
Under the sentence, the four should also pay jointly more than 15 million roubles ($232,275) under lawsuits of injured persons.
A train detailed between Slaviansky Boulevard and Park Pobedy stations in Moscow metro on July 15, 2014, killing 24 people and injuring more than 150.