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Russians increasingly believe in afterlife – report

The number of Russians believing in the afterlife has significantly increased in recent years, according to a fresh opinion poll. Now, four in 10 Russians hold the view that life does not end with death. The percentage of Russians believing in the hereafter has grown by almost 10 percent over nine years, a survey conducted […]

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Putin may win presidential election in first round – poll

Current Russian President Vladimir Putin may win the upcoming presidential election in the first round, a survey by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center revealed, two months before the March 18 vote. If the Russian presidential election were held next Sunday, the current president would receive 81.1% of the vote and win in the first […]

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‘Lenin’ farm director registered as 2nd candidate for presidential election

Russia’s Central Election Commission has registered the head of a major agricultural enterprise, businessman Pavel Grudinin, as a candidate in Russia’s upcoming presidential election. Grudinin, 57, became the second presidential hopeful to pass the registration procedure. The Central Elections Committee issued its first registration certificate to the head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, […]

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‘No light at the end of the tunnel’ for US-Russia relations – senior Moscow senator

US reports on new anti-Russian sanctions are first and foremost designed to appease lawmakers in Washington, the head of Russia’s upper house Committee for International Relations, Konstantin Kosachev, has stated. “Alas, there is nothing new in this report. The law [on Russian sanctions] has already been adopted, the process has been gaining momentum, and the […]

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Communist party poll-ratings rise after non-communist contender enters fray

The nomination of farm mogul Pavel Grudinin as a candidate in Russia’s upcoming presidential election has seen a significant rise in the Communists’ popularity rating, even though the new challenger is not a party member. A survey by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center showed that the ratings of the CPRF have reached 11 percent, […]

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Russia to miss out on PACE winter session due to discrimination – lawmakers

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 14:24 Russia isn’t going to be represented at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) winter session as the body refuses to give up its policy of discriminating against national delegations, the lawmakers said. “In accordance with our common decision, we won’t be taking part in the work […]

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Duma accuses foreign agents of meddling in Russia’s affairs ahead of election

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:03 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:07 Media outlets financed from abroad, continue their attempts to promote their own agenda in Russia ahead of the presidential election there in March, Peter Tolstoy, the State Duma deputy speaker, said. “You are all aware of the ongoing attempts, especially in the run-up […]

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Russians view US, Ukraine and EU as country’s main enemies – survey

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 14:40 Two thirds of Russians believe their country has enemies in the international arena, with the US, Ukraine and the EU topping the list, a fresh survey by independent pollster Levada Center has revealed. According to research conducted in early December, 66 percent of respondents considered that Russia has enemies, […]

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