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Kremlin dismisses Ukraine’s criticism of ‘assault divisions’ deployment

8 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov shrugged off Ukrainian military accusations of moving assault divisions to Russia’s western borders, noting that Russia has the right to deploy any of its troops to any part of its territory. Read Full Article at

‘Double damage’: Russian senator warns Trump over new sanctions

11 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

A senior Russian senator has warned US President Donald Trump that new sanctions against Russia will damage Washington’s relations with Moscow and the EU, and that they are unlikely to quell the anti-Trump factions within the US. Read Full Article at

Opposition parties challenge restrictions on voter meetings

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

MPs from three opposition caucuses in the Russian lower house have launched a joint appeal seeking to change new laws that restrict meetings between parliamentarians and voters to designated places or require sanction from the municipal authorities. Read Full Article at

Duma passes bill targeting anonymity of internet messengers

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian lower house has given a final nod to bills obliging companies that own internet messengers to verify the identity of every user and banning various services that allow users to visit prohibited internet sites. Read Full Article at

Putin visits veteran rights activist Alekseyeva on her 90th birthday

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has paid a visit to the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Lyudmila Alekseyeva, to congratulate the activist on her 90th birthday and thank her for her service to the nation. Read Full Article at RT....

Most Russians support idea of Stalin monuments, poll shows

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Over 60 percent of Russians think it is reasonable to install monuments and memorial plaques glorifying the achievements of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The share of those who oppose the idea is half that number. Read Full Article at

Lessons on Crimea reunification with Russia being added to school curriculum – report

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian Education ministry plans to change the school program in such way that lessons of Russian history included the most important events of the last few years – the reunification with Crimea, the subsequent sanctions and counter-sanctions. Read Full Article at

Duma passes bill allowing for convicted terrorists to be stripped of acquired Russian citizenship

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian lower house has given final approval to a bill allowing naturalized Russians to be stripped of their citizenship if convicted of terrorism-related crimes. The bill also simplifies the naturalization procedure for Ukrainian citizens. Read Full Article at

No reason to question viability of INF missile treaty with US – top Russian diplomat

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian deputy foreign minister has stated that Moscow has no intention of exiting the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, despite repeated cases of “inadequate observation” of the treaty by the US. Read Full Article at RT...

United Russia MPs propose 15-year terms for pushing children towards suicide

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russia’s largest parliamentary caucus has drafted a motion increasing the maximum term for pushing someone to suicide to 15 years if the victim is underage or if the crime is committed via the internet. Read Full Article at

Declassified Russian Defense Ministry docs show Polish gratitude for WWII liberation

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian Defense Ministry has declassified documents on the war in Poland in 1944-45, which describe Nazi atrocities and the positive attitude of the Polish people toward their liberators. Read Full Article at

Russians fear economic problems more than war – poll

Price hikes were at the top of the latest “fear rating” released by the Russian state-run pollster VTSIOM. Read Full Article at

Russian investigators launch fresh probe into war crimes of Ukrainian military

Russia’s federal agency for investigating high-profile crimes has opened a criminal case into the recent shelling of Donetsk residential areas by the Ukrainian military, resulting in casualties among civilians. Read Full Article at

Duma ratifies international convention on countering terrorism financing

The Russian lower house has ratified the convention on the confiscation of illegal funds and on countering the sponsorship of terrorism, introduced by the Council of Europe. Read Full Article at

Activists demand urgent approval of bills targeting animal abuse

Russian animal activists are picketing near the State Duma building, demanding that MPs speed up approval of a bill targeting cruelty to animals, which has been in the works for 16 years. Read Full Article at

‘Perversion of history’: Russian officials blast NATO film glorifying Nazi collaborators

Several Russian officials and politicians, including the foreign ministry spokesperson, criticized a documentary about the ‘Forest Brothers’ – pro-Nazi guerillas from the Baltic nations – recently released by NATO. Read Full Article at

Duma passes bill on protection of Russian state data networks

Russia’s lower house has approved a bill that defines which of the country’s informational infrastructure is to be considered critical, while setting a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment for hackers that attack it. Read Full Article at

Justice Ministry denies seeking to turn Navalny's conditional sentence into jail term

Russia's prison service has issued a denial that it made a request to a Moscow court to turn the conditional five-year sentence for opposition figurehead Alexey Navalny into a custodial term over violations of public order, despite earlier reports. Read Full Article at

‘Denaturalization oath’ proposed for wannabe Russian citizens from Ukraine

2 weeks agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian MPs have decided to develop a procedure of “public renouncement of citizenship” that could replace an official document from nations, such as Ukraine, that use red tape to prevent their citizens from naturalizing as Russians. Read Full Article at

Russia contemplates recall of NATO permanent representative – report

2 weeks agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian authorities are considering replacing the permanent representative with NATO with a temporary one due to the bloc’s unwillingness to hold a constructive dialogue, a popular Russian daily reports. Read Full Article at

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