Dec 10 2013 - 08:54
Dec 9 2013 - 20:50
Members of the band Pussy Riot, the Arctic 30 Greenpeace activists and protesters imprisoned after the 2012 Bolotnaya demonstration are to be freed in an amnesty marking the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution, according to the Russian newspaper Izvestia. The newspaper cites the draft bill regarding the amnesty which was submitted by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the State Duma. Approximately 25,000 people will be freed under the amnesty instigated by Putin, according to Interfax who cited Vladimir Vasilyev, the deputy speaker of the Russian parliament.
Dec 9 2013 - 20:16
Russia can provide vehicles for the liquidation of the Syrian chemical weapons. Negotiations on this are currently underway with the United States and the OPCW, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov said, RIA Novosti reports.
Dec 9 2013 - 18:24
A Russian fighter jet unit has arrived at a Belarusian airbase where it will be stationed on alert duty as part of an integrated regional air defense network, RIA Novosti cites the Belarusian news agency BelaPAN.Four Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighter jets and technical personnel have been based at the Baranovichi airbase, BelaPAN said on Sunday.
Dec 9 2013 - 13:00
Dec 9 2013 - 12:44
Russian President Vladimir Putin has disbanded RIA Novosti and the Voice of Russia and formed Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), said Sergey Ivanov, Head of the Presidential Administration.
Dec 9 2013 - 12:24
Dec 9 2013 - 11:41