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Russia will fight other nations’ attempts to contain its activities in global arena – prime minister

By ethan / October 9, 2018

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will not hide behind protectionist barriers as the world becomes more turbulent and competitive. The country will fight for a dominant place in the global economic system, he added. Medvedev outlined Russia’s position concerning current international and political relations in an extensive article published in Economic Issues magazine. […]

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Almost half of younger Russians never heard of Stalinist purges, poll shows

By ethan / October 8, 2018

A recent poll in Russia has revealed a very surprising fact – despite the ongoing campaign to immortalize the memory of the victims, almost half of young Russians claim that they have never heard of the Stalinist repressions. The poll was conducted jointly by the government-run public opinion research center VTSIOM and the Gulag museum […]

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Fit as fiddles: Populist MP says big companies should pay for staff exercise

By ethan / October 8, 2018

A populist Russian lawmaker wants to expand a recent proposal to exempt gym fees and other payments for fitness with a law that would require big companies to offer free physical training to their staff. MP Dmitry Svishchev of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia addressed Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova in an open letter, saying […]

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Russian ‘Male State’ leader faces criminal charges over extreme misogyny

By ethan / October 5, 2018

A man in central Russia is facing up to five years in prison for launching and maintaining a group called ‘Male State’ on one of the country’s social networks. The group’s members used it to collectively degrade and bully women. The Russian Investigative Committee reported on Friday that its branch, in the major industrial center […]

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‘Theater of the absurd’: Top Russian senator blasts Norway spy probe against employee

By ethan / October 5, 2018

The Russian Upper House speaker described the Norwegian spy probe against one of the chamber’s employees as absurd and arbitrary. She speculated that the man is being held so that evidence could be fabricated to back the charges. Russian Upper House Speaker Valentina Matviyenko told reporters that she addressed the issue of Mikhail Bochkarev’s detention […]

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Positive attitude between Russians and Americans in serious decline – research

By ethan / October 5, 2018

The positive attitude between Russians and Americans seriously declined in the past year as did Russians’ opinion of Donald Trump, according to a US study. Share of Americans who like Vladimir Putin remains almost unchanged. The share of Russians who describe their attitude to the US as positive fell from 41 percent in 2017 to […]

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Russian police fire air shots after Ingushetians gather to protest new Chechnya border deal

By ethan / October 4, 2018

Security forces fired into the air to disperse thousands of demonstrators in the main square of Magas, capital of Russia’s Caucasian republic of Ingushetia, protesting what they say is an unfair border deal with neighbor Chechnya. Police said that 2,000 people gathered for Thursday’s unsanctioned demonstration outside the regional government building, some on horseback and […]

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Off with their hats! Russian military to ditch traditional headgear – reports

By ethan / October 4, 2018

A large part of Russian military will soon stop using traditional Russian fur hats with ear flaps, known as “ushankas,” as well as woolen side caps. The government plans to replace these items with more simple headgear. The famous Russian souvenir known abroad as “ushanka”, “shapka” or simply “Russian hat” could soon become a rare […]

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Lethal shots: Russia ranks second in international ‘selfie death rating’

By ethan / October 4, 2018

Russia has the second highest rate of selfie deaths in the world with India taking the number one spot, according to research. The United States and Pakistan are close behind, occupying other top places in the morbid rating. The study on lethality of selfies carried out by the US-based Journal of Family Medicine and Primary […]

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Russian pension reform bill signed into law by Putin

By ethan / October 4, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a motion ordering an increase to retirement age while allowing for a rise in payments and offering additional guarantees for citizens approaching the end of their working lives. Increase in retirement age and pension payments A package of bills regulating pension reform was published on Thursday and […]

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