A new scandal is unfolding in the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN). The agency's internal security service and the Federal Security Service (FSB) have suspected FSIN First Deputy Director Eduard Petrukhin in eavesdropping on his boss Alexander Reimer. Searching for the bugs, the operative broke the walls and part of the ceiling in Petrukhin's office, but got an unexpected result - they found the bugs, but they belonged to somebody else - someone was eavesdropping on Petrukhin himself.
Medvedev hopes to get 300 MP votes
The Kremlin has set the task to support the candidature of Dmitry Medvedev for the post of prime minister by the votes of at least 300 parliament members, sources in parliamentary parties told the Izvestia daily. United Russia and Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) have not enough votes for this. So the problem could be settled with the help of A Just Russia.
Churov to be awarded with Alexander Nevsky Order
Head of the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) Vladimir Churov will be awarded with the Alexander Nevsky Order. The corresponding decree was signed by the RF president on April 4, the CEC sources told Izvestia. Dmitry Medvedev will be handing state awards in the Kremlin on May 3. If nothing changes in the schedule of the head of state at the last moment, then Churov’s awarding will take place on this day.
RF Communications Ministry does not believe in Russian satellites
The development strategy of the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) envisages refusal from services of national producers.
Russia is joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the orientation toward the national producer the products of which do not meet competition on the global market, would be disastrous for a satellite communications operator that is working in new conditions, says Kseniya Drozdova, the company’s deputy director general for business development.