Politics

Chief investigator names police and municipal clerks as most ‘corruption prone’ professions

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 09:41 The head of the Russian Investigative Committee has revealed the latest statistics on corruption crime, which reveal that most cases involve law-enforcement agents, military servicemen, municipal clerks, teachers and doctors. “Representatives of law-enforcement agencies, officials from municipal bodies and enterprises, people working in the spheres of education and healthcare, and also the military,” said ...

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Russia charges former Ukraine defense minister with public calls for terrorism

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 14:55 Russia’s federal agency for high-profile crimes has initiated a criminal case against former Ukrainian Defense Minister Anatoly Gritsenko over a call to blow up cars in Russia, which he made on Ukrainian television. Read more The chief spokesperson for the Russian Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, told reporters on Thursday that the decision to launch ...

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‘People’s support of Putin must be taken into consideration’ – Gorbachev

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 12:51 The first and only Soviet president and father of Perestroika, Mikhail Gorbachev, says that the great public support for Vladimir Putin can be explained by the people’s reluctance for change in an extremely complicated and tense international situation. Read more “Russia has a lot of problems in the current situation and the international situation ...

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‘New fuse for an old powder keg’: Russian MPs warn of dangers caused by Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 10:16 Senior Russian lawmakers have called the decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a dangerous move that could cause a wave of painful aftershocks in international politics. “Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and the plan to relocate the US embassy [in Israel] to ...

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‘Be ready at any moment:’ Putin promises to decide on elections participation in nearest future

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 14:31 Russian President Vladimir Putin has told a forum in Moscow that he plans to make a final decision on participating in the presidential election in the nearest future. His press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said an announcement could be made “at any moment.” “This is always a very responsible decision, for any person, because the ...

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Veteran Russian liberal names ‘Putin and his policies’ as main opponents at forthcoming elections

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 12:56 The founder of one of Russia’s oldest political parties, Grigory Yavlinsky, has said that he sees Vladimir Putin as his main and probably only opponent in the 2018 presidential elections, and sees “society as a whole” as his electoral base. “My main opponent is Vladimir Putin and his policies. He is my main and, ...

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Russian lower house bans reporters representing ‘foreign-agent’ media outlets

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 09:04 Edited time: 6 Dec, 2017 09:10 Russian lawmakers have passed a motion officially barring reporters working for media outlets recognized as foreign agents from entering the lower house of the country’s parliament as a symmetrical response to sanctions applied to RT in the US. The motion, prepared by the State Duma Regulations Committee, states ...

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Russian lawmakers blast Pentagon’s latest statement on Syria as ‘lies and lack of principles’

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 13:07 Senior Russian MPs have described an allegation by the Pentagon that Moscow and Damascus showed insufficient commitment to defeating IS terrorists as snobbery and lies, designed to cover up US failure to depose the lawful Syrian government. Read more “The statement is nothing new, the same typical snobbery. Even with total resistance from the ...

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Communists ask Putin to bring back monument to KGB founder Dzerzhinsky

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 10:19 The head of the Russian Communist Party Gennadiy Zyuganov has asked President Vladimir Putin to bring back a monument to one of the most prominent Bolshevik leaders: founder of the Soviet special services, Felix Dzerzhinsky. In a letter to the president, Zyuganov noted the “decisive role” that Dzerzhinsky played in the establishment of the ...

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US consulates to resume ‘limited’ visa services in Russia

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 02:49 Frosty relations between Washington and Moscow enjoyed a slight thaw after it was announced that three US consulates, following months of diplomatic tit-for-tat reciprocal measures, would soon resume “limited” visa services in Russia. The American consulates in St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg and Vladivostok will resume non-immigrant visa interviews on December 11, the US Embassy in ...

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