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Russian opposition activist Navalny detained moments after walking free from police custody

Alexey Navalny has been detained shortly after being released following 30 days in police custody, his aide said. He is now being investigated for breaking Russian laws in relation to public gatherings, according to local media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian opposition activist Navalny detained moments after walking free from police custody

Alexey Navalny has been detained shortly after being released following 30 days in police custody, his aide said. He is now being investigated for breaking Russian laws in relation to public gatherings, according to local media. Read Full Article at RT.com

Navalny completes civil detention to face new charges of violating law on rallies

Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny was detained immediately after serving his 30 days of civil arrest and faces a new 20-day detention over violations of street protest rules with damages to human health or property. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Navalny completes civil detention to face new charges of violating law on rallies

Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny was detained immediately after serving his 30 days of civil arrest and faces a new 20-day detention over violations of street protest rules with damages to human health or property. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Enough to fill 2 schools’: 700 kids died after falling from windows in Russia this year – ombudsman

Over 700 kids fell out of windows to their death in Russia in 2017, while 500 others tragically died during summer holidays due to safety violations, an ombudsman said, urging a nationwide program to change the “scary” trend. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Enough to fill 2 schools’: 700 kids died after falling from windows in Russia this year – ombudsman

Over 700 kids fell out of windows to their death in Russia in 2017, while 500 others tragically died during summer holidays due to safety violations, an ombudsman said, urging a nationwide program to change the “scary” trend. Read Full Article at RT.com

Duma committee backs Putin’s amendments to pension reform bill

The Russian Lower House Committee for Labor and Social Policy has backed amendments from President Putin to offer additional protection for older citizens on the bill to increase the national retirement age. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Duma committee backs Putin’s amendments to pension reform bill

The Russian Lower House Committee for Labor and Social Policy has backed amendments from President Putin to offer additional protection for older citizens on the bill to increase the national retirement age. Read Full Article at RT.com

Moscow court liquidates vigilante movement that fought parking violations

Moscow City Court has ruled that the public movement that fought illegal parking by putting huge insulting stickers on vehicles, publicly telling off violators and posting subsequent conflicts on the internet, should be dissolved. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Moscow court liquidates vigilante movement that fought parking violations

Moscow City Court has ruled that the public movement that fought illegal parking by putting huge insulting stickers on vehicles, publicly telling off violators and posting subsequent conflicts on the internet, should be dissolved. Read Full Article at RT.com

Supreme Court speaks out against formal approach in trials over extremist internet reposts

The Russian Supreme Court recommends that judges, who preside over trials concerning internet reposts of extremist material, estimate the suspects’ level of threat to society and stop using experts’ assessments in final rulings. Read Full Article at RT.co
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Supreme Court speaks out against formal approach in trials over extremist internet reposts

The Russian Supreme Court recommends that judges, who preside over trials concerning internet reposts of extremist material, estimate the suspects’ level of threat to society and stop using experts’ assessments in final rulings. Read Full Article at RT.com

Candidates in canceled elections should be barred from running again – LDPR leader

The head of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) says candidates in regional elections that have been canceled over violations should be legally barred from running again. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Candidates in canceled elections should be barred from running again – LDPR leader

The head of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) says candidates in regional elections that have been canceled over violations should be legally barred from running again. Read Full Article at RT.com

New Russian bill bans hired drivers from using driver’s licenses issued outside the country

A senator has proposed banning various companies from hiring drivers with foreign-issued or international driver’s licenses in order to boost road safety in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New Russian bill bans hired drivers from using driver’s licenses issued outside the country

A senator has proposed banning various companies from hiring drivers with foreign-issued or international driver’s licenses in order to boost road safety in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

Top senator hints at Russia’s looming exit from Council of Europe

The Russian Upper House speaker says the country’s authorities are preparing to quit the Council of Europe as Russian politicians are “tired” of constant reprisals from the body. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Top senator hints at Russia’s looming exit from Council of Europe

The Russian Upper House speaker says the country’s authorities are preparing to quit the Council of Europe as Russian politicians are “tired” of constant reprisals from the body. Read Full Article at RT.com

Moscow says Russia & Ukraine will ‘inevitably’ overcome crisis after government change in Kiev

