Anti-Sobyanin or Anti-Putin rallies – Deutsche Welle sees no difference

29.05.2017, Russia.

According to a Deutsche Welle reporter, there is no difference between May 27th rally, held on Suvorov Square against Moscow’s renovation, and May 28th rally, held on Vavilov Street.

In the reporter’s opinion, the May 27th rally, held without the participation of political parties, aimed against Moscow’s Major Sobyanin, is no different from May 28th rally, where parties like Parnas, December 5th Party and others participated, with slogans like “Putin Out!” and “Russia Without Putin”. Continue reading

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Russian Foreign Ministry: Staged chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun has clear political goals

28.05.2017, Russia.

On May 25, the Foreign Ministry of Russia in its commentary on the session of the UN Security Council held on May 23, which is published on the Ministry’s website, commented the results of another discussion around the alleged chemical attack in Idlib (Syria).

“A discouraging situation is emerging. Almost two months after the chemical incident, nobody seems to really bother to visit Khan Shaykhun in order to find out all the circumstances of such a high-profile case,” the Foreign Ministry says in its commentary. The authors emphasize that the Western side also refuses to visit the Shayrat airbase “where, according to their statements, the sarin gas used in Khan Shaykhun was supposedly stored,” the statement says. Continue reading

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Russian Investigative Committee investigates the killing of Donbass residents

25.05.2017, Russia.

Three criminal cases have been initiated to investigate the killing of Donbass residents, a spokeswoman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Svetlana Petrenko, said on May 25, TASS news agency reports.

“According to the investigation, on May 18, 20, and 21, the servicemen of the Ukrainian army and the National Guard fulfilled manifestly illegal orders received from superior officials of the Defense Ministry, having used heavy artillery of high destructive power for a targeted shelling of civil infrastructure facilities, which were not military targets, in the villages of Kominternovo and Spartak, as well as in the Petrovsky district of the city of Donetsk,” Colonel of Justice, Director of the Media Relations Department, Svetlana Petrenko said. Continue reading

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Moscow protests Children’s Ombudswoman Kuznetsova’s actions

25.05.2017, Russia.

Today, on May 24, the activists of All-Russian Parents’ Resistance Organization (ARPR) went out to picket on Miusskaya Square in Moscow against Children’s Ombudswoman Anna Kuznetsova’s actions, Rossa Primavera News Agency reports.

The pickets were organized in front of the building of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation to “welcome” the Children’s Ombudswoman on her way back from Finland. The participants oppose her policy of compromise with respect to the system of forced foster care.  Her actions have triggered a number of major Russian parents’ non-governmental organizations to withdraw their membership from the Civic Chamber, speaking out against the Western methods of forced foster care to be implemented into Russian legislation. Continue reading

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Sergey Kurginyan: We have the right to fight discrimination against Russians in Ukraine

24.05.2017, Russia.

On May 22 during the First Studio talk show on the Russian Channel One, Sergey Kurginyan, the leader of the Essence of Time movement and a political scientist, said that discrimination against Russians in Ukraine is the same as it was in the US before the Civil War against black slaves.

Kurginyan reminded Michael Bohm, an American journalist, about the fair struggle of American abolitionists led by Lincoln against the oppression of Black people in the United States. He drew a parallel between this struggle and the struggle against the discrimination of Russians in Ukraine. Continue reading

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Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation speaks out in defense of the traditional family

24.05.2017, Russia.

Valery Zorkin, the Сhairman of the Constitutional Court, spoke about the Russian state’s need to fight for the preservation of traditional family values at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, RIA Novosti news agency reported on May 18.

Zorkin noted that the idea of free gender identity is spreading in the modern world.  In countries where these ideas are spreading, the state cultivates distrust toward traditional families as carriers of “obsolete” gender norms.  Such states adopt laws which allow the state to intervene in family affairs to the point of the removal and transfer of children from traditional families to same-sex couples.  While tolerance for non-traditional values is being promoted, no tolerance is shown for traditional family values. Continue reading

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Kurginyan: Ukraine will lose statehood if it starts ethnic cleansing

24.05.2017, Russia.

Renowned political analyst and leader of the Essence of Time movement, Sergey Kurginyan, said on the air of the First Studio talk show on Russian Channel One that if Ukraine begins exterminating Russians it will lose its statehood according to the genocide law.

This is how Sergey Kurginyan reacted to a statement made by a Ukrainian TV presenter, Sergey Chernyshev, who called over television for ethnic cleansing and executions and to the words of a Ukrainian guest of the First Studio, Tatyana Voronina, who said that “it is an internal Ukrainian matter”. Continue reading

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Kurginyan: Ukraine’s degradation resembles radioactive decay

22.05.2017, Russia.

Hostility and denial of well-known facts facilitate the self-destruction of Ukraine, said “Essence of Time” movement leader Sergey Kurginyan, during “Time will tell” talk show on Russian Channel One.

The Ukrainian people are being given nothing but hatred; they are not being offered a Ukrainian national idea, or a Ukrainian identity, and hatred in and of itself is very destructive, says Sergey Kurginyan. Continue reading

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Russian Federation Senator: US air strike on the Syrian military was intentional

19.05.2017, Russia.

The attack of the US-led Western coalition’s aircraft on the positions of the pro-government units of Syria was deliberate, said Chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s Committee for Foreign Affairs  Konstantin Kosachev, Regnum news agency reported on May 19.Representatives of the Pentagon said that an air strike on the armed forces of a sovereign state was carried out to protect the troops of the Western coalition. Kosachev noted that “the United States literally recognizes that it is striking pro-government forces”, protecting the de-facto occupational forces of the Western coalition deployed in the Syrian Arab Republic (the SAR), without the appropriate mandate of the UN Security Council or the invitation of the Syrian government. Continue reading

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