Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the lower house of Russia’s parliament an agreement to transform the Tartus navy refueling facility in Syria into a fully-fledged navy base, capable of harboring nuclear-powered ships.
The wave of bomb hoax calls in Russia that began in September and sparked numerous evacuations, inflicting multibillion-ruble damages, originated from terrorist-controlled territories in Syria, Russia’s deputy interior minister has said.
All tweets from the official account of US President Donald Trump are reported to Vladimir Putin as official political statements, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov has told reporters.
Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has told reporters that the city’s education and public transport are currently on a par with leading cities of the world. Sobyanin went on to claim that security in Moscow is better than in Paris.
The head of the Chechen Republic has dismissed a recent call from Ukraine to break Russia into parts as wishful thinking. Ramzan Kadyrov predicted that on the contrary, Ukraine would ultimately become part of the future state of “Great Russia.”
The speaker of Russia’s upper house has told reporters that there are no plans to quit the Council of Europe, but added that the Russian delegation would not resume its work in the body’s parliamentary assembly until its rights are restored.
Half of respondents to a survey in Russia told researchers they were unsurprised by recent Hollywood sexual harassment scandals. The historical allegations against famous figures were viewed as just an everyday occurrence in western show business.
The Russian Lower House has passed in the first reading a bill which would impose a penalty of 5 to 10 years behind bars for fake terrorist threat phone calls.
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has described the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the US president as a stab in the back for those who tried to reach a settlement in the Middle East, and a step towards a new war.
The head of the Russian Investigative Committee has revealed the latest statistics on corruption crime, which reveal that most cases involve law-enforcement agents, military servicemen, municipal clerks, teachers and doctors.