Russian State Duma

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State Duma supports easing of Criminal Code

The first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on State Construction and Legislation, Vyacheslav Lysakov, supported President Vladimir Putin’s bill on the termination of criminal cases after the damages are payed. The …

Self-employed persons legalized in Russia

Self-employed citizens switching to the experimental tax regime will be exempt from paying personal income tax and value added tax (VAT), except for the situation when goods are imported into Russia, according to the set of laws on the …

Will Crimea become offshore zone?

Head of the State Duma’s Committee for Financial Markets Anatoly Aksakov proposed to set up an offshore zone on the Crimean peninsula. At the same time, he noted that it will not happen in the near future. Aksakov …

Bill on pension reform adopted in Russia

The Russian State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, has adopted the bill on pension reform in the third and final reading. According to the bill, the age of 65 years would be set as retirement age for men, and 60 years for …

Russian women's retirement age softened

Russia's State Duma adopted amendments proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin to raise the retirement age for women by five years instead of eight under pension-reform legislation that has prompted large protests. The …

Milli Majlis celebrates 100th anniversary

A solemn ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijani parliament has been held at Milli Majlis in Baku today. It was attended by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The head of state is making a speech at the …

Law is not attempt to erase languages

Last week, Russia's State Duma has passed a bill on studying native languages of Russian peoples in the third and final reading. According to the bill, federal standards of primary school education in Russia now provide an option to …