Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS
russian visa

Russian Law: Parliament in Action
August 22, 2013 16:24

Photo Credit:

1. Back to piracy

The parliament is expected to consider the public petition against the anti-pirate legislation adopted earlier this summer.

The online bid supported by 100,000 people calls on MPs to scrap or review the anti-pirate law.

It will first come under the microscope of a special group chaired by the Open Government Liaison Minister Mikhail Abyzov.

The law which took effect on August 1 has encountered opposition among many industry leaders like Group which say it could pose a threat to internet freedoms.

2. Official luxury

United Russia’s Alexey Zhuravlev has drafted a bill that would ban regional officials from purchasing executive-class cars at the expense of the budget.

Of course, they would still retain the right to buy one for their personal needs, says the MP, who is also part of the Russian Popular Front, a new political movement set up by the Kremlin to distance itself from the United Russia Party.

Zhuravlev has put the limit to RUR 1,000,000.

The campaign to make officials use cheap cars assembled in Russia has been going on in Russia for more than a decade now but without much success.

Many MPs and officials claim it’s much more efficient to use premium class cars due to their reliability.

3. Maternity benefits

The State Duma has been up in arms over the government’s proposals to curtail the maternity benefit program that helped many Russian families get a home.

The program has done its job and can be scrapped while the funds could be more efficiently used for other family-related programs, says tge report drafted by a panel of experts for the Finance Ministry.

The parliament has vehemently condemned the proposal, insisting that the program has been a game-changer, helping the country to turn the tide on the demographic situation.

According to it, any family who bears a second child is entitled to a maternity certificate whose worth is adjusted to inflation. This year it would give RUR 408,000 to families who want to improve their housing conditions or spend the funds on children’s education. 


Author: Mikhail Vesely

Tags: Russian law Parliament in Action    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Money has no smell or the most stable business in Russia Mushers Will Become Millionaires Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games Results Russias GDP Forecasts Amount Of Bribes In FIFA Made Up More Than $ 10 Billion Over 19 Years

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Russian Poets  Moscow Museums  Orthodoxy  satellite  Skolkovo  Krasnodar region  Russian Winter  Vladimir Yakunin  Archeology  shopping in Russia  Painting  Russian monarchs  Russian Internet users  Russian Literature  fashion designer  Russian tourists  Svetlana Alliluyeva  Sukhoi Civil Aircraft  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Olympic Games 2012  Solovetsky Archipelago  Russian tourism  Russian business  Amur Region  human rights in Russia  Russian sport  Russian businessman  Installations  Federico Severino  Moscow  Pinocchio  ecology  Smolensk  Russian explorers  World Heritage List  Photography Museums  Konstantin Stanislavsky  Awards  Russian history  Exhibitions in Moscow  Charlie Chaplin  Russian painting  Pascal Quignard  Kaluga Oblast  Karl Brullov  Russian mobile operators  guest authors  Russian human rights movement  Russian Rock  Russian Cinema 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites