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Vladimir Putin appointed head of Russia's State Council

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the composition of the State Council, according to the decree published today on the official legal information website. "In accordance with parts 1 and 2 of Article 9 of the Federal …

Law on State Council adopted in Russia

Russia's State Duma adopted in the third and final reading the presidential law on the Russian State Council's status, organizational and legal foundations of the formation and activities. Chairman of the State Duma …

MPs started flying to Iran

According to the Russian Embassy in Iran, the head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky paid a visit to Tehran. The embassy drew attention to the fact that Slutsky became the first Russian deputy to visit …

Russian MP offers to cut transport tax 25%

Russia's State Duma deputy Vasily Vlasov offered to cut the transport tax by 25% in 2020 for the Russians who live in the provinces where an alert regime was introduced due to the coronavirus. "I am asking you to assess …

Russian lawmakers adopt distance voting bill

Russia’s lower house of parliament passed in the second and third readings on Wednesday a draft law allowing e-voting and voting via mail during state and municipal elections, regional and local referendums, according to the State Duma …

UN supports lifting anti-Russia sanctions

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres supported the appeal of the head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky to politicians in the EU, the U.S. and parliamentary organizations about …

One more Russian MP tested positive for COVID-19

First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs Dmitry Novikov was hospitalized with coronavirus, RIA Novosti informs. According to Novikov, he tested positive for COVID-19. The parliamentarian added that the …

Walks on passes is a premature measure, Onishchenko says

The First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science, the former Chief Sanitary Doctor of Russia, Gennady Onishchenko, called the introduction of passes for outdoor walks premature. Earlier, HRC deputy chairman …

Russian MP confirms coronavirus infection

A deputy of the State Duma from the Communist Party faction, chairman of the CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Committee, Leonid Kalashnikov was diagnosed with the coronavirus infection and hospitalized, Interfax …