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Russian govt cuts the term of required data storage for telecom providers from 6 months to 1

The Russian government has approved legislation requiring telecom providers to store records of client traffic for 30 days, instead of the original length of 6 months. Internet companies say compliance will still be difficult. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian govt cuts the term of required data storage for telecom providers from 6 months to 1

The Russian government has approved legislation requiring telecom providers to store records of client traffic for 30 days, instead of the original length of 6 months. Internet companies say compliance will still be difficult. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Unfair competition’: Russian foreign minister blasts US attempts to thwart Turkey S-400 deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described US threats to impose sanctions on Turkey if it purchases Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles as blackmail, and an attempt to secure the market for US firms. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Unfair competition’: Russian foreign minister blasts US attempts to thwart Turkey S-400 deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described US threats to impose sanctions on Turkey if it purchases Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles as blackmail, and an attempt to secure the market for US firms. Read Full Article at RT.com

Putin tops popularity rating with almost 50 percent support, latest poll shows

Russian President Vladimir Putin remains the most trusted Russian politician, though his trust rating decreased by about 7 percent in the month following the March 18 presidential election. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Putin tops popularity rating with almost 50 percent support, latest poll shows

Russian President Vladimir Putin remains the most trusted Russian politician, though his trust rating decreased by about 7 percent in the month following the March 18 presidential election. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia needs more offensive foreign policy to counter US – security council chief

With Washington dropping all pretense and turning ever more hostile and confrontational towards Russia, Moscow needs to make its foreign policy more offensive, the head of the Russian national security council believes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia needs more offensive foreign policy to counter US – security council chief

With Washington dropping all pretense and turning ever more hostile and confrontational towards Russia, Moscow needs to make its foreign policy more offensive, the head of the Russian national security council believes. Read Full Article at RT.com

Lawmaker proposes fines for selling tobacco and alcohol to pregnant women

A Russian regional lawmaker has proposed the introduction of fines for selling drugs, alcohol and tobacco to pregnant women. The law could also force all women who want to purchase these items to prove they’re not pregnant. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lawmaker proposes fines for selling tobacco and alcohol to pregnant women

A Russian regional lawmaker has proposed the introduction of fines for selling drugs, alcohol and tobacco to pregnant women. The law could also force all women who want to purchase these items to prove they’re not pregnant. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kremlin denies plans to launch internet firewall similar to China’s

As the state internet watchdog Roskomnadzor continues its attempts to block the Telegram messenger service, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed reports that Russia is planning to install a nationwide online firewall. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kremlin denies plans to launch internet firewall similar to China’s

As the state internet watchdog Roskomnadzor continues its attempts to block the Telegram messenger service, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed reports that Russia is planning to install a nationwide online firewall. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian govt to consider dedicated agency to counter foreign economic sanctions

The Russian cabinet is to consider setting up a special agency to counter foreign sanctions, according to the head of the country’s Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, who suggested the name CounterOFAC for the body. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian govt to consider dedicated agency to counter foreign economic sanctions

The Russian cabinet is to consider setting up a special agency to counter foreign sanctions, according to the head of the country’s Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, who suggested the name CounterOFAC for the body. Read Full Article at RT.com

Communists seek probe into alleged violations of Russia’s ‘mobile voter’ system

The head of Russia’s Communist Party has asked the Prosecutor General to investigate a polling system that reportedly allowed someone to vote twice in March’s presidential election. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Communists seek probe into alleged violations of Russia’s ‘mobile voter’ system

The head of Russia’s Communist Party has asked the Prosecutor General to investigate a polling system that reportedly allowed someone to vote twice in March’s presidential election. Read Full Article at RT.com

TV still main source of news for Russians, but only half believe it

The large majority of Russians says they prefer to get domestic and international news from television broadcasts, but only half see television as their most trusted news source. Read Full Article at RT.com
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TV still main source of news for Russians, but only half believe it

The large majority of Russians says they prefer to get domestic and international news from television broadcasts, but only half see television as their most trusted news source. Read Full Article at RT.com

London should face uncomfortable questions from G7 over Skripal poisoning – Russian senator

