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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Almost a third of Russians see possibility of war with US – poll
Apr18

Almost a third of Russians see possibility of war with US – poll

Thirty percent of Russians think that war between Russia and the US is possible, according to a recent survey. Russians have also changed their attitude to Donald Trump following the US strike on Syria. The survey, conducted by state-run public opinion research center VTSIOM on April 11-12, reveals that, among those who answered ‘yes’ to the question about the possibility of war, 16 percent consider war between the two world powers to...

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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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Lawmaker seeks public’s help in fighting destructive sects
Mar29

Lawmaker seeks public’s help in fighting destructive sects

An MP in Russia’s lower house of parliament has proposed launching special hot lines that concerned citizens could call to report the activities of banned sects or other destructive groups. “The broad public must participate in fighting illegal sects and, for this, we must organize hotlines at regional offices of the Federal Security Service and Interior Ministry,” MP Dmitry Belik (United Russia) said, as cited by RIA Novosti. “We...

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Aoun supporters: “We believe in our president even if an extended parliament brought him to presidency”
Oct31

Aoun supporters: “We believe in our president even if an extended parliament brought him to presidency”

For many Lebanese, today was a “national wedding”, since the deputy they support, Michel Aoun, was announced president. That was not surprising for anyone residing in the country, or following the updates in the 10,452km country. As Aoun supporters have been preparing for this day since a while, many Lebanese opposed the idea of a president being elected from an extended parliament, asking: “How is this called...

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