More than half of Russians say air operation in Syria must go on — poll
Apr20

More than half of Russians say air operation in Syria must go on — poll

More than half of Russians (53%) believe that the country should go ahead with the air operation in Syria, while 34% opposed the idea, as follows from an opinion poll by the national public opinion research center VTsIOM, published on Thursday. “Fifty three percent believe that the military operation in Syria must go on, while 34% are against it,” the pollster said. The share of Russians who want the operation in Syria to...

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American secretary of state Tillerson’s press conference in Moscow
Apr14

American secretary of state Tillerson’s press conference in Moscow

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good evening. We just came from a productive meeting, as you heard Foreign Minister Lavrov mention, of about two hours with President Putin. We frankly discussed the current state of U.S.-Russia relations. I expressed the view that the current state of U.S.-Russia relations is at a low point and there is a low level of trust between our two countries. The world’s two foremost nuclear powers cannot have this kind...

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Fighting Russophobes & enemies of Soviet rule tops Communist election agenda
Mar29

Fighting Russophobes & enemies of Soviet rule tops Communist election agenda

The fight against anti-Soviet activities, Russophobia and nationalism will be key campaign points for the Russian Communist Party in its 2018 presidential election agenda. However, the party has still not decided who it will put forward as a candidate. The Communist Party’s Central Committee decided on the strategy it will be using in the 2018 presidential elections  at a plenary meeting over the weekend. In the words of party leader...

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Legal controversy might lead to ban of surrogacy in Russia
Mar29

Legal controversy might lead to ban of surrogacy in Russia

A Russian senator has proposed a ban on surrogacy, saying that current imperfect laws provide little protection for all participants of the process as well as alleging that the procedure can hurt babies born through it. The main sponsor of the motion, Senator Anton Belyakov (Vladimir Region, central Russia) told Izvestia daily that in his opinion Russia has become an international center of “surrogacy tourism,” but regulation of this...

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Russian govt targets money laundering, terrorism sponsorship with new proposals
Mar29

Russian govt targets money laundering, terrorism sponsorship with new proposals

The Russian government has drafted a bill that, if passed, would oblige auditors to report any operations conducted by their clients that raise suspicion of money laundering or sponsorship of terrorism. The draft was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev last week, but the text of the document was published on the government’s web-site this Tuesday. It orders that the Federal Law on Countering Money Laundering and Financing of...

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