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Russia may let top officials serve till 70


September 5th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to parliament a bill allowing top officials to stay in office until they are 70 years old."In order to ... Read more...

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Defamation can cost $160,000 in Russia


July 30th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a defamation bill into law that carries a fine of up to $160,000, the Kremlin press service said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Russian senators propose legalising handguns


July 25th, 2012 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Russian senators have presented a report to the Federation Council for reforming the law on weapons and suggested legalising possession of ... Read more...

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Russian parliament approves internet blacklist bill


July 12th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian parliament has approved a legislation to give the state powers to block blacklisted websites.The move has been criticised by internet freedom activists who ... Read more...

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Putin seeks law amendment for foreign-funded NGOs


July 11th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for amendments to a bill which would force non-governmental organisations(NGOs), funded from abroad and engaged in political activity, to declare ... Read more...

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Russian leader proposes one-month vacation for journalists


June 27th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) has suggested that all Russian news journalists should go on a month-long vacation to relieve ... Read more...

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Russian parliament approves heavy fines for protestors


June 5th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The lower house of Russian parliament in its final hearing Tuesday approved a controversial law that greatly increases the maximum fine for participating in ... Read more...

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Medvedev elected ruling party leader (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Members of Russia's ruling United Russia party Saturday elected Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as its leader at a party congress.In April, President Vladimir Putin announced ... Read more...

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Russian government structure remains unchanged: Medvedev


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the structure of country' new government has remained virtually unchanged to keep up the pace, otherwise the Cabinet of Ministers ... Read more...

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Russian anti-rally bill wants $50,000 fine on protesters


May 11th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian parliament is expected to pass an anti-protest bill in 2013 that authorises a fine of $50,000 on protest organisers for the kind of ... Read more...

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Russia needs new system of defence procurement


May 9th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Effective system of placement and implementation of state defence orders will be established once new Russian government is forged, the new Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ... Read more...

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Putin signs decree appointing Medvedev PM


May 8th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS) Russia's new President Vladimir Putin Tuesday signed a decree appointing Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister, within an hour after Russia's State Duma, or lower house of ... Read more...

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140 Russian parties apply for registration


April 20th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 140 political parties in Russia have lined up for registration, an official said. Russia currently has seven officially registered parties."So far 143 political ... Read more...

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Russian ruling party wants tough penalties for protesters


April 18th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lawmakers from Russia's ruling United Russia party have proposed stiffer penalties for protest organisers and participants, including a steep increase in the fine and sentencing ... Read more...

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Extremists banned from working with Russian kids


March 24th, 2012 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A new legislation passed in Russia prohibits people convicted under "extremist" statutes of the penal code from working with minors.The ban applies to fields such ... Read more...

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Drug users may face jail under new Russian bill


March 20th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian anti-drug watchdog has prepared a bill introducing punishment of up to two years in jail for drug users.According to the RAPSI news agency, ... Read more...

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Russian opposition to stage ‘March of the Millions’


March 18th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian opposition has decided to stage -- March of the millions -- protest May 6 before the inauguration of president-elect Vladimir Putin.Members of the opposition, ... Read more...

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Putin denies early polls, will make Medvedev the premier (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ruled out Friday any possibility of holding early parliamentary elections but confirmed to make President Dmitry Medvedev the country's next premier, ... Read more...

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No plans for early parliamentary polls : Putin


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin Friday ruled out the possibility of holding early parliamentary elections in the country.Asked if he had plans ... Read more...

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Russian parliament approves chemical castration for paedophiles


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian parliament's upper house -- the Federation Council -- has approved a law that would provide tougher penalties, including life imprisonment and chemical castration, ... Read more...

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Russian lower house passes paedophile castration bill


February 8th, 2012 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bill toughening penalties for paedophiles, including life sentences and chemical castration, has been passed by Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma.Under the ... Read more...

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Russian election chief accused of spying for Britain


January 31st, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Central Election Commission chief Vladimir Churov has been accused of spying for Britain after he personally invited deputy head of the British diplomatic mission ... Read more...

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Putin says Russia in stability, wishes all success in 2012


December 31st, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 31 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Saturday said that Russia "is an island of stability" amid the global financial turmoil and wished all a successful new year."Indeed, ... Read more...

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Anti-Putin protests sweep across Russia


December 10th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tens of thousands of Russians turned out in cities across the country Saturday in mass peaceful protest over recent elections they claim were rigged in ... Read more...

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United Russia retains parliamentary majority


December 10th, 2011 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's ruling party United Russia will have 238 seats in the new State Duma following the Dec 4 parliamentary elections, a top official has said.The ... Read more...

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McCain like ‘Alice in Wonderland’ March Hare: Russian speaker


December 7th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Speaker of the Russian State Duma Boris Gryzlov has compared US senator John McCain to the March Hare from "Alice in Wonderland", after McCaine predicted ... Read more...

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Don’t meddle in domestic affairs: Medvedev to foreign powers


December 7th, 2011 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia's political system is the country's own affair and not that of its foreign partners."If they observe elections, violations, ... Read more...

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Vote fraud charges require examination: Medvedev


December 7th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Complaints of irregularities in Russia's parliamentary elections need to be investigated but videos purporting to show fraud were not incontestable proof of cheating, President Dmitry ... Read more...

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Putin’s party keeps majority in Duma


December 5th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party has won 238 of 450 seats in elections to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, ... Read more...

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Putin’s party fails to acquire Duma majority: exit polls


December 5th, 2011 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 5 (IANS) As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party failed Sunday to win a majority in legislative elections as per exit polls, he said the vote ... Read more...

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Putin votes in parliament polls


December 4th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin voted Sunday in the parliamentary elections widely seen as a test for him and his ruling United Russia party.Putin arrived ... Read more...

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No violations at Russia’s parliamentary polls


December 4th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There were no violations during Sunday's parliamentary elections in Russia, international observers monitoring the polls said.The elections are being seen as a crucial test for ... Read more...

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Russia votes for parliament, a test of Putin’s leadership


December 4th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS) Russians vote Sunday in parliamentary elections that will test the country's trust in Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his ruling party amid growing impatience with corrupt ... Read more...

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Russia observes ‘Day of Silence’ ahead of polls


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A national 'Day of Silence' was observed in Russia Saturday ahead of the parliamentary elections Dec 4.During the silence period no active campaigning by the ... Read more...

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Medvedev urges Russians to vote, ‘make right choice’


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, in an address to the nation Friday, called on citizens to take part in the Dec 4 parliamentary elections and "make ... Read more...

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