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Russian Bill Seeks to Criminalize News That Leads to International Sanctions
The amendments would impose a maximum term of five years in prison and fines of 5 million rubles ($77,500) for publishing such materials.
Russian Lawmaker Says Bans Are Freeing and Civil Rights Are Restrictive
Mizulina made the statement in defense of recent internet restriction laws in Russia.
Phoning it in
Russian Lawmaker Spotted ‘Ghost-Voting’ for Internet Isolation Law
The same lawmaker berated lawmakers for voting on behalf of their absent colleagues last fall.
Russian Lawmakers Pass Law Banning Hostels in Apartments
The bill's critics say it would limit budget accommodation options for travelers and cost billions of rubles in lost tax revenue.
Russian Lawmakers Pass Bill to Punish Organized Crime Bosses
Under the legislation, mafia bosses could face lifetime sentences and fines up to $77,000.
Russian Lawmakers to Assess Damages From Ukraine’s ‘Annexation’ of Crimea
The task force will include members from parliament, as well as experts, scholars and representatives from Crimea and Sevastopol.
Quid pro quo
Russian Lawmaker Detained on $49M Bribe-Taking Charges
Vadim Belousov is suspected of conspiring to accept money in exchange for favoritism and preferential treatment.
Russia Moves to Ban Hostels in Apartments, Endangering Budget Travel
The ban could close as many as 40 percent of hostels in Moscow alone, hoteliers warn.
Russian Duma to Publicly Shame Lawmakers for ‘Stupid’ Comments
“If you’ve done something stupid, let this nonsense be visible to everyone,” the Duma speaker told colleagues.
Russian Senator Detained on Murder Charges Inside Parliament
Arashukov has been charged with the 2010 murders of a Circassian activist and a politician.
Computer says no
Moscow Duma Chairman Defends Automated System That Overshot Vote Tally
“The screen shows a vote of 33 for and 3 against — that’s 36 people,” a deputy said. “But I counted 26.”
‘One of the Biggest Statesmen’: Russia Reacts to Ex-Soviet Parliament Speaker Lukyanov's Death
"History is never in a hurry, and his role in the relatively peaceful transformation of eras has not yet been fully appreciated.”
Seasons’ Greetings From Duma Deputy Poklonskaya, on a Horse
Russian State Duma deputy Natalia Poklonskaya
Russian State Duma’s Approval Rating Drops to 36% — Poll
The Russian military led in the approval rating for state institutions, followed by the Russian Orthodox Church and law enforcement.
Russian Senate Passes Contentious Pension Age Hike Bill
The senators also passed a bill criminalizing age discrimination in firing and hiring workers who are five years away from retirement.
Russian Duma Speaker Rebukes Lawmakers for Taking Selfies During Vote
“Colleagues, you can’t make decisions and selfies at the same time,” Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said.
Russian Duma Passes Retirement Age Hike Law
Both anti-Kremlin activists and Communist lawmakers spoke out against the proposed pension age increase.
Russian Deputy Submits Bill to Regulate Duels
The so-called “Code on Dueling” limits handgun, sword and epee combat strictly to state officials.
Lone United Russia Deputy Defies Leadership on Pension Vote, Refuses Calls to Resign
Natalya Poklonskaya cast the United Russia party’s sole dissenting ballot.
7 Key Bills of the Russian Duma’s Spring Session
Lawmakers passed bills that raised the tax rate, made registration rules stricter and clamped down on online libel.
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