According to the latest public opinion poll, the percentage of Russians who see a military career as a preferred future for their children has risen from 6 to 13 percent over the past five years.
Russia has no plans to engage in combat with United States forces in Syria, but will continue to render assistance to the Syrian military in their fight against terrorism, the head of the upper house’s Defense and Security Committee says.
Russia’s prime minister has said restrictions on food imports from certain countries will not be lifted in the near future because the Russian government doesn’t want to “disappoint” its foreign partners, who are doing nothing to remedy the situation.
The chairman of Russia’s Lower House, Vyacheslav Volodin, has said that the United States could reap undesirable consequences if it takes on the role of world policeman, though Russian would prefer not to see this happen.
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov was named the most popular regional leader among the users of Russia’s leading social network VKontakte (In Contact) with 73,000 views on an average post.
The State Duma Committee for Information Policy, IT and Communications has decided to hold an investigation into the work of Western media outlets in order to examine possible attempts to influence election processes in Russia.
People who like Joseph Stalin the most of all the actors in the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution now account for 24 percent of Russians, or three times more than the share of 8 percent registered in 1990.
Russian children under 14 could effectively be banned from using social media networks under a new draft bill prepared by the legislative assembly in the country’s Leningrad Region.
Russia remains committed to nuclear disarmament but progress is impossible without US cooperation in areas such as limiting the deployment of global missile defense systems, the acting Russian envoy to the United Nations has said.
The head of the Republic of Udmurtia, central Russia, has been detained and urgently taken to Moscow over charges of accepting multimillion-dollar bribes from a construction company, a spokesperson for Russia’s top law enforcement agency reports.