Russian presidential election date set as March 18

Russian presidential election date set as March 18

15 Дек, 2017 в 09:15
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Russia’s upper house of parliament has confirmed March 18 as the date for the 2018 presidential election, signaling the start of the registration and campaign process for candidates.

Russian ex-Economy Minister Ulyukayev found guilty in $2mn bribery case

Russian ex-Economy Minister Ulyukayev found guilty in $2mn bribery case

15 Дек, 2017 в 08:36
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Former Russian Economy Minister Aleksey Ulyukayev has been found guilty of taking a $2 million bribe.

Putin to run for new term as an independent

Putin to run for new term as an independent

14 Дек, 2017 в 10:22
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Incumbent Russian president Vladimir Putin has said that he plans to run for another term as an independent candidate, but has declared that he is counting on the broad support of political parties and ordinary citizens.

State Duma approves life sentences for terrorist recruiters

State Duma approves life sentences for terrorist recruiters

14 Дек, 2017 в 09:18
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Russia’s Lower House has passed a bill introducing life sentences for terrorist recruiters and lengthy prison terms for criminals convicted of sponsoring terrorist groups or of propagating terrorism.

‘World-scale event’: delayed Nureyev ballet premières in Moscow

‘World-scale event’: delayed Nureyev ballet premières in Moscow

13 Дек, 2017 в 16:03
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A new ballet depicting the life of the Soviet-era dance genius Rudolf Nureyev has opened in Moscow, attracting dozens of VIPs and celebrities, and failing to cause any major scandals, despite controversies surrounding Nureyev and the ballet’s director, Kirill Serebrennikov, who was not at the première.

Twitter given 24 hours to block Khodorkovsky group’s account

Twitter given 24 hours to block Khodorkovsky group’s account

13 Дек, 2017 в 14:23
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Russia’s Internet watchdog has demanded that Twitter delete the account held by the ‘Open Russia’ movement, viewed as an undesirable group in Russia, and has threatened to ban access to the whole microblog service if Twitter does not comply.

Putin drafts bill for expansion of Russian navy base in Syria

Putin drafts bill for expansion of Russian navy base in Syria

13 Дек, 2017 в 10:10
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the lower house of Russia’s parliament an agreement to transform the Tartus navy refueling facility in Syria into a fully-fledged navy base, capable of harboring nuclear-powered ships.

Syria main source of recent bomb hoaxes – Russian police

Syria main source of recent bomb hoaxes – Russian police

12 Дек, 2017 в 14:32
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The wave of bomb hoax calls in Russia that began in September and sparked numerous evacuations, inflicting multibillion-ruble damages, originated from terrorist-controlled territories in Syria, Russia’s deputy interior minister has said.

Moscow sees Trump tweets as official statements – Kremlin

Moscow sees Trump tweets as official statements – Kremlin

12 Дек, 2017 в 12:46
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All tweets from the official account of US President Donald Trump are reported to Vladimir Putin as official political statements, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov has told reporters.

Moscow safer than Paris, mayor Sobyanin claims

Moscow safer than Paris, mayor Sobyanin claims

12 Дек, 2017 в 09:59
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Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has told reporters that the city’s education and public transport are currently on a par with leading cities of the world. Sobyanin went on to claim that security in Moscow is better than in Paris.