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Federal Budget 2015
The State Duma adopted the law concerning the federal budget for 2015 and planning period of the years 2016 and 2017. The document takes into account the annexation of the Crimea, the potential losses caused by the sanctions, as well as the tax maneuver in the oil industry.
Yotaphone for State Duma
State Duma members and senators will consider the possibility of replacing official foreign-made cellphones with Russian-made Yotaphone.
Russian Law: Parliament in Action
MPs have corruption, private lotteries, and illegal online content as the agenda for the next couple of weeks. Click here to find out the details.
Anti-Corruption Crusade
Amid the latest scandal involving the Ministry of Defence and its former head Anatoly Serdyukov, MPs are planning new laws to make sure such cases will not repeat in the future. Russia-IC looks at the proposals.
Paper Review: Treason Scare
The proposed new bill on high treason and espionage, pushed quickly through the State Duma this week, has made a splash in the media, both domestic and international. Russia-IC looks at the different voices from around the world.
Beware: High Treason Round the Corner
Russian MPs have adopted controversial amednments on high treason and espionage that could make working and living for millions of Russians, and foreigners residing here, as dangerous as ever.
Age Restrictions for Russian Media
Either you censor it or we are going to censor you the Russian media are reconsidering their programming in the face of tough new rules on child protection.


State Duma Passes Amendments to Anti-Piracy Law
The State Duma has passed amendments to the anti-piracy law in the first reading.
Upper House of Parliament OKs Bill on Foul Language in Media
The Federation Council has given the green light to a new set of fines for foul language used in the mass media.
New Bill on Tax Powers Prompts Privacy Concerns
Russian deposit holders may be facing pressure from the tax authorities if new amendments on money laundering are passed into law.
Russian MPs Demand Higher Pay
An MP from United Russia is demanding a pay rise after Kremlin and government officials saw their wages doubled.
Communications Ministry Against 'No Swearing Law'
The Ministry of Mass Media and Communications is against the new bill that would outlaw obscenities in mass media.
MPs Pledge to Rework Bill on Religious Offence
The bill on religious offence will be reworked in line with governmental proposals, said Yaroslav Nilov, a co-sponsor of the draft law.
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.
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?
State Duma Prohibits the Display of Nazi Symbols
The State Duma has upheld the bill prohibiting the display of the Nazi symbols in a bid to curb the nationalist tendencies in the Russian society. At the same time, the display of "extremist organisation's symbols" is also prohibited, and observers fear this may be a way to curb the opposition movement.
New Appointments in the Russian Government
The head of presidential administration, the deputy prime minister, the parliamentary speaker of the State Duma and the presidential administration's first deputy head are announced.
The State Duma Elections 2011: Geotagging Public Manifestations
December 10, 2011 will see a series of public manifestations across Russia against the falsification of the State Duma elections. In the best traditions of Web2.0, the information about demonstrations has been geotagged, and places are put on the map.
The State Duma Elections 2011: 20 Per Cent of Russians Support the Communist Party
According to the preliminary results of the State Duma Elections 2011, almost 20 per cent of Russian citizens gave their support to the Communist Party.
Russian State Duma Approves Chemical Castration for Pedophiles
On the 4th of October, deputies of the Russia's State Duma approved a bill assuming chemical castration for pedophiles, with intent to crack down on sex crime against minors.

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