Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has accused the US and its allies of using economic sanctions as a weapon against competitors, adding that the rules regulating international trade were not in step with a rapidly-changing reality.
The church does not oppose sex education in schools, but urges caution as it can corrupt young minds, the head of the Moscow Patriarchate external relations department has stated.
NATO’s plans to reform its command structure have been modeled on the schemes used during the Cold War, Russia’s envoy to the military bloc has told reporters.
The chair of the Russian lower house has said that the recent US order for RT to register as a foreign agent should prompt similar measures against American mass media engaged in “unconcealed interference” in Russia’s internal politics.
At a meeting with the head of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy stated that elections monitoring should be done according to similar standards in all nations.
Senior Russian lawmakers have stated that the US decision to provide Kiev with lethal defensive weapons was a crucial blow to the Minsk accords and a threat to the security of the whole of Europe.
Russian presidential hopeful Ksenia Sobchak says she supports the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the US, but added that she considered it wrong that the spat between nations hurt ordinary people.
A member of the upper house Committee for Information Politics says if the US continues to pressure Russian state media companies like RT and Sputnik, Moscow will reply with a legislative ban on CNN broadcasts via cable or air.
The Tverskoy District Court in Moscow has rejected a lawsuit in which opposition activist Alexey Navalny sought to prove that President Vladimir Putin had encouraged regional authorities to ban public rallies arbitrarily.
An MP representing the Russian parliamentary majority United Russia party proposes fingerprinting all foreigners arriving in the country, saying the measure could help to counter security threats, such as the infiltration of foreign terrorists.