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Bitter pill: Putin says all pension reform options look unappealing to him

By ethan / July 20, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that he and the majority of government officials disliked all of the proposals to raise the retirement age, but without pension reform, Russia would face a serious crisis. “Of course this is a very sensitive issue for a large number of our citizens. Also, the question did not just […]

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Pussy Riot face charges of illegal use of uniforms after World Cup pitch invasion

By ethan / July 20, 2018

A Moscow magistrate has charged four members of Pussy Riot with the illegal wearing of police uniforms after they stormed the pitch disguised as cops during the World Cup final. The decision was made Friday by the magistrate in the Moscow district of Khamovniki, the location of the Luzhniki stadium where the France-Croatia showpiece took […]

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Kadyrov blasts US charges against Russian gun activist as groundless

By ethan / July 20, 2018

Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, has expressed his bewilderment over the US’ charges against Russian gun activist Maria Butina, who, he says, has done nothing illegal, yet finds herself in an American jail. “For several days in a row I see and hear the name Maria Butina everywhere. They write that she […]

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Niece of alleged UK poisoning victim registered as candidate in Russian regional election

By ethan / July 19, 2018

Viktoria Skripal, niece of former intelligence agent and alleged poisoning victim Sergei Skripal, has been registered as a candidate in one of Russia’s regional legislative assemblies. Viktoria Skripal will be running for a seat in Yaroslavl Region’s legislature on the ticket of the leftist party Fair Russia that supports President Vladimir Putin and his policies. […]

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Russian lawmakers move to ban weapons & alcohol ads on children’s TV

By ethan / July 19, 2018

The Lower House Committee for Information Policy has backed a motion banning advertisers from promoting alcohol, pharmaceuticals, gambling and weapons on kids’ radio and TV programs. Amendments drafted by parliamentary majority party United Russia state that children’s shows on radio and television must not contain commercials for alcohol products, medications and medical equipment, food supplements, […]

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Russian cabinet to slap reciprocal sanctions on Ukraine: report

By ethan / July 19, 2018

The Russian government is developing a bill introducing reciprocal containment measures against several hundred Ukrainian companies and citizens, a Russian business oriented daily reports. In its Thursday issue, the Kommersant daily quoted unnamed sources in the Russian government as saying that the new sanctions could be introduced against Ukrainian politicians, civil servants and business people. […]

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Russian pilot jailed in US vows to continue fight for return home

By ethan / July 18, 2018

Konstantin Yaroshenko, the Russian pilot jailed in the US for 20 years following a sting operation, has told reporters that he and his family will continue their fight for his return to Russia. In his latest interview with the Izvestia newspaper, Yaroshenko said that he had no intention “of twiddling his thumbs” and that he […]

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Over half of Russian women open to romance with foreigners, poll finds

By ethan / July 18, 2018

Over a half of Russian women under 35 claim they would have romantic relations with a foreigner but almost 70 percent of them name “the ability to leave Russia” as the most attractive part of such affairs, a new poll has found. 57 percent of respondents said they are currently ready for an affair with […]

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Suspected accomplice of notorious Chechen warlord Basayev extradited to Russia

By ethan / July 18, 2018

Slovakia has handed over to Russia a Chechen man suspected of organizing a series of bombings in 2006, as well as participating in the gang of one of the most ruthless terrorists, Shamil Basayev. The press service of Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, reported on Wednesday that law enforcement agencies of Slovakia, together with […]

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Russian patriarch heads 100,000-strong procession honoring Romanovs’ martyrdom

By ethan / July 18, 2018

About 100,000 pilgrims led by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, have walked 21 kilometers in a solemn procession commemorating the 100th anniversary of the killing of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II and his family. The procession covered the distance between the Yekaterinburg Church of All Saints, built on the place of the […]

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