State Duma

Latest stories

3h
The Moscow Times
Russian Lawmakers Splurge on Black Caviar Amid Crisisrecession, the TASS news agency reported Friday, citing general director Saodat
Russian Lawmakers Splurge on Black Caviar Amid Crisis
The Moscow Times / Posted 3 hours ago
recession, the TASS news agency reported Friday, citing general director Saodat Sultanova. �We are the suppliers to the State Duma, the Federation Council. We have very serious clients and they did not decrease their orders,� Sultanova... Read more
22h
The Moscow Times
Russian Interior Ministry Buys 120 Portable Flame Rocket Launchersof 700 meters and is nicknamed “a sniper flamethrower” by the Russian military.
Russian Interior Ministry Buys 120 Portable Flame Rocket Launchers
The Moscow Times / Posted 22 hours ago
of 700 meters and is nicknamed “a sniper flamethrower” by the Russian military. According to a draft law, submitted to the State Duma by Putin on April 5, the National Guard will be allowed to use their weapons without warning “if it would help to... Read more
1d
The Moscow Times
In the Flesh: Russian Scientists Work to Preserve Lenin's Corpsethe demolition of the mausoleum, and for Lenin to be buried elsewhere. This cau
In the Flesh: Russian Scientists Work to Preserve Lenin's Corpse
The Moscow Times / Posted yesterday
the demolition of the mausoleum, and for Lenin to be buried elsewhere. This caused a big protest, recalls Yevgeny Dorovin, State Duma deputy from the Communist Party and chair of an NGO supporting preserving the mausoleum in its current state. "A... Read more
1d
The Moscow Times
In the Flesh: Russian Scientists Work to Preserve Lenin's Corpsethe demolition of the mausoleum, and for Lenin to be buried elsewhere. This cau
In the Flesh: Russian Scientists Work to Preserve Lenin's Corpse
The Moscow Times / Posted yesterday
the demolition of the mausoleum, and for Lenin to be buried elsewhere. This caused a big protest, recalls Yevgeny Dorovin, State Duma deputy from the Communist Party and chair of an NGO supporting preserving the mausoleum in its current state. "A... Read more
2d
The Moscow Times
Putin Signs Law Dismissing Deputies for AbsenteeismRussian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law allowing State Duma deput
Putin Signs Law Dismissing Deputies for Absenteeism
The Moscow Times / Posted 2 days ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law allowing State Duma deputies to be stripped of their positions for prolonged absenteeism, the Slon.ru news website reported Wednesday. A copy of the law on the Russian government internet portal... Read more
2d
The Moscow Times
Warrants Issued for Russian Officials Suspected of Mafia Ties in Spainhigh-ranking Russian officials suspected of mafia ties in the country, the Rosb
Warrants Issued for Russian Officials Suspected of Mafia Ties in Spain
The Moscow Times / Posted 2 days ago
high-ranking Russian officials suspected of mafia ties in the country, the Rosbalt.ru news website reported Tuesday. State Duma deputy Vladislav Reznik from Putin's ruling "United Russia” party was among the 12 Russian citizens targeted by... Read more
2 related stories
3d
The Moscow Times
Controversial Ex-General Appointed to Defend Russia's Human RightsWith a Pistol When it came, the overwhelming victory of Just Russia opposition
Controversial Ex-General Appointed to Defend Russia's Human Rights
The Moscow Times / Posted 3 days ago
With a Pistol When it came, the overwhelming victory of Just Russia opposition party lawmaker Moskalkova in the State Duma election last week was hardly a surprise. After the United Russia ruling party, which holds 237 out of 450 State... Read more
7d
CNBC
Did Russia’s Putin just create a ‘personal’ army?added, referring to the bodyguards used by Roman emperors. A statement obtaine
Did Russia’s Putin just create a ‘personal’ army?
