Russian State Duma

Russia reduces budget's dependence on oil

Russia's non-oil and gas budget deficit will be less than 6% in 2018-2020, the head of the Russian Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov said, speaking yesterday at the meeting of the State Duma Committee on Budget and …

 Russia's Volodin to visit Tehran

The speaker of the Duma lower house of Russia's parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, said that he will visit Tehran next year. Speaking at the meeting with Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani, …

Why did Russia’s rating grow?

According to Reuters, ratings agency Fitch revised its outlook on Russia’s long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default ratings to positive from stable. Fitch, which also affirmed Russia’s rating at “BBB-”, said …

State Duma wants to tighten requirements for bank owners

The initiative group of deputies of the State Duma’s Committee for State Construction and Legislation has began discussing the issue of increasing the responsibility of bank owners - up to the introduction of subsidiary responsibility, when …

State Duma opens autumn session

The State Duma opened its autumn session today, 414 of 450 deputies registered in the plenary session hall. The first plenary session was opened by State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin. He said that the priority of work of the …

State Duma deputy Irina Yevtushenko dies

State Duma deputy Irina Yevtushenko died in Moscow after a serious illness. "Today, a member of the Committee on International Affairs, deputy Yevtushenko, died in the Central Clinical Hospital after a serious illness," the lower house …