The Lower House Committee for Women, Family and Children has recommended that lawmakers reject a bill banning ‘baby boxes’ – devices which allow mothers to leave their unwanted newborns at medical institutions without disclosing themselves.
Communist Party MP Nikolay Kharitonov has urged fellow lawmakers to recall the Russian ambassador from Warsaw and sever all diplomatic ties with Poland, in protest at a recent bill that could see Red Army monuments razed.
About two-thirds of the Russian public wants Vladimir Putin to remain at the helm after the 2018 presidential election with 40 and 56 percent of respondents reporting satisfaction with the current course in domestic and international politics respectively.
Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko has addressed the US president with a plea to send him back to Russia because the 20-year sentenced passed on him in 2011 is unlawful and unjust. He hopes for Donald Trump’s “humanity and understanding.”
The head of the upper house Committee for International Relations has called for reporters to disclose the real motives and methods of Western nations in order to debunk the ‘Russian danger myth’ circulated in the media.
Ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has said that the root of the current sad state of relations between Washington and Moscow can be found in the crowing US politicians engaged in decades ago, when the declared themselves ‘victors’ of the Cold War.
The Russian upper house speaker has described the recent move to suspend membership fees to the Council of Europe as “absolutely right,” but noted that relations with the body could be resumed if it ends “discrimination” against national delegations.
Russia has officially informed the secretary general of the Council of Europe that it will suspend an €11 million payment until the rights of Moscow’s delegation in the council’s Parliamentary Assembly are fully restored.
Russian lawmakers have selected a preliminary draft for the oath of allegiance to be taken in the process of receiving Russian citizenship.
The Russian Interior Ministry has prepared a new concept for the policy regulating immigration, intended to boost tolerance and intercultural cooperation, as well as redirecting the major flow of immigrants from European parts of Russia to the Far East.