Putin pardons woman convicted for passing data to Georgian intelligence in 2008

Putin pardons woman convicted for passing data to Georgian intelligence in 2008

07 Мар, 2017 в 11:47
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President Vladimir Putin has pardoned Russian citizen Oksana Sevastidi, who was sentenced to seven years behind bars in 2016 for passing information about the Russian military to her Georgian friend who worked for intelligence.

State Duma chair backs initiative to move 2018 presidential polls to later date

State Duma chair backs initiative to move 2018 presidential polls to later date

07 Мар, 2017 в 09:57
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Russian lower house Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has supported a motion seeking to set the date of 2018 presidential elections as March 18 – the day after the fourth anniversary of Crimea’s reunification with Russia.

Govt approves Russian bill on criminal punishment for pushing children towards suicide

Govt approves Russian bill on criminal punishment for pushing children towards suicide

06 Мар, 2017 в 15:30
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The Russian government has approved a bill introducing criminal punishment for anyone propagating suicide among young people or promoting dangerous hobbies that might end in death, such as riding on the outside of suburban trains.

‘Collapse of state power’: Top Russian senator blasts Ukraine over railroad blockade

‘Collapse of state power’: Top Russian senator blasts Ukraine over railroad blockade

06 Мар, 2017 в 11:07
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The blockade imposed by right-wing Ukrainian radicals on cargo trains coming from Russia is more proof that the current Kiev government is neither stable nor recognized by its own citizens, a senior Russian senator has said.

Idea of female president supported by one-third of Russians – poll

Idea of female president supported by one-third of Russians – poll

03 Мар, 2017 в 14:55
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About 33 percent of Russians support having a female president, but the percentage of opponents of this idea has increased over the past year, independent polling center Levada reports.

Senior security official says number of cyberattacks on Russia jumped three-fold in 2016

Senior security official says number of cyberattacks on Russia jumped three-fold in 2016

03 Мар, 2017 в 13:23
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The head of Russia’s Security Council has said that the overall number of cyberattacks on Russian state bodies and companies was over 52 million in 2016, more than three times the number registered in the previous year.

Medvedev’s spokesperson dismisses Navalny investigation report as elections propaganda

Medvedev’s spokesperson dismisses Navalny investigation report as elections propaganda

03 Мар, 2017 в 10:13
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The press secretary of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Aleksey Navalny’s investigation about her boss is hardly worth of any attention as it’s obviously a propaganda stunt.

Chief investigator says his agency confiscated over $310M from corruption cases in 2016

Chief investigator says his agency confiscated over $310M from corruption cases in 2016

02 Мар, 2017 в 16:00
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The head of Russia’s Investigative Committee said that in 2016, property worth 18 billion rubles ($310 million at the current exchange rate) was confiscated by the committee from corruption cases.

United Russia leads electoral rating with support of over half of citizens

United Russia leads electoral rating with support of over half of citizens

02 Мар, 2017 в 14:17
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The popularity rating of the centrist conservative United Russia party has reached this year’s high so far of 51.1 percent, with nationalist party LDPR and Communists taking second and third places respectively, according to VTSIOM.

Communists discuss ‘compromise’ presidential candidate after leader expresses reluctance to run

Communists discuss ‘compromise’ presidential candidate after leader expresses reluctance to run

01 Мар, 2017 в 10:42
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Seventy-two-year old Communist Party leader Gennadiy Zyuganov has decided not to take part in Russia’s 2018 presidential election. His party will now have to find a replacement, most likely from a list of candidates proposed by regional branches