Russian human rights activist Maxim Vilkov gave a speech at events organized by international organizations. The third session of the Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law was held at the UN headquarters in Geneva on November 16-17.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has recently said that the United States worked out a scenario for a nuclear strike on the Russian territory. The drill was held just 20 km from the Russian border and involved ten US Air Force strategic bombers, said Shoigu.
Two big groups of illegal migrants entered Poland through the city of Bialystok, located in the eastern part of the country overnight to Wednesday, Polish mass media outlets reported.
Three hundred years ago today our country celebrated the proclamation of the Russian Empire as it succeeded the Tsardom of Russia which had won the Northern War and gained access to the Baltic Sea. The crucial annexation of Ingria, Esthonia, Livonia, and other lands near Russia's new capital St. Petersburg enabled it to “open a window to Europe” and become an empire.
The United States imposed new sweeping sanctions against Russia after Joe Biden came to power nine months ago. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow almost stopped issuing visas.
Rumor has it Khakassia head Valentin Konovalov will step down soon and that he will be offered a good position for resigning “of his own free will” to pave the way to his successor, State Duma deputy Sergei Sokol.
Alexei Dodatko, the main local United Russia politician, was elected speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsk territory. Apparently it was a decision by the party’s head office. The candidate's lack of connections with large companies became the main reason.
United Russia [the ruling political party since the early years of Vladimir Putin's presidency] implements human resources projects to network regional politicians.
Gas prices in Europe plummeted on Vladimir Putin's 69th birthday October 7. In particular, this was due to the Russian President’s recent statement of Russia's readiness to stabilize rising energy prices, say experts.
Philippine journalist Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, have won the Nobel Peace Prize 2021. The announcement was made on October 8 by Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
The elections to the 8th State Duma lower house of Parliament and regional government bodies ended in Russia on September 19. Representatives of 14 political parties competed for deputy mandates on the federal list. Two parties nominated candidates for the State Duma elections for the first time.
Anatoly Bykov, a notorious businessman and scandalous politician from Krasnoyarsk, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for double murder. Several more criminal cases against him are on the way.
The first “culture shock” of the Taliban’s August victories in Afghanistan has begun to wear off just now and leaders of the “civilised world” are fussing over the age-old question: “now what?”
A group of top Soviet officials made an attempt to seize power on 19 August 1991 to stop the collapse of the great power, which was already gaining momentum.
The Russian-Chinese Zapad/Interaction Military Exercise 2021 has reached its active phase. Servicemen of two countries had a series of joint training sessions where the Russian military drove Chinese armored vehicles and conducted proof firing.