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Duma passes amendments allowing airlines to blacklist brawling passengers

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 14:24 The Russian parliament has approved an amendment allowing airlines to create blacklists of passengers who have started brawls on board or caused other threats to safety. Companies can now officially refuse to sell them tickets. Once signed into law, the bill will change the current situation in which airline companies can one-sidedly sever contracts ...

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Duma gives second nod to retaliatory bill requiring media outlets to register as foreign agents

The Russian lower house of parliament has passed the second stage of a bill that would require foreign mass-media outlets operating in the country to register as foreign agents. The motion was prepared by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the heads of all four parliamentary caucuses. It was drafted as a suite of amendments to the bill, allowing for ...

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Duma may order foreign media outlets to register as foreign agents to work in Russia

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:32 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:36 A new Russian bill regulating mass media would not automatically register foreign media outlets as foreign agents, but their refusal to do so would prevent them from working in Russia, one of the key sponsors of the legislation has said. Read more Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy (United ...

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Duma could pass restrictions against foreign media this week – deputy speaker

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 14:03 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 14:40 The laws regulating foreign agent status for mass media in Russia could be amended by the lower house of parliament as early as this Wednesday, Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy has told the press. Read more “We have previously said that we would try to solve this issue ...

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Duma to prepare mirror response to US steps targeting RT – speaker

The chair of the Russian lower house has said that the recent US order for RT to register as a foreign agent should prompt similar measures against American mass media engaged in “unconcealed interference” in Russia’s internal politics. “It would be the right thing to do if our parliamentary committee [for information policy] develops some proposals that mirror the US ...

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Faith, family listed among key Russian values by Duma speaker

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 11:38 Speaking before the members of the World Russian People’s Council , State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin listed the basic Russian values and said that they will remain the foundation of the legislative process in the country. Read more “We should understand how our way of life reflects our basic values, such as family, faith, ...

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‘Russia will destroy ISIS before year’s end’- Duma defense chief

Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 09:43 The head of the Lower House Committee for Defense, a former commander of the Airborne Troops, says that by the end of 2017 the Syrian government will regain control of its eastern border and the Islamic State terrorist group will ‘cease to exist.’ Read more “We count upon the scenario in which [Syrian] government ...

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Putin orders Russian State Duma to review 2018 World Cup visa-free entry bill

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 17:47 President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government of the Russian Federation to submit a bill regarding visa-free entry for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia to the State Duma by December 18. Putin’s instructions were published on the Kremlin website on Wednesday, along with a host of other demands aimed to ensure the country’s ...

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