Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the government to work out a range of measures to boost growth and spur Russia’s faltering economy, but warned against changes to the country’s new fiscal rules.
Russia’s Constitutional Court has confirmed voters' rights to contest election results in court.
(Vedomosti, The Moscow Times)
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview aired on Monday that state officials should not own real estate abroad, as it could leave them open to “pressure.”
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Germany's largest air carrier Lufthansa cancelled 1,700 flights, including 40 to Russia, on Monday due to a strike by its staff.
(Vedomosti, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)
Russia and the United States are committed to boosting their efforts to jointly fight terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is suspected with his brother of planting bombs at the finish line at last week’s Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 200, was charged on Monday in his hospital bed with using a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property resulting in death, a crime that could carry the death penalty.
The US Department of State noted a sharp increase in human rights violations across Russia.
Canadian security officials arrested two men on Monday who were suspected of planning a terror attack to derail a passenger train, allegedly with backing from “al-Qaida elements in Iran.”
If government plans come to fruition, congestion in Moscow will be significantly reduced, thanks to a network of modern transportation hubs to be built using funds supplied primarily by local and foreign private investors. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin hopes that by 2020 Moscow will boast streets free of traffic jams and its own Disneyland-style amusement park.
(The Moscow Times)
Six people were shot dead in the city of Belgorod in southwest Russia on Monday afternoon by a lone gunman.
Russia put Hermitage Capital equity fund head William Browder on an international wanted list after Moscow’s Tverskoi Court issued an arrest warrant for the UK-based businessman on Monday.
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