In Ingushetia, Russia, a worker of the international human rights organization Amnesty International Oleg Kozlovsky was kidnapped and beaten, stated the press-service of the Russian unit of the organization.
Kozlovsky arrived in the capital of Ingushetia Магас on October 5 in order to monitor peaceful protests that started after the signing of the agreement on the administrative border between two regions by the leaders of Ingushetia and Chechnya.
“The following evening, an unknown man …
Patrolling the demilitarized zone in the Syrian province of Idlib scheduled for October 15th was temporarily put on hold due to a request by the Turkish side, reports a RIA News source, familiar with the situation.
“Turkey asked for more time and to postpone the start of joint patrols in Idlib. The Russian side was ready to start this morning,” said a source in the agency.
According to the source, the Turkish side referred to safety concerns, which so far, they cannot fully guarantee.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that prohibits independent anti-corruption inspections of legislative acts and their projects i.e. citizens with an unexpunged or unspent conviction and non-profit organizations deemed as “foreign agents”.
Interfax reported that the law “is aimed at improving the legal regulation of independent anti-corruption inspections”.
“International and foreign organizations no longer have an opportunity to conduct inspections. Citizens who were dismissed …
On Tuesday October 16, Russian Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov intends to invite Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to visit the annexed peninsula during the fifth Yalta International Economic Forum which will be held in April 2019.
Aksyonov revealed his intention during a session of the Syria-Crimea bilateral cooperation commission, TASS reports.
“We have already had the opportunity to invite your colleagues from the government to the fifth Yalta International Economic Forum. We hope …
The press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov confirmed that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un received an invitation to visit Russia, reports Interfax.
“Russian officials have invited the North Korean leader to visit Russia. The dates and place will be agreed via diplomatic channels, "- said Kremlin’s representative.
Earlier, the Russian newspaper Izvestia, citing an informed diplomatic source in South Korea, reported that the North Korean leader is likely to visit Russia. “ …