Interfax: Recurrent Western attempts to ‘educate’ the East a kind of mania – Naryshkin

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MOSCOW. Dec 21 (Interfax) – World history shows that ideological wars have become a constant of Western policies, Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said in his article published by Russian newspaper ‘Izvestia’ on Monday. “The fact is that from time to time the West attempts to ‘educate’ the East. But having no authority to do this, it gets rebuffed, […]

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Interfax: West unfoundedly accuses Russia of INF breach to deflect similar accusations against itself – Naryshkin

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MOSCOW. Dec 10 (Interfax) – The West, including the United States, is breaching the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and is accusing Russia of doing so in order to deflect accusations against itself, State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin has said. “Political speculations aimed at deflecting lawful accusations and at misleading the global public on the subject of Russia have become […]

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Election Shifts Show Kremlin Wary Of Fallout From Recession

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(RFE/RL – rferl.org – Tom Balmforth – MOSCOW, June 1, 2015) The Kremlin is moving to bring next year’s parliamentary elections forward and set up snap gubernatorial votes in several provinces this year, maneuvering that analysts say shows the authorities fear a deepening recession could weaken them and galvanize the opposition. The State Duma elections in December 2011 catalyzed the […]

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Interfax: Issue of lifting sanctions from Russia should be raised by EU – Naryshkin

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MOSCOW. May 12 (Interfax) – Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said Russia will not initiate a discussion on the issue of the lifting of the anti-Russian sanctions. “We, of course, are not going to discuss any criteria for lifting the sanctions. The first step should be taken by the European Union, which took such unfriendly actions on Russia under […]

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Interfax: Western sanctions only united Russian society – Naryshkin

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CHERKESSK. Oct 21 (Interfax) – The sanctions imposed by Western countries against Russia have united Russians, said State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin. Speaking at a meeting with members of the Karachay-Cherkessia People’s Assembly on Tuesday, he said that Western partners have been putting pressure on Russia, in particular, by introducing a number of sanctions, including personal ones, which “runs counter […]

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Interfax: Naryshkin hopes Europe will understand risk of unwinding sanctions spiral

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MOSCOW. Aug 8 (Interfax) – Russia’s response to the anti-Russian measures taken by the West was forced and further unwinding of the “sanctions spiral” is absurd and dangerous, Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said. “As to the measures taken by Russia on the countries that initiated or support anti-Russia sanctions, they are a response aimed at protecting our citizens […]

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RIA Novosti: Ukraine’s Presidential Vote ‘Step Forward’ – Russian Lawmaker

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MOSCOW, May 26 (RIA Novosti) – Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said Monday that Sunday’s presidential election in Ukraine was a step away from lawlessness and toward a lawful government in Kiev. “In general, the election is a step forward to return the legal environment to the state,” said Naryshkin, the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament. “This […]

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Moscow Times: Ukraine Election the ‘Lesser of Two Evils’

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(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber – May 15, 2014) Despite President Vladimir Putin’s claim earlier this month that the Ukrainian presidential election on May 25 represents a step “in the right direction,” Russian officials have said Russia might not recognize the newly elected government in Kiev. State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin told channel Rossia 24 on Wednesday that […]

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RIA Novosti: Ukraine Better Off Holding Presidential Election – Parliament Speaker

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MOSCOW, May 14 (RIA Novosti) – Not holding the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine scheduled for May 25 would be worse for the country than holding them, Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said Wednesday. “It’s difficult for me to imagine that such elections could be completely legitimate. But it is obvious that not holding [presidential] elections would be even […]

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