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‘Stick with Iran deal,’ Russian senators urge US colleagues

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 14:23 The upper house of Russia’s parliament has prepared a statement urging the US Congress, as well as parliaments of other Western nations, to apply maximum effort for the nuclear deal with Iran to remain in force. “The Federation Council [the official name of chamber] addresses the US Congress members […]


Russia mulls freezing membership in European Human Rights Court

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 12:28 Russia could soon suspend its membership in the European Court of Human Rights, saying that current regulations prevent it from having any influence on the organization, including voting on the election of judges, according to reports. Popular Russian daily Izvestia on Monday quoted several unnamed sources in the Russian […]


United Russia readies bill with stronger punishment for terrorist PR

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 09:20 The Russian parliamentary majority party has prepared a bill that, if passed, would tighten the punishment for terrorism-related crimes, including propaganda of terrorism and public justification of terrorist attacks. The main sponsor of the bill, first deputy head of United Russia in the State Duma, MP Adalbi Shkhagoshev, said […]


A woman as Russian president? Putin says it’s possible

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 10:21 Edited time: 20 Oct, 2017 11:24 Vladimir Putin has defined the job of Russian president as making the country flexible and competitive, adding that a woman could possibly be elected to fulfill them. Read more “The country should become flexible regarding forms and methods of management. It must have […]


Romanovs are ‘valuable asset’ for Soviets, Lenin says in live media Q&A

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 22:54 Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin believes the Romanov family are a “valuable asset” to the Soviet regime as the socialist government seeks to enter into talks with the US and UK. Speaking to the Russian Telegraph (RT), as part of the #1917LIVE project, which relives the momentous events of the […]


Ruling-party lawmaker seeks life sentences for convicted pedophiles

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 14:30 A working group of lawmakers headed by United Russia MP Irina Yarovaya has proposed the introduction of life sentences for sex crimes involving victims under the age of 12. Read more “For the first time, we are proposing to make life sentences a punishment for sex crimes against children […]


Putin extends decree of salary cuts for himself, other top Russian officials

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 14:50 Russian President Vladimir Putin has prolonged the duration of his 2015 order by which he cut the salary for himself, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and a number of country’s other top officials by 10 percent. The civil servants who fall under the salary cut under the decree include the […]


Pro-Christian lawmaker seeks ban on Halloween celebration in Russian schools

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 12:17 A Russian Lower House MP known for his pro-Christian and anti-gay stance has proposed an official ban on Halloween celebrations in schools and kindergartens. Vitaly Milonov addressed the proposal to the Education Ministry. Read more In his letter to Education Minister Olga Vasilyeva,  Milonov wrote that in his view […]

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