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PTR - January 17, 2014

January 17, 2014 20:00
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Russian voters could get the option of rejecting all candidates in future elections - as a bill reintroducing the "none of the above" vote on ballots clears the first hurdle in the Duma; Cleansing body and soul. Thousands of brave Muscovites prepare to take the plunge into icy waters this weekend to celebrate Sunday's Epiphany holiday; A major overhaul of the way scientific research is funded in Russia has been ordered by the president - with critics fearing many departments will have to close under the new grant-based system.

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