Voices from Russia

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Russia Passes Law Banning Bizarre Baby Names

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On Friday, the Gosduma (lower house of the Federal Assembly) passed a bill that bans parents from officially giving their babies names that are foul words, numbers, titles, or abbreviations. Pavel Krasheninnikov, the head of the Gosduma Committee for State Construction and Legislation, told us that the law bans figures, abbreviations, numerals, symbols, characters that aren’t letters (except a dash), obscene words and titles or positions as baby names. Nevertheless, the law grants parents an opportunity to give their baby a dual surname at birth. Krasheninnikov said:

Until now, the law allowed a “double-barrelled” surname after marriage, when a couple could combine two surnames in one. The law would grant parents a right to give a dual surname at birth, combining the surnames of mother and father. The previous legislation also failed to oblige people to give their offspring names that didn’t violate the children’s interests or rights. We know about such weird names as Air Traffic Controller, Lancelot, Lexus, Lettuce, or BOChrVF260602 (which translates to “biological human object of the Voronin-Frolov family born on 26 June 2002”), Prince, or Tsar. Most children with such names are subject to bullying at kindergartens and schools and usually feel outcasts. Children can’t change their names before the age of 14. The law formalised a child’s right to a normal life, to well-balanced growth, and respect for their individuality and human dignity. As you know, your rights end where my rights begin.

BOChrVF260602, who is already 14, still has no ID papers since the Moscow registration office refused to register such an outlandish name. Subsequently, a court upheld this ban.

21 April 2017

TASS

http://tass.com/society/942631

Saturday, 16 July 2016

16 July 2016. It’s “The Friday Night Fights” at the Rada… But It’s “All In The Family” at the Gosduma

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As the Rada throws punches, the Gosduma is full of laughs.

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The famous singer I D Kobzon goofs with a Duma colleague.

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All Russians know that homebrew pickles are the best “morning after” remedy in the world… you have to drink the “Rosol” (pickle juice) to get the full effect… I know whereof I speak.

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Iosif Davydovich shows that he isn’t dead, you bet… there’s life in the old dog yet…

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

OSCE Believes that Kiev Junta isn’t in Full Control of their “Armed Forces”

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The autumn session of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly (PA) was in Genève on 3-5 October, devoted to the role of parliaments in new security challenges, particularly in relation to the situation around the Ukraine. S Ye NaryshkinChairman of the RF Gosduma, represented Russia. Ilkka Kanerva, the chairman of the PA, who spoke at the opening of the session, stated that the OSCE believes that the Kiev junta isn’t in full control of its “armed forces”, saying, “Responsibility [for following the rules of war] falls on both parties. Kiev also has a responsibility to ensure that its armed forces comply with the code of conduct, in particular, the position that all states party to the OSCE should ensure effective management and control over their military, paramilitary, and security forces. There were alarming reports about certain actions, indicating that not all of them (armed formations) are under effective state control”.

4 October 2014

Novorusinform

http://www.novorosinform.org/news/id/10872

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Naryshkin: The Discovery of Mass Graves in the DNR Points to Genocide on the Part of the Kiev Junta, Lavrov Demands International Investigation

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This is a memorial for innocent Polish civilians murdered by UPA terrorists in the VOV. That is, the Galician Uniates always harboured and honoured terrorist elements. Bear that in mind if you deal with “Ukrainian Catholics” or “Ukrainian Orthodox”. As institutions, they refuse to condemn the murders of Ukrainian nationalist bandits. After all, “A knife for the Moskals”, “The Ukraine for Ukrainians only”, “Glory to the Heroes (the UPA murderers referenced above)”… it makes me sick to my stomach. Why do we tolerate such liars amongst us?

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On Friday, S Ye Naryshkin, the Chairman of the RF Gosduma, said that the discovery of mass graves in the DNR points to genocide on the part of the Kiev junta. On 23 September, the VSN found several mass graves near Donetsk. Locals told them that junta armed bands buried [civilian victims of repressions] there. On Wednesday, Foreign Minister S V Lavrov stated that more than 400 bodies were in the graves. Sergei Viktorovich informed the OSCE, the Council of Europe, and the UN of the discovery, and demanded an international investigation. Naryshkin said, “In areas recently occupied by Kiev forces, we found many brutally tortured and killed civilians, and we keep finding more and more clandestine graves. This doesn’t only inflate the number of victims… increasingly, one sees menacing signs of genocide, an extermination of regional Russian-speakers only for the fact of belonging to this group”.

3 October 2014

Rossiya Segodnya

http://ria.ru/world/20141003/1026821391.html

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