G7 nations should be asking uncomfortable questions of London rather than probing Moscow about the circumstances of the Skripal poisoning, according to the head of the Russian Upper House committee for international relations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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London should face uncomfortable questions from G7 over Skripal poisoning – Russian senator

G7 nations should be asking uncomfortable questions of London rather than probing Moscow about the circumstances of the Skripal poisoning, according to the head of the Russian Upper House committee for international relations. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia’s Kadyrov Foundation provides aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Russian NGO “Akhmat Kadyrov Regional Public Foundation” has unveiled a major operation to help Rohingya Muslims who fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh fearing repression. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia’s Kadyrov Foundation provides aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Russian NGO “Akhmat Kadyrov Regional Public Foundation” has unveiled a major operation to help Rohingya Muslims who fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh fearing repression. Read Full Article at RT.com

Revenue from US sales used to develop cutting-edge rocket engines, says Russian weapons chief

The Russian deputy PM responsible for the defense industry has said that a ban on rocket-engine sales to the US is undesirable because it provides funds to Moscow for R&D, but such sanctions would be manageable if they’re imposed. Read Full Article at RT.co
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Revenue from US sales used to develop cutting-edge rocket engines, says Russian weapons chief

The Russian deputy PM responsible for the defense industry has said that a ban on rocket-engine sales to the US is undesirable because it provides funds to Moscow for R&D, but such sanctions would be manageable if they’re imposed. Read Full Article at RT.com

Health Ministry seeks restrictions on Aids denial in Russia

The Russian Health Ministry has prepared a bill introducing fines for any public promotion of HIV/Aids denial and the blocking of websites that spread such reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Health Ministry seeks restrictions on Aids denial in Russia

The Russian Health Ministry has prepared a bill introducing fines for any public promotion of HIV/Aids denial and the blocking of websites that spread such reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia’s ban on non-food alcohol sales reduces poisoning deaths by a quarter

The number of deaths caused by tainted alcohol poisoning has fallen by 25 percent since Russian authorities imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol-containing non-food products, the government consumer rights watchdog has reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia’s ban on non-food alcohol sales reduces poisoning deaths by a quarter

The number of deaths caused by tainted alcohol poisoning has fallen by 25 percent since Russian authorities imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol-containing non-food products, the government consumer rights watchdog has reported. Read Full Article at RT.com

Almost 90 percent of Russians say they are unwilling to participate in protests

Almost 90 percent of Russians say they don’t want to take part in protests, and three quarters of respondents claim they don’t expect others to demonstrate either, according to the latest research by an independent agency. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Almost 90 percent of Russians say they are unwilling to participate in protests

Almost 90 percent of Russians say they don’t want to take part in protests, and three quarters of respondents claim they don’t expect others to demonstrate either, according to the latest research by an independent agency. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian internet watchdog launches procedure to block access to Telegram messenger

The Russian telecommunications watchdog has issued an order to internet providers restricting access to web resources used by Telegram messenger, which lost a court battle with the authorities over encryption. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian internet watchdog launches procedure to block access to Telegram messenger

The Russian telecommunications watchdog has issued an order to internet providers restricting access to web resources used by Telegram messenger, which lost a court battle with the authorities over encryption. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia to suspend nuclear, rocket cooperation with America, ban US tobacco & alcohol – draft law

Russian lawmakers have drafted a bill suspending cooperation with US companies in the nuclear, missile and aircraft-building spheres, as well as introducing restrictions on imports of alcohol and tobacco produced in the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia to suspend nuclear, rocket cooperation with America, ban US tobacco & alcohol – draft law

Russian lawmakers have drafted a bill suspending cooperation with US companies in the nuclear, missile and aircraft-building spheres, as well as introducing restrictions on imports of alcohol and tobacco produced in the US. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia’s FSB called as third party in Telegram blocking trial

A Moscow court has called the Federal Security Service (FSB) as a third party in the case into whether popular internet messenger Telegram should be blocked, after the firm refusal to hand over encryption keys to the authorities. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia’s FSB called as third party in Telegram blocking trial

