The head of the Security Council of Russia says the use of foreign data technology by state structures could result in the infrastructure servicing the state one day being blocked from the outside.
Former Russian Economy Minister Aleksey Ulyukayev has pleaded not guilty to extorting a $2 million bribe, claiming that the case against him is the result of a set-up by security services on the basis of false accusations.
Senior Crimean officials have said that despite the attempts of Ukrainian authorities to isolate the peninsular and damage its tourist-oriented economy, the flow of visitors has remained constant with many of them coming from Ukraine.
Low wages and living standards in general have topped the list of problems that average Russians see as the most important in their lives. Other urgent problems they mentioned concerned the economy and the social policies of the government.
The deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma has criticized Poland’s foreign minister for his statement that the USSR and Nazi Germany were equally responsible for the start of WWII, noting that this position totally matched that used by Nazi propaganda.
Moscow City Court has partially upheld an earlier verdict and ordered the removal of parts of an internet video released by opposition figure Aleksey Navalny and his allies that targets Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and businessman Alisher Usmanov.
A group of activists who earlier sought to install a monument to Stalin in the Russian city of Novosibirsk have complained to the authorities that a monument to Tsar Nicolas II in the city violates rules on protecting historical sites.
A court in Moscow has sentenced four people to prison terms after convicting them of extremism for participation in a banned extreme left group, “destabilizing the political situation in the country” and preparations for forceful change of the regime.
The head of the Leftist Front group, who has just finished serving his sentence for organizing mass riots, has called on other leftist politicians to unite and propose a single candidate at the forthcoming 2018 Russian presidential polls.
Russian MP Vitaly Milonov, best known as the main sponsor of the ban on promoting “non-traditional” sex to minors, has asked the Communications Ministry to develop a new age verification system for internet users and ban pornography sites that refuse to use it.