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Communists vow to fight ‘falsification of history’ as anniversary of Bolshevik Revolution approaches

1 hour agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian Communist party has passed a resolution urging its members to step up efforts to propagate leftist ideas and resist all attempts that might be made to falsify history in the run up to the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917. Read Full Article at

Russians consider US elections important; see Trump victory as chance to mend relations

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Over half of Russians think that the outcome of the upcoming US presidential election is important for their country, and many expect US-Russian relations to worsen further if Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton is victorious in November. Read Full Article at

No plans to denounce Ukraine friendship treaty says Russian Foreign Minister

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Moscow will not pull out of Russia’s treaty on friendship, partnership, and cooperation with Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an official reply to a request from a State Duma lawmaker. Read Full Article at

European Union Leaders Denounce Syrian Atrocities But Won’t Sanction Russia

One of the fundamental reasons for the EU's internal divisions over dealing with Putin is economic, with the bloc depending on Russia for much of its energy

United States bars Russian monitors from presidential polls – elections commission

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The US has rejected a Russian proposal to send diplomats to monitor the upcoming presidential elections and some states have even threatened to bring criminal charges against any that appear at ballot stations, Russian election officials report. Read Full Article at

Russian military launches own ‘closed internet’ for classified data exchange – report

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian military forces have completed the creation of own electronic communication system that is completely independent from the internet and protected from unlicensed connections, allowing for fast and safe transfer of classified information. Read Full Article at

Inside Russia’s Military Training Schools for Teens

The schools are part of Vladimir Putin's push for a new youth army movement

Syrian people fall victim to Western double standards, claims Russian security chief

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The head of Russia’s Security Council has said that the biased and selfish approach demonstrated by Western nations is the main cause of the dire situation in which the Syrian people currently find themselves. Read Full Article at

High-ranking Kremlin official dismisses media report of planned ‘KGB revival’

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Former head of the Russian presidential administration Sergey Ivanov says media reports about plans to merge all of the country’s security agencies into one are untrue and most likely a hoax concocted by reporters to boost their popularity. Read Full Article at

Most Russians reject US criticism of air force’s anti-terrorist operation in Syria – poll

A clear majority of Russian citizens believe that Western criticism of the air force’s counter-terrorism operation in Aleppo, Syria lacks any real grounds and is merely an attempt to apply additional pressure on their country. Read Full Article at

Russia in talks with international groups to take over role of PACE

The head of the Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee has told the press that Russia is successfully approaching various international inter-parliamentary groups to compensate the continuing alienation from the PACE. Read Full Article at

Ivan the Terrible Massacred Thousands of Russians. Now He Has a Statue in His Honor

The region's governor likened the brutal czar—favorably—to current Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia officially requests US to hand over jailed pilot Yaroshenko

The Russian Justice Ministry has prepared an official letter requesting that the United States hand over pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is currently serving a 20-year sentence, within the 1983 convention on exchange of convicts. Read Full Article at

United Russia plans ‘zero reading’ for controversial drafts

The majority caucus United Russia party has announced plans to launch a special council that would filter populist and “fake” initiatives as well as bills that replicate existing laws. Read Full Article at

Russians’ trust in govt sinks to 5-year low

According to the latest poll, only about a quarter of Russians express definite trust in state structures and public institutions. However, citizens’ trust in military and security services remains high. Read Full Article at

National defense viewed as top priority for half of all Russians, poll shows

Fifty percent of Russian citizens consider budget allocations for defense a major priority and think development of the weapons industry can bring positive changes in the national economy as a whole, according to the latest research. Read Full Article at

MP targets corruption with bill punishing promised bribes

A State Duma lawmaker representing parliamentary majority party United Russia has prepared a draft law introducing criminal responsibility for promises, proposals and requests of bribery. Read Full Article at

Ethnic tensions in Russia at all-time low, poll shows

The share of the Russian population which claims to feel ethnic tensions in the areas where they live is now 18 percent – the lowest since 2005, when researchers first addressed the issue, reports the independent public opinion center Levada. Read Full Article at

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