CNBC / Posted 7 days ago
added, referring to the bodyguards used by Roman emperors. A statement obtained by Russian media last week showed that the State Duma Defense Committee is now not only recommending that the lower house approve the president's proposal for the... Read more
8d
The Moscow Times
Russians, Their Guns And the StateThe gun advocacy group can boast legal victories in both cases, but their final
Russians, Their Guns And the State
The Moscow Times / Posted 8 days ago
The gun advocacy group can boast legal victories in both cases, but their final triumph is yet to be secured. While the State Duma passed the castle doctrine bill in 2014, it is still to be signed into law by the president. Putin�s comments on... Read more
8d
The Moscow Times
The OmbudsCop: Controversial Ex-General Appointed to Defend Russia's Human Rightsit's a catastrophe." Woman With a Pistol When it came, the overwhelming victo
The OmbudsCop: Controversial Ex-General Appointed to Defend Russia's Human Rights
The Moscow Times / Posted 8 days ago
it's a catastrophe." Woman With a Pistol When it came, the overwhelming victory of Just Russia lawmaker Moskalkova in the State Duma election last week was hardly a surprise. After the United Russia ruling party, which holds 237 out of 450 State... Read more
8d
The Moscow Times
The OmbudsCop: Russia Elects New Human Rights Ombudswomanit's a catastrophe." Woman With a Pistol When it came, the overwhelming victo
The OmbudsCop: Russia Elects New Human Rights Ombudswoman
The Moscow Times / Posted 8 days ago
it's a catastrophe." Woman With a Pistol When it came, the overwhelming victory of Just Russia lawmaker Moskalkova in the State Duma election last week was hardly a surprise. After the United Russia ruling party, which holds 237 out of 450 State... Read more
10d
The Moscow Times
Russian Police to buy Anti-Riot Psychoacoustic Systemvicinity. Similar systems were used extensively during the 2014 riots in Fergus
Russian Police to buy Anti-Riot Psychoacoustic System
The Moscow Times / Posted 10 days ago
vicinity. Similar systems were used extensively during the 2014 riots in Ferguson, Missouri. �Preparations for the State Duma elections and potential protests after large-scale vote falsification have begun,� said Anti-Corruption Foundation... Read more
10d
The Moscow Times
BBC Denies Documentary Blames Ukraine For MH17 Downingoutlets had earlier reported that the documentary would reveal proof of Ukraine
BBC Denies Documentary Blames Ukraine For MH17 Downing
The Moscow Times / Posted 10 days ago
outlets had earlier reported that the documentary would reveal proof of Ukraine's guilt in the MH17 incident. Head of the State Duma�s Foreign Affairs committee Alexey Pushkov said on social media site Twitter that the film would �get close to the... Read more
2 related stories
13d
The Washington Times
Russia considers allowing National Guard to shoot at crowdsLess than a month after President Vladimir Putin ordered the creation of a new
Russia considers allowing National Guard to shoot at crowds
The Washington Times / Posted 13 days ago
Less than a month after President Vladimir Putin ordered the creation of a new domestic police force, lawmakers in the State Duma took the first steps towards expanding the newly-formed National Guard’s authority, including a recommendation to... Read more
13d
The Washington Times
Russia’s new human rights ombudsman accuses U.S. of blackmail during first day in officeMoskalkova, 60, was appointed Russia’s human rights commissioner earlier in the
Russia’s new human rights ombudsman accuses U.S. of blackmail during first day in office
The Washington Times / Posted 13 days ago
Moskalkova, 60, was appointed Russia’s human rights commissioner earlier in the day after winning a majority vote in the State Duma, notwithstanding concerns over what The Associated Press attributed as a “lack of democratic credentials.” The... Read more
14d
The Moscow Times
Retired Police General Elected as New Russian Human Rights OmbudswomanThe Russian State Duma has elected Tatyana Moskalkova, a retired police general
Retired Police General Elected as New Russian Human Rights Ombudswoman
The Moscow Times / Posted 14 days ago
The Russian State Duma has elected Tatyana Moskalkova, a retired police general, as the new presidential human rights ombudswoman, the lower house of parliament's website reported. In the secret ballot held Friday, 323 lawmakers voted in favor of... Read more
14d
The Moscow Times
