Russia has made strides since 2011, when its skies were found to be the most dangerous in the world. But a deadly Tatarstan Airlines crash has some worried that all is still not well.
Boeing airliner crash: A Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737 crashed Sunday night killing all 50 people aboard. The Boeing aircraft was 23 years old, and had seen service with seven other carriers prior to Tatarstan Airlines.
A Boeing 737 airliner crashed in route from Moscow, exploding when it hit the runway in Kazan, Russia Sunday, killing all 44 passengers and six crew members on board.
The majority of Russian NGOs with outside funding sources have given notice that they will not submit to the law and some are bracing for a legal battle to protect their existence.
Putin says Russia faces real security threats in coming years as it hosts the World Cup and Olympics, but may also be conflating opposition leaders like Sergei Udaltsov with terrorists.
Attacks in Russia's Tatarstan republic today killed one Muslim cleric and seriously wounded a second, underscoring a rising threat to a moderate brand of Islam.