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Duma committee scraps bill equating longtime cohabitation to marriage

By ethan / May 23, 2018

The Russian Lower House committee for family women and children has spoken against a proposal to equate cohabitation for five years or more to official marriage, saying it would contradict the state policy on family values. The bill was drafted in January this year by senator Anton Belyakov from the central Russian Vladimir region. Belyakov […]

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Sexual harassment at top liberal think tank run by longtime Clinton advisor – report

By ethan / April 24, 2018

A leading liberal think tank run by a longtime adviser to former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is facing allegations of serious sexual harassment which went undealt with by management, a new report claims. The Centre for American Progress (CAP), headed by Clinton associate Neera Tanden, has released four policy proposal papers on dealing with sexual […]

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Liberal Democrats approve longtime leader Zhirinovsky as presidential candidate for 2018 race

By ethan / December 20, 2017

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 13:52 The 31st congress of the Russian nationalist-populist party LDPR has unanimously voted to propose the candidacy of its leader, 71-year-old Vladimir Zhirinovsky, for the 2018 presidential elections. Zhirinovsky addressed the convention with a speech stating that he expected the 2018 presidential campaign to be “harsh and interesting,” with a […]

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Echo of Aurora salvo: Russian Communists ask longtime leader to join presidential race

By ethan / November 8, 2017

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 10:31 On the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution the Russian Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov announced that all regional branches support his 2018 bid for the presidency. He added that this required confirmation from a party convention. “We have a very serious attitude to the election and we will definitely […]

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