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Russia: Politician's extraordinary tirade at pregnant journalist

The deputy speaker of Russia’s parliament, Vladimir Zhirinovsky has been urged to resign after verbally insulting a pregnant reporter at a press

The deputy speaker of Russia’s parliament, Vladimir Zhirinovsky has been urged to resign after verbally insulting a pregnant reporter at a press

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Duma vote brings Crimea a step closer to full Russian integration

Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has overwhelmingly approved a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, taking the Black Sea peninsula

Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has overwhelmingly approved a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, taking the Black Sea peninsula

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Duma votes to annex Crimea, brings full integration a step closer

Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has overwhelmingly approved a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, taking the Black Sea peninsula

Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has overwhelmingly approved a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, taking the Black Sea peninsula

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Russia: Law banning foreign accounts for officials comes into force

From today, any Russian politician or official found with a foreign bank account will face the sack or be forced to resign. The law was passed in

From today, any Russian politician or official found with a foreign bank account will face the sack or be forced to resign. The law was passed in

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Russian NGOs face more scrutiny

Russia’s parliament has been discussing tightening the law that regulates charities and campaign groups that engage in political activities and

Russia’s parliament has been discussing tightening the law that regulates charities and campaign groups that engage in political activities and

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Critics see red over Russia's internet blacklist

Russia has begun blacklisting websites it considers a threat to children. A new law that was passed by parliament in the summer has come into

Russia has begun blacklisting websites it considers a threat to children. A new law that was passed by parliament in the summer has come into

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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's rough start

The elections earlier this month for the new Russian Duma brought ordinary people out in the biggest protests since the breakup of the old Soviet

The elections earlier this month for the new Russian Duma brought ordinary people out in the biggest protests since the breakup of the old Soviet

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Putin ally presides Duma as protests continue

A close ally of Vladimir Putin has been elected speaker of Russia’s State Duma, at its first sitting since a parliamentary poll critics say was

A close ally of Vladimir Putin has been elected speaker of Russia’s State Duma, at its first sitting since a parliamentary poll critics say was

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Russian parliament meets despite poll protests

Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has convened for the first time since this month’s elections sparked widespread protests. In a

Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has convened for the first time since this month’s elections sparked widespread protests. In a

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Medvedev ends opposition hopes of ballot re-run

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has led the first formal proceedings of the new parliament, killing off any opposition hopes of a re-run of the

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has led the first formal proceedings of the new parliament, killing off any opposition hopes of a re-run of the