Bill Proposing Forced Prison Labor on Construction Sites Submitted to Russian DumaA draft bill proposing the use of prison laborers on large construction sites h
Bill Proposing Forced Prison Labor on Construction Sites Submitted to Russian Duma
The Moscow Times / Posted 14 days ago
A draft bill proposing the use of prison laborers on large construction sites has been submitted to the Russian State Duma, the Meduza news agency reported Friday. If approved, the bill would authorize the "creation of additional isolated areas... Read more
14d
The Moscow Times
Former Prime Minister Kasyanov Stifled by Both Kremlin and Alliesfor the position Mikhail Kasyanov now finds himself in, with the democratic coa
Former Prime Minister Kasyanov Stifled by Both Kremlin and Allies
The Moscow Times / Posted 14 days ago
for the position Mikhail Kasyanov now finds himself in, with the democratic coalition he is heading for the forthcoming State Duma election internally combusting. Democratic Coalition The last few years have been a disaster for Russia's... Read more
14d
Salon.com
Russia elects retired police chief as human rights ombudsman— The Russian parliament has elected a retired senior police officer to serve a
Russia elects retired police chief as human rights ombudsman
Salon.com / Posted 14 days ago
— The Russian parliament has elected a retired senior police officer to serve as presidential human rights ombudsman. The State Duma voted overwhelmingly on Friday for Svetlana Moskalkova, a police general and lawmaker of the Just Russia... Read more
14d
The Moscow Times
Putin's National Guard May Gain Right to Shoot at CrowdsThe newly created National Guard could be given the power to shoot into crowds
Putin's National Guard May Gain Right to Shoot at Crowds
The Moscow Times / Posted 14 days ago
The newly created National Guard could be given the power to shoot into crowds of people under proposals from State Duma deputies. The recommendations were made by the State Duma Committee on Defense after an evaluation of the presidential decree on... Read more
15d
The Moscow Times
Putin's Economist: Why Kudrin Tapped to Write New Reforms Plan (course, it would be much more natural for Kudrin to head a progressive business
Putin's Economist: Why Kudrin Tapped to Write New Reforms Plan (
The Moscow Times / Posted 15 days ago
course, it would be much more natural for Kudrin to head a progressive business party, stand for elections and then head a State Duma faction. For the Kremlin that is an unacceptable option, as is every natural occurrence in politics. Kudrin has... Read more
2 related stories
15d
The Moscow Times
Putin's Substitute for Change: Why Kudrin Will Be Writing New Reforms Plan (course, it would be much more natural for Kudrin to head a progressive business
Putin's Substitute for Change: Why Kudrin Will Be Writing New Reforms Plan (
The Moscow Times / Posted 15 days ago
course, it would be much more natural for Kudrin to head a progressive business party, stand for elections and then head a State Duma faction. For the Kremlin that is an unacceptable option, as is every natural occurrence in politics. Kudrin has... Read more
2 related stories
15d
The Moscow Times
Kudrin's Economic Council: The Illusion of Progress With Minimal Cost (course, it would be much more natural for Kudrin to head a progressive business
Kudrin's Economic Council: The Illusion of Progress With Minimal Cost (
The Moscow Times / Posted 15 days ago
course, it would be much more natural for Kudrin to head a progressive business party, stand for elections and then head a State Duma faction. For the Kremlin that is an unacceptable option, as is every natural occurrence in politics. Kudrin has... Read more
2 related stories
16d
The Moscow Times
Chief of Turkish Branch of Russia�s Sputnik Agency Barred from Turkeya move which Russia's Foreign Ministry called “yet another violation of fundame
Chief of Turkish Branch of Russia�s Sputnik Agency Barred from Turkey
The Moscow Times / Posted 16 days ago
a move which Russia's Foreign Ministry called “yet another violation of fundamental human rights and freedoms.” Some State Duma deputies linked the incident with statements on Russian-Turkish relations made by President Vladimir Putin during... Read more
16d
The Moscow Times
Growing Number of Russians Think State Has Failed in Duties to Citizens - PollCenter deputy chief Alexei Grazhdankin said public displeasure with the governm
Growing Number of Russians Think State Has Failed in Duties to Citizens - Poll
The Moscow Times / Posted 16 days ago
