The government of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigned last week, shortly after President Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly, in which a number of “fundamental changes” to Russia’s constitution were proposed.
Last week, Mikhail Mishustin accepted President Putin's proposal to become the country's new prime minister following the resignation of the previous government.
The Russian institute has obtained a state grant for the “development of a single digital platform solution enabling effective design and deployment of radio access networks using a globally compatible next-generation open communication standard (5G).”
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Putin on Tuesday met in the Kremlin with Chaika and deputy head of the Investigative Committee Igor Krasnov, whose candidacy had been proposed by the head of state for the post of the prosecutor general.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's proposed changes to the constitution will be accompanied by a wide-scale information campaign and public discussion, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson met on Sunday on the sidelines of a conference on Libyan peace.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A fire in a one-story wooden building in the village of Prichulymsky in Russia’s Tomsk region has claimed the lives of ten people, the regional department of the Emergencies Ministry said on Tuesday.
All crew members have been successfully evacuated onto another ship, with no casualties resulting from the fire.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow accuses Washington of misinforming the international community about Iran's right to enrich uranium, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
In March 2019, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) issued a report into the Douma incident, saying that chlorine was "most likely" the chemical agent used. However, evidence provided by Russia and Syria suggested the attacks were staged by the White Helmets NGO.
The president proposed a series of amendments to the country’s basic law last week during his annual address to Russian lawmakers, with his speech followed by the resignation of the Russian government, the formation of a new cabinet, and the creation of a working group to iron out the details of the proposed constitutional changes.
This comes following Russian President Vladimir Putin's state-of-the-nation address last week when he suggested some crucial amendments to the Constitution.
The incident took place on Lake Baikal, home to nearly a quarter of the planet’s surface freshwater.
Russia's current prosecutor general, Yuri Chaika, has been at his post since June 2006, investigating a large number of high profile corruption cases. Chaika was reappointed in June 2016, with his office formerly expected to expire in 2021.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations has published a video from the scene of an accident at the Mini Hostel Caramel in Perm, where five people died after a hot water pipe exploded.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 100 schools, kindergartens and 20 shopping centres in Moscow are being checked on Monday for explosive devices after receiving anonymous bomb threats, a representative from Moscow's emergency services reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian state-run nuclear energy corporation Rosatom still expects to receive nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika in the first half of 2020, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev said.
On 19 January, Eastern Orthodox believers worldwide celebrate Epiphany, marking the baptism of Jesus Christ, which is usually accompanied by bathing in icy cold water. In Russia, however, the holiday often takes place under extreme weather conditions.
On 15 January, Dmitry Medvedev unexpectedly resigned hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced sweeping changes to the Constitution and a revamped approach to managing the country’s economy.
Honoring the historic Orthodox Russian tradition, ice is broken - mostly in cross-shaped forms - in frozen lakes and rivers for believers to plunge into the frigid water. After a special midnight mass, believers and thrill-seekers alike immerse themselves in the shockingly cold water, typically three times in a row, in honor of the Holy Trinity.