Hundreds protest against newly adopted anti-terrorist law in Moscow

Hundreds protest against newly adopted anti-terrorist law in Moscow

09 Авг, 2016 в 22:34
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Hundreds of people have joined a rally against a newly passed anti-terrorist package of bills introducing harsher punishment for terrorists and their supporters as well as putting some obligations on Russian internet providers.

US offered Viktor Bout softer sentence for testifying against Rosneft head Sechin, wife claims

US offered Viktor Bout softer sentence for testifying against Rosneft head Sechin, wife claims

09 Авг, 2016 в 14:12
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The wife of Russian businessman Viktor Bout, who is currently serving a 25-year sentence in the US, told reporters that American authorities offered him a mild sentence and asylum if he testified against Igor Sechin, the head of Russian oil major Rosneft.

Putin asks Russian Duma to ratify Syria air base deal

Putin asks Russian Duma to ratify Syria air base deal

09 Авг, 2016 в 09:47
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Russia’s President has submitted an agreement reached with the Syrian Republic to the State Duma for approval that would authorize the placement of a Russian Air Force group in Syria for an unspecified period of time.

Crimean leader says republic to stay with Russia forever

Crimean leader says republic to stay with Russia forever

08 Авг, 2016 в 15:03
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The Crimean Republic will remain a part of the Russian Federation “forever,” the head of the region, Sergey Aksyonov, said on Monday in talks with foreign officials.

Leftists propose canceling statute of limitation for corruption crimes in Russia

Leftists propose canceling statute of limitation for corruption crimes in Russia

08 Авг, 2016 в 10:28
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Lawmakers representing the center-left party Fair Russia have prepared a bill that would cancel the statute of limitations for a broad range of corruption crimes, including wasting state funds and the unlawful instigation of criminal cases.

Putin encourages Iran to join Russia-led Eurasian alliance

Putin encourages Iran to join Russia-led Eurasian alliance

05 Авг, 2016 в 13:31
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised the successful cooperation between Moscow and Tehran, and has expressed hope that a free trade zone can soon be established between Iran and the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union.

Russians won’t trade Kuril Islands for peace with Japan, poll shows

Russians won’t trade Kuril Islands for peace with Japan, poll shows

05 Авг, 2016 в 10:43
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The overwhelming majority of Russians believe it is more important to retain sovereignty over the Kuril Islands than sign a peace treaty with Japan – even if an accord would mean access to new technology and cheap finance.

Ban children of Russian officials from studying abroad, says business activist

Ban children of Russian officials from studying abroad, says business activist

04 Авг, 2016 в 14:12
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The head of a Russian business association has proposed a ban on higher education abroad for the children of Russia’s civil servants, claiming the move would help domestic schools and also increase the number of “real patriots” in the country.

17 Russian parties submit bids for September parliamentary polls

17 Russian parties submit bids for September parliamentary polls

04 Авг, 2016 в 11:19
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Russia’s Central Elections Commission has wrapped up the process of receiving party applications for the September 18 State Duma elections. Seventeen parties have submitted lists of candidates, but the validity of these is yet to be checked.

‘Reading tea leaves’: Kremlin spokesman Peskov dismisses talk of planned govt overhaul

‘Reading tea leaves’: Kremlin spokesman Peskov dismisses talk of planned govt overhaul

03 Авг, 2016 в 13:51
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Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said recent press allegations about the dismissal of the Russian government are neither new nor trustworthy, adding that Russia has no intention of adjusting its internal policy to please foreign powers.