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November 28, 2014 14:02
RIA Novosti/Alexandr Kryazhev
Activists advocate criminal charges for child porn possession
Members of Russia’s Public Chamber have prepared several proposals on how to protect women and children from exploitation. These include criminal prosecution for possession of child pornography.
Still from Ruptly video Duma asks European body to protect Russian reporters in Ukraine
The Lower House has addressed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) asking to protect Russian journalists in Ukraine from attacks by nationalist radicals, but official Kiev is turning a blind eye to the request.
RIA Novosti/Alexei Danichev Call for anti-gay crusader Milonov to be investigated for extremism
An upper house senator has asked Russian law enforcers to investigate the activities of St. Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, known for his uncompromising defense of Christian values as well as promoting the ban on gay propaganda to minors.
RIA Novosti / Mihail Palinchak Duma won’t turn its back on new Ukrainian parliament - lawmaker
Russian Lower House says it will not shun contact with the newly elected Supreme Rada in Ukraine, said the head of the State Duma committee for Eurasian integration.
The State Duma of the Russian Federation. (RIA Novosti/Vladimir Fedorenko) MPs suggest restricting activities of 'undesirable foreign groups' in Russia
Two opposition lawmakers want an official list of “undesirable foreign organizations” and criminal responsibility for Russians who assist the activities of these entities inside the country.
Reuters / Dominick Reuter Activist pushes for govt anti-junk food media blitz
The head of Russia’s temperance society wants government ministers to begin a campaign against fast food and sugary soft drinks.
Image from nato.int NATO should oust US to secure stability in Europe – Duma chief
State Duma speaker Sergey Naryshkin suggested that NATO members should expel the United States from the bloc, asserting such a move should return the security situation in Europe to normal levels.
RIA Novosti / Igor Zarembo Putin orders fingerprinting of all foreigners arriving in Russia
Russia is to begin biometric registration of all foreign citizens and persons without citizenship who receive entry visas, according to a new order signed by President Putin.
Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu (RIA Novosti / Sergey Guneev) DM Shoigu asks Putin to launch obligatory military training for all Russian governors
The Russian defense minister is suggesting that all Russian governors undergo regular military training in basic logistics management and mobilization in case a major war breaks out.
Right Sector during a march on the 72nd anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in Kiev.(RIA Novosti / Alexandr Maksimenko) Ukrainian neo-Nazism threatens to spread across Europe – Russian diplomat
A lack of an adequate response to the upsurge of neo-Nazi sentiments in Ukraine might eventually lead to the spread of this dangerous ideology to neighboring countries and across the world, a top Russian diplomat has said.
State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin.(RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov) Duma chief praises Eurasian bloc as unique tool of global cooperation
The Eurasian Economic Union is a major new geopolitical organization contributing to the further integration of Western Europe and the dynamic economies of the Asia-Pacific region, according to a top Russian parliamentarian.
MP Nikolay Kolomeytsev (Communist Party of Russian Federation) at a State Duma plenary session. (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenko) Sever diplomatic relations with Lithuania over president’s interview - Communists
A Communist Party MP suggests Moscow should sever diplomatic relations with Vilnius and to slap additional sanctions on Lithuania after its president called Russia a “terrorist state” in a radio interview.

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