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Ukrainian law on Donbass slammed by Duma as step towards new war

Russian lawmakers have composed an address to major international groups in which they denounce a fresh Ukrainian law on the reintegration of Donbass. The law is seen as potentially leading to war and repression in the region. Read Full Article at

Russia to bar US monitors from March presidential election – deputy FM

US diplomats and staff of various American organizations will not be allowed to monitor the upcoming Russian presidential election, in reply to a similar ban issued by the US in 2016, the Russian deputy foreign minister has said. Read Full Article at

Communists seek property confiscation as punishment for serious crime

2 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian Communist Party MPs are seeking the reintroduction of Soviet-era laws under which personal property can be confiscated as a separate punishment and not as a way to compensate damages inflicted by convicts. Read Full Article at

Russians consider their armed forces world class — poll

2 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

About a third of Russians currently consider their military to be the best in the world, with over half of respondents saying that it must hold one of the top places in the international rankings, a recent poll has shown. Read Full Article at

Russian embassy demands better conditions for pilot jailed in the US

2 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian embassy in Washington, DC has asked the US authorities to ensure that pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko is kept in normal prison conditions, and continues to demand he be returned to his home country on humanitarian grounds. Read Full Article at

Court ‘erases’ Russian inmate’s neo-Nazi tattoos

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

A court in the Central Russian region of Chuvashia has ordered a man who is currently serving a prison sentence remove two swastika tattoos from his chest under a law banning any public demonstration of symbols used by the Nazis. Read Full Article at

Russian presidential candidates release first official videos

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Campaign videos for Russian presidential candidates have started running on TV and the internet. Voters are variously promised things ranging from the strength and stability of the nation to radical changes in their lives. Read Full Article at

Russia should brace for hack attack on presidential elections – National Security Council

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Key Russian election infrastructure could be targeted by a cyberattack during the March presidential vote, said the head of the National Security Council in a report on cybersecurity. Read Full Article at

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

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

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 Full Article at

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

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

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. Read Full Article at

Russian diplomats accuse Washington of inspiring attacks on Kiev cultural center

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

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 Full Article at

Russian opposition underrepresented & fractured – former MP & opposition leader

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

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. Read Full Article at

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. Read Full Article at

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. Read Full Article at

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. Read Full Article at

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. Read Full Article at

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 Full Article at

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. Read Full Article at

‘None of the above’ candidate asks Supreme Court to remove Putin from presidential race

Ksenia Sobchak has asked the Supreme Court to annul Vladimir Putin’s registration as a candidate in the March presidential elections, alleging the incumbent is violating legal term restrictions. Read Full Article at

Duma orders end to cruelty in hunting dog training amid major parliamentary rift

Russia’s lower house has passed a rewritten bill regulating the training of hunting dogs, after the upper house rejected a total ban on so-called “contact baiting stations” despite widespread criticism. Read Full Article at

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