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Russian court arrests murder-suspect professor

Nov. 11, 2019 11:24 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A St. Petersburg court on Monday ordered a prominent history professor suspected of murdering and dismembering a female student to be held in custody pending trial. The case of 63-year-old Oleg Sokolov, who taught at the St. Petersburg State University who became famous for...

Russian prof questioned after severed arms found in backpack

Nov. 10, 2019 10:41 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in the Russian city of St. Petersburg plan to interrogate a prominent professor who has been detained on suspicion of killing a female student after he was pulled from a frigid river with a backpack containing severed arms. Oleg Sokolov, a history professor at St. Petersburg State...

Bear attacks trainer at Russian circus show

Oct. 25, 2019 4:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Officials have opened a criminal investigation after a circus bear attacked and injured its trainer during a performance in northern Russia. Video of the Thursday attack in Olonets, a town 180 kilometers (110 miles) northeast of St. Petersburg, shows the bear pushing a wheelbarrow while...

Medvedev beats Coric to win St. Petersburg Open

Sep. 22, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Daniil Medvedev continued his storming run of form by beating Borna Coric 6-3, 6-1 to win the St. Petersburg Open final. On a run of playing in five consecutive finals including his U.S. Open defeat to Rafael Nadal, the Russian never faced a break point against Coric —...

Medvedev reaches 5th straight final in St. Petersburg

Sep. 21, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Daniil Medvedev reached his fifth straight final Saturday in St. Petersburg, continuing his strong form after reaching the final of the U.S. Open. The top-seeded Russian beat qualifier Egor Gerasimov 7-5, 7-5 in front of his home crowd in Russia and will play Borna Coric in...

Medvedev beats Rublev to reach St. Petersburg semis

Sep. 20, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Daniil Medvedev is eyeing his fifth final in two months after beating fellow Russian Andrei Rublev 6-4, 7-5 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open. In his first tournament since losing the U.S. Open final to Rafael Nadal, the No. 5-ranked Medvedev will play...