In a significant break from the policy of the Obama Administration, President Trump is open to conducting joint strikes between U.S. and Russian forces on the Islamic State group, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday. After the Pentagon disputed Russian reports that such coordination had already taken place, calling it “rubbish,” Spicer maintained…
The Russian parliament is hearing the measure this week
Dmitry Medvedev has been reelected as chairman of parliamentary majority party United Russia. Other senior leaders of the party also retained their posts and State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin joined its Supreme Council. Read Full Article at RT.com
Communists of Russia, a minor left-wing party, has proposed fining those who deny or distort the official history of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, saying such misrepresentations could sow societal discord and undermine the country’s stability. Read Full Article at RT.com
Patrons couldn't wait to celebrate the U.S. President-elect
The head of Russia’s Central Elections Commission has said all OSCE nations should adopt single standards that would allow them to compare the performance of various nations and register progress or regression in democracy. Read Full Article at RT.com
The head of Russia’s Institute of Contemporary Economics has announced the start of the New Russia political movement, which will attempt to re-format the management of the state and fight economic recession through major reforms. Read Full Article at RT.com
Russia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision to order compensation of over $2 billion to former Yukos shareholders violates the Russian constitution and cannot be executed. Read Full Article at RT.com
A Russian Communist Party MP has announced plans to draft a law that would allow alterations to the constitution, such as re-introducing the notion of state ideology in the form of “patriotism and primacy of the state.” Read Full Article at RT.com
For a "couple more years"
A senior Crimean official has told reporters that residents of the region would welcome a visit by French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, as well as other politicians who support Crimeans’ choice of reunification with Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
"For years, we have seen Russia take one aggressive and destabilizing action after another"
Russian officials say an ECHR ruling, which orders compensation to people who were prevented from adopting Russian orphans due to the Dima Yakovlev Law, amounts to interference into the affairs of a sovereign nation and a violation of children’s rights. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'