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The Buzz Barometer: "The losers are the children."
While Russian corporations and individual volunteers are buying gifts and stationary items for orphanages and visiting those in need, the Russian parliament has come up with a Christmas gift of their own.


Almost Half of Russians Don't Find State Duma an Important Authority
Nearly half of Russians think that Russian State Duma, the lower house of Russian Parliament, cuts a poor figure in the countrys political process, a survey revealed on Tuesday.
Bill on Mixed Elections Approved in First Reading
On Tuesday, April 16, Russian Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, approved in the first reading a bill returning independent constituencies to the federal parliamentary polls.
Russian State Duma Passes Bill against Drunk Driving in 1st Reading
On Wednesday, the Russian State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, passed in the first reading the bill providing for the toughening of responsibility for drunk driving.
Russian Parliament Passes Match-Fixing Bill in 1st Reading
On Tuesday, the Russian State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, passed in the first reading the bill providing for the toughening of punishment for match-fixing.
Russian Lawmakers to Be Forbidden Going Abroad Without Permission
Russian State Duma lawmakers have decided to prohibit their colleagues from travelling abroad during "regional sessions" without a special permission from the Speaker.
Russian Anti-Corruption Lawmaker Denies Owning Luxury Apartment
A Russian lawmaker, Irina Yarovaya, on Monday denied media reports that she had failed to declare ownership of a luxury property in the central Moscow.
Russian Parliament Opens Spring Session
On January 15, the State Duma, Russias lower house of parliament, started its spring session with many important and controversial bills to consider within weeks.
Russian Deputies Introduce Bill on Energy Drinks Ban
A group of Russian lawmakers has proposed a bill that would ban sales of energy drinks in Russia, the State Duma website said on Tuesday.
Treason Definition Now Includes Giving Financial Help and Consultations To an Enemy
With 375 votes against 2 the State Duma adopted additional notes to the treason law. The definition of treason now encompasses the provision of help and consultations to the foreign countries, bodies and representatives thereof, if such parties are known to commit acts undermining Russia's security.

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