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Putin orders Russian companies to be ready for urgent transition to war-time operations

5 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that all major Russian companies, both state-owned and private, must be ready for a rapid transition to war-time operations, adding that the capability is crucial to national security. Read Full Article at

Duma committee backs bill to block ‘undesirable’ foreigners from entering Russia

5 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian lower house Committee for Legislative Work has approved a bill that would allow parliament to ban foreigners from entering the country if they are deemed a threat to Russia’s security or its values. Read Full Article at

Duma mulls legislative ban on placing ads with Google

5 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

A senior lawmaker has said that Russia could ban its businesses from advertising through Google’s marketing systems in response to plans by the internet giant to de-rank Russian mass media in its search results. Read Full Article at

Russian presidential hopeful declares intention to abolish president’s post

5 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian journalist and singer-songwriter Ekaterina Gordon, who recently announced plans to take part in the 2018 presidential race, said that once elected she would abolish the presidential post and make Russia a parliamentary republic. Read Full Article at

Liberal Democrats choose longtime leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky as future presidential candidate

23 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia, LDPR, has chosen its founder and longtime leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky to run for presidency in 2018. Read Full Article at

Kadyrov finds way to free Russia of ‘Stalin’s spirit’

The head of the Chechen Republic has proposed handing Joseph Stalin’s remains over to Georgia, suggesting that the move would bring relief to Russians as the spirit of the late Soviet dictator would leave the country. Read Full Article at

Russian diplomats blast Kiev regime over repeated desecration of WWII monument

The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed indignation over an act of vandalism committed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Kiev. Moscow says this shows that the Ukrainian government is not able to counter extremism. Read Full Article at

Orthodox Patriarch warns of approaching end times, asks not to push for revolutionary change

2 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

In a public speech in the main Moscow cathedral, Patriarch Kirill said the signs from the Book of Revelation are now apparent. He also called on politicians and ordinary citizens to unite and stop the movement towards the abyss. Read Full Article at

Top Russian Freemason announces multi-party primaries ahead of 2018 election

2 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The head of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Russia, Andrey Bogdanov, has announced that a bloc of minor political parties called the Third Force will hold primaries and choose one or more candidates for the presidential election set for March 2018. Read Full Article at

Foreign Ministry warns of heightened terrorism threat in Europe & US during holiday season

2 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a warning to citizens, urging those traveling to European and US cities in the coming months to exercise caution, as the holiday season may prompt terrorist attacks in popular destinations. Read Full Article at

Senator proposes to ban ‘thug-life’ propaganda on mass media and internet

2 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

A Russian senator has drafted legislative amendments to ban propaganda that promotes criminal ways of life and internal rules of criminal communities, which he says pose no lesser threat to society than addiction, suicide or terrorism. Read Full Article at

Duma passes amendments allowing airlines to blacklist brawling passengers

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian parliament has approved an amendment allowing airlines to create blacklists of passengers who have started brawls on board or caused other threats to safety. Companies can now officially refuse to sell them tickets. Read Full Article at

Russian education minister pledges support for students’ initiatives targeting HIV threat

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian education minister promised to help students who are organizing events to counter the spread of HIV and AIDS in Russia during a meeting in Moscow. Read Full Article at

Snr senator says new Pentagon budget threatens normalization of Russia-US relations

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The $700 billion US military spending bill, recently approved by the Senate, could destroy any future attempts to restore relations between the United States and the Russian Federation, the head of the upper house Foreign Relations Committee says. Read Full Article at

Medvedev after Putin? Kremlin urges caution over presidential election rumors

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov has commented on the rumors about Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s possible participation in the 2018 presidential campaign, with a request to retain “wisdom and irony” when reading anonymous internet sources. Read Full Article at

Kadyrov proposes death penalty for terrorist recruiters

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has said that the punishment for those who recruit new members for terrorist groups should be tougher than those applied to bombers and hostage-takers. Read Full Article at

Liberal presidential hopeful Yavlinsky says victory is not a priority

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Grigory Yavlinsky, a prospective presidential candidate and co-founder of the liberal party Yabloko, has said that his main goal in running for the office would not be victory, but to ‘change Russian politics.’ Read Full Article at

‘Similar to Nazi looting’: Russian minister blasts Netherlands’ Scythian gold ruling

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky has described a decision by a Dutch court not to return a collection of Scythian gold to Crimea as a “most dangerous precedent,” and threatened to sever all museum ties with the Netherlands. Read Full Article at

Two-thirds of Russians feel incapable of changing domestic situation, poll shows

The majority of Russians say they feel completely unable to change anything in their country, and almost as many say they feel no personal responsibility for their motherland, according to a recent poll. Read Full Article at

‘Revision of WWII’: Russian Communist MP blasts Ukraine veterans bill

A senior Russian Communist Party lawmaker has called Ukraine’s decision not to use the term ‘Great Patriotic War’ in the latest version of a veterans bill “an act of rudeness” and the first step to equating Nazi collaborators with real war heroes. Read Full Article at

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