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Rand Paul wants to lift US travel bans on Russian lawmakers if Moscow reciprocates – report

Republican Senator Rand Paul will introduce an amendment that would lift existing US sanctions on members of Russia’s Federal Assembly if Moscow agrees to nix its own sanctions targeting US lawmakers, according to the Daily Beast. Paul will present the legislation during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting on Wednesday, the Daily Beast, which obtained the text of the amendment, ...

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Steven Seagal says he is Putin’s man, expresses Russian political ambitions

Martial arts icon and Hollywood star Steven Seagal has described himself as Vladimir Putin’s representative, and announced that he wants to become the governor of Primorsky Krai Region in the Russian Far East. Seagal has arrived in Primorsky Krai to take part in the Pacific Meridian movie festival, which is currently taking place in the region’s capital Vladivostok. When reporters ...

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Russian woman punishes ‘manspreading’ metro riders with bleach-laced water (VIDEO)

A self-described “public activist” in Russia has taken a stand against patriarchal sitting habits, appearing in a video that she claims shows “manspreading” metro passengers being punished with bottles of bleach-laced water. Anna Dovgalyuk, who previously gained notoriety for fighting upskirting by flashing her underwear, has now felt it necessary to take a stand against men who spread their legs ...

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New York Times seeks evidence Russian hackers are fighting for internet freedom in US

The New York Times is seeking evidence of Russian interference during a debate on placing restrictions on the internet in the US. It’s alleged a public commenting system was invaded by hackers. The idea of the commenting system is for the public to have a say on proposed law changes, or at least get the feeling that they’re involved. There’s ...

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Moscow's eye in US sky: Here’s what we know about Russian spy plane cleared by Washington

A Russian plane built for observation flights over the US has finally been deemed fit for the job by Washington. The US and Russia have long agreed to legally spy on each other to ensure neither is building up for an attack. Certification of the Russian Tu-214ON plane has finally been completed after the US agreed to sign the final ...

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‘Spy mania’: Moscow summons Norwegian envoy over ‘absurd’ detention of Russian man

Moscow has lodged a “strong protest” with Norway after the arrest of a Russian Senate employee who took part in a parliamentary event in Oslo. The “absurd” spy charges are part of the West’s “spy mania,” the Foreign Ministry said. The ministry has demanded an explanation from the Norwegian ambassador Rune Resaland over the arrest of the man identified as ...

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Tiger suffers seizure and freezes during performance at Russian circus (VIDEO)

A performing tiger froze and suffered a seizure at a Russian circus on Sunday, after jumping through flaming hoops for famous animal trainer Artur Bagdasarov. In a circus performance in the city of Magnitogorsk, near the Kazakh border, Bagdasarov and an assistant put a pack of tigers through their paces, with the beasts jumping through hoops for the audience. While ...

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Russian MoD: Israeli F-16 hid behind Russian Il-20 plane to avoid Syrian missile

Data captured by Russia’s S-400 system in Syria proves Israeli jets were responsible for the downing the Russian plane, the Defense Ministry said, adding that the Syrian missile changed its course shortly before hitting the Il-20. Data gleaned from the S-400 air defense system deployed at the Russian Khmeimim air base in Syria’s Latakia province has revealed that the Syrian ...

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Russian opposition activist Navalny detained moments after walking free from police custody

Published time: 24 Sep, 2018 06:50 Alexey Navalny has been detained shortly after being released following 30 days in police custody, his aide said. He is now being investigated for breaking Russian laws in relation to public gatherings, according to local media. Navalny was detained right on the doorstep of a detention facility, top aide Leonid Volkov wrote on Twitter. ...

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LibDems crush ruling party rivals in Russian Far East & central regions’ governor elections

The populist nationalist Liberal Democratic Party candidate has won over two thirds of the vote in the run-off governor polls in Russia’s Khabarovsk Region, while another LDPR candidate took Vladimir Region with a 20-point lead. The Russian State Duma MP and the LDPR candidate, Sergey Furgal, has gained almost 70 percent of votes, the Russian Central Elections Committee confirmed. His ...

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