The Russian Lower House has passed in the first reading a bill which would impose a penalty of 5 to 10 years behind bars for fake terrorist threat phone calls.
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has described the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the US president as a stab in the back for those who tried to reach a settlement in the Middle East, and a step towards a new war.
The head of the Russian Investigative Committee has revealed the latest statistics on corruption crime, which reveal that most cases involve law-enforcement agents, military servicemen, municipal clerks, teachers and doctors.
Russia’s federal agency for high-profile crimes has initiated a criminal case against former Ukrainian Defense Minister Anatoly Gritsenko over a call to blow up cars in Russia, which he made on Ukrainian television.
The first and only Soviet president and father of Perestroika, Mikhail Gorbachev, says that the great public support for Vladimir Putin can be explained by the people’s reluctance for change in an extremely complicated and tense international situation.
Senior Russian lawmakers have called the decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a dangerous move that could cause a wave of painful aftershocks in international politics.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told workers at the Gorky Automobile Plant in Nizhny Novgorod that he intends to register as a candidate in the upcoming presidential election, set for March 18 of next year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told a forum in Moscow that he plans to make a final decision on participating in the presidential election in the nearest future. His press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said an announcement could be made “at any moment.”
The founder of one of Russia’s oldest political parties, Grigory Yavlinsky, has said that he sees Vladimir Putin as his main and probably only opponent in the 2018 presidential elections, and sees “society as a whole” as his electoral base.
Russian business ombudsman and presidential hopeful Boris Titov plans to ask Vladimir Putin to allow magnates who hide from justice in foreign countries to return to Russia on condition that they pay compensation for their misdeeds.