Center deputy chief Alexei Grazhdankin said public displeasure with the government is likely to keep increasing, but by the State Duma elections next fall, voters will be in a more “positive” state of mind following summer vacations, Vedomosti... Read more
16d
The Moscow Times
Russian State Duma Considers Banning Foreign Owners for News AggregatorsThe Russian State Duma has accepted the first reading of a bill that would recl
Russian State Duma Considers Banning Foreign Owners for News Aggregators
The Moscow Times / Posted 16 days ago
The Russian State Duma has accepted the first reading of a bill that would reclassify large news aggregators as media outlets, the Interfax news agency reported Monday. Under the bill, foreign states, citizens and international organizations would... Read more
17d
The Moscow Times
Russian Rejects European Human Rights Court Rulingto vote comes from being imprisoned,� the court said. �There is no discriminati
Russian Rejects European Human Rights Court Ruling
The Moscow Times / Posted 17 days ago
to vote comes from being imprisoned,� the court said. �There is no discrimination between different types of convicts � it is simply all convicts.� In December 2015 the State Duma passed a law repealing the priority of international law in R... Read more
18d
The Moscow Times
Duma Deputy�s Aide Detained After Shots Fired Near Moscow Train StationAn aide to a State Duma lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party was detain
Duma Deputy�s Aide Detained After Shots Fired Near Moscow Train Station
The Moscow Times / Posted 18 days ago
An aide to a State Duma lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party was detained on suspicion of firing a gun near a railway ticket office in Moscow, the Ekho Moskvy radio station reported Sunday. Yakhya Akiyev was detained with another man also... Read more
22d
NBC News
Two World Leaders Are Drowning. Who Would Putin Save?— wouldn't it affect the currency rate or the oil prices?" Putin joked. "And s
Two World Leaders Are Drowning. Who Would Putin Save?
NBC News / Posted 22 days ago
— wouldn't it affect the currency rate or the oil prices?" Putin joked. "And seriously, people are elected to the State Duma, to other posts, so that they work," he said. "I'm used to the fact that the topic you mentioned is of much... Read more
2 related stories
22d
NBC News
Two World Leaders Are Drowning. Who Would Putin Save?— wouldn't it affect the currency rate or the oil prices?" Putin joked. "And s
Two World Leaders Are Drowning. Who Would Putin Save?
NBC News / Posted 22 days ago
— wouldn't it affect the currency rate or the oil prices?" Putin joked. "And seriously, people are elected to the State Duma, to other posts, so that they work," he said. "I'm used to the fact that the topic you mentioned is of much... Read more
2 related stories
22d
The Moscow Times
Miss Russia Contestant From Dagestan Slammed for Swimsuit PhotosThe head of the State Duma's ethnic affairs committee has denounced a “Miss Rus
Miss Russia Contestant From Dagestan Slammed for Swimsuit Photos
The Moscow Times / Posted 22 days ago
The head of the State Duma's ethnic affairs committee has denounced a “Miss Russia” beauty pageant contestant from the predominantly Muslim region of Dagestan for posing for photographs in a bathing suit, and suggested she should stop disclosing her... Read more
22d
The Moscow Times
Crisis in Russian Opposition as Two Withdraw From Election Primariesidiotic questions about who slept with whom and who called someone names in bed
Crisis in Russian Opposition as Two Withdraw From Election Primaries
The Moscow Times / Posted 22 days ago
idiotic questions about who slept with whom and who called someone names in bed throughout the course of the whole [State Duma election] campaign,� Yashin explained. Kasyanov�told�KommersantFM radio that he saw no problems with Yashin's... Read more
24d
The Moscow Times
Putin Sends Panama Extradition Agreement to Duma for RatificationPresident Vladimir Putin has submitted an extradition agreement between Russia
Putin Sends Panama Extradition Agreement to Duma for Ratification
The Moscow Times / Posted 24 days ago
President Vladimir Putin has submitted an extradition agreement between Russia and Panama to the State Duma for ratification, the Meduza news website reported on Tuesday, citing the Duma's official website. The agreement � signed on April 25, 2015... Read more
24d
Daily Star
Blonde beauty surprise candidate for Vladimir Putin's partywill be held in Russia on 18 September, having been brought forward from 4 Dece
