The Russian government plans to take steps to minimize the flow of internet traffic through foreign-based exchange points in order to prevent sensitive data from falling into the hands of US intelligence agencies, Vedomosti newspaper reports.
The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, has told reporters he will definitely participate in the 2018 presidential race, also urging changes to the current law that allows presidents to serve two consecutive terms.
Washington never really planned to end its military presence in Afghanistan as it needs it to apply leverage on India, Pakistan and China, a senior Russian senator told reporters after President Donald Trump’s “fight to win” announcement.
A recent public opinion poll has shown that over half of Russians haven’t heard about Sergey Udaltsov and his plans to unite the opposition leftist movements into a single coalition. Over half of those who are aware believe the plans are doomed.
A new study comparing the performance of top level Russian politicians and estimating their ability to succeed the president puts Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in first place, with Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin taking second.
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.