Strengthening information security is as important as increasing military capabilities, Sergey Naryshkin, Russia’s foreign intelligence chief, said, adding that tensions in the ideological war with the West sometimes exceed Cold War levels.
If implemented, the new legislation might help eradicate the bride abduction “tradition” which still exists in some regions of Russia.
Russians have voted on the president’s key achievements in office, with positive feedback seen particularly in the areas of increasing safety and security at home, and a strengthening of Russia’s international footing.
Islamic fundamentalism, North Korea’s pseudo-communist ideology and Western liberalism are the triple threats currently facing the civilized world, Senator Konstantin Kosachev has warned.
The Russian State Duma has banned parents from naming their children with exotic names, which include numbers, symbols and swear words.
The successor to the Russian president can only be determined by the Russian people through a free, democratic election, Vladimir Putin said.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev refused to comment on corruption accusations against him by opposition figures during his report to the parliament on Wednesday, calling them an “absolutely false products of political scoundrels.”
At least 58 percent of Russians think Lenin’s body should be taken from the Red Square Mausoleum and properly buried, though the majority don’t want the monument to the Bolshevik leader to be removed from Moscow’s main square, a new poll indicates.
The lower chamber of Russian parliament will consider a draft bill proposing to effectively strip those convicted on terrorism-related charges of Russian citizenship. President Vladimir Putin first hinted at the idea following the St. Petersburg Metro attack.
Thirty percent of Russians think that war between Russia and the US is possible, according to a recent survey. Russians have also changed their attitude to Donald Trump following the US strike on Syria.