Russia officially requests US to hand over jailed pilot Yaroshenko

Russia officially requests US to hand over jailed pilot Yaroshenko

14 Окт, 2016 в 14:40
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The Russian Justice Ministry has prepared an official letter requesting that the United States hand over pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is currently serving a 20-year sentence, within the 1983 convention on exchange of convicts.

United Russia plans ‘zero reading’ for controversial drafts

United Russia plans ‘zero reading’ for controversial drafts

14 Окт, 2016 в 10:22
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The majority caucus United Russia party has announced plans to launch a special council that would filter populist and “fake” initiatives as well as bills that replicate existing laws.

‘Senseless carnival’: Lawmaker blasts PACE over latest anti-Russian resolution

‘Senseless carnival’: Lawmaker blasts PACE over latest anti-Russian resolution

13 Окт, 2016 в 14:04
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Senator Aleksey Pushkov has sharply criticized the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for passing an anti-Russian resolution, adding that the members of this body should understand that without Russia it would remain flawed.

Russians’ trust in govt sinks to 5-year low

Russians’ trust in govt sinks to 5-year low

13 Окт, 2016 в 11:09
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According to the latest poll, only about a quarter of Russians express definite trust in state structures and public institutions. However, citizens’ trust in military and security services remains high.

National defense viewed as top priority for half of all Russians, poll shows

National defense viewed as top priority for half of all Russians, poll shows

12 Окт, 2016 в 13:33
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Fifty percent of Russian citizens consider budget allocations for defense a major priority and think development of the weapons industry can bring positive changes in the national economy as a whole, according to the latest research.

MP targets corruption with bill punishing promised bribes

MP targets corruption with bill punishing promised bribes

12 Окт, 2016 в 10:29
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A State Duma lawmaker representing parliamentary majority party United Russia has prepared a draft law introducing criminal responsibility for promises, proposals and requests of bribery.

Ethnic tensions in Russia at all-time low, poll shows

Ethnic tensions in Russia at all-time low, poll shows

11 Окт, 2016 в 14:57
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The share of the Russian population which claims to feel ethnic tensions in the areas where they live is now 18 percent – the lowest since 2005, when researchers first addressed the issue, reports the independent public opinion center Levada.

New wartime state management system gives full power to Russian military – report

New wartime state management system gives full power to Russian military – report

11 Окт, 2016 в 10:23
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A recent military exercise in southern Russia saw the first real-time test of the state management system that allows the Defense Ministry to assume direct control over municipal and regional authorities, police, state security and emergency services.

World on dangerous threshold’: Gorbachev warns of nuclear threat amid intl tensions

World on dangerous threshold’: Gorbachev warns of nuclear threat amid intl tensions

10 Окт, 2016 в 13:41
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Mikhail Gorbachev has called the current state of relations between Russia and US the “collapse of mutual trust” and urged the sides to resume dialogue and push towards demilitarization and complete nuclear disarmament.

‘No faith in American objectivity’: Russia cries foul after fresh arrests of its citizens in US

‘No faith in American objectivity’: Russia cries foul after fresh arrests of its citizens in US

10 Окт, 2016 в 10:21
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Moscow expects explanations from Washington concerning the reasons behind the recent detention of two Russian citizens and will undertake own steps to clarify details of this case, the Foreign Ministry’s human rights advocate says.