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2 teens detained for plotting ‘revolutionary fires’ in Russia moved to house arrest

Two young women on trial in the case of ‘New Greatness’ extremist group that allegedly trained to use weapons and aimed to topple Kremlin have been placed under house arrest awaiting trial after their health worsened in detention. Eighteen-year-old Anna Pavlikova and Maria Dubovik, 19, are referred to as members of a terrorist group, “confused […]

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Pro-Christian Russian MP threatens Facebook with boycott over pro-Nazi memorial page

A Russian lawmaker known for his staunch pro-Christian and anti-gay stance has urged other MPs to boycott Facebook over its refusal to block a page dedicated to a Latvian volunteer unit that fought with the Nazis in WWII. “When the next parliamentary session begins, I will address all State Duma deputies, regardless of their party […]

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Russian ombudsman urges legislative changes to allow for prisoner swaps with Ukraine

The Russian Commissioner for Human Rights, Tatyana Moskalkova, has said that Russia and Ukraine must sign a separate treaty or make some changes in their laws that would allow mutual exchange of prisoners between the two nations. Speaking at the All-Russian Congress of Monitors on Friday, Moskalkova said that Russia and Ukraine should find a […]

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More than a quarter of Russians supportive of Prague Spring suppression by Soviets

About a quarter of Russians believe the Soviet authorities were right to order the suppression of the 1968 Prague Spring uprising with military force – while 13 percent feel the actions were a mistake, a recent poll has shown. According to the results of the research conducted by the Public Opinion endowment, 34 percent of […]

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Russian space boss insists continued cooperation with US depends on parity

The head of Russia’s space research corporation has spoken about its latest planned projects and noted that cooperation with the United States could continue on condition that the American side treats Russia as an equal partner. “As far as participation in the Deep Space Gateway project is concerned, if it’s a purely American project with […]

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Russia opposes blanket ban on AI weapons, supports international political declaration

Russia opposes a complete ban on weapons using artificial intelligence (AI) because such systems do not exist, but will sign an declaration on the issue if it does not contradict its interests, according to a newspaper report. The business-oriented Russian paper Kommersant Daily reported on Thursday that its journalists had learned that Moscow was ready […]

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First group of Syrian kids arrives in Russia for military education

Eight kids from the Syrian “School for Late Heroes’ Children” have arrived to St. Petersburg and are now preparing themselves for studies in various Russian military schools, a popular daily reports. The head of the Syrian Culture Center in St. Petersburg, Waddah al-Jundi, has told Izvestia daily that the eight children are expected to begin […]

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