Putin sets State Duma elections for September 18 — Kremlin

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Putin sets State Duma elections for September 18 — Kremlin 

MOSCOW, June 17 — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree for the holding elections to the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, on September 18, 2016, the Kremlin press service said on Friday.

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Russian bill on 2 consecutive Olympics cap on athletes incomprehensible — Plushenko

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russian bill on 2 consecutive Olympics cap on athletes incomprehensible — Plushenko 

MOSCOW, April 8 — A draft law banning Russian athletes from competing in two consecutive Olympic Games and submitted with lawmakers earlier in the day is inappropriate and incomprehensible, Russia’s dual Olympic Champion in figure skating Evgeni Plushenko told TASS on Tuesday.

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Russian lawmakers to ratify treaty on common security space with Abkhazia Jan 23

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russian lawmakers to ratify treaty on common security space with Abkhazia Jan 23 

MOSCOW, Jan. 22 — Russia’s State Duma plans to ratify a treaty of alliance and strategic partnership with Abkhazia on January 23, the speaker of the lower house of parliament, Sergey Naryshkin, told the media after a meeting of the State Duma’s Council on Thursday.

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State Duma to raise legal age of purchasing tobacco to 21

November 7, 2014 by · Comments Off on State Duma to raise legal age of purchasing tobacco to 21 

MOSCOW, Nov. 6 — The Russian State Duma is considering raising the minimum age at which people may purchase tobacco products legally from 18 to 21 years old, Sergei Poddubny, first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Physical Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs in the lower house of Parliament, said on Thursday, according to Russian newspaper Izvestia.

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Russian Central Bank props up ruble

October 14, 2014 by · Comments Off on Russian Central Bank props up ruble 

MOSCOW, Oct. 13 — Russia’s Central Bank spent about US$ 6 billion from its international reserves in the past 10 days to prop up the national currency, Central Bank chief Elvira Nabiullina said Monday.

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