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Russian government approves raising of retirement age starting 2019

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has announced a plan to raise retirement age by eight years for women by 2034 and by five years for men by 2028, adding that this was an unavoidable measure due to the increasing numbers of pensioners. The bill, which was on Thursday approved for drafting in the parliament by the government, provides for a step-by ...

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Russian region opens monument to two nurses killed in Syria terrorist attack on hospital

A monument to two Russian military nurses, killed in a terrorist attack on a hospital in Syria, was unveiled on Thursday in the Far East city of Birobidzhan. The monument, honoring Nadezhda Durachenko and Galina Mikhailova, was placed near the military hospital where the two women served before leaving for Syria. “The opening of the monument to the hospital workers ...

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Russian ‘Smart City’ among finalists to host Expo 2025

The Russian city of Ekaterinburg has entered the final round of bidding to host the World Expo 2025. At the heart of Russia’s bid is the ‘Smart City’ concept proposed to be constructed before the fair. Ekaterinburg, a city of 1.5 million in the Ural Mountains, faces off against the Japanese city of Osaka and Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, after France ...

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Residents of flooded Russian town stage ‘Venice festival’ to solve urban problem

Residents of a Siberian town staged a Venice carnival in an attempt to attract the city council’s attention to the aching problem of flooded pedestrian crossings. In the satirical video, dressed-up residents – from Ob in the Novosibirsk region – draw parallels between their city and the famous Italian romantic spot in an attempt to have authorities recognize the importance ...

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Russian teachers launch bikini flashmob to support colleague 'fired' for posing in swimsuit (PHOTOS)

Teachers across Russia have launched a flashmob to support a colleague who was apparently forced to resign after posing for photographs in a swimsuit. Viktoria Popova, a history teacher in the Siberian city of Omsk, featured in a series of photos which appeared on the Instagram page of a modelling agency earlier this month. The shots, in a modest bikini, ...

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Fake ‘Hooligans’: BBC film inspires Aussie filmmakers to go look for Russian football thugs (VIDEO)

With the FIFA World Cup about to kick off in Russia, RT’s In the Now has followed two Aussie filmmakers on a failed quest to find the infamous Russian hooligans, who, the BBC said, will turn the event into a festival of violence. The Australians were so fascinated by the Western reports on vicious Russian thugs, following clashes with English ...

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300 Russian ‘Spartans’ get government support in conquering the Far East

More than 300 Russian trailblazers who have claimed free land in the country’s Far East are getting government support to survive the hardships of settling uninhabited areas. The overall aid for the 314 settlers reached about $ 500,000 for various needs in farming, like the purchase of agricultural machinery, buying cattle or fodder, the government of Sakhalin Region said. The ...

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Russian space agency plans to incinerate space junk with powerful laser beam

Russian space agency Roscosmos has unveiled its plan to shoot down space debris from a junk-littered low-earth orbit with a three-meter laser ‘cannon.’ If the tests are a success, the method will ensure safer space exploration. The technology is being developed by scientists at the Research-and-Production Corporation Precision Systems, which is a subdivision of Roscosmos. In its report to the ...

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Russian Foreign Ministry blames West for provoking Ukraine into new Donbass war

Russian diplomats say the non-stop outbursts of violence in Donbass confirm that Ukraine has no intention of honoring the Minsk Accords, and accuse the US and their allies of supporting Kiev’s course towards war. “As far as the UN presence in Donbass is concerned, it is well known that in September 2017 Russia submitted a draft resolution on the issue ...

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Kiev’s hoax murder of Russian journalist has power to ‘fuel propaganda’ – NATO chief

The chief of NATO criticized Ukraine for its intelligence stunt involving the staged murder of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, saying the incident has the power to “undermine” the free press and “fuel propaganda.” Speaking to reporters on Friday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said: “I would like to underline that I regret that this incident may undermine trust in the free ...

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