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April 24, 2014 09:19
RIA Novosti / Igor Zarembo
Draft Russian law restricts surrogacy for single people
Russian MPs have prepared a new bill on surrogacy that includes a ban on hired surrogate mothers, a mandatory agreement from a special medical commission and a restriction of its use by single people. 20
Sochi (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenko) Authorities advise state companies to send employees to Russian resorts - Putin
State corporations have been advised to send their staff on vacations to Russian resorts, and President Vladimir Putin has told reporters that in his view private Russian companies should follow suit. 33
The Honor Guard at the Eternal Light at the Memorial of the Heroic Defense of Sevastopol in 1941-1945 in Sevastopol. (RIA Novosti / Mihail Mokrushin) Duma passes bill criminalizing rehabilitation of Nazism
The Russian Lower House has approved a bill that provides up to five years in prison for denying the facts set out in the Nuremberg Trial, rehabilitation of Nazism and distributing false information about the actions of Russia and its allies during WWII. 72
AFP Photo / Damien Meyer Senator suspects Google of violating Russian law with new terms of service
A senior Russian legislator suspects that Google’s new terms of service allowing to scan users’ files violate the national law on personal data. She now threatens to use ‘all legal leverage’ to get the potential conflict settled. 29
Alexey Navalny (RIA Novosti / Anton Denisov) Moscow magistrate fine opposition figure Navalny over internet slander
Anti-corruption blogger and one of Russian opposition leaders Aleksey Navalny has been fined for calling a member of a district legislature a junkie. 12
Visitors before Alexander Ivanov's "The Appearance of Christ to the People" at the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. (RIA Novosti / Iliya Pitalev) Putin advocates single cultural space within Russian borders
Culture is the main factor uniting the nation and it is very important for Russia to create a united cultural space throughout its whole territory, President Vladimir Putin said at the presentation of a new draft concept of state cultural policy. 73

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