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Interior ministry’s bill makes it easier for foreigners to obtain Russian citizenship

The Russian Interior Ministry has prepared a bill that expands the president’s powers in granting citizenship to foreigners and simplifies naturalization for ethnic Russians living in foreign countries, Izvestia reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Interior ministry’s bill makes it easier for foreigners to obtain Russian citizenship

The Russian Interior Ministry has prepared a bill that expands the president’s powers in granting citizenship to foreigners and simplifies naturalization for ethnic Russians living in foreign countries, Izvestia reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kadyrov invites Palestinian leader Abbas to celebrate bicentenary of Chechen capital Grozny

Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov has invited the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, to participate in festivities - to be held in Grozny in early October - marking the 200th anniversary of the city’s founding. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kadyrov invites Palestinian leader Abbas to celebrate bicentenary of Chechen capital Grozny

Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov has invited the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, to participate in festivities - to be held in Grozny in early October - marking the 200th anniversary of the city’s founding. Read Full Article at RT.com

Common Syrians suffer most from Western sanctions says Russian envoy

Russia supports the creation of a UN workgroup for studying the effect of the Western sanctions of Syrian economy as currently the restrictions hurt mostly common people, a Russian envoy to the UN has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Common Syrians suffer most from Western sanctions says Russian envoy

Russia supports the creation of a UN workgroup for studying the effect of the Western sanctions of Syrian economy as currently the restrictions hurt mostly common people, a Russian envoy to the UN has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Don’t hide you polygamy’ – Chechen minister tells Russian men

The Chechen minister for ethnic policy has said Russian men should stop being hypocritical and openly live with several wives if they feel the need to be polygamous – but denied reports police were ordered to get second spouses. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Don’t hide you polygamy’ – Chechen minister tells Russian men

The Chechen minister for ethnic policy has said Russian men should stop being hypocritical and openly live with several wives if they feel the need to be polygamous – but denied reports police were ordered to get second spouses. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian military schools to offer free education to young Syrians

The Russian government has issued a decree allowing young Syrians to study in Russian military schools for free if they have sufficient knowledge of Russian and pass the necessary exams. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian military schools to offer free education to young Syrians

The Russian government has issued a decree allowing young Syrians to study in Russian military schools for free if they have sufficient knowledge of Russian and pass the necessary exams. Read Full Article at RT.com

Majority party United Russia proposes ‘Russian Football Day’ commemorative date

Lawmakers representing the Russian parliamentary majority party have drafted a bill introducing a new commemorative date “Russian Football Day” marked on October 22, the birthday of the legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Majority party United Russia proposes ‘Russian Football Day’ commemorative date

Lawmakers representing the Russian parliamentary majority party have drafted a bill introducing a new commemorative date “Russian Football Day” marked on October 22, the birthday of the legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin. Read Full Article at RT.com

Most Russians want Moscow to treat West as partners – opinion poll

The majority of respondents in a recent Russian opinion poll believe their country should treat Western nations as partners – yet the public is split over Russia seeking re-entry to the G7 club of developed countries. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Most Russians want Moscow to treat West as partners – opinion poll

The majority of respondents in a recent Russian opinion poll believe their country should treat Western nations as partners – yet the public is split over Russia seeking re-entry to the G7 club of developed countries. Read Full Article at RT.com

Duma committee approves draft law to protect Russian children from ‘Columbine’ web groups

The Russian Lower House committee for family, women and children has approved a bill ordering urgent action against internet groups – known as ‘Columbine’ communities – promoting child suicide and school attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Duma committee approves draft law to protect Russian children from ‘Columbine’ web groups

The Russian Lower House committee for family, women and children has approved a bill ordering urgent action against internet groups – known as ‘Columbine’ communities – promoting child suicide and school attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Let us think this never happened’: Russian senator blasts US colleague over mafia comparison

A Russian senator dismissed the words of his US colleague who compared the Russian government with the mafia, but expressed surprise that this view was not mentioned during a visit to Moscow. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Let us think this never happened’: Russian senator blasts US colleague over mafia comparison

A Russian senator dismissed the words of his US colleague who compared the Russian government with the mafia, but expressed surprise that this view was not mentioned during a visit to Moscow. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Washington should remove Russian media from foreign agents list’ – embassy statement