Blonde beauty surprise candidate for Vladimir Putin's party
Daily Star / Posted 24 days ago
will be held in Russia on 18 September, having been brought forward from 4 December. At stake are the 450 seats in the State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia. The United Russia party's association with President Putin,... Read more
24d
The Moscow Times
Russian Boxer Stripped of European Title After Positive Meldonium TestBobrova, and more than 15 hockey players from Russia�s national under-18 men�s
Russian Boxer Stripped of European Title After Positive Meldonium Test
The Moscow Times / Posted 24 days ago
Bobrova, and more than 15 hockey players from Russia�s national under-18 men�s hockey World Championships roster. State Duma lawmakers now have some questions for Russia's sports clubs that reportedly bought meldonium in late 2015 and... Read more
24d
The Moscow Times
Russian Duma Won't Consider Mandatory Castration for PedophilesA Russian State Duma committee has recommended that the State Duma reject a bil
Russian Duma Won't Consider Mandatory Castration for Pedophiles
The Moscow Times / Posted 24 days ago
A Russian State Duma committee has recommended that the State Duma reject a bill proposing the mandatory chemical castration of pedophiles who commit serious crimes, the TASS news agency reported Monday. The Duma committee recommended the bill be... Read more
28d
The Age
Polo shirtfront: bitter stoush erupts among exclusive sport's power playersin polo in their respective countries. Moscow Polo Club president Alexis Rodzia
Polo shirtfront: bitter stoush erupts among exclusive sport's power players
The Age / Posted 28 days ago
in polo in their respective countries. Moscow Polo Club president Alexis Rodzianko, whose grandfather was head of the state Duma in 1917 before the Bolshevik revolution, also got the emails. Fellow polo aristocrats observing the fray included... Read more
28d
The Washington Times
Vladimir Putin: Panama Papers a U.S. effort to destabilize Russia[U.S.] State Department and the CIA,” are involved in the Panama Papers reporti
Vladimir Putin: Panama Papers a U.S. effort to destabilize Russia
The Washington Times / Posted 28 days ago
[U.S.] State Department and the CIA,” are involved in the Panama Papers reporting; and Victor Zvagelsky, a lawmaker in the State Duma, has separately threatened to file a libel lawsuit against Novaya Gazeta, a liberal newspaper in Russia that has... Read more
3 related stories
28d
The Moscow Times
Putin's Personal Army: Analysts on Russia's National GuardElla Paneyakh wrote on LiveJournal. Paneyakh also noted that according to the
Putin's Personal Army: Analysts on Russia's National Guard
The Moscow Times / Posted 28 days ago
Ella Paneyakh wrote on LiveJournal. Paneyakh also noted that according to the bill introduced by the president to the State Duma, members of the new force will have enormous power. �It looks like they can seize anyone and keep them as long as... Read more
29d
Gawker
Russian Communist Party Embraces Ownership, Demands Copyright Over Red Star SymbolState Duma deputy and chief lawyer for the Communist Party (KPRF) Vadim Solovyo
Russian Communist Party Embraces Ownership, Demands Copyright Over Red Star Symbol
Gawker / Posted 29 days ago
State Duma deputy and chief lawyer for the Communist Party (KPRF) Vadim Solovyov said his comrades would send an appeal to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, asking him to ensure “protection of our symbols, including the red star — the symbol of... Read more
2 related stories
29d
The Moscow Times
Russian Authorities Investigating Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundationhis website. Police recently arrested a number of FBK employees, including Rub
Russian Authorities Investigating Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation
The Moscow Times / Posted 29 days ago
his website. Police recently arrested a number of FBK employees, including Rubanov, who took part in protests outside the State Duma demanding the impeachment of President Vladimir Putin after the Panama leak, the independent newspaper Novaya... Read more
29d
The Moscow Times
Why Panama Papers are Unlikely to Trouble Russian Officialsthe resignation of their disgraced prime minister. In another, four activists s
Why Panama Papers are Unlikely to Trouble Russian Officials
The Moscow Times / Posted 29 days ago
