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Duma unanimously passes Putin’s amendments to pension reform bill

By ethan / September 26, 2018

The Russian parliament has approved amendments by Vladimir Putin to the bill providing for a gradual rise in the age of retirement. The changes are expected to soften the impact of the unpopular measure for ordinary citizens. The nine amendments drafted by President Putin reduce the proposed increase in the retirement age for women, guarantee […]

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Steven Seagal says he is Putin’s man, expresses Russian political ambitions

By ethan / September 26, 2018

Martial arts icon and Hollywood star Steven Seagal has described himself as Vladimir Putin’s representative, and announced that he wants to become the governor of Primorsky Krai Region in the Russian Far East. Seagal has arrived in Primorsky Krai to take part in the Pacific Meridian movie festival, which is currently taking place in the […]

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Prosecutors side with pink-haired girl in conflict with school administration

By ethan / September 25, 2018

A Russian school administration faces a civil probe after banning a 15-year old girl from attending class because she had pink hair and a modified version of the uniform. A local ombudsman described the incident as discrimination. The story began on September 1, the beginning of the current school year. A member of the legislative […]

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Court hands another civil sentence to Kremlin critic Navalny, bringing criminal prosecution closer

By ethan / September 25, 2018

Alexey Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days of administrative arrest for organizing violent protests that caused damage to police property. One more civil sentence will result in the activist facing a criminal prosecution. The sentence was passed by the Simonovsky court on Monday evening. The judge pronounced the anti-corruption blogger turned opposition activist and […]

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Navalny completes civil detention to face new charges of violating law on rallies

By ethan / September 24, 2018

Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny was detained immediately after serving his 30 days of civil arrest and faces a new 20-day detention over violations of street protest rules with damages to human health or property. The press service of the Main Police Directorate for Moscow City reported on Monday that Navalny was detained again and […]

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Duma committee backs Putin’s amendments to pension reform bill

By ethan / September 24, 2018

The Russian Lower House Committee for Labor and Social Policy has backed amendments from President Putin to offer additional protection for older citizens on the bill to increase the national retirement age. The news was announced on Monday afternoon by the chairman of the committee, MP Oleg Nilov (Fair Russia). Nilov also told reporters that […]

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Over 700 children fell out of windows to their deaths this year, ombudsman claims

By ethan / September 24, 2018

Russian ombudsman for children’s rights has revealed shocking statistics of fatal incidents involving children and proposed to develop a nationwide program to boost children’s safety in public places. Read more At the Monday press-conference summing up the results of the nationwide Childhood Safety campaign, ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova said that 492 children died in accidents during […]

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