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.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree ordering the military forces to celebrate November 25 as Russian Peacekeeper Day, starting this year.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.