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  • Russian research laboratory linked to cyber attack on Saudi petrochemical plant

    25 October 2018

    A series of cyber attacks in 2017, using so-called Triton malware specifically engineered to interact with Schneider Electric's Triconex Safety Instrumented System (SIS) controllers, has been traced to a Russian research laboratory in Moscow, according to cybersecurity group FireEye. One attack almost caused an explosion at a Saudi petrochemical plant....

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  • Four killed in Russian pyrotechnics plant explosion

    22 October 2018

    At least four people died and several more were injured on October 19 in an explosion at a fireworks factory outside St. Petersburg. The explosion occurred at the Avangard factory in Gatchina, a town 25 kilometres south of the Russian city, regional authorities said on October 20. There may be further casualties under the rubble, the authorities said....

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  • Ukraine ammunition depot fires and explosions cause mass evacuation

    09 October 2018

    Explosions and fire have hit an ammunition depot at Ichnya in the Chernihiv region of Ukraine in a possible act of sabotage, officials said, leading to a mass evacuation. About 12,000 people were moved from the area around the depot, about 109 miles (176km) north-east of the capital Kiev. There were no reported casualties....

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  • Fatal Armenia hospital explosion linked to oxygen tank

    26 September 2018

    A deadly explosion took place on Sepember 25 at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Medical Centre in Yerevan, Armenia, according to news agency Armenpress. The blast took place in an oxygen refilling plant located adjacent to the medical centre owned by the facility. The Armenian healthcare ministry confirmed one maintenance employee of the centre died and another was injured....

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  • Russian munitions plant blast kills three

    31 August 2018

    RT said on August 31 that an explosion at the Sverdlov munitions plant in Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod region, has killed at least three people and injured several more. Some may still be trapped under rubble at the plant, which is one of the biggest munitions factories in Russia. At least four people were injured in the accident, RT said, citing the local governor....

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Explosion in Georgia coal mine kills four, injures six 17 July 2018

An explosion in the Mindeli coal mine at Tkibuli in west-central Georgia left four miners dead and six severely injured, according to the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). The Ministry statement said a methane explosion caused a ceiling collapse in a mine tunnel....

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At least seven injured in explosion at refinery in western Siberia 13 July 2018

According to RIA Novosti, an explosion at the Surgutneftegas refining facility in Russia’s Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region on July 13 injured at least seven employees. Two of the injured were taken to hospital for trauma care, a local health official told the news agency. ...

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News extra: Fatal fires and incidents at Russian shopping malls raise questions over safety standards 25 June 2018

At least eight children were injured on June 1 after gas used in a science demonstration at a mall in Siberia ignited an explosion. The accident occurred at the KomsoMALL shopping centre in the city of Irkutsk during a Children’s Day show in a play area on the third floor of the mall, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported....

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Cisco warns of Russian cyber attack on Ukraine and other countries 23 May 2018

Cisco Systems warned on May 23 that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with sophisticated malicious software, which Ukraine said was preparation for a future Russian cyber attack. In an interview with Reuters, Cisco cyber unit Talos Outreach director Craig Williams attributed the hacking campaign to Russia....

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Russian shipyard blast kills one, injures nine 11 April 2018

One worker lost his life and nine others were injured in an explosion at the Russian Almaz shipbuilding yard on April 11, Sputnik reported, citing a statement from local authorities. According to the report, the explosion occurred inside a research ship which was undergoing repairs at the St. Petersburg-based yard....

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