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Vladimir Vasiliev to stay one of United Russia’s leaders

Today, Vladimir Vasiliev, who for the first time in recent years arrived at the congress of the ruling United Russia party not as head of the parliamentary faction, but as the head of Dagestan, was elected to the Supreme Council of the United …

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It's time to change Russia for better, Putin says

Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the 17th congress of the United Russia party, calling on the party members to work on changes in the country towards a worthy future for its citizens. "The irreversibility of …

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 Terrorist recruiters to get life sentences in Russia

Russia’s State Duma passed a law in the third and final reading toughening criminal responsibility for recruiting terrorists up to a life sentence. The law stiffens punishment for bankrolling terrorism, as well as incitement, …

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Results of municipal and regional elections in Russia

Today, the results of municipal and regional elections are summed up in Russia. Yesterday, the elections on regional and municipal levels and local referendums were held in the majority of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. They took …

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Russian parliamentarians to visit Syria next week

The representatives of all factions of the Russian State Duma are planning to visit Syria next week, the deputy chairman of the State Duma, the head of the United Russia faction, Vladimir Vasiliev, said at the Viasna concert at the Vorobyovy Gory …

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Vyacheslav Volodin appointed State Duma Speaker

Vyacheslav Volodin has been confirmed as the new speaker of the Russian State Duma. His candidacy was supported by 404 members of the Duma. Dmitry Novikov was supported by 40 members. The candidate was …

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Putin to address new Russian State Duma

Russian President Vladimir Putin will address the newly-elected State Duma on October 5, as the legislative body hold its first plenary meeting since last month's elections. The September 18 parliamentary vote gave …

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52.7 million Russians elect 6 parties to State Duma

The Russian Central Electoral Commission announced today the final results of the elections to the State Duma of the seventh convocation: the new composition of the lower house of the Parliament includes four parties of the previous …

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 Irina Yarovaya may head Duma Legislative Committee

The United Russia lawmaker Irina Yarovaya is a candidate to become head of a powerful parliamentary committee on constitutional legislation, the Vedomosti newspaper reports. Yarovaya, previously known for legislative …

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Russia to save 2 billion rubles on political parties

The total amount of public funding of the Russian political parties will be reduced by 30%. Thus, government funding will decline from 6.99 billion rubles to 5.03 billion rubles. In accordance with the law 'On political …

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Medvedev: United Russia offers stability

A basis of the election program of United Russia is social and economic stability, the Russian prime minister, the party leader Dmitry Medvedev said. Commenting on the election program of …

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