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Far East region brings down Russian free land handover rejection rate three-fold

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 10:21 The share of rejected applications for a free one-hectare land plot in the Far East region of Primorye has plummeted, the regional administration’s press service reported. The rejection rate fell from 10 percent in August to just 3 percent in October. Read more “In August this year the share of rejected applications was 10 ...

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Putin orders Russian companies to be ready for urgent transition to war-time operations

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 15:42 Russian President Vladimir Putin says that all major Russian companies, both state-owned and private, must be ready for a rapid transition to war-time operations, adding that the capability is crucial to national security. According to the Kremlin press service, the Russian president made the statement on Wednesday at a conference with senior defense ministry ...

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Duma committee backs bill to block ‘undesirable’ foreigners from entering Russia

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 11:29 The Russian lower house Committee for Legislative Work has approved a bill that would allow parliament to ban foreigners from entering the country if they are deemed a threat to Russia’s security or its values. Read more The bill allows either chamber of the Russian parliament to issue entry bans for foreign citizens who ...

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Liberal Democrats choose longtime leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky as future presidential candidate

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 15:00 The Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia, LDPR, has chosen its founder and longtime leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky to run for presidency in 2018. Read more The decision to propose Zhirinovsky as LDPR’s candidate was made on Monday at the session of the party’s Supreme Council and the party’s caucus in the State Duma, Zhirinovsky’s son Igor ...

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Russian presidential hopeful declares intention to abolish president’s post

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 13:12 Russian journalist and singer-songwriter Ekaterina Gordon, who recently announced plans to take part in the 2018 presidential race, said that once elected she would abolish the presidential post and make Russia a parliamentary republic. Read more At a Tuesday press conference, Gordon told reporters she considered it “unwise, strange and dangerous” to live in ...

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Kadyrov finds way to free Russia of ‘Stalin’s spirit’

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 10:50 The head of the Chechen Republic has proposed handing Joseph Stalin’s remains over to Georgia, suggesting that the move would bring relief to Russians as the spirit of the late Soviet dictator would leave the country. “As for Stalin’s remains, we should express our goodwill and hand them over to Georgia so that he ...

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Russian diplomats blast Kiev regime over repeated desecration of WWII monument

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 09:36 The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed indignation over an act of vandalism committed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Kiev. Moscow says this shows that the Ukrainian government is not able to counter extremism. “To our indignation we have learned about another act of vandalism – on November 20, the Eternal Flame ...

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Orthodox Patriarch warns of approaching end times, asks not to push for revolutionary change

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 15:27 In a public speech in the main Moscow cathedral, Patriarch Kirill said the signs from the Book of Revelation are now apparent. He also called on politicians and ordinary citizens to unite and stop the movement towards the abyss. “All people who love the Motherland must be together because we are entering a critical ...

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Top Russian Freemason announces multi-party primaries ahead of 2018 election

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 14:30 The head of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Russia, Andrey Bogdanov, has announced that a bloc of minor political parties called the Third Force will hold primaries and choose one or more candidates for the presidential election set for March 2018. Bogdanov, who currently heads the Communist Party of Social Justice, said that the ...

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Foreign Ministry warns of heightened terrorism threat in Europe & US during holiday season

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 11:09 Edited time: 20 Nov, 2017 11:09 The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a warning to citizens, urging those traveling to European and US cities in the coming months to exercise caution, as the holiday season may prompt terrorist attacks in popular destinations. In a brief message posted online, the Situational-Crisis Center said there was ...

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