The Russian Communist Party has criticized the authorities in the US city of Seattle over plans to remove a statue of Lenin from the city. The party said it is against vandalism and supports the diversity of monuments to different political ideals all over the world.
Most Russians see securing a safe and peaceful life as the main objective of their nation’s foreign policy, as well as restoring Russia’s authority on the international stage, a new public opinion poll has shown.
Russian domain name registrar Ru-Center has suspended the services it agreed to provide American website The Daily Stormer after Russian internet watchdog Roskomnadzor discovered that the site promotes neo-Nazi ideology.
The Russian Justice Ministry listed the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious group as a banned extremist organization after establishing that some of their practices could constitute a threat to society and public security.
Members of the Russian upper house have stated that the 16-year US military campaign in Afghanistan had ended in failure and reiterated a call for Washington to withdraw troops from that country.
The head of the Security Council of Russia says the use of foreign data technology by state structures could result in the infrastructure servicing the state one day being blocked from the outside.
Former Russian Economy Minister Aleksey Ulyukayev has pleaded not guilty to extorting a $2 million bribe, claiming that the case against him is the result of a set-up by security services on the basis of false accusations.
Senior Crimean officials have said that despite the attempts of Ukrainian authorities to isolate the peninsular and damage its tourist-oriented economy, the flow of visitors has remained constant with many of them coming from Ukraine.
Low wages and living standards in general have topped the list of problems that average Russians see as the most important in their lives. Other urgent problems they mentioned concerned the economy and the social policies of the government.
The deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma has criticized Poland’s foreign minister for his statement that the USSR and Nazi Germany were equally responsible for the start of WWII, noting that this position totally matched that used by Nazi propaganda.