Surveying Weather is not Real Honey

On March 10, Vladimir Putin issued an instruction to the government to prepare a report by 20 April on the system of remuneration for public sector workers and its relevance to performance targets. Responsibility for fulfilling the tasks has been vested in Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and top officials of the Russian regions.

State Duma Passed 7 new Laws

Thanks to the efforts of the State Duma, seven new laws will come into force in Russia. Two of them that are related to the Mir payment card and to the changes to the procedure of technical inspection might be a cause for concern, perhaps, for the majority of Russians.

Reserve Special Forces

On 22 March, the story of a unique person was released on Russian television. Yuri Tarkhanov, a former soldier of special forces, challenges criminals who are destroying Lake Baikal. The multi-episode TV series is set in the local national park, where Tarkhanov fights criminals on the ground and on water. They fight to the last drop of blood.

Spring, March, and new Rules

In March, laws that would change the lives of Russians came into force. Additional measures are being taken to protect people’s personal data. Foreign agents will be held criminally liable. New standards will be applied to multi-storey buildings. In addition, there will be new road signs, and the current rules for car technical inspections well-familiar to the Russians will be extended.

Construction Company Inflicting Damage on Properties

What can be more complicated than the relationship between a powerful construction company, which has lawyers' groups, representatives of the law enforcement agencies and other interested parties on its side, and an ordinary person trapped in the severe system of resettlement? Who is likely to win in this dispute?

What Kind of Water will Crimea Residents Drink?

Following a decision by the Russian government, the Federal Targeted Programme (FTP) for development of the Crimean peninsula and the city of Sevastopol will be extended until 2025. For this purpose, its financing was increased by 112.5 bln roubles ($1.48 bln.)

Arctic Does not Forgive Mistakes (Part 2)

On 1 March, Russia’s Arctic Aviation marked the 90th anniversary since its foundation. Back in 1931, the Soviet Union established the Communications Service, a unit which later became the Air Service. Soviet airmen went to the North Pole to help the wrecked SS Chelyuskin, a Soviet steamship reinforced to navigate through polar ice that became ice-bound in Arctic waters during navigation along the Northern Sea Route from Murmansk to Vladivostok. They were tasked to rescue its crew.

Arctic Does not Forgive Mistakes (Part 1)

On 1 March, Russia’s Arctic Aviation marked the 90th anniversary of its foundation. Back in 1931, the Soviet Union established the Communications Service, a unit which later became the Air Service. Soviet airmen went to the North Pole to help the wrecked SS Chelyuskin, a Soviet steamship reinforced to navigate through polar ice that became ice-bound in Arctic waters during navigation along the Northern Sea Route from Murmansk to Vladivostok. They were tasked to rescue its crew.

"Thanks for Being Cheated Again"

On February 2, a public discussion on the project of boundary survey of the Life Botanic Garden Residential Complex in the area of Botanicheskiy Sad metro station in Moscow, built by the Pioneer group of companies, wound up at the Active Resident platform. Public discussion is the tool that the authorities use to lobby for some particular decision even when Moscow residents are against it.

Environmental Battle is Going on

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the budget allocated by Moscow City for urban amenities and the maintenance of ecological stability has been significantly reduced.

Russia Must Respond to Security Threats Posed by U.S. in Syria

Russia should defend its interests in Syria and counteract the provocative policy of the United States, says dni.ru online news outlet. On February 26, the US Air Force launched an air strike on the facilities of pro-Iranian forces near the town of al-Bu Kemal in Syria.

Nizhny Novgorod is Losing Tourists

Authorities in Nizhny Novgorod, a large city on the Volga River some 450 km to the east of Moscow, and the Nizhny Novgorod region call tourism a priority sector of the local economy. They even allocate some money for its development. However, so far the results are not impressive.

Russia Must Respond to US Security Threats in Syria

Russia should defend its interests in Syria and counteract the provocative policy of the United States, says dni.ru, a Russian media outlet, on its website.

Situation With COVID-19 is Stabilizing Step by Step, Says Putin

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every single country in the world. Russia is on the list of “leaders” and is ranking among the top ten countries in terms of the total number of cases.

Russian Wagner Group is Compared to British Corsairs

The discussion post on the mission of private military companies (PMCs) these days was published by an author of the Sons Of Monarchy Telegram channel.