Russian State Duma

Russia to simplify obtaining Russian citizenship

Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted a bill on Russian citizenship to the State Duma. The document published in the Duma's legislative database broadens the presidential rights to designate categories eligible for fast-track …

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Russia to tighten punishment for roadhogs

According to Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption Vasily Piskarev, a bill on toughening punishment for reckless drivers is under development. For its approval it is necessary to carry out consultations …

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Volodin elected speaker of Russia’s eighth State Duma

Russia’s eighth State Duma delegates elected Vyacheslav Volodin as chairman at their first session on Tuesday. His nomination was supported by 360 out of 450 delegates. His contender Dmitry Novikov from the Communist Party garnered 61 …

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Russia’s eighth State Duma opens its first meeting

The eighth State Duma has officially kicked off, with its delegates ushering in their first plenary session. Valentina Tereshkova, the first female cosmonaut and legislator from the United Russia party, opened the event. "Esteemed …

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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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