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Vladimir Putin Says People Smearing Donald Trump Are ‘Worse Than Prostitutes’

The Russian leader dismissed recent allegations against the American President-elect as "fake"

Most Russians feel threat from external enemies, poll shows

4 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Over two-thirds of Russians are sure that their country has enemies and over half the population think that these enemies pose a real threat, according to a recent poll conducted by independent research group the Levada Center. Read Full Article at

Crimean authorities accuse Ukraine regime of human rights violations in new resolution

The Crimean State Committee for Inter-Ethnic relations has prepared a draft resolution detailing numerous violations of human rights committed in the republic by the Kiev regime before it seceded from Ukraine and voted to join the Russian Federation. Read Full Article at

Russia won’t trade security for lifting of sanctions – senator

The lifting of Western sanctions has no separate value and is not even a strategic goal that requires sacrifices in the sphere of strategic security, the head of the upper house’s Committee for International Relations says. Read Full Article at

Outgoing CIA Chief Doubts Donald Trump’s ‘Understanding’ of Russia Threat

John Brennan suggests the President-elect might not have a "full appreciation" of what closer ties to Moscow would mean for the U.S.

Duma votes to restrict foreign ownership in online video services

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian lower house has given the first nod to a bill that limits foreign stakes in online video services to 20 percent and bans them from running political ads. The bill, however, only applies to video-on-demand sites and not to sharing services such as YouTube. Read Full Article at

John Kasich: Reject False Prophets. Protect Our Allies.

'We must find in ourselves once again the courage to stand up for our values internationally'

Donald Trump’s New World Order Puts Nation Over Globe

In the West, elites are under attack. As many of the world’s most influential political and business leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland, from Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, they will surely discuss, in public and private, how much things have changed since their gathering last year. Beyond Brexit and Trump, they’ll marvel at how Vladimir…

Russia’s Parliament Wants to Decriminalize Domestic Assault

Conservative proponents of a new law say it's meant to protect the 'right' of parents to hit their children

Duma speaker calls for PACE reform to protect nations from losing voting rights

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

State Duma chairman Vyacheslav Volodin has met with PACE chief Pedro Agramunt to urge him to make the body more democratic by protecting national delegations from infringements on their rights, including the right to vote. Read Full Article at

Duma orders staff to report on all data they disclose on internet

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Employees of the lower house of the Russian parliament have been ordered to submit a detailed report on all publicly accessible information they have posted on the internet. Some civil servants say the order is vague and excessive. Read Full Article at

Donald Trump Calls Russia Report ‘Fake News’ From ‘Sick People’

President-elect Donald Trump sharply pushed back on a report that Russian agents had gathered compromising information on him, calling it “fake news” and crap.” Flanked by his children and senior aides and advisers at his first press conference since July, the President-elect called a document that was released publicly by BuzzFeed a fabrication drafted by…

Russian Foreign Ministry rules out revocation of Dima Yakovlev law

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

A senior Russian diplomat has said that a 2013 act that forbids US citizens from adopting Russian orphans and US adoption agencies from operating in Russia will remain in place, as the situation that led to its passage has not changed. Read Full Article at

Flamboyant leader of Russian liberal democrats proposes exile as punishment for street racers

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The head of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party has suggested that participants in street races be sentenced to lengthy exiles to remote areas of the country, noting that life outside the capital would be the worst punishment for rich owners of fancy cars. Read Full Article at

Kremlin regrets setbacks in Russia-US relations under Obama

Moscow regrets the deterioration of relations with Washington, but is ready for constructive dialogue and hopes for future improvements, deputy head of the Russian presidential administration Dmitry Peskov said in anticipation of Obama’s farewell speech. Read Full Article at

Russian MPs ‘bewildered’ by latest US enlargement of Magnitsky Act

Russian State Duma deputies have blasted the US expansion of the ‘Magnitsky’ sanctions as a step aimed at complicating the future work of Donald Trump’s administration, adding that no recent developments could justify the step. Read Full Article at

‘Disgraseful lies’ –MP blasts Pentagon chief’s statement diminishing Russia’s role in fighting ISIS

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s allegation that Russia rendered “virtually zero” support to the anti-terrorism campaign in Syria is a “lie” that puts the US in a “foolish” and “worrying” position, says a member of the State Duma’s Committee for International Affairs. Read Full Article at

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