Russians overwhelmingly back Putin policies – US pollster

Russians overwhelmingly back Putin policies – US pollster

21 Июн, 2017 в 10:57
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Most Russians support both the internal and foreign policies of the current administration, according to a poll conducted by US company the Pew Research Center.

Justice Ministry to appeal ECHR ruling on Russian ‘gay propaganda law’

Justice Ministry to appeal ECHR ruling on Russian ‘gay propaganda law’

20 Июн, 2017 в 12:24
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The Russian Justice Ministry has announced plans to appeal a ruling that found Russia’s ban on the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations to minors discriminatory and awarded damages to several activists previously convicted under the act.

Senators mull reciprocal bans on foreign monitors at Russian election

Senators mull reciprocal bans on foreign monitors at Russian election

19 Июн, 2017 в 12:28
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The Russian Upper House is preparing a bill that would introduce an election monitoring ban for representatives of nations that ban Russian representatives from monitoring their own polls.

Russian govt approves European convention against terrorism financing

Russian govt approves European convention against terrorism financing

16 Июн, 2017 в 10:53
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The Russian government has approved the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism and recommended the document for ratification by the parliament.

Most Russians want their leaders to maintain current course regardless of sanctions

Most Russians want their leaders to maintain current course regardless of sanctions

15 Июн, 2017 в 10:22
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Over a half of Russian citizens expect Western nations to prolong sanctions against their country, but an even larger share think the government must maintain its sovereign political course, regardless of external pressure.

Duma passes Moscow renovation bill amid protests

Duma passes Moscow renovation bill amid protests

14 Июн, 2017 в 15:11
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The Russian Lower House passed a bill calling for the demolition of old Moscow buildings, and the residents to be resettled, despite protests from people claiming the construction program could violate citizens’ rights.

Liberal party starts campaign against Russia’s counterterrorism operation in Syria

Liberal party starts campaign against Russia’s counterterrorism operation in Syria

14 Июн, 2017 в 11:25
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Liberal opposition party Yabloko plans to start collecting signatures for a petition against Russia’s involvement in any armed conflicts in foreign nations, including the counterterrorism operation in Syria, citing the high cost as the main reason.

Lawmakers oppose tighter law on rallies after latest protests

Lawmakers oppose tighter law on rallies after latest protests

13 Июн, 2017 в 13:46
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State Duma deputies have opposed the proposal to ban minors from participating in unauthorized protest rallies, made by some senators after yet another series of unlicensed protests that took place during the Day of Russia holiday on Monday.

MPs propose lifelong ban for carrying weapons under influence

MPs propose lifelong ban for carrying weapons under influence

13 Июн, 2017 в 10:23
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The head of the State Duma Security Committee has urged a change in Russian gun laws and the introduction of a lifelong ban for carrying a gun under the influence, in order to prevent incidents similar to the recent fatal shooting in the Moscow Region.

Stay of execution? Russian MP proposes ‘delayed death penalty’ for convicted terrorists

Stay of execution? Russian MP proposes ‘delayed death penalty’ for convicted terrorists

09 Июн, 2017 в 10:37
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The head of the State Duma Committee for Security has proposed allowing Russian courts to sentence convicted terrorists to death under condition that the execution of the sentence is delayed until the current moratorium on capital punishment is lifted.