The lower chamber of Russian parliament will consider a draft bill proposing to effectively strip those convicted on terrorism-related charges of Russian citizenship. President Vladimir Putin first hinted at the idea following the St. Petersburg Metro attack.
Thirty percent of Russians think that war between Russia and the US is possible, according to a recent survey. Russians have also changed their attitude to Donald Trump following the US strike on Syria.
Minister of North Caucasus affairs, Lev Kuznetsov, has become the richest member of the Russian government. According to tax returns, he earned 582 million rubles (over $10 million) last year, 12 times more than in 2015.
Russia has prepared a new UN convention on countering computer crime because it believes the current document could potentially threaten the sovereignty of independent states, a leading Russian business daily reports.
The lower house Committee for Security has recommended the parliament pass a bill banning all people who work for Russian Interior Ministry from traveling abroad for recreational and other personal reasons.
The Russian government has prepared a bill introducing probation for criminals convicted of extremist and terrorist offenses even after they have finished serving their prison sentences in a bid to prevent them from returning to dangerous activities.
Russia has stepped up the combat potential of its ‘nuclear triad,’ which is now 60 percent equipped with modern weapons, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday.
Russia’s Federation Council unanimously passed an address to international parliamentary groups denouncing the US missile attack on the Shayrat Airbase in Syria and calling on the international community to assess Washington’s actions.
Russia will not allow external forces to destabilize its internal politics through protests and violence, and will protect its allies from this threat, President Vladimir Putin said in a televised interview.
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has announced he will take prominent anti-corruption activist Aleksey Navalny to court for slander over allegations of large-scale corruption and tax evasion in a recently released internet video.