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Russian Duma forbids naming kids with numbers, obscenities

2 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian State Duma has banned parents from naming their children with exotic names, which include numbers, symbols and swear words. Read Full Article at

Only the Russian people can determine successor to their president – Putin

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The successor to the Russian president can only be determined by the Russian people through a free, democratic election, Vladimir Putin said. Read Full Article at

‘Political scoundrels’: Medvedev blasts corruption claims against him

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev refused to comment on corruption accusations against him by opposition figures during his report to the parliament on Wednesday, calling them an “absolutely false products of political scoundrels.” Read Full Article at

RIP at last? Over half of Russians want Lenin’s body to be buried – poll

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

At least 58 percent of Russians think Lenin’s body should be taken from the Red Square Mausoleum and properly buried, though the majority don’t want the monument to the Bolshevik leader to be removed from Moscow’s main square, a new poll indicates. Read Full Article at

Draft bill proposes to revoke Russian citizenship from convicted terrorists

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The lower chamber of Russian parliament will consider a draft bill proposing to effectively strip those convicted on terrorism-related charges of Russian citizenship. President Vladimir Putin first hinted at the idea following the St. Petersburg Metro attack. Read Full Article at

Almost a third of Russians see possibility of war with US – poll

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Thirty percent of Russians think that war between Russia and the US is possible, according to a recent survey. Russians have also changed their attitude to Donald Trump following the US strike on Syria. Read Full Article at

Kremlin’s top brass & Russian officials release their 2016 earnings

Minister of North Caucasus affairs, Lev Kuznetsov, has become the richest member of the Russian government. According to tax returns, he earned 582 million rubles (over $10 million) last year, 12 times more than in 2015. Read Full Article at

Russia prepares new UN anti-cybercrime convention – report

Russia has prepared a new UN convention on countering computer crime because it believes the current document could potentially threaten the sovereignty of independent states, a leading Russian business daily reports. Read Full Article at

Duma committee approves foreign travel ban for Russian police

The lower house Committee for Security has recommended the parliament pass a bill banning all people who work for Russian Interior Ministry from traveling abroad for recreational and other personal reasons. Read Full Article at RT.c...

Russia mulls probation after prison to deter convicted terrorists from reoffending

The Russian government has prepared a bill introducing probation for criminals convicted of extremist and terrorist offenses even after they have finished serving their prison sentences in a bid to prevent them from returning to dangerous activities. Read Full Article at

Russia successfully stepping up nuclear triad modernization – Defense Minister Shoigu

Russia has stepped up the combat potential of its ‘nuclear triad,’ which is now 60 percent equipped with modern weapons, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday. Read Full Article at

Russian senators blast US military action in Syria in address to world parliame

Russia’s Federation Council unanimously passed an address to international parliamentary groups denouncing the US missile attack on the Shayrat Airbase in Syria and calling on the international community to assess Washington’s actions. Read Full Article at

Putin vows to prevent ‘color revolutions’ for Russia and its Eurasian allies

Russia will not allow external forces to destabilize its internal politics through protests and violence, and will protect its allies from this threat, President Vladimir Putin said in a televised interview. Read Full Article at RT....

Billionaire businessman to sue Navalny for slander

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has announced he will take prominent anti-corruption activist Aleksey Navalny to court for slander over allegations of large-scale corruption and tax evasion in a recently released internet video. Read Full Article at

Russia has no intention of fighting US forces in Syria - senator

Russia has no plans to engage in combat with United States forces in Syria, but will continue to render assistance to the Syrian military in their fight against terrorism, the head of the upper house’s Defense and Security Committee says. Read Full Article at

Prestige of Russian military service doubles in the last 5 years

According to the latest public opinion poll, the percentage of Russians who see a military career as a preferred future for their children has risen from 6 to 13 percent over the past five years. Read Full Article at

No plans to lift food imports embargo – Medvedev

2 weeks agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russia’s prime minister has said restrictions on food imports from certain countries will not be lifted in the near future because the Russian government doesn’t want to “disappoint” its foreign partners, who are doing nothing to remedy the situation. Read Full Article at

State Duma speaker warns US against taking military action that violates international law

2 weeks agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The chairman of Russia’s Lower House, Vyacheslav Volodin, has said that the United States could reap undesirable consequences if it takes on the role of world policeman, though Russian would prefer not to see this happen. Read Full Article at

Chechen leader Kadyrov leads social network activity rating

2 weeks agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov was named the most popular regional leader among the users of Russia’s leading social network VKontakte (In Contact) with 73,000 views on an average post. Read Full Article at

Turning the tables: Duma committee to probe US media for meddling in Russian elections

2 weeks agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The State Duma Committee for Information Policy, IT and Communications has decided to hold an investigation into the work of Western media outlets in order to examine possible attempts to influence election processes in Russia. Read Full Article at

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