Putin opens ways to stay

President Vladimir Putin signed the package of constitutional reforms he had proposed, including a clause giving him an option to run for more terms. Putin asks court if he can amend constitution to run again for president https://t.co/NbwrkPaPLn pic.twitter.com/D2EfPArWfB — Reuters (@Reuters) March 14, 2020 The Kremlin has published the 68-page law proposal for the…

Duma approves new Prime Minister

President Putin has signed a decree appointing Mikhail Mishustin as the Prime minister. “In accordance with Article 83(a) of the Russian Constitution, Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin is appointed as Russia’s Prime Minister,” says the decree issued on the Kremlin’s website. President's Executive Orders appointing Dmitry Medvedev Deputy Chairman of the Security Council, Mikhail Mishustin head of…

Duma accuses DW of extremist content

Russian lower house of parliament Duma Commission on Foreign Interference in Russia’s Internal Affairs has announced that the Deutsche Welle news company violated Russian law, lawmaker Vasily Piskarev said. Deutsche Welle displays attributes of justifying extremism — State Duma commissionhttps://t.co/78UOUVCrua pic.twitter.com/e8TbNiq1yG — TASS (@tassagency_en) September 27, 2019 “Today, the commission has finished its inquiry regarding…

Venezuela military intervention as “option”

President Donald Trump said military intervention in Venezuela was “an option” as Western nations increase pressure on Socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to step down, while Russia in its capacity of the UN Security Council permanent member warned against “destructive meddling.” “The level of technical equipment and training of the Venezuelan army is very high today….

Chechen lion cub needs home in Africa

Russian animal rights defenders hope to transfer little lion cub Simba (pictured) from Grozny (Chechnya) to Africa via one of the international wildlife charities. With open wounds, sick, exhausted and distraught the little patient was surrendered to one of Grozny veterinary clinics, where his owners explained that he could not bear life in cage and became self-destructive,…

Duma Foreign affairs committee chair trapped in #MeToo

Leonid Slutsky, the chairman of the State Duma’s International Relations Committee faces allegations of sexual harassment of young female correspondents, accredited to Russian parliament, but he denies the wrongdoings and dabs complains as a “provocation” in the view of the ongoing presidential elections campaign. Ksenia Sobchak has called for an investigation into sexual harassment allegations…

ECHR orders Russia to pay 38.000 euro

The European Court of Human Rights has found violations of people’s right to fair and free elections during 2011 Duma campaign in Russia. It ruled that Russia has to pay 38.000 euros to nine claimants who had sued the Russian authorities. The Court explicitly stated that it did not consider in detail the essence of…

Russia to revoke citizenship from terrorists

The State Duma – the lower chamber of Russian parliament will consider a draft bill proposing to effectively strip those convicted on terrorism-related charges of citizenship. President Vladimir Putin first suggested the concept after following the St. Petersburg Metro attack. The bill has been put forward by the leaders of all four State Duma factions:…