Vyacheslav Volodin

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 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, …

Volodin: find rubles if you want Russian gas

Volodin: find rubles if you want Russian gas

Russia's top lawmaker Vyacheslav Volodin warned the European Union on Wednesday that if it wanted Russian natural gas then it would have to pay in rubles, and cautioned that oil, grain, metals, fertiliser, coal and timber exports could also …

Zelensky left Kiev for Lvov, Volodin says

Zelensky left Kiev for Lvov, Volodin says

State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin said today that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hastily left Kyiv and went to Lvov. He left the capital of Ukraine yesterday. As for the videos he posts on social …

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. …

Decision on QR codes depends on response to public opinion

Decision on QR codes depends on response to public opinion

Decision-making on QR codes in public places and transport bills will largely depend on the response to public opinion, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin wrote in Telegram. "On Monday, December 13, meetings of the State Duma …

Volodin elected speaker of Russia’s eighth State Duma

Volodin elected speaker of Russia’s eighth State Duma

Russia’s eighth State Duma delegates elected Vyacheslav Volodin as chairman at their first session on Tuesday. His nomination was supported by 360 out of 450 delegates. His contender Dmitry Novikov from the Communist Party garnered 61 …

Russian State Duma concludes spring session

Russian State Duma concludes spring session

The Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) has concluded its spring session, which was the last one in its seventh convocation. "The spring session has concluded," Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin …

Russians to be banned from travelling to Georgia?

Russians to be banned from travelling to Georgia?

The Kremlin warned on Thursday that travel to Georgia was dangerous for Russian citizens after angry crowds took to the streets to protest against the arrival of prominent Russian television presenter Vladimir Pozner. Asked about the …

Russia gradually ditching U.S. dollar

Russia gradually ditching U.S. dollar

Russia is gradually reducing the share of the U.S. dollar in the US economy and foreign exchange reserves, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said. "For example, within the framework of the EAEU, settlements in national …

The Russian authorities promise not to raise retirement age

The Russian authorities promise not to raise retirement age

The Russian government has denied claims of a possible increase in the retirement age, the press service of the department informs. Earlier, a deputy from the Communist Party faction Valery Rashkin said that after the State Duma …

Putin receives letter from Ali Khamenei

Putin receives letter from Ali Khamenei

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf arrived in Moscow on Monday, where he met with Russian State Duma lower parliament house Vyacheslav Volodin. During the meeting, Galibaf conveyed to the speaker a message from the …