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Russian politics

September 19, 2014 09:26
Supporters of the Communist Party (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenko)
Govt approves doubling of state support to popular parties
The Russian government has given the go-ahead to a bill that, if passed, would allow parliamentary parties to receive about $3 of state support for every vote they secure at the elections.
Militant Islamist fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province (Reuters / Stringer) Russia pledges support to ISIS opponents, no plans to join US-led coalition
Russia will not “buy tickets” to the international coalition that is being created by the US to fight the Islamic State, but will continue its aid to Iraq, Syria and other nations that are fighting terrorists on the spot.
RIA Novosti / Ruslan Krivobok Russians support return of death penalty to fight extremism and crime
Sixty-three percent of Russians think it is acceptable for society to use capital punishment for crimes such as pedophilia, murder and terrorism, recent research has shown.
State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin at a plenary meeting of the Duma. (RIA Novosti/
Vladimir Fedorenko) US, NATO policies push world to brink of new Cold War – Duma Speaker
The Chairman of the State Duma has described as “cynical and irresponsible” steps taken by the United States and its allies which will result in a renewal of the Cold War that has already become a modern day reality.
Reuters / Tim Wimborne ‘Historic high’: Afghan drug crime to further deteriorate after US withdrawal, says Russia
The drug production in Afghanistan is already at a “historic high,” but the situation is likely to deteriorate even more when international troops leave the country, Russia’s chief anti-narcotics official said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with newly elected heads of Russia's regions at the Moscow Kremlin, September 17, 2014. (RIA Novosti / Aleksey Nikolskyi)
Support of Russia’s national interests key to poll victories - Putin
President Putin has praised the solidarity of Russian citizens and their support of politicians who are ready to defend the national interests in view of various threats.


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