Russian State Duma

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Poklonskaya calls for audit of drugstores

Owners of the pharmacy business should not abuse the situation with the new coronavirus, State Duma Deputy Natalya Poklonskaya said. According to her, it is necessary to organize a thorough audit of drugstores. …

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 …