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European Human Rights Court sees no politics in Navalny brothers embezzlement case

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 11:45 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 12:07 The European Court of Human rights (ECHR) has refused to recognize the embezzlement case against Russian activists Aleksey and Oleg Navalny as politically-motivated. Read more The ECHR’s decision in the case of the Navalny brothers against Russia was released on the court’s website […]


Rights activists propose nationwide ‘fine amnesty’ to mark revolution anniversary

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 09:44 The Russian Presidential Human Rights Council proposes writing off all unpaid fines for matters such as traffic violations or improperly registered immigrants, in connection with the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. Read more The plan was revealed by the council’s chairman, Mikhail Fedotov, in an interview with […]


Over 40 percent of citizens expect situation in Russia to become worse

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 11:34 According to a recent public opinion poll conducted by state-run VTSIOM, Russians have become slightly more optimistic, though the largest number of respondents expects the situation in the country to get worse. According to the poll, which was released on Monday, 41 percent of Russians think that “the worst […]


Almost half of Russian students ready to vote for Putin at presidential polls

Published time: 13 Oct, 2017 12:47 Russian students describe themselves as the “Putin Generation,” and intend to support the incumbent president in the presidential election, a recent poll shows. On Friday, popular Russian daily Izvestia published the results of a poll conducted by the Laboratory of Political Research of one of country’s leading economic institutions […]


Non-consensual sects: Senators prepare bill to protect Russians from destructive cults

Published time: 12 Oct, 2017 15:09 A group of Russian senators are preparing a bill to protect the population from destructive sects, including those of foreign origin and those that mask themselves as ‘schools of leadership’, the principal sponsor of the motion told the press. “Sects are a very dangerous environment. The legislation on this […]


Most Russians support continuing Syria aid after war ends

Published time: 12 Oct, 2017 11:37 Almost three-quarters of Russians believe their country should continue helping Syria after the armed conflict there is over, according to a recent poll. Read more Research conducted by the state-run VTSIOM agency showed that 73 percent of Russians consider it necessary to continue helping Syria after the end of […]


Lawmakers contemplate ‘legislative answer’ to new US anti-Russian sanctions

Published time: 12 Oct, 2017 09:46 The chair of the State Duma Committee for International Relations says Russia could take additional reciprocal measures “at a legislative level” in reply to fresh sanctions and unlawful treatment of Russian diplomatic property in the US. Read more “I really do not rule out a scenario in which Russia, […]

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