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said it expects relations between Moscow and Kiev to normalize sooner or later, but added that close ties would most likely be restored following a change of government in Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Moscow says Russia & Ukraine will ‘inevitably’ overcome crisis after government change in Kiev

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said it expects relations between Moscow and Kiev to normalize sooner or later, but added that close ties would most likely be restored following a change of government in Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com

Candidates trade rigging accusations as polls in Russia’s Far East almost end in a draw

Election officials in Primorsky Krai Region are checking complaints by candidates of violations in the run-off gubernatorial polls after a preliminary count gave victory to the incumbent governor by an extremely narrow margin. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Candidates trade rigging accusations as polls in Russia’s Far East almost end in a draw

Election officials in Primorsky Krai Region are checking complaints by candidates of violations in the run-off gubernatorial polls after a preliminary count gave victory to the incumbent governor by an extremely narrow margin. Read Full Article at RT.com

Centrist lawmaker seeks total prohibition in Russia to bring alcohol producers to heel

A Russian MP, known for his staunch pro-Christian views, has proposed a nationwide ban on alcohol sales and the launch of radical reforms of the industry in order to reduce the consumption of alcohol. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Centrist lawmaker seeks total prohibition in Russia to bring alcohol producers to heel

A Russian MP, known for his staunch pro-Christian views, has proposed a nationwide ban on alcohol sales and the launch of radical reforms of the industry in order to reduce the consumption of alcohol. Read Full Article at RT.com

Moscow says crisis in Russia-Ukraine relations will end after regime change in Kiev

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said it expects relations between Moscow and Kiev to normalize sooner or later, but added that close ties would most likely be restored following a change of government in Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Moscow says crisis in Russia-Ukraine relations will end after regime change in Kiev

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said it expects relations between Moscow and Kiev to normalize sooner or later, but added that close ties would most likely be restored following a change of government in Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com

Crimean lawmaker describes Poroshenko’s call to say goodbye to Russia as ‘self-consolation’

A Russian federal lawmaker representing the Crimean Republic mocked Poroshenko’s recent comments about Ukraine bidding “farewell” to Russia and joining NATO as “self-consolation” and a rather desperate plea to the West. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Crimean lawmaker describes Poroshenko’s call to say goodbye to Russia as ‘self-consolation’

A Russian federal lawmaker representing the Crimean Republic mocked Poroshenko’s recent comments about Ukraine bidding “farewell” to Russia and joining NATO as “self-consolation” and a rather desperate plea to the West. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia completes replacement of Ukrainian imports in defense industry – deputy PM

The Russian defense industry has completed the replacement of Ukraine-produced products needed for the production of weapons and military hardware by Russia-produced analogues, a senior Russian official says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia completes replacement of Ukrainian imports in defense industry – deputy PM

The Russian defense industry has completed the replacement of Ukraine-produced products needed for the production of weapons and military hardware by Russia-produced analogues, a senior Russian official says. Read Full Article at RT.com

Attack on contemporary art exhibition by radical group sparks Moscow police probe

Police in Moscow are investigating an attack by vandals at a contemporary art exhibition named ‘Celestial Jerusalem.’ Activists from the self-styled ‘Russian liberation movement’ or SERB have claimed responsibility for the attack. Read Full Article a
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Attack on contemporary art exhibition by radical group sparks Moscow police probe

Police in Moscow are investigating an attack by vandals at a contemporary art exhibition named ‘Celestial Jerusalem.’ Activists from the self-styled ‘Russian liberation movement’ or SERB have claimed responsibility for the attack. Read Full Article at RT.com

Duma gives first nod to Putin’s bill on responsibility for sacking workers of ‘pre-pension age’

The Russian Lower House has approved the bill granting additional social protection to people approaching retirement age, like substantial fines for employers who fire such workers or refuse to hire them without valid reasons. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Duma gives first nod to Putin’s bill on responsibility for sacking workers of ‘pre-pension age’

The Russian Lower House has approved the bill granting additional social protection to people approaching retirement age, like substantial fines for employers who fire such workers or refuse to hire them without valid reasons. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian Human Rights ombudsman seeks Trump’s pardon for jailed pilot Yaroshenko

Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova has addressed US President Donald Trump in a letter asking him to pardon Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year sentence as a result of a DEA sting operation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian Human Rights ombudsman seeks Trump’s pardon for jailed pilot Yaroshenko

Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova has addressed US President Donald Trump in a letter asking him to pardon Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year sentence as a result of a DEA sting operation. Read Full Article at RT.com

Duels to be recognized under Russian law as Lib Dems draft bill following general’s challenge

The Russian Liberal Democratic party has drafted a bill allowing for official duels and detailing rules for such combat. The move comes after the head of the National Guard challenged an opposition figure to a fight over slander. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Duels to be recognized under Russian law as Lib Dems draft bill following general’s challenge

The Russian Liberal Democratic party has drafted a bill allowing for official duels and detailing rules for such combat. The move comes after the head of the National Guard challenged an opposition figure to a fight over slander. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian military servicemen banned from sharing any info on internet in government bill

The Russian government has drafted a new bill which, if passed by parliament, would ban military servicemen from disclosing on the web any information about themselves, their units and other military staff. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian military servicemen banned from sharing any info on internet in government bill

The Russian government has drafted a new bill which, if passed by parliament, would ban military servicemen from disclosing on the web any information about themselves, their units and other military staff. Read Full Article at RT.com

Taking candy from a baby: Russian lawmaker wants to ban children from buying sweets

A Russian lawmaker has proposed fighting child obesity with radical measures – banning the sale of candy to children under 14 and marking foods which have a high sugar content with graphic warnings, similar to cigarettes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Taking candy from a baby: Russian lawmaker wants to ban children from buying sweets

A Russian lawmaker has proposed fighting child obesity with radical measures – banning the sale of candy to children under 14 and marking foods which have a high sugar content with graphic warnings, similar to cigarettes. Read Full Article at RT.com

ISS hole rumors undermine relations among crew, Russian space boss warns

The head of Russian space corporation Roscosmos has called on reporters and the public to stop speculating about a recently discovered hole in the ISS hull, saying that such rumors harm the relations between crew members. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ISS hole rumors undermine relations among crew, Russian space boss warns

The head of Russian space corporation Roscosmos has called on reporters and the public to stop speculating about a recently discovered hole in the ISS hull, saying that such rumors harm the relations between crew members. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia must sever diplomatic ties with Britain over Skripal case – leftist party leader

The head of center-left opposition party Fair Russia says Moscow should sever diplomatic relations with London over recent unfounded accusations regarding the Skripal case – as he believes there is no scope to settle the dispute. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia must sever diplomatic ties with Britain over Skripal case – leftist party leader

The head of center-left opposition party Fair Russia says Moscow should sever diplomatic relations with London over recent unfounded accusations regarding the Skripal case – as he believes there is no scope to settle the dispute. Read Full Article at RT.com

Communist chief Zyuganov says Putin should accept Donbass into Russia

The head of the Russian Communist Party says the conflict in eastern Ukraine will not end until the unrecognized republics of Donetsk and Lugansk become parts of the Russian Federation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Communist chief Zyuganov says Putin should accept Donbass into Russia

The head of the Russian Communist Party says the conflict in eastern Ukraine will not end until the unrecognized republics of Donetsk and Lugansk become parts of the Russian Federation. Read Full Article at RT.com

WATCH Russian Lib Dem leader thrown to the ground after brawl with protester

Veteran nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky was involved in a brawl with a protester in Moscow before being thrown to the ground by another one in an angry crowd. Read Full Article at RT.com
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WATCH Russian Lib Dem leader thrown to the ground after brawl with protester

Veteran nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky was involved in a brawl with a protester in Moscow before being thrown to the ground by another one in an angry crowd. Read Full Article at RT.com

Putin press secretary backs police action against ‘provocative hooligans’

Russia’s presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov says police detentions during Sunday’s protests were perfectly legal and denounced the provocative actions of opposition leaders who attracted underage citizens to their events. Read Full Article at RT.c
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Putin press secretary backs police action against ‘provocative hooligans’

Russia’s presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov says police detentions during Sunday’s protests were perfectly legal and denounced the provocative actions of opposition leaders who attracted underage citizens to their events. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian Culture Ministry seeks limit on proportion of foreign films in theaters

In an apparent bid to support Russian filmmakers, the country’s Culture Ministry has proposed legally obliging movie theaters to ensure that only around one-third of the films they show are foreign-made. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian Culture Ministry seeks limit on proportion of foreign films in theaters

