Russian MPs back constitutional amendments in key reading | AFP

Images show Russian lawmakers voting in the Lower House of the Russian Parliament before the approval of Vladimir Putin’s package of constitutional amendments during a key second reading. The amendments include the possibility that Vladimir Putin could run again for Russian president. A total of 382 MPs voted for the package of changes to the constitution, with 44 abstaining. IMAGES

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Russia ready for global internet shutdown, can sustain its own web – MPs

Russian users would survive a global internet shutdown as the Lower House of parliament passed a bill set to guarantee the sustainable operation of the Runet – the Russian segment of the internet.

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