‘Turn for the worse’: Russian envoy blasts NATO’s latest steps in Europe

‘Turn for the worse’: Russian envoy blasts NATO’s latest steps in Europe

30 мая, 2017 в 10:36
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Russian permanent representative with NATO has described the alliance’s moves to increase its military presence in Europe as a contribution to the ‘balance of threats’ that harms international security, as well as attempts to mend relations.

Support for Putin in Russia hits new high – poll

Support for Putin in Russia hits new high – poll

29 мая, 2017 в 15:04
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According to a new poll, 63 percent of Russians said they would vote for Vladimir Putin if the presidential election was held next weekend. Among those who said they had already made up their mind, the figure was a record 82 percent.

Putin signs bill introducing tougher surveillance of convicted terrorists

Putin signs bill introducing tougher surveillance of convicted terrorists

29 мая, 2017 в 10:17
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law additional controls for people who have served sentences for especially serious crimes, including terrorism.

Duma approves bill to combat ‘suicide groups’ on Russian social networks

Duma approves bill to combat ‘suicide groups’ on Russian social networks

26 мая, 2017 в 12:48
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The Russian lower house has passed a bill that introduces criminal responsibility for driving children towards suicide or dragging them into dangerous games, including through so-called ‘suicide groups’ on the internet.

Rights activists propose large-scale amnesty for violations of civil law

Rights activists propose large-scale amnesty for violations of civil law

26 мая, 2017 в 10:28
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Russia’s Presidential Council for Human Rights has prepared a concept for an amnesty that would cancel the punishment for those found guilty of violating civil law for the first time ever, potentially affecting millions of citizens.

Russian public supports measures to limit internet anonymity – poll

Russian public supports measures to limit internet anonymity – poll

25 мая, 2017 в 11:22
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Over 40 percent of Russians support the verification of internet users on social networks or other internet platforms, as proposed in a bill drafted by a well-known pro-Orthodox lawmaker.

Duma votes for unified blacklist of people sacked for corruption crimes

Duma votes for unified blacklist of people sacked for corruption crimes

24 мая, 2017 в 12:57
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Russia’s Lower House has approved a bill that would create a nationwide registry containing the names of civil servants who were fired due to “loss of trust” connected with corruption.

Terrorism-related crimes down 90% in past 5 years – Russian security committee

Terrorism-related crimes down 90% in past 5 years – Russian security committee

24 мая, 2017 в 10:17
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The number of terrorism-related crimes in Russia has fallen by 90 percent over the past five years, but the number of terrorist members of various extremist groups remains unchanged, the head of the National Anti-terrorism Committee has said.

‘Baby boxes’ shouldn’t be legalized in Russia, says Health Ministry

‘Baby boxes’ shouldn’t be legalized in Russia, says Health Ministry

23 мая, 2017 в 15:27
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The Russian Health Ministry will not back the idea of so-called ‘baby boxes,’ special containers installed at hospitals where parents can abandon children anonymously and in relatively safe conditions, a representative has said.

Russia to cut Euro council fees over ongoing spat — report

Russia to cut Euro council fees over ongoing spat — report

23 мая, 2017 в 10:38
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Moscow will cut its membership fees to the Council of Europe because of the ban on participation at sessions of its parliamentary council, PACE, a popular Russian daily reported, quoting diplomatic sources.