Russia may introduce online voting as early as in 2021 – official

Russia may introduce online voting as early as in 2021 – official

A member of Russia’s Central Elections Commission has told reporters that the country might introduce online voting, similar to systems used in Switzerland and Estonia, for the 2021 parliamentary elections. “Considering the scale of the Russian Federation’s territory we have to start using internet voting. I think that we will possibly do something already in […]

Russia forms military political directorate to boost troop morale

Russia forms military political directorate to boost troop morale

Seeking to boost morale and maintain discipline among troops, Russia has formed a special political directorate within its Defense Ministry and appointed a former head of the counter-terror operation in Syria as its commander. “Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov has been appointed Deputy Defense Minister and the head of the Main Military-Political Directorate of the Military Forces […]

'Russophobia runs amok' in US, puts it on edge of war with Russia – Stephen Cohen

'Russophobia runs amok' in US, puts it on edge of war with Russia – Stephen Cohen

Russian demonization and Russophobia have gripped the US, where politicians would rather impeach Trump than avert a nuclear war with Russia, professor emeritus at both Princeton and New York Universities Stephen Cohen believes. While US media and establishment still cannot settle nerves after Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Cohen, who is also contributing editor at The […]

Russia announces sanctions over Lithuanian memorials policy

Russia announces sanctions over Lithuanian memorials policy

Russia will introduce reciprocal restrictions on Lithuanian memorial projects as a reply to the Baltic nation’s recent toughening of rules regulating Russian memorials, the Foreign Ministry has stated. The announcement on Friday was issued shortly after mass media reported that Lithuania had frozen all restoration works at memorials to Soviet soldiers who liberated the country […]

Why Neocons Hate Russia

Why Neocons Hate Russia

On December 26 1991 the Soviet Union imploded and deprived the US its most formidable adversary. Nearly 20 years before the fall of the Soviet Union, a group of neocons attacked the idea of detente, a lessening of tension between the two superpowers. A handful of prominent neocons, including Ben Wattenberg and Irving Kristol, with […]

G7: Trump says Russia should be part of summit

G7: Trump says Russia should be part of summit

US President Donald Trump says he wants Russia to be part of the G7 group of key industrialised nations. Russia was expelled in 2014 following its annexation of Crimea, but Mr Trump said he wanted the country readmitted. The build-up to the meeting has seen major disagreements between the US president and other nations over […]

Russia issues reciprocal entry bans for ‘especially Russophobic’ Estonians

Russia issues reciprocal entry bans for ‘especially Russophobic’ Estonians

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued an entry ban on a number of Estonian citizens known for their fringe anti-Russian stance in reply to Estonia’s entry ban on 49 Russian citizens mentioned on the so-called Magnitsky List. “The Estonian ambassador [to Russia] has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry and informed about the fact […]

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