Almost 80 percent of Russians say they want to bring back criminal penalties for illegal drug use, and only six support legalizing the use of soft drugs, according to the latest survey conducted by Russia’s state-run polling agency, VTSIOM.
Russian lawmakers have prepared a bill that would make giving or accepting ‘intangible bribes’ a crime. It would also include punishments for arbitration judges that abuse their power.
Russian lower house lawmakers and the director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) have discussed the information security strategy and agreed on the primary importance of joint measures to defend national sovereignty in cyberspace.
The latest anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the EU are hurting their sponsors more than the actual targets, a senior Russian politician has said, also warning that the new round of restrictions was leading the EU into a dead end.
The deputy speaker of the State Duma called a recent Polish bill ordering the destruction of Red Army monuments in Poland “a crime against their own nation,” and a treacherous move aimed against those who liberated Europe from the Nazis.
Most Russians support both the internal and foreign policies of the current administration, according to a poll conducted by US company the Pew Research Center.
The Russian Justice Ministry has announced plans to appeal a ruling that found Russia’s ban on the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations to minors discriminatory and awarded damages to several activists previously convicted under the act.
The Russian Upper House is preparing a bill that would introduce an election monitoring ban for representatives of nations that ban Russian representatives from monitoring their own polls.
The Russian government has approved the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism and recommended the document for ratification by the parliament.
Over a half of Russian citizens expect Western nations to prolong sanctions against their country, but an even larger share think the government must maintain its sovereign political course, regardless of external pressure.