The Russian Embassy in Washington has stated that if the US wants its state-funded media to be taken off Russia’s ‘foreign agents’ list, it should do the same for Russian-funded media outlets at home. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Washington should remove Russian media from foreign agents list’ – embassy statement

The Russian Embassy in Washington has stated that if the US wants its state-funded media to be taken off Russia’s ‘foreign agents’ list, it should do the same for Russian-funded media outlets at home. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian tycoon wins compensation from model and sex coach over ‘disclosure of private life’

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has won 1 million roubles in compensation from two people who disclosed details of his private life by describing a yacht trip with a former senior government official. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian tycoon wins compensation from model and sex coach over ‘disclosure of private life’

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has won 1 million roubles in compensation from two people who disclosed details of his private life by describing a yacht trip with a former senior government official. Read Full Article at RT.com

Ukraine still seeks to destabilize Crimean Republic claims Russian security chief

The Kiev regime and radical Ukrainian nationalists have not given up attempts to provoke unrest and extremism in Crimea, according to the secretary of the Russian Security Council and former FSB Director Nikolai Patrushev. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ukraine still seeks to destabilize Crimean Republic claims Russian security chief

The Kiev regime and radical Ukrainian nationalists have not given up attempts to provoke unrest and extremism in Crimea, according to the secretary of the Russian Security Council and former FSB Director Nikolai Patrushev. Read Full Article at RT.com

Senior lawmaker calls on colleagues to visit endangered Russian war memorials in foreign countries

The issue of Soviet-era memorials is becoming increasingly politicized, State Duma’s deputy speaker Irina Yarovaya has said as she urged other Russian politicians to pay tribute to such sites when visiting foreign nations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Senior lawmaker calls on colleagues to visit endangered Russian war memorials in foreign countries

The issue of Soviet-era memorials is becoming increasingly politicized, State Duma’s deputy speaker Irina Yarovaya has said as she urged other Russian politicians to pay tribute to such sites when visiting foreign nations. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kremlin rejects ‘formal approach’ to bill regulating internet reposts of extremist materials

Vladimir Putin’s press secretary has commented on plans to decriminalize internet reposts of extremist materials, saying regulation should not become exaggerated, but noting that citizens needed protection in certain cases. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kremlin rejects ‘formal approach’ to bill regulating internet reposts of extremist materials

Vladimir Putin’s press secretary has commented on plans to decriminalize internet reposts of extremist materials, saying regulation should not become exaggerated, but noting that citizens needed protection in certain cases. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian pilot accuses US special services of abduction and torture

In a letter to the Russian Human Rights ombudsman, pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko has described the details of his abduction by the US special forces and tortures that he had endured in the US prison. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian pilot accuses US special services of abduction and torture

In a letter to the Russian Human Rights ombudsman, pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko has described the details of his abduction by the US special forces and tortures that he had endured in the US prison. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kalashnikov lawyers propose 20-gun per citizen limit in new Russian bill

Lawyers for Russian firearms producer Kalashnikov have prepared amendments to the national legislation liberalizing the purchase and ownership of firearms and introducing rules regulating gunsmithing, according to reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kalashnikov lawyers propose 20-gun per citizen limit in new Russian bill

Lawyers for Russian firearms producer Kalashnikov have prepared amendments to the national legislation liberalizing the purchase and ownership of firearms and introducing rules regulating gunsmithing, according to reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

Duma gives first nod to bill ordering life sentences for sex crimes against minors

The Russian Lower House has passed, in the first reading, a motion to tighten laws on sex crimes against children - with punishments of up to life in prison and the removal of the statute of limitations in all such cases. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Duma gives first nod to bill ordering life sentences for sex crimes against minors

The Russian Lower House has passed, in the first reading, a motion to tighten laws on sex crimes against children - with punishments of up to life in prison and the removal of the statute of limitations in all such cases. Read Full Article at RT.com

Football World Cup matters more for Russians than upcoming pension reform – poll

Over half of the Russian public sees the ongoing 2018 World Cup as the most important and vivid event of the month, with less than a third attaching importance to the coming increase in the retirement age and other problems. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Football World Cup matters more for Russians than upcoming pension reform – poll

