Putin encourages Iran to join Russia-led Eurasian alliance

Putin encourages Iran to join Russia-led Eurasian alliance

05 Авг, 2016 в 13:31
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised the successful cooperation between Moscow and Tehran, and has expressed hope that a free trade zone can soon be established between Iran and the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union.

Russians won’t trade Kuril Islands for peace with Japan, poll shows

Russians won’t trade Kuril Islands for peace with Japan, poll shows

05 Авг, 2016 в 10:43
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The overwhelming majority of Russians believe it is more important to retain sovereignty over the Kuril Islands than sign a peace treaty with Japan – even if an accord would mean access to new technology and cheap finance.

Ban children of Russian officials from studying abroad, says business activist

Ban children of Russian officials from studying abroad, says business activist

04 Авг, 2016 в 14:12
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The head of a Russian business association has proposed a ban on higher education abroad for the children of Russia’s civil servants, claiming the move would help domestic schools and also increase the number of “real patriots” in the country.

17 Russian parties submit bids for September parliamentary polls

17 Russian parties submit bids for September parliamentary polls

04 Авг, 2016 в 11:19
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Russia’s Central Elections Commission has wrapped up the process of receiving party applications for the September 18 State Duma elections. Seventeen parties have submitted lists of candidates, but the validity of these is yet to be checked.

‘Reading tea leaves’: Kremlin spokesman Peskov dismisses talk of planned govt overhaul

‘Reading tea leaves’: Kremlin spokesman Peskov dismisses talk of planned govt overhaul

03 Авг, 2016 в 13:51
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Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said recent press allegations about the dismissal of the Russian government are neither new nor trustworthy, adding that Russia has no intention of adjusting its internal policy to please foreign powers.

Ex-mayor gets 12 years in central Russia bribery scandal

Ex-mayor gets 12 years in central Russia bribery scandal

03 Авг, 2016 в 10:44
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A district court in the central Russian city of Yaroslavl has sentenced former mayor Evgeny Urlashov to 12.5 years in prison for extorting a multimillion-ruble bribe from a street cleaning company.

Chechen leader dismisses ISIS ‘Russia jihad’ video as hollow threat, hints at Western involvement

Chechen leader dismisses ISIS ‘Russia jihad’ video as hollow threat, hints at Western involvement

02 Авг, 2016 в 12:34
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Ramzan Kadyrov has said members of the Islamic State terrorist group are not capable of carrying out their threat of a jihad on Russia made in a recent video, adding he suspected that Western special services had a role in making the footage.

Putin orders military to celebrate Nov 25 as Peacekeeper Day

Putin orders military to celebrate Nov 25 as Peacekeeper Day

02 Авг, 2016 в 09:56
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree ordering the military forces to celebrate November 25 as Russian Peacekeeper Day, starting this year.

Russian court orders block of Ukrainian witch-hunt website

Russian court orders block of Ukrainian witch-hunt website

01 Авг, 2016 в 14:04
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A court in St. Petersburg, Russia, has ordered access be blocked to a Ukrainian website notorious for leaking personal data of various people opposed to the current Kiev regime, allegedly causing harassment, attacks, and even assassinations.

Kadyrov officially enters race for Chechen leader post

Kadyrov officially enters race for Chechen leader post

01 Авг, 2016 в 10:16
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Acting head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has announced he will participate in the mid-September elections for the Chechen leadership, pledging to fulfill any and all tasks set by Moscow.