The Russian Party of Growth has approved its leader, business ombudsman Boris Titov, as a candidate in the 2018 presidential election. Titov says his candidacy offers the nation a path of development.
The Russian foreign ministry spokesperson described the latest expansion of the ‘Magnitsky List’ by the US authorities as “grotesque” and “detached from reality,” promising that reciprocal measures would follow.
The Russian Duma does not plan to invite monitors from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and US Congress to next year’s presidential elections, the head of the foreign relations committee has said.
A majority of Russian citizens have told researchers they are proud of their country, and an equal number say they believe that the Russian people have a special role in history.
The 31st congress of the Russian nationalist-populist party LDPR has unanimously voted to propose the candidacy of its leader, 71-year-old Vladimir Zhirinovsky, for the 2018 presidential elections.
A senior representative of the Russian parliamentary majority party has called the UN resolution on human rights in Crimea a provocation aimed at justifying the growing expenses of supporting Ukraine and countering Russia.
The Russian ambassador to the European Union has called the current migrant crisis a “timebomb” that would destroy high living standards in Europe, but not the EU as a political bloc.
The head of Russia’s Central Election Commission has dismissed Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s public call to deny Vladimir Putin’s registration as presidential candidate in next year’s election, noting that it would violate the law.
Vladimir Putin has told a forum of his supporters that he sees the main objectives of his new presidential program as maintaining Russia’s freedom, social stability and leading place among world nations.
Attitudes to the US and EU in Russia are getting worse, and fewer people are worried about their country’s supposed international isolation, a recent opinion poll has shown.