The head of the Russian League of Assistance to Defense Enterprises has drafted a bill that, if passed, will offer a four-year delay of military conscription to those who work in the arms industry and related spheres.
Federation Council Chair Valentina Matviyenko has ordered a vote on a parliamentary investigation into the recent activities of the Central Bank and its alleged role in the worst-ever plunge of the ruble rate.
A Russian lawmaker proposes a ban on expressions such as ‘Islamic terrorist’ and ‘Islamist militant’ in the mass media, claiming they give people the wrong impression about Islam and put ordinary believers at risk.
The head of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party is suggesting the number of lawmakers in the country is cut by a third because of the financial situation. Those left would have their salaries cut by 30 percent.
The Communists caucus in the State Duma wants a parliamentary investigation into former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov whom they suspect of alleged complicity in a multi-million dollar fraud involving state property uncovered in 2012.
The program imposed by the EU on Ukraine to diminish its alleged economic dependence on Russia is pushing this unstable country into a full scale crisis, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev writes in a newspaper article.
A monument to Andrey Sakharov, the renowned Russian scientist and HR campaigner, the “father of H-bomb” and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been unveiled in the central Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod on Friday.