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Russia inroduced fines for smoking in public · 2014-12-11 11:35

The stiffer penalties for smoking in public are introduced in Russia as the government continues its battle to improve health standards in the country.

The law sets fines of up to 3,000 rubles ($94) for smoking in public places designated as no smoking areas. The steepest fines are reserved for offenders smoking in playgrounds.

Under the new rules fines for vendors selling goods containing tobacco to minors have also been increased.

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26.1.2020 13:11 Israeli Detained in Russia for Drug Trafficking Pleads Pardon From President Putin

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu previously filed a plea for mercy from the Russian head of state to release the Israeli citizen. Putin, who has met with the mother of the detained woman, has stated that "everything is going to be fine".


26.1.2020 11:15 Over 200 Amateur Fishermen Evacuated From Ice Floe Off Russia's Sakhalin - Video

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK (Sputnik) - The incident took place near Cape Svobodny in Mordvinov Bay. About 600 ice fishing lovers got cut off from the shore because of an ice crack. Some of them left the ice floe on their own, while the rest were brought ashore by rescuers.


26.1.2020 8:42 Austrian FM Schallenberg Explains What Russia Means to Modern Europe

The new Austrian government, formed in January, previously stated in its programme there is a need for the gradual lifting of sanctions against Russia. Vienna also noted it would continue to promote direct ties with Moscow via the Sochi Dialogue.


25.1.2020 20:11 Seven Chinese Citizens With Viral Respiratory Illness Symptoms Hospitalised in Moscow

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Seven Chinese citizens have been transported from a hotel in northern Moscow to an infectious diseases hospital on suspicion of carrying an acute viral respiratory illness, a representative for the Russian capital's emergency services said on Saturday.


25.1.2020 19:11 Even 90% Effective Vaccine Can Stop Outbreak of New Deadly Coronavirus - Professor

The coronavirus scare has put health officials around the globe on high alert, leaving cities and tourist sites shut down in China as well as extra measures being taken at international airports. In Russia, two universities are working on a vaccine against the deadly illness, which has left dozens dead and over a thousand infected around the world.


25.1.2020 10:9 Russian ‘Striptease’ Skater Tuktamysheva Opens up About Potential Citizenship Change

The 2015 world and European champion, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, made headlines in 2018 after stripping down to lingerie during her gala performance at the Skate Canada Grand Prix. For some time now, there has been speculation that the 23-year-old figure skater may soon change to represent another country.


25.1.2020 4:45 ATV Made in Russia: Overcoming Any Obstacles Not a Pipe Dream Anymore - Video

A young company in the Russian city of Kostroma has created BigBo, an all-terrain amphibious vehicle designed and engineered for active recreation, combining a stunning terrain-crossing capacity with a high level of comfort.


24.1.2020 17:38 Vladimir Putin Excites Netizens by Helping Palestinian Guard After Cap Mishap - Video

Following his visit to Jerusalem, where he spoke at the World Holocaust Forum, the Russian president headed to the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank to talk to President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. The personal photographer of the latter shared a video that revealed Vladimir Putin’s fatherly side.


24.1.2020 14:37 Russian Figure Skater Zagitova Wows Fans With Deep Split as She Resumes Training Amid Career Break

Last month, one of Russia’s most renowned figure skaters, Alina Zagitova, publicly revealed that she would take a temporary leave from her record-breaking career as she aimed to regain her strength and motivation.


24.1.2020 11:44 Leap of Faith: Russian Woman Miraculously Survives Fall From 9th Floor of Apartment Building - Video

It's horrifying to see somebody walking out of the window of a tall building - but in very rare cases, people can miraculously survive such extreme events - which is a real miracle, regardless of whether there is a lot of snow to break their fall.


24.1.2020 8:56 Russian ‘Striptease’ Skater Tuktamysheva Reveals What She Values Most in Men

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, a 23-year-old figure skater from Russia’s Udmurt Republic, made headlines a few years ago in her iconic appearance at the Skate Canada Grand Prix by stripping down to lingerie during her performance.


24.1.2020 6:36 Putin Appoints Ex-Minister for Economic Development Oreshkin as Advisor - Kremlin

Oreshkin left his position earlier this month amid a cabinet reshuffle, with the Russian president appointing Federal Tax Service Head Mikhail Mishustin the new prime minister, and also announcing significant constitutional amendments.


24.1.2020 2:20 Russia Plans to Have Domestically-Produced Avionics for MC-21 Aircraft by End of 2023

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has plans to create domestically-produced avionics for its new twin-jet airliner, the MC-21, by the end of 2023, according to documents for participants in a relevant tender.


24.1.2020 2:11 Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to Meet With UN Special Envoy for Syria Pedersen in Moscow

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen to discuss various aspects of the Syrian peace process in Moscow on Friday.


23.1.2020 9:5 Russian State Duma Supports Constitutional Amendments Legislation in Preliminary Vote

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the need for constitutional changes during his annual address to the parliament.


23.1.2020 4:45 Population of Amur Leopards Unharmed by Rising Number of Siberian Tigers – National Park

VLADIVOSTOK Russia (Sputnik) – The increasing number of Siberian tigers in the Land of the Leopard National Park has no negative impact on the population of Amur leopards living there, the park’s press service said on Thursday, citing a research.


22.1.2020 23:38 Russian Prime Minister Mishustin Appoints New Heads of Pension Fund, Medical-Biological Agency

Mishustin previously accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation to become prime minister following the resignation of the former government led by Dmitry Medvedev.


22.1.2020 17:49 Moody’s Believes Russia’s Economic Policy Will Remain Unchanged Despite Government Shuffle

The government of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigned last week, immediately following President Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly. The new cabinet of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin was appointed Tuesday, with most of the previous government’s economic bloc retaining its seats.


22.1.2020 11:46 Multi-Faith Russia Needs Strong Presidential Power - Putin

USMAN (Lipetsk region) (Sputnik) - Multi-faith Russia needs strong presidential power, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.


22.1.2020 8:54 Russia's Prime Minister Mishustin Signs Decree for Approval of New Government

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on Wednesday, approving the new structure of the government, a corresponding document published on the cabinet's website said.






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