Russian Orthodox Church urges change to Chechen ruling allowing hijab in schools

Russian Orthodox Church urges change to Chechen ruling allowing hijab in schools

03 Апр, 2017 в 15:03
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The head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s legal service has said a recent decision to allow Muslim headwear in Chechen schools should be reversed as it violates federal principles on the secular nature of state-run schools.

Head of Russian rights council urges major changes in public protest laws

Head of Russian rights council urges major changes in public protest laws

03 Апр, 2017 в 14:04
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The head of the Presidential Human Rights Council said that he and his colleagues have received a number of complaints about police from participants of recent unsanctioned demonstrations and proposed changes to public protest laws.

Quarter of Russians put state interests above personal rights, poll shows

Quarter of Russians put state interests above personal rights, poll shows

03 Апр, 2017 в 10:22
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Almost a quarter of all Russians would allow citizens’ rights to be infringed if this served the interests of the nation, a recent poll has found, although about a half believe that individuals should defend their rights.

Russian, South Ossetian defense chiefs sign collective security treaty

Russian, South Ossetian defense chiefs sign collective security treaty

31 Мар, 2017 в 15:40
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The Russian and South Ossetian defense ministers have signed an agreement that allows South Ossetian citizens to serve in the Russian armed forces, and regulates the work of Russian peacekeepers in the republic.

Chechnya passes bill allowing schoolgirls to wear hijab in class

Chechnya passes bill allowing schoolgirls to wear hijab in class

31 Мар, 2017 в 11:32
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The parliament of the Chechen Republic has passed a bill allowing schoolchildren to dress according to their religious beliefs, meaning the female Muslim hijab headscarf will be permitted in local schools.

Putin blasts opposition politicians for using protests as ‘campaign spin’

Putin blasts opposition politicians for using protests as ‘campaign spin’

30 Мар, 2017 в 14:13
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Russia’s president has it is wrong for political figures to use anti-corruption campaigns for political advantage rather than actually try to do something about it, while noting that his administration and allies have always been staunchly anti-corruption.

Rights council launches probe into unsanctioned Moscow protests

Rights council launches probe into unsanctioned Moscow protests

30 Мар, 2017 в 11:17
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A Russian civil rights commission will investigate the unsanctioned protests that took place in Moscow on Sunday and resulted in the detention of about 600 people, including key organizer Aleksey Navalny.

Quarter of Russians want Donbass republics recognized as sovereign states

Quarter of Russians want Donbass republics recognized as sovereign states

29 Мар, 2017 в 14:49
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A quarter of respondents in a recent poll said that the Russian government should recognize the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics, although 30 percent said they would prefer Russia not to take sides in the Ukrainian conflict.

Top Russian senator proposes anti-terrorist committee in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Top Russian senator proposes anti-terrorist committee in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

29 Мар, 2017 в 10:38
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Upper house speaker Valentina Matviyenko has called for an anti-terrorist committee to be set up in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, noting that Russia has repeatedly pushed for more unified efforts in fighting the scourge of terrorism.

Russian government proposes legal amendments targeting money laundering

Russian government proposes legal amendments targeting money laundering

28 Мар, 2017 в 11:59
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The Russian government has drafted a bill that, if passed, would oblige auditors to report any operations conducted by their clients that raise suspicion of money laundering or sponsorship of terrorism.