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October 21, 2014 13:57
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Duma calls on US to lift Cuba embargo
Russia’s Lower House has approved a motion to the UN General Assembly and international parliamentary groups calling for the end of the economic, financial and trade embargo of Cuba introduced by the USA in 1961.
RIA Novosti / Sergey Kuznecov MP suggests launching patriotic TV channel for young Russians
A ruling party lawmaker has prepared a plan to launch a special government-funded patriotic television channel targeting Russian youngsters.
RIA Novosti / Vadim Zhernov Russia, China prepare to sign unique cybersecurity treaty - report
An unprecedented treaty on cybersecurity cooperation could be signed during Vladimir Putin’s state visit to China in November, a Russian business daily reports.
Members of the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry work at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region (Reuters / Maxim Zmeyev) Aussie PM owes Putin an apology over MH17 blame game – senior MP
Conclusions by German intelligence should force the Australian leader to take back his harsh words regarding Russia’s alleged involvement in the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, a top Russian MP has said.
Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov (RIA Novosti /
Said Tcarnaev)
Crazy horse! Chechen leader asks Germany to say sorry to his nags
The head of the Chechen Republic has ironically called the refusal to pay prize money to his horses “a disgraceful page in Germany’s history” and added that German authorities will have to pay “multi-million compensation” over the scandal.
Igor Shchyogolev, Minister of Communications and Mass Media. (RIA Novosti/Vitaliy Belousov) ‘Unpredictable West’ could isolate Russian internet, Putin’s aide warns
Former communications minister Igor Shchegolev has warned that unpredictable Western politicians could seek Russia’s isolation on the internet, similar to what happened in Syria in 2012.
RIA Novosti / Alexandr Kryazhev Lawmakers target ISIS propaganda on Russian social networks
Russian MPs are asking prosecutors to block Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) films on Russian websites and social networks to prevent the spread of radical Islamist ideas, along with citizens’ involvement in terrorist activities.
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. (RIA Novosti/
Said Tcarnaev) US dusted off old USSR-break-up strategy for use in Ukraine - former FSB chief
The current turmoil in Ukraine and the military conflicts in Georgia and the Caucasus are a direct result of the anti-Russian policy of the US administration, claims the former head of Russia’s Federal Security Service.
RIA Novosti / Andrey Iglov Nationalist lawmakers ask PM to put economic pressure on Ukraine
A Liberal Democratic party lawmaker is urging Russia’s government to ban all supplies of foodstuffs, machinery and metal products from Ukraine in a bid to force Kiev into observing the Minsk ceasefire agreements.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin.(AFP Photo / Kirill Kudryavtsev) Russians’ approval of Putin hits near all-time high, poll shows
President Putin’s average approval marks from the Russian public have approached the record level of early 2008, independent research has shown.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, gives interview to CNBS in Moscow. Right: journalist Geoff Cutmore.(RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Shtukina) Calling Russia ‘threat to humanity’ puts Obama’s sanity in doubt - Medvedev
The Russian PM has suggested that Obama’s charges against Russia were caused by a “brain aberration” and added that such rhetoric saddened him.
Reuters / Lucy Nicholson President orders limit on foreign ownership in Russian mass media
Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill, which sets the maximum foreign stake in Russian mass media companies at 20 percent.

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