In an apparent bid to support Russian filmmakers, the country’s Culture Ministry has proposed legally obliging movie theaters to ensure that only around one-third of the films they show are foreign-made. Read Full Article at RT.com

MMA veteran Jeff Monson elected to legislative assembly in suburban Moscow

MMA fighter Jeff Monson, who has recently been granted Russian citizenship, won election to the legislative assembly in the town of Krasnogorsk, near Moscow on Sunday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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MMA veteran Jeff Monson elected to legislative assembly in suburban Moscow

MMA fighter Jeff Monson, who has recently been granted Russian citizenship, won election to the legislative assembly in the town of Krasnogorsk, near Moscow on Sunday. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian elections: Pro-Kremlin domination amid protests, but some hope for opposition in regions

Illegal protest marches, a parliamentary opposition leader punching an agitator in the face and a few unexpected results. These were the standouts from Sunday’s regional elections in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian elections: Pro-Kremlin domination amid protests, but some hope for opposition in regions

Illegal protest marches, a parliamentary opposition leader punching an agitator in the face and a few unexpected results. These were the standouts from Sunday’s regional elections in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

22 regional Russian leaders including Moscow mayor to be chosen by voters on single election day

Russian citizens go to the polls on Sunday to elect the heads of 22 regions, including the mayor of the capital, Moscow. They will also elect lawmakers in 16 regional legislatures and thousands of municipal councils. Read Full Article at RT.com
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22 regional Russian leaders including Moscow mayor to be chosen by voters on single election day

Russian citizens go to the polls on Sunday to elect the heads of 22 regions, including the mayor of the capital, Moscow. They will also elect lawmakers in 16 regional legislatures and thousands of municipal councils. Read Full Article at RT.com

Facebook & Instagram remove deputy Duma speaker’s posts about murder of Donetsk leader Zakharchenko

Deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma, Pyotr Tolstoy, says that both Instagram and Facebook have deleted his posts on the recent killing of the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, Aleksandr Zakharchenko. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Facebook & Instagram remove deputy Duma speaker’s posts about murder of Donetsk leader Zakharchenko

Deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma, Pyotr Tolstoy, says that both Instagram and Facebook have deleted his posts on the recent killing of the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, Aleksandr Zakharchenko. Read Full Article at RT.com

Freemasons boss sues pro-Christian Russian lawmaker for defamation

The head of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Russia has taken a federal lawmaker, known for his staunch pro-Christian and anti-gay stance, to court, seeking material compensation over alleged public insults to the brotherhood. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Freemasons boss sues pro-Christian Russian lawmaker for defamation

The head of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Russia has taken a federal lawmaker, known for his staunch pro-Christian and anti-gay stance, to court, seeking material compensation over alleged public insults to the brotherhood. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Close to heart attack’: Russia demands OSCE action over Ukraine’s treatment of detained journalist

Russia’s envoy to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has demanded action over the health of Russian journalist Kirill Vyshinsky, held in Ukraine, who he says is being pushed ‘close to having a heart attack’. Read Full Article at RT
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‘Close to heart attack’: Russia demands OSCE action over Ukraine’s treatment of detained journalist

Russia’s envoy to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has demanded action over the health of Russian journalist Kirill Vyshinsky, held in Ukraine, who he says is being pushed ‘close to having a heart attack’. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian Orthodox Patriarch declares ‘unprecedented’ independence from secular authorities

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia has stated that, despite the contrary claims from foreign mass media, the Orthodox Church is currently free of any political influence from secular authorities, more than ever in history. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian Orthodox Patriarch declares ‘unprecedented’ independence from secular authorities

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia has stated that, despite the contrary claims from foreign mass media, the Orthodox Church is currently free of any political influence from secular authorities, more than ever in history. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian feminist faces criminal probe over online jokes about men

Russian investigators have launched a criminal case against a feminist from the Siberian city of Omsk on charges of inciting hatred after posting jokes about men on her page in Russia’s most popular social network, Vkontakte. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian feminist faces criminal probe over online jokes about men

Russian investigators have launched a criminal case against a feminist from the Siberian city of Omsk on charges of inciting hatred after posting jokes about men on her page in Russia’s most popular social network, Vkontakte. Read Full Article at RT.com