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Moscow parents complain about ‘Orthodox Christian propaganda’ in school textbooks

54 minutes agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

A group of Russian parents have filed an official complaint with prosecutors claiming that a regional education department is imposing religious propaganda on their children through a textbook that describes angels, holy water, and miracles. Read Full Article at RT.com

Probe into ex-economy minister corruption case continues – investigators

4 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russia’s Investigative Committee is continuing to probe alleged bribery committed by former Economy Minister Andrey Ulyukayev and numerous other former senior officials, the agency’s spokesperson has said. Read Full Article at RT.co...

Russian elections boss rules out early presidential polls

23 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The head of Russia’s Central Elections Commission has told reporters that rumors of an early presidential vote are completely unfounded and at the present time such a scenario is impossible for technical reasons. Read Full Article at RT.com

Prison break: Duma mulls holiday leave for inmates with children

Russian lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow inmates with small children to go home during school vacations, among other measures softening their punishment. Read Full Article at RT.com

Top court official wants to limit ECHR powers in Russia

Constitutional Court Chairman Valery Zorkin has proposed a law that would suspend the execution of any rulings by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) before cases in question pass all court instances in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

Govt seeks prison sentences for creators of dangerous hacking software

The Russian government has drafted a bill introducing prison sentences as punishment for those who create software used in targeting critical national infrastructure, even if they have no part in actual attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russians approve of their nation’s political course, but upset over economic situation, poll shows

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russia citizens’ opinion of the political situation in their country has slightly improved, on average, since September’s parliamentary elections, but their view the economic situation is still negative, claims state-run VTsIOM research center. Read Full Article at RT.com

Ukrainian officers charged with deliberate shelling of Russian territory

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian Investigative Committee has charged two Ukrainian military commanders, whose units shelled Russian territory in 2014, with attempted murder of military servicemen and law enforcement officers. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia and China Just Blocked a Vote For a Humanitarian Truce in Syria

The resolution sought to allow for the removal of the sick and wounded and to provide aid workers time to get food and medicine into Aleppo

Govt , MPs seek to lift exit ban on Russians with overdue debts

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian Justice Ministry and lower house MPs have prepared separate bills that, if passed, would significantly ease the rules on exiting the country for people with outstanding debts. Read Full Article at RT.com

Most Russians want Ukraine be independent but friendly, poll shows

Over half of Russians have told researchers they would prefer Ukraine as an independent nation maintaining good neighborly relations with the Russian Federation. An almost equal share of respondents say they expect no change to the current situation. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia Accuses Ukraine of Trying to Sabotage Donald Trump’s Campaign

"Ukraine seriously complicated the work of Trump’s election campaign headquarters"

Russian officials ask prosecutors to tighten control over penal colonies after torture claims

The Council for Human Rights and the Russian president have asked prosecutors to run an additional check on the penal colony where an inmate accused administration of torture and threats, but noted that their own probe found no basis to his allegations. Read Full Article at RT.com

A Russian Cargo Space Ship Just Crashed

The ship stopped transmitting data 383 seconds after launch

Putin praises people’s unity, but says there’s no way back to ideological monopoly

The Russian president has praised the decisive victory of centrist conservatives United Russia in this year’s parliamentary elections, but emphasized that the nationwide consent had nothing to in common with artificially-imposed ideology of the past. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia ready to try & convict pilot Yaroshenko if US proceeds with handover – top diplomat

If the US grants Russia’s request to handover of Konstantin Yaroshenko, the former pilot will face trial and a possible prison sentence in accordance with Russian laws, the Foreign Ministry’s Plenipotentiary for Human Rights has told reporters. Read Full Article at RT.com

Putin appoints new Russian economy minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed 34-year-old economist and former Deputy Finance Minister Maksim Oreshkin as the new head of the Ministry for Economic Development. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Visa genocide’: Senior diplomat blasts European restrictions on Crimea residents

The EU’s ban on issuing visas to Russian citizens living in Crimea is a blatant violation of human rights, Russia’s deputy foreign minister has said, adding that the policy is an attempt to make ordinary people the hostages of a political agenda. Read Full Article at RT.com

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