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Commuting in Moscow Region is about to get easier and more comfortable following a deal to build a new fleet of double-decker trains.

Russian Railways announced the contract on Friday and the first trains will be built in 2014 after senior deputy president Valentin Gapanovich signed off on the technical requirements of the new rolling stock.

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Scientists have created more than 150 human-animal hybrid embryos in British laboratories.

The hybrids have been produced secretively over the past three years by researchers looking into possible cures for a wide range of diseases.

The revelation comes just a day after a committee of scientists warned of a nightmare ‘Planet of the Apes’ scenario in which work on human-animal creations goes too far.

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KIEV: Unprecedented clashes during World War II commemorations in Ukraine have exposed its deep divisions and raised fears over the risks of disunity in a country completely unaccustomed to street violence.

Over a dozen people were wounded when nationalists and left-wing factions came to blows in the usually sleepy western city of Lviv during May 9’s ceremonies to mark the 66th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany.

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Photo: © RIA Novosti. Vitaliy Belousov

If you’re looking for innovation in Russia, it’s more likely to be lighting up a cigarette than blazing a trail into space, according to the Higher School of Economics.

Tobacco companies have become the nation’s leaders in new technology, leaving telecoms and oil refining choking on their smoke...

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