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How did they get it so quickly? Twitter mocks US journalist’s bafflement at t-shirt on Russian TV

A self-styled Russia expert who conspiratorially questioned how a Russian TV host got hold of a controversial t-shirt boasting the phrase “I’d rather be a Russian than a Democrat” found her answer online: probably on Amazon. Julia Davis describes herself as a Russian media analyst on Twitter. Essentially, she watches Russian media and tweets about it, adding a lucrative twist ...

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Russian lawmakers back bill to simplify early release of seriously ill prisoners

The Russian Upper House Committee for Constitutional Law has approved a bill that aims to simplify the procedure for the early release of prisoners suffering from serious illnesses. Once the new bill is passed into law, the Russian government will specify the formal procedure under which convicts should apply for the cancellation of their punishment because of poor health. It ...

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Head of Russian Liberal Democrats urges nationalization of divorcing spouses’ property

The head of the populist-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) has proposed solving divorcing couple’s disputes over property by nationalizing assets which spouses cannot distribute amicably between themselves. “We have conceived a legislative initiative and currently it is being studied by our lawyers. In order to exclude any possibility of profiteering from marital property division we should introduce the ...

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NATO fighter jet ‘accidentally’ fires live missile near Russian border

Spanish fighter jets taking part in a NATO Air policing mission over Estonia have been temporarily suspended from completing their duties, after one of the pilots erroneously fired an armed missile during a training flight. A group of two Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 jets and two French Mirage 2000 jets were taking part in a training exercise over southwestern Estonia ...

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Russian diplomats urge Georgia to sign non-aggression treaty with Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement calling for Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia to sign a treaty on mutual non-use of force that could become the first step in arranging fully-fledged dialogue. “Over the past years Russia’s efforts in the Southern Caucasus have been aimed at the restoration of the dialogue and the full-fledged talks between Georgia on ...

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Hundreds of gypsies flee Russian region fearing retaliation after one raped & murdered 9yo girl

Around 200 gypsies have fled a village in Russia’s Belgorod Region fearing retaliation from the locals after the rape and murder of a schoolgirl by one of the group’s members. The body of the 9-year-old, showing signs of violent death, was discovered in Urazovo village on July 31. Shortly after that a man from the local gypsy community was detained ...

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Georgia’s NATO entry could lead to terrible conflict, Russian PM warns

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has said that a terrible conflict could emerge from Georgia’s accession into the NATO bloc and noted that there was no real justification of such risk. “This could provoke a terrible conflict, and it is not clear why is this necessary,” the official said in an interview with Kommersant radio aired on Monday. Read more Medvedev ...

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Russian space boss Rogozin promises ‘serious battle’ with foreign competitors

The head of the Russian state-run space corporation Roskosmos has acknowledged the partial loss of leading positions on world markets, but promised that a “serious battle” with competitors would restore the situation. “We are not going to cede our leadership in space to anyone. We respect our country and we will give a serious battle to our competitors, I promise ...

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“Kremlin Aggression Act” is not a topic for talks with America says snr Russian senator

Russian-American dialogue should be based on real issues and not on the latest US proposal for new anti-Russian restrictions or similar documents, the head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations has said. “It would be important for us to build the dialogue around issues that make real relations of our two nations. And these definitely do not ...

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Russian regions start undeclared moratorium on abortions – report

Maternity homes and Health Ministry branches in several Russian regions have declared a temporary moratorium on artificial abortions as part of a nationwide campaign, a popular daily reports. On Monday popular Russian newspaper Kommersant released an article in which it quoted the chief gynecologist and obstetrician of the Far East region of Primorye, Yevgeniya Shutka, as saying that all local ...

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