The Russian Defense Ministry has announced a state order for a system that would be capable of detecting and proving cases when the US tests new strategic weapons in violation of the ‘New START’ treaty.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a plan under which local software companies receive strong preferences in tenders announced by federal ministries and other bodies of state power.
A Russian media and internet watchdog has fined several schools for obstructing radio communications, after their administrations installed signal jammers in order to prevent pupils from using cellular phones and other devices during exams.
Russian prosecutors have prepared a bill that would impose control on civil servants’ incomes, even after they leave their posts. It would also allow for the confiscation of property purchased with unconfirmed funds.
Ramzan Kadyrov has accused the US authorities of instigating the civil war in Afghanistan and other Muslim countries, and called on senior politicians in these states to set aside their differences and unite in the face of what he sees as a common enemy.
The policy of one-sided military dominance exercised by the US and its NATO allies could cause a major standoff similar to the Cuban missile crisis of the early 1960s, the head of the Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee has warned.
A St. Petersburg city lawmaker has proposed countering the ban on Russian athletes’ participation in Olympics with an alternative competition, similar to the Goodwill Games that took place in the USSR in 1986.