MPs representing leftist opposition party Fair Russia have prepared a bill that, once passed, would allow the government to distribute free land plots to socially vulnerable citizens and those who deserve an award from the state.
Svetlana Davydova from western Russia has been detained on charges of high treason. A criminal case has been launched against the woman, who allegedly informed the Ukrainian embassy of the possibility of Russian troops being sent to Ukraine.
After leaving the Parliamentary Assembly, which Russian officials believe has lost its credibility as a platform for mature and equal dialogue, Moscow will focus on other global forums and may even reconsider its membership to the Council of Europe.
Ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, whose effort made possible the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990, has criticized a parliamentary resolution denouncing this historic event as an act of aggression.
The Russian president has blasted attempts to rewrite the history of WWII and hide the crimes of Nazism as inadmissible and immoral, adding that people who do this often try to distract attention from their nations’ collaboration with Hitler.
The Russian lower house has passed the bill that removes a ban on advertising on paid cable TV in cases when at least three quarters of the content used by channels is “national product” made using Russian investments.