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Mishustin approved as Russian Prime Minister

The Russian State Duma endorsed the president’s nominee Mikhail Mishustin as Prime Minister. 383 deputies voted for his candidacy for the post of prime minister of Russia, none were against, while 41 abstained, …

Anatoly Aksakov: Russian government needs new blood

Head of the State Duma’s Committee for Financial Markets Anatoly Aksakov, speaking to Vestnik Kavkaza, commented on the resignation of Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet and President Vladimir Putin's proposal to appoint …

Volodin urges U.S. ambassadors to study history

Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin suggested that the U.S. Department of State, "before sending an ambassador to a country, should inquire about his or her knowledge of that country’s history." …

Germany will take care of Nord Stream 2, Slutsky says

Berlin will not allow US sanctions to harm the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, the head of the State Duma’s international affairs committee, Leonid Slutsky said. He stressed that Washington’s actions harm European …

Russia’s minimal wage increased

Russia's State Duma has passed a bill to increase minimal monthly wage by 7.5%, up to 12,130 rubles (over $190), starting January 1, 2020. Current minimal monthly wage is estimated at 11,280 rubles. Changes are …

Russia's State Duma approves 2020 budget

The Russian State Duma has approved draft federal budget for 2020 and the planned period of 2021-2021 in the final reading. According to the draft document, the budget revenues in 2020 will amount to 20.379 trillion rubles, in 2021 - …

Four facts about November 4 holiday

Few are aware that the Day of People's Unity celebrated in Russia on November 4 is part of the Federal law On Russia's Days of Military Glory and Commemorative Dates, it is one of the Days of Military …

Russia's State Duma speaker to visit Armenia

Russian State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin will pay a working visit to Armenia on November 4-5. He will take part in the events of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly and will hold a number of bilateral meetings, …

Russia's three-year budget prepared with surplus

The budget for 2020 and the planned period of 2021-2021 was submitted to the Committee on Budget and Taxes by Russia's State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin. The draft will be considered at the Duma …