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Russian senators list 100 examples of US meddling in foreign nations’ affairs

A Russian parliamentary commission has prepared a report that lists over 100 cases of US interference in other nations’ internal affairs since the end of World War Two. Read more “We have counted approximately 100, about 101 or 102 absolutely verified and recorded facts of American involvement in the sovereign affairs of over 60 UN […]

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Russian society divided over ‘Death of Stalin’ film ban, poll shows

The people of Russia seem ambivalent about the recent banning of the dark British comedy “The Death of Stalin,” with about a third of respondents supporting the move, about another third opposing and the rest having no opinion. According to the results of a research conducted by the state-run All-Russian Center for Public Opinion Research […]

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Russian diplomats accuse Washington of inspiring attacks on Kiev cultural center

The Russian Foreign Ministry has called upon the US to stop supporting radical nationalists in Ukraine. It said recent attacks on the Russian Cultural Center in Kiev were inspired by US seizures of diplomatic property. Read more The comment was published on the Facebook page of the Russian embassy in Washington soon after a group […]

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Russian opposition underrepresented & fractured – former MP & opposition leader

Russia’s political opposition has difficulties with overcoming its own internal differences, Dmitry Gudkov, a former Russian MP and an opposition politician himself, said. Unity is what the opposition needs to succeed, he added. In a major interview with RT’s Oksana Boyko, Gudkov criticized the Russian authorities for not giving “everyone,” and particularly the anti-corruption blogger […]

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Russian Supreme Court rejects lawsuit demanding Putin be removed from presidential race

The Russian Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit – filed by another candidate in the race – seeking the cancellation of President Vladimir Putin’s registration as a candidate for the 2018 election. The lawsuit requesting Putin be removed from the presidential race was filed in mid-February by presidential candidate, journalist and socialite Ksenia Sobchak, who is […]

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Veteran liberal Yavlinsky opposes presidential election boycott

Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky of the liberal party Yabloko has urged voters not to dismiss their right to participate in elections, adding that boycotts inevitably fail to produce any results. “We should not go on strike, we should vote, because this is our right. If we all stay at home simply nothing would ever happen. […]

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Russian children’s ombudsman calls for nationwide register of convicted pedophiles

The Russian ombudsman for children has supported a recently drafted bill imposing life sentences for pedophilia, but added that the creation of a nationwide register of offenders was also necessary. “We consider it important to continue work on a register of persons who have committed sex crimes against minors and other illegal acts, which would […]

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Lawmakers dismiss NATO calls to disclose location of Russia’s newest ballistic missiles

Senior Russian politicians say the country’s military must not and will not inform NATO about the exact location of ballistic missiles moved to western borders in reply to external threats. “We support the continuation of dialogue, but deployment of certain weapons types on our own territory for defense and security purposes is Russia’s sovereign right. […]

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Russian parliament moves to ease current ban on display of Nazi symbols

A senator from the opposition party, Fair Russia, has drafted a bill to decriminalize the use and public display of Nazi symbols for the purpose of research, education or art; as opposed to the promotion of extremist ideas. Read more In an explanatory note attached to the bill, Senator Anton Belyakov wrote that existing laws […]

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Chechen leader hints at possible ban of dangerous cryptocurrencies

Ramzan Kadyrov has said that cryptocurrencies that threaten economic or political security of a nation should be banned, but added that the final say should be made by a specially-gathered council of Muslim clerics. “The council gathered by the Mufti of Chechnya Salakh-Haji Medjiyev has come to the conclusion that in order to pass a […]

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