A young Russian woman has died after a fall from the bridge where she was trying to make a memorable selfie next to the Moscow City financial district, police sources say. Her death is the latest in a rash of fatal and near-fatal selfie incidents.
A controversial law known as the “right to be forgotten” was passed by Russian lawmakers on Friday. The new bill obliges internet search engines to remove links to private information about any citizen who requests the deletion.
Russia is not expecting a soon change in the hostile policies it’s subject to, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the country’s Security Council, adding that Moscow is not going to “trade its sovereignty.”
Russian opposition politician Aleksey Navalny and the RPR-PARNAS party have sued the Novosibirsk mayor for slander after he said they were planning a revolution, bribing voters and that the US Congress had given $20mn for Russian election campaigns.
Russia’s deputy FM has told senators that the recently introduced law allowing automatic bans on groups that pose a threat to national security was a necessary step, adding that many such NGOs were in reality funded by foreign governments.
A Russian intelligence military vessel specializing, among other things, in monitoring the US missile shield, is getting ready for seagoing tests, media report. It is one of four ships that will replace outdated intelligence vessels in Russia’s fleets.
A letter found in a sealed bottle in a former Russian military city in the Kaliningrad Region has left journalists and linguists puzzled. The message, written in an unknown language, prompted suggestions that it had been encrypted by Soviet officers.
A Russian urban explorer snuck into a disused hangar at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where the former pride of the Soviet industry, the Buran, is living out its days at the mercy of looters and dust storms.
Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov says the formulas used in the new US military doctrine were proof of the intent to maintain confrontation for a long time, adding that Russia would take countermeasures in its own similar document.