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Russia's human rights ombudswoman has said the country should expect a new wave of displaced people from Ukraine after the onset of winter, though the previous inflow has slowed down amid hopes of a lasting cease-fire.
An opposition activist in southern Russia who decorated his car with a sticker reading "Putin, go away!" has been stabbed by an attacker who objected to the anti-presidential slogan, a human rights advocate said.
President Vladimir Putin, publicly known as an advocate for preserving endangered and rare animals from extinction, has said he will ensure that Russia can militarize its Arctic territory without adversely impacting the region's polar bear population, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.
The State Duma this summer adopted a bill on penalties for concealing dual citizenship. Although the legislation does not appear to affect the legality of a Russian citizen holding a second passport, it does create a gray area.
Consumer confidence in Russia's financial system is falling, with half of Russians saying they don't trust banks and are using such services less, in a troubling signal for a system under pressure from Western sanctions and more sensitive than ever to outflows of depositors, a recent study showed.