In spite of the idea that every whim of Putin's is put into effect at lightning speed, there is much more inefficiency and resistance than at first meets the eye.
After the Communist Party blamed a botched Wednesday vote on a "water bottle" mix-up, the Russian State Duma chairman ridiculed fellow lawmakers for taking "selfies" while voting.
The head of parliament's families committee told Russian women to keep away from foreign men, while the head of the sports committee wants a baby boom.
At least three journalists have accused lawmaker Leonid Slutsky of harassing them, but the parliament threw out the case in one sitting.
Russia's most high profile set of harassment allegations since #MeToo have been waved away by parliament.
Parliamentarians from Russia said North Korea was ready to talk to the U.S.
As Washington urges Russia's state-funded network to register as a "foreign agent," Moscow is considering restrictions on all international press.
Russian State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin said Western leaders' unrelenting support for sanctions may indicate they "genetically dislike" Slavs.
The probe is seen as retaliation for a bill that would empower the DOJ to look into the operations of Russia-funded RT.
Vyacheslav Volodin spoke after the head of the church addressed parliament.
Russia's foreign minister said Putin always negotiates for Russia's benefit.
The opposition activist eyes support for aspiring local councillors
Another senior staff change at the Kremlin makes room for a younger successor.
Videos showing ballot box stuffing spread online, as the Kremlin hailed a triumph.
Liberal politician Ella Pamfilova heads the country's Electoral Commission for her first election.
The ruling party keeps ruling as an election without genuine choice approaches.
Will September vote ensure another decade of power for Putin?
The Levada Center recently reported Russia's ruling party's decline in the polls.
A Levada Center poll sees the party reach new lows for 2016, but no main beneficiary is in sight.
Tens of thousands of Muscovites have been receiving calls about the September elections.