The Russian leader dismissed recent allegations against the American President-elect as "fake"
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 RT.com
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 RT.com
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 RT.com
John Brennan suggests the President-elect might not have a "full appreciation" of what closer ties to Moscow would mean for the U.S.
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 RT.com
'We must find in ourselves once again the courage to stand up for our values internationally'
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…
Conservative proponents of a new law say it's meant to protect the 'right' of parents to hit their children
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 RT.com
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 RT.com
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…
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 RT.com
He said recent Russian actions "disregarded American interests"
As part of a government crackdown on smoking
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 RT.com
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 RT.com
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 RT.com
The founder of WikiLeaks said the report was politically motivated
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 RT.com