Tag Archives: Russian

Consular visits as proof of guilt? Russian embassy dismayed at Butina prosecutors

The Russian embassy has called “absurd” US claims that frequent visits of its officials to jailed gun activist Maria Butina mean she is a valuable Kremlin asset. The embassy says it treats all Russian citizens like that. Butina, a Russian gun activist who studied in Washington, was arrested in July and charged with failing to register as a foreign agent ...

Read More »

Russian elections: Pro-Kremlin domination amid protests, but some hope for opposition in regions

Illegal protest marches, a parliamentary opposition leader punching an agitator in the face and a few unexpected results. These were the standouts from Sunday’s regional elections in Russia. The Far East delivered the first shocks. In Yakutsk’s mayoral contest, Sardana Avksentyeva, of the Party for the Renaissance of Russia, beat Aleksandr Savinov, of the pro-Putin United Russia. And in the ...

Read More »

Russian Culture Ministry seeks limit on proportion of foreign films in theaters

In an apparent bid to support Russian filmmakers, the country’s Culture Ministry has proposed legally obliging movie theaters to ensure that only around one-third of the films they show are foreign-made. Experts from the Culture Ministry included the proposal in a draft law titled “On State Support of the Film Industry in the Russian Federation,” which was published on the ...

Read More »

WATCH Russian Lib Dem leader thrown to the ground after brawl with protester

Veteran nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky was involved in a brawl with a protester in Moscow before being thrown to the ground by another one in an angry crowd. The Lib Dem chief made a surprise appearance at the unsanctioned protest rally against raising the pension age, which was held by supporters of opposition figure Aleksey Navalny in central Moscow on ...

Read More »

US jets strike Syrian town with banned white phosphorus bombs – Russian Defense Ministry

Two US jets have bombed a town in the Syrian Deir Ez-Zor province with white phosphorus munitions, causing massive fires, Russian military has said. Two F-15 jets on Saturday bombed the town of Hajin with white phosphorus incendiary munitions, banned under the Geneva Convention, according to the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria. Read more “Following the strikes, large fires ...

Read More »

Accused ‘Russian agent’ Butina didn’t offer sex for job, prosecutors admit

US prosecutors have admitted that they wrongly accused Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered “foreign agent,” of offering sex in exchange for a job. Days after Butina was arrested in July, Assistant US Attorney Erik M. Kenerson claimed she was offering an individual “sex in exchange for a position within ...

Read More »

Russian marines land on Syrian shores in massive Mediterranean drills (VIDEOS)

Russia has staged large-scale military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea near Syria, involving both its Navy and Air Force. The drills were held amid the ongoing escalation around Idlib, and US threats to strike Syria. Footage released by Russia’s Defense Ministry shows marine Special Forces equipped with state-of-the-art gear landing on the shores of the Syrian Latakia province. The marines ...

Read More »

22 regional Russian leaders including Moscow mayor to be chosen by voters on single election day

Russian citizens go to the polls on Sunday to elect the heads of 22 regions, including the mayor of the capital, Moscow. They will also elect lawmakers in 16 regional legislatures and thousands of municipal councils. The Moscow mayoral elections are probably the most important event of election day, with five candidates running for the post, including incumbent Mayor Sergey ...

Read More »

Russian Orthodox Church will ‘cut ties’ with Constantinople if it makes Ukrainian Church independent

The Russian Orthodox Church will break all relations with the Constantinople Patriarchate if it grants independence to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is still a part of the Moscow Patriarchate, a senior Russian cleric said. The Constantinople Patriarch’s decision to send two of his high representatives to Kiev has provoked angry reaction in the Moscow Patriarchate that considered the move ...

Read More »
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
error: Content is protected !!