Russia’s envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has branded the group’s resolution on countering the Russian mass media a discriminatory document that contradicts basic international agreements on human rights.
Russia’s deputy interior minister has told the press that in 2017 fingerprinting will become an obligatory procedure for all foreigners arriving in the country.
In recent months the average Russian has begun to think more favorably about the United States, with over half the participants in the latest polls saying they expect President-elect Donald Trump to further improve relations between the two nations.
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s plenipotentiary for human rights has told RT that he and his colleagues hope that Donald Trump will end the “illegal” detention of Russian citizens in third nations – a practice that has reached a new peak under Barack Obama.
About 10 security specialists from the United States have applied for work in the unique international anti-terrorism training center that is being constructed in Chechnya, the republic’s leader has told the press.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov praised Belarus’ close relations with Russia and noted that both nations have resisted attempts to drive a wedge between them through the falsification of history.
The Russian Pacific Fleet has installed batteries of anti-ship missiles at its bases on the Kuril Islands, ensuring effective protection from landing operations and carrier-based aircraft strikes.
The head of the Upper House committee for international relations has said that Russia and the US could form a single anti-terrorist coalition in Syria once US leadership reconsiders its priorities and stops meddling in the internal affairs of foreign nations.
The Russian branch of Amnesty International will soon return to its Moscow office after renewing the rent on the premises with City Hall. Staff had been prevented from entering the office for around two weeks because of a “technical glitch.”
A district court in Moscow has rejected a lawsuit by NGO the Levada Center, which had sought to cancel its inclusion in the register of ‘foreign agents’ – groups engaged in politics that receive sponsorship from foreign organizations and individuals.