Kremlin warns Navalny supporters against unsanctioned rally

Kremlin warns Navalny supporters against unsanctioned rally

24 Мар, 2017 в 13:54
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The Russian president’s press secretary says top Kremlin officials are keeping track on developments around a rally planned by supporters of anti-corruption activist Aleksey Navalny, but warned them against launching unlicensed protests.

Two-thirds of Russians declare readiness to vote in 2018 presidential polls

Two-thirds of Russians declare readiness to vote in 2018 presidential polls

24 Мар, 2017 в 11:59
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Just under 70 percent of Russian citizens currently report various degrees of readiness to participate in the upcoming presidential elections, while only 7 percent of respondents say they have no plans to vote.

Russia insists on fully-fledged PACE participation – senator

Russia insists on fully-fledged PACE participation – senator

24 Мар, 2017 в 09:49
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If Russia’s powers in PACE are not restored in full, Moscow may resign its membership in the Council of Europe, according to deputy head of the upper house’s International Relations Committee.

Russian senate speaker blames West-induced confrontation for European security crisis

Russian senate speaker blames West-induced confrontation for European security crisis

23 Мар, 2017 в 14:52
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The politics conducted by Western countries after the collapse of the USSR has laid the foundations for the current security crisis in Europe, Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko told an OSCE conference.

Democracy tops list of political systems preferred by Russians

Democracy tops list of political systems preferred by Russians

23 Мар, 2017 в 09:51
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The latest poll conducted by state-run VTSIOM shows most Russian citizens currently prefer to live in a republic and strongly oppose the very idea of restoring the monarchy.

Putting Stalin back on the map: Nationalist leader vows to rename city if elected president

Putting Stalin back on the map: Nationalist leader vows to rename city if elected president

22 Мар, 2017 в 13:29
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The head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) has promised that if elected president in 2018 he will rename the city of Volgograd as Stalingrad – but noted this would be to honor the World War II battle in the city, not the Soviet dictator.

Senators oppose amendments tightening Russian law on rallies

Senators oppose amendments tightening Russian law on rallies

22 Мар, 2017 в 11:35
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Russian upper house MPs have proposed reworking a bill that, if passed, would list any events in which lawmakers meet their electorate as public rallies, claiming that the move would damage democracy and increase red tape.

Pro-Christian MP seeks major probe into Russian freemason groups

Pro-Christian MP seeks major probe into Russian freemason groups

21 Мар, 2017 в 10:09
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Vitaly Milonov, a centrist-conservative lawmaker best known for his campaign targeting “gay propaganda” has proposed to check if Russian freemason lodges comply with the law that restricts political activities of foreign and international groups.

Opposition figure Navalny attacked with antiseptic dye

Opposition figure Navalny attacked with antiseptic dye

20 Мар, 2017 в 15:43
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Russian opposition figure Aleksey Navalny was smeared with green antiseptic dye during his visit to the city of Barnaul. Police have launched a probe into the attack, but no one has claimed responsibility.

Free land handover at top of veteran Russian liberal’s presidential agenda

Free land handover at top of veteran Russian liberal’s presidential agenda

20 Мар, 2017 в 13:12
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Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of the liberal Yabloko party, one of Russia’s oldest political groups, has promised that if elected president he will launch a program through which every citizen receives about 1 acre of free land to build a home.