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Russia revokes right to take military action in Ukraine

Russia has revoked its right to launch military action in Ukraine. The move, taken at the behest of President Vladimir Putin, was overwhelmingly

Russia has revoked its right to launch military action in Ukraine. The move, taken at the behest of President Vladimir Putin, was overwhelmingly

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New Russian anti-terror laws precede Sochi Olympics

A raft of new anti-terrorism laws have been submitted to the Russian parliament – the Duma. State security services have been heavily involved in

A raft of new anti-terrorism laws have been submitted to the Russian parliament – the Duma. State security services have been heavily involved in

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Anti-gay adoption bill passes final Duma reading

The Russian lower house of parliament the Duma has passed in the third reading a bill placing adoption restrictions on nations allowing same-sex

The Russian lower house of parliament the Duma has passed in the third reading a bill placing adoption restrictions on nations allowing same-sex

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New Russian central bank chief pledges changes

Russia’s next central bank chief, Elvira Nabiullina, is pledging changes to the way the bank works in order to boost the flow of credit via retail

Russia’s next central bank chief, Elvira Nabiullina, is pledging changes to the way the bank works in order to boost the flow of credit via retail

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Duma passes law blocking Americans from adopting Russian children

The Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, has approved a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Diplomats say the move is a

The Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, has approved a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Diplomats say the move is a

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Russian treason bill passes lower house

A new law that widely expands the definition of high treason has been passed by Russia’s lower house of parliament. Critics say the bill is so

A new law that widely expands the definition of high treason has been passed by Russia’s lower house of parliament. Critics say the bill is so

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Duma votes anti-Putin MP out of parliament

A Russian MP who turned against President Putin has been voted out of the lower house of parliament, the Duma. Gennady Gudkov was expelled by 291

A Russian MP who turned against President Putin has been voted out of the lower house of parliament, the Duma. Gennady Gudkov was expelled by 291

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Russian Duma passes controversial internet law

Russian politicians have taken another step towards approving a new law on the internet which its supporters say will protect children, and its

Russian politicians have taken another step towards approving a new law on the internet which its supporters say will protect children, and its

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After 18 years, Russia to join WTO

Lawmakers in Russia’s lower house of parliament have voted to join the World Trade Organisation. As the vote was held in the State Duma, opponents

Lawmakers in Russia’s lower house of parliament have voted to join the World Trade Organisation. As the vote was held in the State Duma, opponents