A Moscow court has called the Federal Security Service (FSB) as a third party in the case into whether popular internet messenger Telegram should be blocked, after the firm refusal to hand over encryption keys to the authorities. Read Full Article at RT.com

Rosneft chief Sechin gives testimony in $2mn bribe trial of ex-economy minister

Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin has testified as a witness at a closed trial into an appeal filed by former Russian Economy Minister Aleksey Ulyukayev, who was sentenced to eight years in prison for receiving a $2 million bribe. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rosneft chief Sechin gives testimony in $2mn bribe trial of ex-economy minister

Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin has testified as a witness at a closed trial into an appeal filed by former Russian Economy Minister Aleksey Ulyukayev, who was sentenced to eight years in prison for receiving a $2 million bribe. Read Full Article at RT.com

Duma gives nod to bill on multimillion-ruble fake news fines

The Russian lower house has passed in the first reading a bill that counters internet fake news by ordering fines of up to 50 million rubles (US$800,000) for refusal to delete illegal, false or slandering information. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Duma gives nod to bill on multimillion-ruble fake news fines

The Russian lower house has passed in the first reading a bill that counters internet fake news by ordering fines of up to 50 million rubles (US$800,000) for refusal to delete illegal, false or slandering information. Read Full Article at RT.com

Cossacks strip Trump of honorary title over ongoing Russia-US row

A Cossack society in St. Petersburg, Russia has voted to recall the honorary membership given to US President Donald Trump and plans to burn him in effigy in protest over “insults to the nation.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cossacks strip Trump of honorary title over ongoing Russia-US row

A Cossack society in St. Petersburg, Russia has voted to recall the honorary membership given to US President Donald Trump and plans to burn him in effigy in protest over “insults to the nation.” Read Full Article at RT.com

Foreign mass media flouted Russian law & pedaled propaganda in election coverage – senators

The Upper House Commission for the Protection of State Sovereignty has registered more than 1,000 incidents of the western mass media meddling in the recent Russian presidential polls. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Foreign mass media flouted Russian law & pedaled propaganda in election coverage – senators

The Upper House Commission for the Protection of State Sovereignty has registered more than 1,000 incidents of the western mass media meddling in the recent Russian presidential polls. Read Full Article at RT.com

Sympathy towards Stalin waning in Russia, survey shows

The proportion of Russians who describe their attitude to Stalin as indifferent has grown to almost one-third, but about 40 percent of citizens still approve of the Soviet dictator, a recent public opinion poll has shown. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sympathy towards Stalin waning in Russia, survey shows

The proportion of Russians who describe their attitude to Stalin as indifferent has grown to almost one-third, but about 40 percent of citizens still approve of the Soviet dictator, a recent public opinion poll has shown. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian special services thwarted 6 terrorist attacks in 2018, says Federal Security Service chief

Russian special services prevented six terrorist attacks in the first three months of 2018, FSB Director Aleksandr Bortnikov said at Tuesday’s session of Russia’s National Counter-Terrorism Committee. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian special services thwarted 6 terrorist attacks in 2018, says Federal Security Service chief

Russian special services prevented six terrorist attacks in the first three months of 2018, FSB Director Aleksandr Bortnikov said at Tuesday’s session of Russia’s National Counter-Terrorism Committee. Read Full Article at RT.com

Duma defense chief says Russia may respond with military force to US strike on Syria

The head of the Duma defense committee and former commander of Russian airborne troops has said Moscow would take all measures, including military ones, in response to a possible US strike on government forces in Syria. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Duma defense chief says Russia may respond with military force to US strike on Syria

The head of the Duma defense committee and former commander of Russian airborne troops has said Moscow would take all measures, including military ones, in response to a possible US strike on government forces in Syria. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia may make users personally responsible for spreading fake news on internet

Russian MPs have prepared a bill that could allow state agencies to block messengers and social networks that refuse to delete fake news. The legislation would also make users personally responsible for spreading such material. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia may make users personally responsible for spreading fake news on internet

Russian MPs have prepared a bill that could allow state agencies to block messengers and social networks that refuse to delete fake news. The legislation would also make users personally responsible for spreading such material. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kadyrov describes Telegram as ‘convenient messenger,’ opposes blocking plans