Over half of the Russian public sees the ongoing 2018 World Cup as the most important and vivid event of the month, with less than a third attaching importance to the coming increase in the retirement age and other problems. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Air hooliganism’: Fines for misbehaving on planes to rise tenfold under Duma committee plan

Russia’s Lower House Committee for Legislative Work has upheld a proposal to increase fines for violent behavior on board passenger aircraft and for those refusing to comply with the captain’s orders. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Air hooliganism’: Fines for misbehaving on planes to rise tenfold under Duma committee plan

Russia’s Lower House Committee for Legislative Work has upheld a proposal to increase fines for violent behavior on board passenger aircraft and for those refusing to comply with the captain’s orders. Read Full Article at RT.com

New amendments order reporters working for 'foreign agent' companies to get same status

Russian MPs have prepared new amendments ordering reporters who receive money from foreign sources and promote the agenda of media outlets registered as ‘foreign agents’ to receive this status as private persons. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New amendments order reporters working for 'foreign agent' companies to get same status

Russian MPs have prepared new amendments ordering reporters who receive money from foreign sources and promote the agenda of media outlets registered as ‘foreign agents’ to receive this status as private persons. Read Full Article at RT.com

Niece of alleged UK poisoning victims Viktoria Skripal makes foray into Russian politics

Viktoria Skripal, the niece of the former intelligence agent and alleged poisoning victim Sergei Skripal, has been nominated to run for Yaroslavl regional legislature by leftist opposition party Fair Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Niece of alleged UK poisoning victims Viktoria Skripal makes foray into Russian politics

Viktoria Skripal, the niece of the former intelligence agent and alleged poisoning victim Sergei Skripal, has been nominated to run for Yaroslavl regional legislature by leftist opposition party Fair Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia will launch ‘alternative internet’ only in worst-case scenario – Foreign Ministry

A senior Russian diplomat has told reporters that the country has everything to launch its own independent internet, but added that this would be done only if things go completely sour due to the efforts of “Western partners”. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia will launch ‘alternative internet’ only in worst-case scenario – Foreign Ministry

A senior Russian diplomat has told reporters that the country has everything to launch its own independent internet, but added that this would be done only if things go completely sour due to the efforts of “Western partners”. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kadyrov foundation delivers tons of aid to war-hit regions of Syria

A Chechen charity organization has delivered hundreds of tons of food and other aid to the Syrian people and is now sponsoring the restoration of historical mosques in the country, the government’s press service reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kadyrov foundation delivers tons of aid to war-hit regions of Syria

A Chechen charity organization has delivered hundreds of tons of food and other aid to the Syrian people and is now sponsoring the restoration of historical mosques in the country, the government’s press service reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

Rallies are held across Russia against proposals to raise official retirement age

Demonstrations against a draft bill that envisages raising the retirement age were held across Russia on Sunday. The vast majority of the gatherings were sanctioned by the authorities and took place without any incident. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rallies are held across Russia against proposals to raise official retirement age

Demonstrations against a draft bill that envisages raising the retirement age were held across Russia on Sunday. The vast majority of the gatherings were sanctioned by the authorities and took place without any incident. Read Full Article at RT.com

Senior Russian senator says EU’s sanctions used by Kiev to justify violation of Minsk Accords

The sole purpose of the extension of anti-Russian sanctions by the European Union is justifying the violation of Minsk Accords by the Kiev regime, the head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Senior Russian senator says EU’s sanctions used by Kiev to justify violation of Minsk Accords

The sole purpose of the extension of anti-Russian sanctions by the European Union is justifying the violation of Minsk Accords by the Kiev regime, the head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia announces sanctions over Lithuanian memorials policy

Russia will introduce reciprocal restrictions on Lithuanian memorial projects as a reply to the Baltic nation's recent toughening of rules regulating Russian memorials, the Foreign Ministry has stated. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia announces sanctions over Lithuanian memorials policy

Russia will introduce reciprocal restrictions on Lithuanian memorial projects as a reply to the Baltic nation's recent toughening of rules regulating Russian memorials, the Foreign Ministry has stated. Read Full Article at RT.com

