Politics of Russia

President Putin Submitted a Package of Constitutional Amendments to Parliament

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday submitted a package of constitutional amendments to parliament less than a week after announcing a surprise plan to reform the political system.

The bill, which can be found on the website of the lower house State Duma's website, proposes changes, including the transfer of some power outside the presidency.

As Ukraine’s Conflict Grinds On, Lawyers Take to the Frontline

As Ukraine embraces European values, human rights lawyers in the country have become increasingly active in their attempts to tackle the harsh violations that have resulted from the annexation of Crimea and the ongoing armed conflict with separatists in the eastern Donbas region of the country.

"Time has come to raise the question why the UN headquarters is situated in New York"

Russian delegation should have attended the UN General Assembly in New York.
Lavrov said that Russia should not put up with such insolence.
"We have already got used to the United States' lack of manners, we will respond accordingly," the first man of Russian diplomacy noted.
Lavrov explained that Moscow would find a way to respond adequately, Sputnik reported.

Thousands Gathered for Rallies in Moscow and other Cities, and there are Arrests Again

Despite the rainy weather and the absence of all opposition leaders in Moscow on Andrey Sakharov Boulevard for the third consecutive Saturday, thousands of dissatisfied gathered because of the non-admission of candidates for the September local government elections in the capital.

The Arctic Council Foreign Ministers Ended Their Meeting in Finland Without a Joint Statement

Foreign ministers from the eight Arctic council countries, including Russia and the United States, ended today's meeting in northern Finland without accepting a joint declaration, BTA reported.
"This is an organization where all decisions are based on consensus, decisions must be unanimous," Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini, who chaired the meeting, told reporters.