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has said that he likes Telegram messenger as a means of direct communication with people, and added that he hoped some compromise would avoid it being blocked in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kadyrov describes Telegram as ‘convenient messenger,’ opposes blocking plans

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has said that he likes Telegram messenger as a means of direct communication with people, and added that he hoped some compromise would avoid it being blocked in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

Drone danger: Russian military wants tighter controls on civilian UAVs

The commander of Russia’s anti-aircraft troops has called for urgent action to introduce laws regulating the sale and use of drones, saying that their widespread use could lead to serious dangers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Drone danger: Russian military wants tighter controls on civilian UAVs

The commander of Russia’s anti-aircraft troops has called for urgent action to introduce laws regulating the sale and use of drones, saying that their widespread use could lead to serious dangers. Read Full Article at RT.com

Three quarters of Russians support development of nuclear energy industry

Almost 74 percent of Russian citizens want the government to maintain and develop the nuclear energy industry, which they consider a safe and clean sector. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Three quarters of Russians support development of nuclear energy industry

Almost 74 percent of Russian citizens want the government to maintain and develop the nuclear energy industry, which they consider a safe and clean sector. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian nurse faces probe after footage of alleged cruel treatment of baby leaks on internet (VIDEO)

Russian investigators have started a criminal investigation into the alleged cruel treatment of an abandoned baby in a Novosibirsk hospital, after a chilling video was leaked on the internet, causing outrage among viewers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian nurse faces probe after footage of alleged cruel treatment of baby leaks on internet (VIDEO)

Russian investigators have started a criminal investigation into the alleged cruel treatment of an abandoned baby in a Novosibirsk hospital, after a chilling video was leaked on the internet, causing outrage among viewers. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian civil servants’ careers now depend on internet reviews from citizens

The Russian government has changed the assessment criteria for civil servants – now their careers will depend on feedback from ordinary citizens, as well as their reactions to reviews posted on the internet. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian civil servants’ careers now depend on internet reviews from citizens

The Russian government has changed the assessment criteria for civil servants – now their careers will depend on feedback from ordinary citizens, as well as their reactions to reviews posted on the internet. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian internet watchdog seeks block on Telegram messenger over refusal to give up encryption keys

Russia’s internet watchdog has requested that the Telegram internet messenger service be blocked, after it failed to hand over encryption keys to special services before the given deadline. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian internet watchdog seeks block on Telegram messenger over refusal to give up encryption keys

Russia’s internet watchdog has requested that the Telegram internet messenger service be blocked, after it failed to hand over encryption keys to special services before the given deadline. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian anti-gay lawmaker wants ‘vice squad’ to target prostitution during 2018 World Cup

A Russian pro-Christian MP says ahead of the 2018 World Cup the police should launch special units manned by “true patriots” and deploy them in cities to fight “asocial persons” including prostitutes and pimps. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian anti-gay lawmaker wants ‘vice squad’ to target prostitution during 2018 World Cup

A Russian pro-Christian MP says ahead of the 2018 World Cup the police should launch special units manned by “true patriots” and deploy them in cities to fight “asocial persons” including prostitutes and pimps. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Slit-throat’ girl offered trip to waste recycling plant in the Netherlands

A young girl who rose to fame after making a slit-throat gesture at the regional governor amid environmental protests in Moscow Region was offered a trip to the Netherlands to study the latest recycling technology. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Slit-throat’ girl offered trip to waste recycling plant in the Netherlands

A young girl who rose to fame after making a slit-throat gesture at the regional governor amid environmental protests in Moscow Region was offered a trip to the Netherlands to study the latest recycling technology. Read Full Article at RT.com

Cryptocurrencies have become terrorist tool, says Russian security chief

International terrorist groups are skilled at using modern technology, recruit hackers into their ranks and actively finance their activities with cryptocurrencies, the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cryptocurrencies have become terrorist tool, says Russian security chief

International terrorist groups are skilled at using modern technology, recruit hackers into their ranks and actively finance their activities with cryptocurrencies, the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has said. Read Full Article at RT.com