A Moscow court jury has ruled that five Chechen men were guilty of killing prominent Russian politician Boris Nemtsov in early 2015.
A top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the lack of progress in mending ties between Russia and the US is damaging not only for the two countries themselves but also for the wider international community.
The Russian parliamentary task group established to prevent foreign interference in Russian politics has met for the first time, with members proposing that all foreign meddling be recoded in a ‘black book’ and that potential retaliatory measures be developed.
A senior Russian human rights official has told reporters that a special identification document is being developed by Russia’s Interior Ministry for people who have no passports, such as refugees and homeless people who have lost their documents.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the State Duma for ratification the Council of Europe’s Convention on the confiscation of illegal funds and on countering the sponsorship of terrorism.
Almost 80 percent of Russians say they want to bring back criminal penalties for illegal drug use, and only six support legalizing the use of soft drugs, according to the latest survey conducted by Russia’s state-run polling agency, VTSIOM.
Russian lawmakers have prepared a bill that would make giving or accepting ‘intangible bribes’ a crime. It would also include punishments for arbitration judges that abuse their power.
Russian lower house lawmakers and the director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) have discussed the information security strategy and agreed on the primary importance of joint measures to defend national sovereignty in cyberspace.
The latest anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the EU are hurting their sponsors more than the actual targets, a senior Russian politician has said, also warning that the new round of restrictions was leading the EU into a dead end.
The deputy speaker of the State Duma called a recent Polish bill ordering the destruction of Red Army monuments in Poland “a crime against their own nation,” and a treacherous move aimed against those who liberated Europe from the Nazis.