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Half of what’s mine… Russian party proposes law equating cohabitation to marriage

17 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian Duma will consider a law that would give partners the same rights as spouses after five years of cohabitation, or two years if the couple has a child. The legislation has been met with a stormy response. Read Full Article at

State Duma urges swift blocking of online calls for school violence

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Online calls for violence in Russian schools should be swiftly blocked, a top Russian MP said, commenting on recent stabbing attacks in Perm and Ulan-Ude. The existing laws provide sufficient tools to fulfill this task, he added. Read Full Article at

Constitutional Court crushes Navalny’s presidential ambitions

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Constitutional Court has turned down a complaint about the law on elections by opposition activist, Aleksey Navalny, who was denied registration as presidential candidate over a suspended sentence. Read Full Article at

New Kiev law marks shift ‘from sabotage to burial’ on Minsk deal – Russian senator

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The new Ukrainian law on the reintegration of Donbass means an end to the Minsk peace deal and will likely lead to a new war in the southeast of the country, Russian Senator Konstantin Kosachev warned. Read Full Article at

Lib Dem leader baits US by urging it to help him win Russian election

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The leader of the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, said he won’t believe the claims of Russian meddling in the US election unless the Americans help him win the March 18 presidential vote in Russia. Read Full Article at

Foreign territorial claims & terrorist infiltration main border challenges for Russia – FSB

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Territorial claims by other states and attempts by terrorists to enter the country are the main border threats for Russia, according to a new draft presidential decree. Read Full Article at

Yabloko founder Yavlinsky gathers enough signatures to face Putin in presidential race – activists

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Activists from the opposition Yabloko party said they have gathered more than the required 100,000 signatures for veteran politician Grigory Yavlinsky to be registered as a candidate in the March 18 Russian presidential election. Read Full Article at

Human rights violations myths aimed at dividing Chechen society – Kadyrov

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The myths about alleged human rights violations in Chechnya are being spread to destabilize the region and weaken Russia, according to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who is currently under US sanctions. Read Full Article at

Russians increasingly believe in afterlife – report

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The number of Russians believing in the afterlife has significantly increased in recent years, according to a fresh opinion poll. Now, four in 10 Russians hold the view that life does not end with death. Read Full Article at

Putin may win presidential election in first round – poll

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Current Russian President Vladimir Putin may win the upcoming presidential election in the first round, a survey by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center revealed, two months before the March 18 vote. Read Full Article at

Election Commission head urges Russians to come home from Ukraine for upcoming presidential polls

Russian citizens who live in Ukraine should consider coming back to the Motherland for the forthcoming presidential elections, since no one can guarantee their safety elsewhere, the head of the Election Commission has said. Read Full Article at

Farm magnate Grudinin closes all foreign bank accounts ahead of Russia’s presidential election

Farm businessman Pavel Grudinin, running as the Communist Party's candidate for the March 18 presidential election, has closed all his foreign accounts, Russia’s Central Election Commission has said. Read Full Article at

‘Lenin’ farm director registered as 2nd candidate for presidential election

Russia’s Central Election Commission has registered the head of a major agricultural enterprise, businessman Pavel Grudinin, as a candidate in Russia’s upcoming presidential election. Read Full Article at

‘No light at the end of the tunnel’ for US-Russia relations – senior Moscow senator

US reports on new anti-Russian sanctions are first and foremost designed to appease lawmakers in Washington, the head of Russia’s upper house Committee for International Relations, Konstantin Kosachev, has stated. Read Full Article at

Communist party poll-ratings rise after non-communist contender enters fray

The nomination of farm mogul Pavel Grudinin as a candidate in Russia’s upcoming presidential election has seen a significant rise in the Communists’ popularity rating, even though the new challenger is not a party member. Read Full Article at

Russia to miss out on PACE winter session due to discrimination – lawmakers

Russia isn’t going to be represented at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) winter session as the body refuses to give up its policy of discriminating against national delegations, the lawmakers said. Read Full Article at

Duma accuses foreign agents of meddling in Russia’s affairs ahead of election

Media outlets financed from abroad, continue their attempts to promote their own agenda in Russia ahead of the presidential election there in March, Peter Tolstoy, the State Duma deputy speaker, said. Read Full Article at

Russians view US, Ukraine and EU as country’s main enemies – survey

Two thirds of Russians believe their country has enemies in the international arena, with the US, Ukraine and the EU topping the list, a fresh survey by independent pollster Levada Center has revealed. Read Full Article at

Russia may mediate nuke talks between the two Koreas – top MP

Moscow may act as mediator in the denuclearization talks between the two Koreas, as the nuclear issue affects Russia’s national interests, Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma’s International Affairs Committee, said. Read Full Article at

64 applications to run for Russian presidency registered by Election Commission

2 weeks agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Central Election Commission has received 64 applications to run for Russia’s highest office next March, its head told journalists after the deadline for self-nominated candidates expired. Read Full Article at

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