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Smolensk Mayor Fined $70 for Snow-Clearing Fail
Traffic police have fined Smolensk city manager Nikolai Alasheyev 2,000 rubles ($70) for failing to clear the streets of snow in a timely manner, a police spokesman said on Monday.
Putin: Ethnic Tensions could ‘Destroy’ Russia
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin combined on Monday a stark warning that rising nationalism poses a threat to Russia’s very future with calls for a clampdown on “disrespectful” internal migrants.
Russian Government in for ‘Serious Rotation’ - Putin
There will be far-reaching personnel changes in the Russian government after the March 4 presidential election, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Monday.
Depressurized Jet Makes Emergency Landing
A passenger jet flying from Rostov-on-Don to Moscow had to make an emergency landing 20 minutes after takeoff over a depressurized cabin.
Supreme Court Cancels Opposition Party Ban
Nearly a year after the Strasbourg Court said the 2007 closure of the tiny opposition Republican Party by the Russian authorities was unjustified, Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday to reverse the case, the first such decision in years.
Putin Proposes New Interethnic Relations Agency
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proposed establishing a new state agency on national development and interethnic accord.
Putin Calls for Stricter Migrant Registration Rules
Russia should have stricter registration rules for internal migrants and introduce criminal responsibility for violation of migration laws, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.
Investigators Probe Eight Babies’ Death in N.Caucasus
Investigators in North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria have launched a probe after eight newborn babies died in the regional children’s hospital in the city of Nalchik, Russian Investigative Committee said on Saturday.
A Bit of Green Among Moscow's Red
It used to accommodate a giant Soviet hotel. Then they pulled it down. For years, this vast vacant lot just off Red Square has been an embarrassing eyesore in the heart of Moscow, but it may now finally be put to good use after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proposed making it into a park.
Putin Sees Sports Fans as Risk - Analysts
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin began courting sports fans as part of his presidential campaign, seeing them both as a potential constituency and a threat, analysts said Friday.
Life Spotted on Venus - Russian Scientist
An article published in the Solar System Research magazine reported Several objects resembling living beings were detected on photos made by a Russian landing probe in 1982 during a Venus mission.
Three Russian Presidential Candidates Denied Registration
Russia’s Central Electoral Commission has denied registration to three presidential candidates as they failed to submit two million signatures, as well as other documents.
Ex-Moscow Mayor Denied ‘Honorary Citizen’ Title
Moscow refused to award former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov the title of “Honorary Citizen of Moscow” on Friday, explaining that the statutory period after he was sacked had not yet expired.
U.S. Denies Link to Mars Mission Failure
A spokesperson at the Department of State denied information that the crash of the Phobos-Grunt probe to the Martian moon Phobos could have been caused by a powerful electromagnetic emission from a U.S. radar.
Russia Lawmaker Wants Pot, Prostitution Made Legal
A deputy from the ruling United Russia party has called on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to legalize prostitution and cannabis in the Baltic seaside resort of Svetlogorsk to help boost the town’s tourist trade.
Roscosmos Revives Permanent Moon Base Plans
Russian Space Agency Roscosmos is in talks with its European and U.S. partners on the creation of manned research bases on the Moon, the agencies chief, Vladimir Popovkin, said on Thursday.
Putin Lectures Radio Station on ‘Freedom of Speech'
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday criticized a liberal radio station for laboring on behalf of U.S. foreign policy interests and going overboard with the notion of freedom of speech.
Russian Attitudes Toward Business Must Change - Putin
Changing the negative perception of business among Russians remains a priority task, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
Moscow Bans Protest of Anti-Gay Ruling
Moscow city hall has rejected a request from gay activists to hold a protest that shares its name with the lullaby show broadcast on Russian television every night at 9:00 p.m., "Good Night, Little Ones!," GayRussia.ru said on its website.
Experts, Ordinary Russians Pan ‘Permanent Summer Time’
Though President Dmitry Medvedev’s initiative to end daylight saving time was greeted with approval by most Russians early last year, many have since changed their minds, with some experts saying darker mornings can have negative effects on mood and health.
Jackie Chan’s Son Indicted on Drug Charge
Polish Committee Investigates Allocation of Funds for CIA Secret Prisons
Obama Has No Plans to Visit Russia Any Time Soon: White House
Bomb at Nigerian Bus Station Kills Over 20 People
OPEC to Maintain Oil Production Levels No Matter What: Iraqi Minister
Canada Imposes New Sanctions Against Russia: Prime Minister
Putin: Russia Discloses 230 Foreign Intelligence Staff in 2014
Russia to Prepare Response to Recent US, Canada Sanctions: Foreign Ministry
Russia Reserves Adequate Response to Ukraine Freedom Support Act: Official
Russian Citizen Faces Death Penalty in Pakistan Without Evidence of Crime
Moscow Prepares For New Year With Full-Blown Illumination
Footage of Scene Where Two NYPD Officers Were Killed by African American
What Europeans Think About EU Foreign Policy