Upon completing his visit to Tokyo, Duma speaker Sergey Naryshkin told reporters that Japanese politicians acknowledge that their country has joined the anti-Russian campaign under US pressure and understand the importance of future dialogue with Russia.
The UN and PACE must officially denounce the latest Ukrainian laws discriminating against Communists and press for the cancelation of these acts as violating the political freedoms of Ukrainian citizens, believes the head of the Communists of Russia.
Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has described attacks by US and UK media on Russia and its president as “loosely made up lies,” but said that Moscow was prepared to work with the West despite this “pinching and nibbling.”
A staunchly Christian St. Petersburg MP known for his anti-gay statements has prepared a bill to create the position of ‘ombudsman for believers’ rights’, who would defend followers of Russian Orthodox Church, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.
Most Russians know nothing about Hillary Clinton as a politician, a poll shows. Of those who are aware of her political ambitions, most fear that her election could aggravate relations between Russia and US and worsen the overall situation.
Russia’s lower house has given final approval to a bill that, once signed into law, will prohibit the activities of foreign groups if prosecutors recognize them as threatening to Russia’s security or defense potential.
Lyudmila Alekseyeva, the head of Russia’s oldest rights NGO, the Moscow Helsinki Group, will return to the Presidential Council for Human Rights to establish better communication between the rights community and the authorities.
Lawmakers for the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party of Russia have proposed a bill that would punish anyone making public statements equating the USSR with Nazi Germany a criminal offence by up to three years in prison.
Russia will not sign the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on international conventional weapons trade because it does not provide due control over developing countries, the Interior Ministry’s weapons control chief says.