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Russian Lawmaker Detained on $49M Bribe-Taking Charges
Vadim Belousov is suspected of conspiring to accept money in exchange for favoritism and preferential treatment.
Russia Moves to Ban Hostels in Apartments, Endangering Budget Travel
The ban could close as many as 40 percent of hostels in Moscow alone, hoteliers warn.
Russian Duma to Publicly Shame Lawmakers for ‘Stupid’ Comments
“If you’ve done something stupid, let this nonsense be visible to everyone,” the Duma speaker told colleagues.
Russian Senator Detained on Murder Charges Inside Parliament
Arashukov has been charged with the 2010 murders of a Circassian activist and a politician.
Computer says no
Moscow Duma Chairman Defends Automated System That Overshot Vote Tally
“The screen shows a vote of 33 for and 3 against — that’s 36 people,” a deputy said. “But I counted 26.”
‘One of the Biggest Statesmen’: Russia Reacts to Ex-Soviet Parliament Speaker Lukyanov's Death
"History is never in a hurry, and his role in the relatively peaceful transformation of eras has not yet been fully appreciated.”
Seasons’ Greetings From Duma Deputy Poklonskaya, on a Horse
Russian State Duma deputy Natalia Poklonskaya
Russian State Duma’s Approval Rating Drops to 36% — Poll
The Russian military led in the approval rating for state institutions, followed by the Russian Orthodox Church and law enforcement.
Russian Senate Passes Contentious Pension Age Hike Bill
The senators also passed a bill criminalizing age discrimination in firing and hiring workers who are five years away from retirement.
Russian Duma Speaker Rebukes Lawmakers for Taking Selfies During Vote
“Colleagues, you can’t make decisions and selfies at the same time,” Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said.
Russian Duma Passes Retirement Age Hike Law
Both anti-Kremlin activists and Communist lawmakers spoke out against the proposed pension age increase.
Russian Deputy Submits Bill to Regulate Duels
The so-called “Code on Dueling” limits handgun, sword and epee combat strictly to state officials.
Lone United Russia Deputy Defies Leadership on Pension Vote, Refuses Calls to Resign
Natalya Poklonskaya cast the United Russia party’s sole dissenting ballot.
7 Key Bills of the Russian Duma’s Spring Session
Lawmakers passed bills that raised the tax rate, made registration rules stricter and clamped down on online libel.
Protesters Rally Outside State Duma in Moscow Over Pension Reform
Demonstrators wore red ribbons and chanted “shame” at lawmakers passing into the Duma.
Lawmaker Pensions Bigger Than Ordinary Russian Salaries
The Duma’s data release was meant to combat allegations of high lawmaker pensions amid anger over a planned retirement age hike, said officials.
Russian Parties Receive Record-Setting Public Funds
Russia’s four major political parties depend on an unprecedented level of state support.
Dozens of Russian Lawmakers File Incomes Below Poverty Line
Russia raised the minimum wage to 11,163 rubles ($198) this year.
Russia Postpones Bill Making U.S. Sanctions Compliance a Crime After Business Outcry
Russian business lobby groups voiced opposition to the bill this week.
Russia’s Ruling Party 'Outraged' After Lawmaker Compares Journalists to Servants
The deputy told female journalists complaining of harassment to "tuck their tails between their legs a bit."
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