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Moscow authorities pledge to be mindful of people’s concerns over housing renovation bill

Some 8,000 people gathered on Sunday on Moscow’s central Prospect Sakharova Avenue to protest against the bill Moscow’s city authorities have pledged to be mindful of people’s concerns voiced at Sunday’s rally against a controversial bill on resettling residents of Soviet-era five-storey apartment blocks in the Russian capital. “We will be attentive to all meaningful…

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Russia’s health ministry says virus attacks repelled

Numerous ransomware attacks were reported worldwide on May 12, 2017 Russia’s Health Ministry has repelled virus attacks on its computers, an aide to Minister Nikita Odintsov wrote on his Twitter account. “I hereby inform you that @MINZDRAV_RF (Health Ministry of the Russian Federation – TASS) has effectively repelled the attacks and closed vulnerabilities,” he said.…

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No data leaks caused by virus attack on Russian Interior Ministry’s computers

According to Volk, the Ministry’s server resources were not infected as it uses different operation systems and locally-made servers on Russia’s Elbrus microprocessor The virus attack on the Russian Interior Ministry’s computers caused no information leaks, the Ministry’s Spokeswoman Irina Volk informed TASS. “As of now the virus has been localized. There have been no…

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Sberbank reports attempted virus attacks on its infrastructure

“The system has not been infected by viruses,” the bank’s press service told TASS One of Russia’s biggest banks, Sberbank, said on Friday it has registered attempted hacker attacks on its infrastructure. “Information security systems timely registered attempts at penetrating into the bank’s infrastructure. The bank’s network has a system if protection against such attacks.…

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News Feed Putin expects reconstruction of Bethlehem’s Old City to increase

News Feed Putin expects reconstruction of Bethlehem’s Old City to increase tourist flow

The reconstruction of Bethlehem’s Old City will increase tourist inflow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said following talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. The Russian president pointed out that “the development of humanitarian ties has always played an important role in cooperation between Russia and Palestine.” Putin pointed to the cultural projects implemented recently, particularly mentioning…

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Poll shows more than 82% approve of Putin’s work

A total of 52.8% of Russians praise Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s activities A total of 82.1% of Russians approve of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s performance, and 52.8% praise Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s activities, a survey conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center shows. Sociologists note that in late April the Russian president enjoyed a…

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Over 8 mln people take to streets in Russia for ‘Immortal Regiment’ marches – police

In 2016, the ‘Immortal Regiment’ marches saw 6.2 million people The ‘Immortal Regiment’ events commemorating those who fought during the Second World War have united eight million people across Russia, twice more than last year’s marches, Interior Ministry spokeswoman Irina Volk told TASS on Tuesday. “More than 2,000 events have taken place in Russian cities…

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Putin takes part in ‘Immortal Regiment’ march

For the Russian president, like for an absolute majority of Russians, the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is a part of his family’s history Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the ‘Immortal Regiment’ march in Moscow to commemorate those who fought or died in the Soviet Union’s Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany in…

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