Russian State Duma

Volodin: NATO bases to put Finland, Sweden in danger

Volodin: NATO bases to put Finland, Sweden in danger

NATO bases in Finland and Sweden would not protect the two countries but would endanger the cities hosting military infrastructure facilities, Russian State Duma (the lower house of parliament) Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin wrote on Telegram on …

Russia bans foreign companies from subsoil development

Russia bans foreign companies from subsoil development

The Russian State Duma has passed in the third reading a law that introduces a ban on issuing licenses for subsoil development to foreign companies. In order to continue working they will have to set up legal entities in Russia and transfer them …

Slutsky elected leader of Russia’s LDPR Party

Slutsky elected leader of Russia’s LDPR Party

Russian parliamentary deputy Leonid Slutsky was unanimously elected Friday the head of Russia’s nationalist Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR).  “I could never have guessed that I would be elected the chairman of my native …

Russia to make payments to bondholders in rubles - Duma speaker

Russia to make payments to bondholders in rubles - Duma speaker

The United States wants to create trouble for Moscow by artificially banning payments in dollars to servicing Russia’s external debt, but the country will make payments in rubles, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on Wednesday, …

Russia withdrawing from Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference

Russia withdrawing from Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference

The Council of Russia’s State Duma (lower parliament house) has passed a decision on Russia’s withdrawal from the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC), State duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on Monday. "Today, …

Kremlin condemns Delyagin's anti-Azerbaijan provocation

Kremlin condemns Delyagin's anti-Azerbaijan provocation

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on the statement made by State Duma Deputy Mikhail Delyagin during a political talk show, about possible Russian strikes on the oil infrastructure of Azerbaijan due to the situation on the Azerbaijani …

EU slams Russian lawmakers' bid to recognize Donbass

EU slams Russian lawmakers' bid to recognize Donbass

The European Union condemned a bid by Russian lawmakers to have President Vladimir Putin recognize separatist regions in Ukraine as independent, saying it would violate the Minsk agreements Moscow had signed up to. "The EU strongly …

Russian Duma urges Putin to recognize DPR and LPR

Russian Duma urges Putin to recognize DPR and LPR

Russia’s State Duma backed a resolution calling for diplomatic recognition of Donbas and Lugansk People’s Republics, raising tensions between Russia and Ukraine another notch, even as Russian troops began a partial withdrawal from the …

Russian lower house drops bill on COVID-19 certificates

Russian lower house drops bill on COVID-19 certificates

The Russian State Duma (lower house) has unanimously decided to withdraw the bill on introducing COVID-19 certificates with QR codes for visiting public places, Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin said on his Telegram channel. …

Iranian president to address Russian lower house

Iranian president to address Russian lower house

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will address a meeting of the Russian State Duma lower house of parliament on Thursday, January 20, First Deputy Speaker Alexander Zhukov said after a Duma Council meeting. "On Thursday, the meeting …

Russia to simplify obtaining Russian citizenship

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 …

Putin to deliver state-of-the-nation address in early 2022

Putin to deliver state-of-the-nation address in early 2022

Preparations for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state-of-the-nation address have begun. It will be delivered in early 2022, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said. "In conceptual terms, yes, but substantively, …

Russia to tighten punishment for roadhogs

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 …