The Russian and Ukrainian parliaments can resume cooperation after radical nationalists in the Verkhovna Rada are replaced by representatives of all Ukrainian political forces, State Duma speaker Sergey Naryshkin has said.
Russian prosecutors have recognized the International Republican Institute NGO headed by US Senator John McCain as an undesirable organization, banning the group’s operations in the country and forbidding Russian organizations and citizens from cooperating with it.
Seventy percent of Russian citizens think the authorities must continue to implement independent policies in spite of the sanctions imposed by the West. However, over 40 percent hold that the economic restrictions are hurting both sides in the standoff.
A Russian senator has drafted a bill that, if passed, would allow any food seized at the Russian border over attempted violations of a 2015 trade embargo to be handed over to the poor.
Russia will award top state honors to two military servicemen killed in a gunfight with a group of Ukrainian infiltrators planning to launch terrorist attacks in Crimea, national media report.
A Russian municipal councilor has urged the Education Ministry to launch a separate school course describing the lives of “traitors of national interests,” claiming this information is important for the value system of the younger generation.
Almost a third of all respondents in a recent poll said that the events of the failed coup in 1991 that led to rise of Boris Yeltsin and the collapse of the Soviet Union were a tragedy that hurt both the nation and its people.
Russian Military commanders have no plans to strike Ukrainian territory in response to the terrorist attacks allegedly plotted by Kiev that were thwarted in Crimea, a Russian business daily reported, quoting a source close to the Defense Ministry.
Upper House Speaker Valentina Matviyenko has said all Russian laws should be in line with traditional national values, and has called for fellow lawmakers to uncover and prevent any attempts to impose foreign and alien ideals on Russia.
The Russian Interior Ministry is seeking to alter existing healthcare laws to allow law enforcers to access information about potentially dangerous people with mental illnesses, claiming that this knowledge could prevent many crimes and save many lives.