the resignation of their disgraced prime minister. In another, four activists silently stood alone outside of Russia's State Duma with placards demanding President Vladimir Putin's impeachment. The outcomes could not be more different.... Read more
4440 related stories
30d
The Moscow Times
EU Should Consider Lifting Anti-Russian Sanctions � Austrian PresidentAustria believes that the EU should consider lifting anti-Russian sanctions, Au
EU Should Consider Lifting Anti-Russian Sanctions � Austrian President
The Moscow Times / Posted 30 days ago
Austria believes that the EU should consider lifting anti-Russian sanctions, Austrian President Heinz Fischer told Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin in a meeting on Wednesday, the TASS news agency reported. "I always say that sanctions are... Read more
30d
The Moscow Times
Russian National Guard Will Be Allowed to Shoot on Sight, Detain Peopleopen fire on sight and to detain offenders, the Interfax news agency reported W
Russian National Guard Will Be Allowed to Shoot on Sight, Detain People
The Moscow Times / Posted 30 days ago
open fire on sight and to detain offenders, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday, citing the draft law sent to the State Duma. "An employee of the National Guard troops has the right to use physical force, special instruments or firearms... Read more
30d
The Moscow Times
Russia's Communists Want Red Star Symbol Copyrightedbrewery or Macy's department stores — from using the image on their logos, the
Russia's Communists Want Red Star Symbol Copyrighted
The Moscow Times / Posted 30 days ago
brewery or Macy's department stores — from using the image on their logos, the Lenta.ru news portal reported Tuesday. State Duma deputy and chief lawyer for the Communist Party (KPRF) Vadim Solovyov said his comrades would send an appeal to... Read more
2 related stories
30d
The Washington Times
Russian prosecutor promises probe of Panama Papers after leak implicates Putin associates[US] State Department and the CIA,” and epitomizes the West’s alleged “Putinoph
Russian prosecutor promises probe of Panama Papers after leak implicates Putin associates
The Washington Times / Posted 30 days ago
[US] State Department and the CIA,” and epitomizes the West’s alleged “Putinophobia.” Victor Zvagelsky, a lawmaker in the State Duma, meanwhile threatened to file a libel lawsuit this week against a Russian newspaper involved in the reporting,... Read more
4440 related stories
1m
The Moscow Times
Police Detain Protesters Demanding Putin's Impeachment After Panama LeakPutin following the Panama papers leak, the Meduza news website reported Tuesda
Police Detain Protesters Demanding Putin's Impeachment After Panama Leak
The Moscow Times / Posted a month ago
Putin following the Panama papers leak, the Meduza news website reported Tuesday. The protests took place near the State Duma building and the demonstrators held posters declaring: �Putin hides money in Panama. Impeachment.� Among the... Read more
1m
Detroit Free Press
Russia says Putin is main target of Panama Papersmuch as 80% of the Russian economy is currently controlled by offshore companie
Russia says Putin is main target of Panama Papers
Detroit Free Press / Posted a month ago
much as 80% of the Russian economy is currently controlled by offshore companies, the TASS news agency reported. Russia’s state Duma has pledged to fight this problem and bring capital back into the country, but its success has been largely... Read more
4440 related stories
m
Daily Star
Nearly naked Brit filmed in bed with Russian PM slams Putin for 'new low'channel's website as bitching about his opposition allies, ahead of elections i
Nearly naked Brit filmed in bed with Russian PM slams Putin for 'new low'
Daily Star / Posted 1 months ago
channel's website as bitching about his opposition allies, ahead of elections in September to the Russian parliament, the State Duma. NTV/GETTYNAKED: Natalia Pelevine is revealed beneath the sheets by Mikhail Kasyanov Pelevine, who attended... Read more
m
Daily Mail
Has maneater Wendi Deng hooked her most powerful conquest yet?Games in Athens and was in her heyday famed as the ‘most flexible woman in Russ
Has maneater Wendi Deng hooked her most powerful conquest yet?
Daily Mail / Posted 1 months ago
Games in Athens and was in her heyday famed as the ‘most flexible woman in Russia’, had, in 2007, become a Deputy in her State Duma — or parliament — representing Putin’s United Russia Party. After meeting her on the political circuit, Putin is... Read more
31 related stories
More

People in this news