“It’s obvious that Flynn was forced to write the letter of resignation under a certain amount of pressure,” Leonid Slutsky a Senior Russian lawmakers.
Ildar Dadin was sentenced to 3 years in prison – reduced to 2 and a half on appeal – in Dec. 2015 for a series of peaceful one-man protests against Kremlin.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused the Kremlin of trying to block him from running in next year’s presidential election after a court found him guilty of embezzlement.
“If someone is hoping all the problems in Ukraine can simply be solved by restoring control of the current regime in Donbass, that is Utopia,” Lavrov said.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly described Putin as “a killer” in the interview with Trump as he tried to press the president to explain more fully why he respected his Russian counterpart.
U.S. President Donald Trump has said he wants better relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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President Vladimir Putin’s allies have passed a preliminary draft bill in Russia’s parliament that would ease some penalties for domestic violence, which supporters say would keep the state from meddling in the home but critics say would encourage abuse.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump but preparations for the possible meeting may take months, not weeks, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by TASS news agency.
Konstantin Rykov, a former pro-Putin lawmaker and one of the event’s promoters, said on social media it was right to celebrate the first phase of the “New World Order.”
Russia has reportedly launched an investigation after a mysterious drone – believed to be a model designed for defence purposes was found in the Black Sea.
“Prostitution is ugly social phenomenon,” Putin said, adding people who stand behind “fabrications” being used against Trump “are worse than prostitutes.”
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who has praised Putin as “very smart”, has signaled he wants to improve strained ties with Russia.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “It is an attempt to damage our bilateral relations. Hysteria is being whipped up to maintain a political witch hunt.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “We are observing a serious fatigue with these accusations. It truly is reminiscent of a witch-hunt.”
Russia said it had begun reducing its military forces in Syria under the terms of a fragile ceasefire deal brokered between opposition groups and the Syrian government.
“We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not state party,” Assange said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in the nationally broadcast address: “We are working, and working successfully, and we are achieving much.”
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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier proposed expelling 35 U.S. diplomats after outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the expulsions and sanctions.
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“Outstanding figures in American history from the ranks of Democratic Party would be turning in their graves. Roosevelt certainly would be,” Putin said.