Russian State Duma

Milli Majlis celebrates 100th anniversary

A solemn ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijani parliament has been held at Milli Majlis in Baku today. It was attended by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The head of state is making a speech at the …

Law is not attempt to erase languages

Last week, Russia's State Duma has passed a bill on studying native languages of Russian peoples in the third and final reading. According to the bill, federal standards of primary school education in Russia now provide an option to …

Russia's VAT rate hike bill passed in second reading

Russia’s State Duma passed the bill on raising value-added tax (VAT) to 20% from 18%, starting from 2019, in the second reading today.  The insurance contributions are currently paid in full at a rate of 30% for an …

Russia's pension reform to be adopted in first reading

Accounts Chamber of Russia has found several shortcomings in the government’s bill on raising the retirement age, while having no conceptual remarks to the document, according to the letter to the Chairman of the Duma Committee on …

Volodin: we open to dialogue with US lawmakers

Russia’s State Duma is open to dialogue with US legislators, but currently the inter-parliamentary contacts between the two countries have been reduced almost to zero, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said at a meeting …