The U.S. State Department will assist the Russian Federation in talks with the government of the U.S. state of Texas with regards to the death of another adopted child from Russia in the United States.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has started a preliminary investigation into the death of yet another Russian foster child in the United States.
The Russian government has approved amendments to the federal law on small and medium enterprises which will lift the restrictions on foreign nationals opening small and medium-sized businesses, the Prime news agency reports.
Following a string of scandals over Duma deputies’ property and businesses one lawmaker is suggesting of sacking MPS if they cheat on their property declarations.
by Vlad Sobell
The Nature of Russia's Democracy
Russia is coming to democracy (or more precisely modernity) from a very different direction compared with most Western countries. Russia was not overthrown or invaded, – it was liberated from communism/totalitarianism by its own bootstraps. Thanks to this impulse – which was driven by internal democratizing forces from its own people, –Russia continues to grow its democratic system slowly up to the present––and will continue to do so. For this reason, we (the West) have no right to lecture or criticize the Russians on their evolving governance. Nothing good comes from it; quite the contrary, it only creates resentment on their side––and the entrenchment of a patronizing mindset on our side.
On December 29, 2012, the President of Russia signed into law Federal Law No. 282-FZ on Amendment of Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation and Abolition of Certain Provisions of Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation (the “Amendments Law” or the “Law”).