The Russian President has urged lawmakers to start working on the ‘Law on the Russian Nation’, based on the existing strategy of development of inter-ethnic relations and supported the proposal to hold a ‘Year of the Russian Nation’.
Almost half of all respondents in a recent Russian opinion poll said they feared that the aggravation of relations between Russia and the West caused by the ongoing crisis in Syria could develop into a global military conflict.
The research wing of Russia’s Security Council has warned about foreign nations’ planning to attack Russia’s ‘historical memory’ and urged various measures, such as setting up a separate state commission to counter the falsification of history.
The 135th assembly session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) – a focal point for international dialogue between parliaments – has decided to hold its next meeting, due in 2017, in Russia’s St. Petersburg, Federation Council chair Valentina Matviyenko has told reporters.
One in two Russians wants relations with Ukraine to remain friendly and close, without visa regime and customs, but the number of those who want tighter border control is now increasing.
A bronze bust of an infamous Waffen-SS veteran installed in an Estonian school is a “disgrace” that desecrates the memory of all the victims of the “brown plague,” the Russian Foreign Ministry’s envoy for human rights and democracy has said.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has reiterated the position that all members of the anti-terrorist coalition must abandon double standards and consolidate their forces to achieve victory.
The proportion of Russians who want to leave their country for other nations has unchanged over the past five years according to a recent research, despite economic sanctions and political pressure applied from abroad.
Russian parliament members have labeled a recent call to exclude Russia from the UN Human Rights Council mere speculation, adding that the move reminds them of the biased approach to terrorists in Russia’s North Caucasus territories.
An overwhelming majority of Russians are against an initiative by Christian pro-life activists promoting a total ban on abortions, a nationwide public opinion poll conducted soon after the plan’s launch reveals.