State Duma blasts foreign media for interfering in Russian elections

State Duma blasts foreign media for interfering in Russian elections

19 мая, 2017 в 14:59
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After hearing a report describing the coverage of the recent Russian parliamentary elections by foreign media outlets as extremely biased, the Russian Lower House has decided to discuss the issue with the Federal Security Service (FSB).

Quack attack: Russian MP proposes up to 5 years in prison for killer wizards, folk healers

Quack attack: Russian MP proposes up to 5 years in prison for killer wizards, folk healers

19 мая, 2017 в 12:23
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A ruling-party lawmaker has drafted a bill targeting people who practice folk medicine and magic without proper state registration. Under the motion, such people could face up to five years in prison if their activities cause the loss of human life.

‘No chance of color revolution in Russia’ – security chief

‘No chance of color revolution in Russia’ – security chief

19 мая, 2017 в 09:40
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Russian authorities control the situation in the country and will not allow a ‘color revolution’ scenario planned by foreign special services, says Secretary of the Security Council Nikolay Patrushev.

Orthodox Church presses for total abortion ban in Russia – report

Orthodox Church presses for total abortion ban in Russia – report

18 мая, 2017 в 10:57
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A representative of the Russian Orthodox Church has urged members of the lower house Commission for the Protection of Christian Values to impose a total ban on abortion, according to reports.

Putin offers Russian cooperation to Islamic nations fighting terrorism

Putin offers Russian cooperation to Islamic nations fighting terrorism

17 мая, 2017 в 13:57
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In a message to all participants of the Russia-Islamic World conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised support and cooperation to all Islamic countries that are currently fighting terrorism and extremism.

Senior security official slams NGOs for ‘attempts to destabilize Russia’

Senior security official slams NGOs for ‘attempts to destabilize Russia’

17 мая, 2017 в 10:36
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The deputy head of Russia’s Security Council has said certain non-government organizations are continuing in their attempts to destabilize the country, adding that foreign-based groups were especially relentless in pursuing this goal.

Putin urges major rearmament of Russian military based on Syria experience

Putin urges major rearmament of Russian military based on Syria experience

16 мая, 2017 в 14:31
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a major rearmament of the nation’s military forces, citing recent experience gained in counter-terrorist operations in Syria as well as the need for the stronger protection of Russia’s Arctic borders.

Justice Ministry working on all-encompassing register of Russian citizens

Justice Ministry working on all-encompassing register of Russian citizens

16 мая, 2017 в 09:18
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Russian Justice Ministry has announced that it is working on a project that would for the first time in history gather the data of all the country’s citizens into a single database.

Russians see Turkey as ally, favor deeper ties – poll

Russians see Turkey as ally, favor deeper ties – poll

15 мая, 2017 в 13:54
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Russians no longer see Turkey as a hostile state and half of the population supports cooperation between the two countries, regardless of existing political issues, according to recent research.

Upper house urges tougher punishment for poll rigging

Upper house urges tougher punishment for poll rigging

15 мая, 2017 в 10:16
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Russian senators have prepared a bill that makes violations of electoral procedures a criminal offense with a maximum punishment of up to five years in prison.