Space religion? New Roscosmos boss proclaims ‘10 commandments’ for industry revamp

The newly appointed director of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos has said space exploration is very much like a religion for Russians and revealed the “10 commandments” that would be used under his leadership. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Space religion? New Roscosmos boss proclaims ‘10 commandments’ for industry revamp

The newly appointed director of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos has said space exploration is very much like a religion for Russians and revealed the “10 commandments” that would be used under his leadership. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia's Syria ops protects Europe from Islamic State & migrant crisis, senior MP says

Russian anti-terrorist operations in Syria have provided peace and security for Europe, deputy Duma speaker Irina Yarovaya has said, adding that ending wars in third world countries is the best way to stop the migration crisis. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia's Syria ops protects Europe from Islamic State & migrant crisis, senior MP says

Russian anti-terrorist operations in Syria have provided peace and security for Europe, deputy Duma speaker Irina Yarovaya has said, adding that ending wars in third world countries is the best way to stop the migration crisis. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kadyrov says confiscation of convicts’ property is best way to tackle corruption

The head of the Chechen Republic has told reporters that full confiscation of property is the only effective preventive measure in an anti-corruption campaign, adding that the gained funds could be used for social programs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kadyrov says confiscation of convicts’ property is best way to tackle corruption

The head of the Chechen Republic has told reporters that full confiscation of property is the only effective preventive measure in an anti-corruption campaign, adding that the gained funds could be used for social programs. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian military to get ‘research units’ manned by contract servicemen

The Russian Defense Ministry is considering the plan to create several units, engaged in research and development of new weapons and hardware, which are manned by professionals on a contract basis, a senior official has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian military to get ‘research units’ manned by contract servicemen

The Russian Defense Ministry is considering the plan to create several units, engaged in research and development of new weapons and hardware, which are manned by professionals on a contract basis, a senior official has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

Flamboyant nationalist leader calls for ban on 'tobacco-smoking monuments'

The head of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party has called for rather radical measures to fight tobacco addiction that include a complete ban on public demonstrations of smoking, including statues and monuments. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Flamboyant nationalist leader calls for ban on 'tobacco-smoking monuments'

The head of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party has called for rather radical measures to fight tobacco addiction that include a complete ban on public demonstrations of smoking, including statues and monuments. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian senator warns Council of Europe against issuing ‘payment ultimatums’ to Moscow

The head of the Upper House commission for information policies has said that it was wrong on CE’s part to set ultimatums and deadlines to Russia because Moscow was not the real initiator of the current standoff. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian senator warns Council of Europe against issuing ‘payment ultimatums’ to Moscow

The head of the Upper House commission for information policies has said that it was wrong on CE’s part to set ultimatums and deadlines to Russia because Moscow was not the real initiator of the current standoff. Read Full Article at RT.com

Medvedev orders to prepare anti-US sanctions similar to Europe and China’s

PM Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the Russian Economy Ministry to prepare an answer to “openly discriminative” steel and aluminum duties introduced by the United States, noting that Europe and China had already made their moves. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Medvedev orders to prepare anti-US sanctions similar to Europe and China’s

PM Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the Russian Economy Ministry to prepare an answer to “openly discriminative” steel and aluminum duties introduced by the United States, noting that Europe and China had already made their moves. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian Supreme Court softens rules for street protests

The Russian Supreme Court has ruled that municipal authorities cannot deny a request for a protest rally because of inconveniences it could bring to non-participants, but noted that protests should not obstruct traffic. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian Supreme Court softens rules for street protests

The Russian Supreme Court has ruled that municipal authorities cannot deny a request for a protest rally because of inconveniences it could bring to non-participants, but noted that protests should not obstruct traffic. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kadyrov asks Putin to build high-speed train link to Chechen capital

The head of the Chechen Republic has requested that President Vladimir Putin amend the Russian transport strategy with a plan to build a high-speed railway link between the city of Krasnodar and the Chechen capital, Grozny. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kadyrov asks Putin to build high-speed train link to Chechen capital

The head of the Chechen Republic has requested that President Vladimir Putin amend the Russian transport strategy with a plan to build a high-speed railway link between the city of Krasnodar and the Chechen capital, Grozny. Read Full Article at RT.com