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Duma passes amendments allowing airlines to blacklist brawling passengers

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 RT.com

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

2 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 RT.com

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

2 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 RT.com

Medvedev after Putin? Kremlin urges caution over presidential election rumors

2 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 RT.com

Kadyrov proposes death penalty for terrorist recruiters

2 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 RT.com

Liberal presidential hopeful Yavlinsky says victory is not a priority

2 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 RT.com

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

2 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 RT.com

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

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

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 RT.com

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

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

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 RT.com

Russian MPs pass foreign agent bill for media in ‘mirror response’ to US

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian State Duma on Wednesday passed in the third and final reading the bill require mass-media outlets operating in the country but funded from abroad to register as foreign agents. Read Full Article at RT.com

Duma gives second nod to retaliatory bill requiring media outlets to register as foreign agents

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian lower house of parliament has passed the second stage of a bill that would require foreign mass-media outlets operating in the country to register as foreign agents. Read Full Article at RT.com

Putting a $70mn price tag on friendship: Ukraine seeks to sell cultural center in Moscow

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

A group of Ukrainian lawmakers are lobbying to repeal a treaty with Russia governing information and cultural centers, which would allow the Kiev government to sell its cultural-center building in Moscow, according to a Russian daily newspaper. Read Full Article at RT.com

Duma may order foreign media outlets to register as foreign agents to work in Russia

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

A new Russian bill regulating mass media would not automatically register foreign media outlets as foreign agents, but their refusal to do so would prevent them from working in Russia, one of the key sponsors of the legislation has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

Parents who allow kids to join sects should be stripped of rights – Supreme Court

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian Supreme Court has ruled in support of legislative recommendation allowing the deprivation of parental rights to citizens who allow their kids to join destructive sects, terrorist groups or other extremist organizations. Read Full Article at RT.com

Duma could pass restrictions against foreign media this week – deputy speaker

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The laws regulating foreign agent status for mass media in Russia could be amended by the lower house of parliament as early as this Wednesday, Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy has told the press. Read Full Article at RT.com

Medvedev accuses West of using sanctions as unfair competition tool

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has accused the US and its allies of using economic sanctions as a weapon against competitors, adding that the rules regulating international trade were not in step with a rapidly-changing reality. Read Full Article at RT.com

Orthodox Church does not oppose sex education in Russian schools – spokesman

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The church does not oppose sex education in schools, but urges caution as it can corrupt young minds, the head of the Moscow Patriarchate external relations department has stated. Read Full Article at RT.com

Duma to prepare mirror response to US steps targeting RT – speaker

The chair of the Russian lower house has said that the recent US order for RT to register as a foreign agent should prompt similar measures against American mass media engaged in “unconcealed interference” in Russia’s internal politics. Read Full Article at RT.com

Snr Russian MP urges uniform standards for election monitoring in all nations

At a meeting with the head of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy stated that elections monitoring should be done according to similar standards in all nations. Read Full Article at RT.com

NATO is modeling command structures on Cold War era, says Russian envoy

NATO’s plans to reform its command structure have been modeled on the schemes used during the Cold War, Russia’s envoy to the military bloc has told reporters. Read Full Article at RT.com

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