The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed indignation over an act of vandalism committed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Kiev. Moscow says this shows that the Ukrainian government is not able to counter extremism.
In a public speech in the main Moscow cathedral, Patriarch Kirill said the signs from the Book of Revelation are now apparent. He also called on politicians and ordinary citizens to unite and stop the movement towards the abyss.
The head of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Russia, Andrey Bogdanov, has announced that a bloc of minor political parties called the Third Force will hold primaries and choose one or more candidates for the presidential election set for March 2018.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a warning to citizens, urging those traveling to European and US cities in the coming months to exercise caution, as the holiday season may prompt terrorist attacks in popular destinations.
A Russian senator has drafted legislative amendments to ban propaganda that promotes criminal ways of life and internal rules of criminal communities, which he says pose no lesser threat to society than addiction, suicide or terrorism.
The Russian parliament has approved an amendment allowing airlines to create blacklists of passengers who have started brawls on board or caused other threats to safety. Companies can now officially refuse to sell them tickets.
The Russian education minister promised to help students who are organizing events to counter the spread of HIV and AIDS in Russia during a meeting in Moscow.
The $700 billion US military spending bill, recently approved by the Senate, could destroy any future attempts to restore relations between the United States and the Russian Federation, the head of the upper house Foreign Relations Committee says.
Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov has commented on the rumors about Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s possible participation in the 2018 presidential campaign, with a request to retain “wisdom and irony” when reading anonymous internet sources.
The Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has said that the punishment for those who recruit new members for terrorist groups should be tougher than those applied to bombers and hostage-takers.