Vyacheslav Volodin

Russian women's retirement age softened

Russia's State Duma adopted amendments proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin to raise the retirement age for women by five years instead of eight under pension-reform legislation that has prompted large protests. The …

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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 …

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US starts secret talks with Russia

The US delegation asked to hold a closed-door meeting with the Russian State Duma deputies today. The lower house of the parliament said that the US side asked them to allow only an official photo session at the meeting. …

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Volodin to receive US senators tomorrow

Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin will receive the US congressional delegation, which is currently on a visit to Russia, on July 3, First Deputy Speaker Alexander Zhukov said. "The …

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Russian filmmaker Stanislav Govorukhin passes away

Well-known Russian film director and Chairman of the State Duma Culture Committee Stanislav Govorukhin passed away at 10:37 Moscow time at the Barvikha Sanatorium outside Moscow, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav …

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Russia passes law on counter-sanctions

Russia’s State Duma has passed the final third reading of a law on counter-sanctions against the US and other unfriendly states. The law stipulates that the Russian president may provide the government with the right to impose …

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