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.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law additional controls for people who have served sentences for especially serious crimes, including terrorism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.