Ex-mayor gets 12 years in central Russia bribery scandal

Ex-mayor gets 12 years in central Russia bribery scandal

03 Авг, 2016 в 10:44
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A district court in the central Russian city of Yaroslavl has sentenced former mayor Evgeny Urlashov to 12.5 years in prison for extorting a multimillion-ruble bribe from a street cleaning company.

Chechen leader dismisses ISIS ‘Russia jihad’ video as hollow threat, hints at Western involvement

Chechen leader dismisses ISIS ‘Russia jihad’ video as hollow threat, hints at Western involvement

02 Авг, 2016 в 12:34
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Ramzan Kadyrov has said members of the Islamic State terrorist group are not capable of carrying out their threat of a jihad on Russia made in a recent video, adding he suspected that Western special services had a role in making the footage.

Putin orders military to celebrate Nov 25 as Peacekeeper Day

Putin orders military to celebrate Nov 25 as Peacekeeper Day

02 Авг, 2016 в 09:56
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree ordering the military forces to celebrate November 25 as Russian Peacekeeper Day, starting this year.

Russian court orders block of Ukrainian witch-hunt website

Russian court orders block of Ukrainian witch-hunt website

01 Авг, 2016 в 14:04
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A court in St. Petersburg, Russia, has ordered access be blocked to a Ukrainian website notorious for leaking personal data of various people opposed to the current Kiev regime, allegedly causing harassment, attacks, and even assassinations.

Kadyrov officially enters race for Chechen leader post

Kadyrov officially enters race for Chechen leader post

01 Авг, 2016 в 10:16
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Acting head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has announced he will participate in the mid-September elections for the Chechen leadership, pledging to fulfill any and all tasks set by Moscow.

‘This is our land’: Russia rejects US criticism of weapons deployment to Crimea

‘This is our land’: Russia rejects US criticism of weapons deployment to Crimea

29 Июл, 2016 в 12:22
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A senior Russian diplomat has dismissed US criticism over deploying weapons and forces to Crimea, saying the Russian Federation is absolutely free to protect its national security by moving forces anywhere on its territory.

Russian prosecutors promise to hand over 570 high-profile suspects to foreign nations

Russian prosecutors promise to hand over 570 high-profile suspects to foreign nations

29 Июл, 2016 в 10:34
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Russian prosecutors have completed probes into thousands of cases against foreign citizens and decided to hand over 570 people suspected of committing serious crimes to the countries seeking their extradition.

Major reshuffle: Putin replaces heads of Russian regions, federal agencies

Major reshuffle: Putin replaces heads of Russian regions, federal agencies

28 Июл, 2016 в 15:08
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In a single day, the Russian President Vladimir Putin has replaced several governors and regional representatives, as well as one ambassador, also merging the Crimean Federal District with the larger Southern Federal District.

Russian PM sacks head of Federal Customs Service

Russian PM sacks head of Federal Customs Service

28 Июл, 2016 в 11:20
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Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the head of the Federal Customs Service Andrey Belyaninov be relieved of his duties at his own request. Shortly beforehand law enforcers searched the ex-official’s office and home within a major liquor smuggling case.

Communists seek ban on ‘doppelgangers’ at Russian elections

Communists seek ban on ‘doppelgangers’ at Russian elections

28 Июл, 2016 в 09:41
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Russian Communists have prepared a bill that would ban election candidates from changing their names shortly before the polls, claiming the move would prevent the use of so-called ‘doppelgangers’ and the deceit of millions of voters.