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Russian Parliament Gathers for Autumn Session
The Russian parliament has kicked off its autumn session with 767 bills on its plate, facing a tough economic environment, rising food prices and the persistent threat of more sanctions.
--18-09-2014--
Russian Lawmakers Plan to Make Russian an Official EU Language
On Thursday, November 28, a Russian lawmaker said that Russian State Duma, the lower house of Russian Parliament, would consider initiative to make Russian language an official language of the EU.
--29-11-2013--
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.
--27-11-2013--
Navalny's Initiative Proposed to Russian Parliament
Deputies from LDPR political party on Friday submitted for consideration in the Russian State Duma the initiave of Alexey Navalny, Russian opposition leader, to set one and a half million rubles ($45,800) the upper limit for service vehicle for Russian officials.
--25-11-2013--
Russian Lawmakers to Punish Terrorists' Relatives
On Friday, October 25, Russian legislators unanimously passed a law forcing the relatives of terrorists to pay for the damages caused by their attacks.
--26-10-2013--
Russian Lawmakers to Consider Return of NOTA Option to Ballots
Russian Parliament will discuss the latest changes in Russia's electoral system, as a bill returning the none of the above option to ballot papers in legislative, but not presidential, elections, is received for consideration.
--16-10-2013--
Russian Parliament Backs Law Against Insulting Religious Feelings
On Tuesday, June 11, Russian State Duma, the lower house of Russian Parliament, approved a bill that would make insulting religious believers feelings a criminal offense, punishable by up to three years behind bars.
--12-06-2013--
Russian Parliament Bans Overseas Accounts for Officials
On Wednesday, April 25, Russian Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, passed in the third and final reading a bill banning public officials, lawmakers and judges from having foreign bank accounts.
--25-04-2013--
Russian Politicians Ready to Resign over Foreign Assets Ban
On Wednesday, Valentina Matvienko, the speaker of the Federation Council, said several MPs are ready to resign if a bill banning officials and members of parliament from holding accounts in foreign banks is passed.
--28-03-2013--
Russian MPs Demand Higher Pay
An MP from United Russia is demanding a pay rise after Kremlin and government officials saw their wages doubled.
--16-03-2013--
Parliament May Scrap Direct Vote for Governors
MPs may restore the old status-quo governors of Russia's regions were appointed by the Kremlin.
--26-01-2013--
Petition Turned into Law Submitted for Review
Fair Russia MPs have submitted a bill that would see the US adoptions ban passed last December scrapped.
--16-01-2013--
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.
--16-01-2013--
MPs Refuse To Review Public Initiatives
The Russian State Duma has decided there are no legal mechanisms to review the petition signed by 100,000 people calling on the parliament to scrap the controversial US adoptions law.
--14-01-2013--
Russian to Condemn Bolivia's Coca Addiction
Russia is expected to condemn Bolivias move to re-join the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 with a reservation that allows for the traditional age-old habit of coca chewing in the country.
--11-01-2013--
Russia to Get Tough on Match-Fixing
Ahead of the World Football Cup in 2018, Russia is set to clean up the game. A new bill is expected to send a strong warning to match-fixers.
--09-01-2013--
Penal Labour Delayed till 2014
The introduction of penal labour has been pushed back till 2014, according to a decree signed by the Kremlin.
--08-01-2013--
MPs Consider Ban on Foreign Assets to Curb Corruption
MPs have more legislation in the pipeline to stamp out the deeply ingrained practice among officials. But will it help?
--25-12-2012--
Russian Parliament Seeks Biggest Fines for Opposition
On Tuesday Russia's State Duma has approved in the first hearing the scandalous draft that could make enormous fines for taking part in or organizing unsanctioned protests.
--23-05-2012--





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