Theater festival, Russian Red Cross NGO awarded largest presidential grants

Theater festival, Russian Red Cross NGO awarded largest presidential grants

01 Авг, 2017 в 15:04
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The Russian Presidential Foundation for Civil Society Development has distributed state grants for 2017 among about 1,000 NGOs, with the Russian Red Cross and the Golden Mask theater festival being allocated the largest sums.

Russia begins issuing simplified electronic visas to citizens of 18 foreign nations

Russia begins issuing simplified electronic visas to citizens of 18 foreign nations

01 Авг, 2017 в 10:26
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Foreigners from 18 countries can now visit the Russian Far East using electronic visas which are issued online and take three days to receive, the Ministry for the Development of Eastern Regions reports.

Putin signs bill banning web anonymizers in Russia

Putin signs bill banning web anonymizers in Russia

31 Июл, 2017 в 14:15
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill banning the use of any technology or software that allows access to websites that have been officially blocked on Russian territory, specifically targeting so-called web anonymizers.

Moscow vows asymmetrical retaliation in response to Polish monuments bill

Moscow vows asymmetrical retaliation in response to Polish monuments bill

31 Июл, 2017 в 10:57
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The Russian Foreign Ministry has said Moscow will take reciprocal measures if Poland removes monuments to Soviet Army soldiers in line with a recently passed law.

United Russia pushes for greater transparency of political sponsors

United Russia pushes for greater transparency of political sponsors

28 Июл, 2017 в 14:16
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MPs from parliamentary majority party United Russia have drafted a motion that, if passed, would limit the size of membership fees and oblige political parties to disclose the names of those paying such fees, in an effort to boost transparency.

Russian security chief proposes unified anti-terrorist database for BRICS nations

Russian security chief proposes unified anti-terrorist database for BRICS nations

28 Июл, 2017 в 10:59
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The chairman of Russia’s Security Council has invited BRICS nations to participate in an international database for countering terrorism – a project launched by the Federal Security Service in order to target terrorists and their sponsors.

Kadyrov on Jerusalem clashes: ‘I’m ready to go and guard Al-Aqsa mosque for rest of my life’

Kadyrov on Jerusalem clashes: ‘I’m ready to go and guard Al-Aqsa mosque for rest of my life’

27 Июл, 2017 в 16:24
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The head of the Chechen Republic has announced he would be ready to resign and move to Jerusalem to serve in the security force that guards the Al-Aqsa mosque “for the rest of his life.”

National Guard announces plans to get own ‘science companies’ this autumn

National Guard announces plans to get own ‘science companies’ this autumn

27 Июл, 2017 в 12:54
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Russia’s National Guard will soon have special units to work on research and development in IT and weapons, as well as the promotion of the agency’s image in the media.

Russian ombudsman advocates conscription service for women

Russian ombudsman advocates conscription service for women

27 Июл, 2017 в 09:58
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Russia's human rights ombudsman says excluding women from universal military conscription is a violation, and has promised to address the issue in the near future.

‘Not a holy cow’: Russian MP seeks sanitary sanctions on McDonald’s

‘Not a holy cow’: Russian MP seeks sanitary sanctions on McDonald’s

26 Июл, 2017 в 13:38
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One Russian senator was so disturbed by viral reports featuring dirty kitchen conditions at a McDonald’s restaurants in the US that he proposed imposing “sanitary sanctions” on the fast food chain.