Contents tagged with Russian Federation council

  • Russia’s Federation Council: Military base in Venezuela would be 'inexpedient'

    It would be “inexpedient” to establish a Russian military base in Venezuela, commented Vladimir Dzhabarov, deputy chairperson of the Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee, to the Russian news agency Interfax.

    The Russian MP made this statement the day after Trump demanded that Russia “get out” of Venezuela, a country that the Kremlin has loaned $17 billion to over the last 12 years.

    The political and economic crisis in Venezuela should be resolved through “political methods”, …

  • Russian senator arrested on double murder charges

    During a plenary session of Russia’s Federation Council on Wednesday, Rauf Arashukov, the youngest senator in Russian history, was arrested on charges of organizing contract killings and other serious crimes.

    Law enforcement blocked the entrance to the hall and made the press leave, after which Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Investigative Committee, entered the hall and read out the order to remove Arashukov’s parliamentary immunity.

    Arashukov attempted to …