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Russian govt backs bill allowing use of geolocation data to search for missing kids

By ethan / October 12, 2018

The Russian government has supported a bill that would allow police and rescuers to quickly access geolocation data on the phones of missing children in emergency situations. News of the government’s support for the bill was announced on Friday by the main sponsor of the legislation, MP Irina Yarovaya (United Russia). Read more The motion, […]

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US repeatedly rejected Russian offer of mutual non-interventionism pact – diplomat

By ethan / October 12, 2018

Russia has proposed mutual guarantees to the US on non-involvement in each other’s sovereign affairs, but Washington continues to reject the offer, a senior Russian diplomat has told reporters. Moscow has repeatedly offered such a deal to the US State Department in recent years, and noted that the scheme worked in 1933 for the restoration […]

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Russian ombudsman wants nationwide block on AliExpress over fears for kids’ health

By ethan / October 11, 2018

The Russian ombudsman for children’s rights has proposed developing a procedure for blocking AliExpress and similar e-trading platforms, as they can bypass regulations to sell goods that are dangerous for children. Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova sent a letter containing this proposal to Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika in late September, Kommersant daily reported on Thursday. READ MORE: […]

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‘We won’t pay for thin air’: Moscow responds to Council of Europe expulsion threats

By ethan / October 11, 2018

Russian officials have replied to the Council of Europe’s demands for payment with a promise to suspend its membership unless it introduces anti-discrimination amendments to its parliamentary assembly (PACE) regulations. Russia is interested in full-pledged participation in the Council of Europe and not mere presence in the body under discriminating conditions, Senator Oleg Morozov, who […]

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Kadyrov apologizes for hooligan, summons him to Grozny for telling off

By ethan / October 11, 2018

The head of the Chechen Republic has personally apologized for a young man who was caught on video making trouble while shouting the name of the Chechen sports club Akhmat. The delinquent has issued his own apology. Ramzan Kadyrov’s strong reaction came shortly after a short video was shared on Russian social networks, showing a […]

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Top managers of failed banks should be banned from leaving Russia – Duma speaker

By ethan / October 10, 2018

The Russian lower house speaker has supported the proposal to pass a law that would ban top managers from failed banks to leave Russia for the period when their organizations are being rescued by the government. State Duma chairman Vyacheslav Volodin backed the initiative voiced by the head of Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, […]

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No PACE cooperation in 2019 due to ‘anti-Russian hysteria’ – snr lawmaker

By ethan / October 10, 2018

As Russia will most likely not return to PACE in 2019 because the group had postponed the discussion of national delegations’ rights following the lead of Russophobic minority, a senior State Duma MP has said. The comment from MP Leonid Slutsky came soon after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) announced the […]

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Pro-Putin activists say warning system should prevent extremist reposts on the web

By ethan / October 9, 2018

Experts have proposed creating a system to find extremist text and pictures on the web and social networks and mark them with special warning, to avoid unwitting reposts from users. It is hoped the development and introduction of such a system would bring down the seemingly excessive number of convictions for spreading materials inciting hatred […]

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