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2015/03/31 19:42
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Russia's leading sociologists, economists and political scientists attempted to explain the secret of Putin's phenomenal popularity at a panel discussion in Moscow on Tuesday. Their conclusion was...
2015/03/31 19:42
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2015/03/31 16:49
2015/03/31 16:49
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In June 2004, a few weeks after the assassination of pro-Moscow Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov, Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya sought out his son Ramzan in his home village of Tsentoroi. Ramzan...
2015/03/30 16:42
2015/03/30 16:42
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In June 2004, a few weeks after the assassination of pro-Moscow Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov, Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya sought out his son Ramzan in his home village of Tsentoroi. Ramzan...
2015/03/30 15:48
2015/03/30 15:48
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With State Duma elections only 18 months away, several questions arise. How can Russia achieve truly democratic elections? Will the authorities make good on their threat to bar the real opposition...
2015/03/27 18:42
2015/03/27 18:42
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Amendments to Russia's 2015 budget that base the country's spending on an oil price of $50 per barrel and 3 percent fall in economic output passed their first reading in Russia's lower house of...
2015/03/27 16:42
2015/03/27 16:42
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The Russian government on Friday approved a bill to create a Russian-Kyrgyz development fund to the tune of $1 billion, with $500 million to come from Russia's federal budget, the government said in a...
2015/03/27 14:43
2015/03/27 14:43
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Russian children's rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov spoke out Friday against using the term "domestic violence," arguing that it discredits the concept of the family. "Constant and excessive use of...
2015/03/26 21:42
2015/03/26 21:42
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The Russian parliament is to consider a prosecutors' request to proceed with legal action against the lone lawmaker who voted against the annexation of Crimea and is suspected of embezzlement. State...
2015/03/26 19:43
2015/03/26 19:43
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A freshly introduced draft law proposing to redefine the roles of Russian judges has courted controversy among legal circles who fear that if adopted, the measure would endanger the presumption of...
2015/03/26 17:42
2015/03/26 17:42
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Western governments will attempt to discredit and destabilize Russia, but their efforts will be futile, President Vladimir Putin told Russia's top security officials Thursday. "We have always had and...
2015/03/25 02:46
2015/03/25 02:46
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KIEV, Ukraine — A U.S. resolution in favor of arms shipments to Ukraine was welcomed Tuesday by the government in Kiev and condemned as a call for war by Russian lawmakers in Moscow. "I thank U.S....
2015/03/24 19:43
2015/03/24 19:43
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A Russian Orthodox archbishop who heads a patriarchal commission for children's and mothers' rights has criticized advocacy campaigns against domestic violence, arguing that they constitute...
2015/03/24 16:42
2015/03/24 16:42
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The annexation of Crimea, the war in eastern Ukraine, the recent large-scale military maneuvers by the Russian armed forces, the continuing increase in military outlays despite the deepening economic...
2015/03/24 16:42
2015/03/24 16:42
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A new law will restrict the use of temporary labor just at the time when companies have the greatest need of flexibility in managing budgets and staff numbers. The federal law "on the prohibition of...
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2015/03/24 14:42
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The Russian government may soon bar any software company that has halted services to Crimea from participating in state contracts, putting U.S. software giants in the middle of a political tug-of-war...
2015/03/24 10:42
2015/03/24 10:42
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A planned 10-percent reduction of the Interior Ministry's budget in a bid to save costs amid Russia's economic crisis threatens to "paralyze" the country's police force, the agency's chief...
2015/03/23 18:42
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The director of a St. Petersburg nongovernmental organization said Monday she had paid the biggest fine so far imposed under Russia's controversial "foreign agent" law. Anna Sharogradskaya, director...
2015/03/23 17:44
2015/03/23 17:44
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Finance Minister Anton Siluanov warned on Monday that if the budget deficit was not reduced Russia would quickly spend its entire emergency Reserve Fund and be forced to start printing money. "We...
2015/03/23 09:19
2015/03/23 09:19
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Ilya Ponomarev, a lawmaker of the Just Russia party, speaks at a news conference in Moscow on Oct. 23, 2012. (Andrey Smirnov/AFP via Getty Images) It's just over a year since Moscow claimed Crimea as...
2015/03/22 18:42
2015/03/22 18:42
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ST. PETERSBURG — High-ranking members of some of Europe's most controversial parties descended on St. Petersburg on Sunday to participate in the first International Russian Conservative Forum, an...
2015/03/31 19:42
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