The bill will make it impossible to run in elections for leaders, sponsors and rank-and-file members of “extremist” organisations, a designation being considered for opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s political network.
Turkey has demonstrated to other countries that it can limit Russia without the help of the US and Western European powers, adding a new element to Moscow’s strategic calculations.
The 1,100-km project, formerly known as North-South Pipeline, is expected to carry 12.4 billion cubic metres of natural gas annually.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov agree to work together despite differences as they held talks on the sidelines of an Arctic Council meeting in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.
The draft legislation would affect not only senior members and activists of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny's political network but also tens of thousands of Russians who supported its work with donations.
Tensions have spiralled between Russia and US since March after US President Joe Biden said he thought his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was a "killer" and Moscow recalled its ambassador to Washington for consultations.
At least nine school children and one teacher dead, many more wounded, after lone 19-year-old shooter opened fire in a school in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s republic of Tatarstan.
Amnesty International said it made a mistake and apologised"for the negative impacts this has had on Alexey Navalny personally" and the activists in Russia and around the world who tirelessly campaigned for his freedom.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the EU of trying to punish Moscow for its “independent foreign and domestic policies” and of trying to contain its development with “unlawful restrictions.”
Russia’s financial monitoring agency says it added jailed Alexey Navalny’s political network to a list of organisations involved in “terrorism and extremism” as a court considers also adding Kremlin critic’s Anti-Corruption Foundation.
Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny’s team announces on YouTube that it is disbanding its national network ahead of a court ruling expected to declare it an “extremist” organisation.
Apple is appealing the ruling and said in a statement, "we respectfully disagree with the determination" of the Russian anti-monopoly service.
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