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PACE Election Assessment Mission to come to Moscow

A mission of observers from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will visit Moscow on September 17 through 19 to assess the parliamentary elections in Russia, PACE’s press service said on Monday. …

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Putin names State Duma elections date

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order scheduling State Duma elections for September 19, 2021, the Single Vote Day, the Kremlin press service announced Thursday. "Schedule the elections of the State Duma deputies …

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Russian State Duma concludes spring session

The Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) has concluded its spring session, which was the last one in its seventh convocation. "The spring session has concluded," Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin …

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Russian Duma backs pullout from Open Skies Treaty

The Russian parliament's lower house unanimously decided on Wednesday to denounce the Open Skies Treaty during a plenary session. The house's international affairs committee also unanimously upheld the withdrawal from the …

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It is possible to limit WhatsApp in Russia, MP says

Technically it is possible to restrict the work of the Whatsapp messenger in Russia,  chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications Alexander Khinshtein said. ”As for …

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Putin signs law enabling him to run for president again

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law letting him run for the president of Russia again. The law was uploaded to the official Internet-portal of legal information on Monday. A number of provisions of the law was developed on …

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Russia's State Duma proposes to abolish VAT

The value added tax (VAT) should be abolished in Russia, first deputy chairman of the State Duma Commission on Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Nikolai Arefiev said in an interview with the Rossiya-1 television channel. "I …

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Putin allowed to run for president again

Russia’s State Duma (the lower house of parliament) has passed the third reading of a bill allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again. According to one of the amended provisions of the Russian Constitution, presidential …

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Russia gradually ditching U.S. dollar

Russia is gradually reducing the share of the U.S. dollar in the US economy and foreign exchange reserves, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said. "For example, within the framework of the EAEU, settlements in national …

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Putin receives letter from Ali Khamenei

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf arrived in Moscow on Monday, where he met with Russian State Duma lower parliament house Vyacheslav Volodin. During the meeting, Galibaf conveyed to the speaker a message from the …

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