2017-12-06 19:12:33
Russian President Vladimir Putin told workers at the Gorky Automobile Plant in Nizhny Novgorod that he intends to register as a candidate in the upcoming presidential election, set for March 18 of next year.
2017-12-06 17:12:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told a forum in Moscow that he plans to make a final decision on participating in the presidential election in the nearest future. His press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said an announcement could be made ?at any moment.?
2017-12-06 15:12:45
The founder of one of Russia?s oldest political parties, Grigory Yavlinsky, has said that he sees Vladimir Putin as his main and probably only opponent in the 2018 presidential elections, and sees ?society as a whole? as his electoral base.
2017-12-06 14:12:24
Russian business ombudsman and presidential hopeful Boris Titov plans to ask Vladimir Putin to allow magnates who hide from justice in foreign countries to return to Russia on condition that they pay compensation for their misdeeds.
2017-11-29 18:11:25
The Russian Constitutional Court has said it will not review the law that sets a 10-year ban on participation in elections for people with unserved criminal sentences, but added that judges can still express different opinions on the matter.
2017-11-29 15:11:23
A court in Moscow has ordered in favor of a man who demanded the return of money he donated to the presidential campaign of opposition activist Aleksey Navalny, after learning that the law forbids Navalny from participating in the 2018 race.
2017-11-29 13:11:15
A senior Russian MP has drafted a bill introducing large fines and administrative detention for violating a new law requiring foreign media to register as foreign agents and mark their product accordingly.
2017-11-27 17:11:09
A Russian deputy foreign minister has said that the current nuclear-missile crisis on the Korean Peninsula could end in an ?apocalyptic scenario? and called upon direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang to prevent that outcome.
2017-11-27 14:11:32
Russia?s national-security advisory body has ordered the development of a nationwide system of identification for computer-game players, claiming that terrorists use anonymous in-game chats for secret communication.
2017-11-27 12:11:29
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has told Rossiya 1 TV that, although he still has the energy to do the job, the time has come for him to retire because the region has entered a new stage in its development.
2017-11-21 18:11:35
The Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia, LDPR, has chosen its founder and longtime leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky to run for presidency in 2018.
2017-11-21 16:11:12
Russian journalist and singer-songwriter Ekaterina Gordon, who recently announced plans to take part in the 2018 presidential race, said that once elected she would abolish the presidential post and make Russia a parliamentary republic.
2017-11-21 13:11:06
The head of the Chechen Republic has proposed handing Joseph Stalin?s remains over to Georgia, suggesting that the move would bring relief to Russians as the spirit of the late Soviet dictator would leave the country.
2017-11-21 12:11:43
The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed indignation over an act of vandalism committed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Kiev. Moscow says this shows that the Ukrainian government is not able to counter extremism.
2017-11-14 12:11:26
Russian Supreme Court has ruled in support of legislative recommendation allowing the deprivation of parental rights to citizens who allow their kids to join destructive sects, terrorist groups or other extremist organizations.
2017-11-13 17:11:00
The laws regulating foreign agent status for mass media in Russia could be amended by the lower house of parliament as early as this Wednesday, Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy has told the press.
2017-11-13 16:11:18
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has accused the US and its allies of using economic sanctions as a weapon against competitors, adding that the rules regulating international trade were not in step with a rapidly-changing reality.
2017-11-08 18:11:08
An MP representing the Russian parliamentary majority United Russia party proposes fingerprinting all foreigners arriving in the country, saying the measure could help to counter security threats, such as the infiltration of foreign terrorists.
2017-11-08 18:11:00
The Tverskoy District Court in Moscow has rejected a lawsuit in which opposition activist Alexey Navalny sought to prove that President Vladimir Putin had encouraged regional authorities to ban public rallies arbitrarily.
2017-11-08 16:11:20
The Russian parliament is set to commission legal research into sanctions imposed on the country by western nations, and is seeking proposals regarding the development of strategies to counter them.
2017-11-08 13:11:08
On the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution the Russian Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov announced that all regional branches support his 2018 bid for the presidency. He added that this required confirmation from a party convention.
2017-11-07 17:11:53
Police in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg have detained a man who attempted to set fire to a monument honoring one of the most famous natives of the city ? the first president of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin.
2017-11-07 15:11:51
The deputy speaker of the Crimean parliament has backed the idea of repealing the 1954 decree that made the peninsula part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, but noted that this would be unlikely to end ?political games? over the issue.