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Kremlin wants to jail Russians for 'spreading fake news about elections'
The Russian Prosecutor General's Office intends to seek, among other things, criminal liability for persons who disseminate knowingly false information about the elections, RIA Novosti quotes the Deputy head of the Prosecutor General's Office, Alexei Zhafyarov.
"We used mostly methods of prosecutorial response to restrict spreading knowingly false information, calls for mass public events during the voting and even for mass riots," Zhafyarov said at a meeting of the Federation Council …
$55 billion disappear from Russian banking system
The bankruptcy of several hundred banks and pension funds, which took place in recent years, left a $4 trillion rubles ($55 billion) hole in the Russian financial system.
The real value of the assets of 414 financial institutions, which are undergoing liquidation, is only 15% of the value indicated on their balance sheet, said First Deputy Director General of the Russian Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), Andrei Melnikov.
Of the 4.7 trillion rubles ($65 billion) of declared assets, only about 700 …
Kremlin wants to bring Russians living abroad back to Russia
The Russian government has approved a plan for the voluntary resettlement of “compatriots living abroad”.
By 2030, it is planned to bring back to Russia at least 500 thousand citizens, according to the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers on amendments to the state program "Ensuring public order and combating crime".
Resettlement, according to the document, should be organized "by providing emigrants with state guarantees from the federal budget."
Temporary visiting groups of the Foreign …
Russian Central Bank communication system fails after Kremlin attempts to shut down Google services
The Russian Central Bank experienced a failure of its electronic systems a few days after the Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, stepped up efforts to block VPNs and attempted to limit the work of a number of Google services.
Communication channels through which Russian banks interact with the Central Bank became unstable on Monday, September 13, Interfax reports, with reference to the press service of the Russian Central Bank.
On Tuesday, the problems persisted and created difficulties …
Kremlin accuses the U.S. of accelerating world inflation
The amount of anti-crisis support for the economy, introduced by the US authorities amid the pandemic, was excessive, said the former head of the Russian Ministry of Economic development, and now assistant to the Russian President Maxim Oreshkin.
“Pumping trillions of dollars into the system using the "printing press" of the Federal Reserve and the American budget led to an accelerating of inflation worldwide, “ he stated at the plenary session of the Moscow Financial Forum.
"The United …
Kremlin warns of consequences if Ukraine joins NATO
Russia will be forced to take countermeasures in the event of Ukraine's accession to NATO, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
"Washington responded quite positively to such Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Ukraine. Potentially, this is very dangerous for us, because NATO will thus continue to move its military infrastructure towards our borders," Peskov said.
This will entail the adoption of some countermeasures to "rebalance the situation and ensure 100 perent …
Kremlin promises to save Russians from imported goods
The import substitution program, which is being implemented in Russia, will allow a 2.5-time increase in the share of domestic products in the market, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu at a meeting with the staff of the Krasmash plant on Friday.
The phasing out of imports, as follows from the minister's statement, will begin in the coming years. The government has set a goal to increase the share of Russian goods has been set by 2025.
The driving force of the country's economic …
Russia builds plane to command Armed Forces in the event of nuclear war
Russia began building a new "Doomsday Aircraft", which will be used to evacuate the country's leadership and manage the army in the event of a nuclear war.
RIA Novosti reports, citing a source in the Russian defense industry, that the Russian Aerospace Forces will receive two such planes built on the basis of the Il-96-400M. One of these planes is already in production in Voronezh.
New Doomsday aircraft will replace the existing IL-80, built on the basis of passenger IL-86, which have been …
Russia to sell remaining grain reserves to cool inflation
The Russian authorities decided to sell the remaining grain reserves in order to bring down the flour prices and prevent the rise in price of bread ahead of September elections to the State Duma.The United Grain Company announced the that it is resuming trading in grain from the “intervention fund”, which the government has been accumulating since 2001, periodically opening it up to avoid a shortage in the market.As a rule, grain is purchased for the fund in the fall, and sold in winter and …
Kremlin tests disconnecting Russia from world internet
Russian authorities held exercises to isolate the Russian internet segment (Runet) from the global internet, RBC news agency reports, citing sources and materials of the working group "Information Security" under Russia’s Digital Economy national program.
The exercises, which took place between June 15 and July 15, were attended by Russia’s "big four" internet providers (MTS, Beeline, Megafon and Tele2), as well as Rostelecom, Transtelecom and ER-Telecom Holding.
"The possibility of physical …