Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.
On September 6, 2016, while making an annual speech to Parliament, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko discussed the number of pro-Russian fighters in the separatist-held Donbas. "The pro-Russian separatist forces in the Donbas amount to almost 38,500 people, more than 600 tanks, 1,250 combat armored vehicles, 750 artillery systems, and about 300 multiple launch rocket systems," Poroshenko said.
On February 22, 2017, …
The Federal District Court in Seattle sentenced Russian citizen, Roman Seleznev, the son of a State Duma deputy from the LDPR party Valery Seleznev, to 27 years in prison in a cyber fraud case.
In August last year, Roman Seleznev was convicted of fraud, computer hacking, possession of illegally acquired credit cards and theft of personal data.
In a written statement made by Seleznev and read out by his lawyer, Igor Litvak, the convict called the verdict "equivalent to a death sentence" and " …
Russia has raised the issue of the return of Russian diplomatic property seized under the administration of the previous U.S. President, Barack Obama. This was purposely discussed during a telephone conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the conversation took place on April 21 at the initiative of the American side.
"Some issues on the bilateral agenda were considered. Lavrov re- …
The spokesman for the Eastern Military District, Alexander Gordeyev, stated that all movement of military equipment in the Eastern Military District is planned and related to combat training, reported RIA Novosti.
"All movements of equipment and troops are being conducted in accordance with the combat training plan. An inspection of the district’s troops during the winter training period will last from April 3 to 29. As part of this inspection the military units have been placed on high alert …
The State Duma of Russia has prepared a bill that proposes a "legal mechanism" for the reburial of the remains of Vladimir Lenin.
This was reported by Russia’s Interfax news agency, citing Vladimir Sysoev, one of the initiators of the bill and an MP from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR). According to him, the document has already been submitted to the lower house.
The bill proposes amendments to the current law on funeral and burial, the deputy noted. "Our bill contains a legal …