Speaking before the newly elected Lower House of parliament, President Vladimir Putin emphasized the importance of having a strong national defense and rich mineral resources, but also said that the main strength of Russia was in the unity of its people.
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The first polling stations have opened in Russia’s Far East as Russians elect deputies to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, as well as to dozens of municipal and regional bodies on the nation’s Single Election Day. Read...
Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, is set to consider a bill introducing a partial amnesty for white-collar crime as urged by President Vladimir Putin last week, a notice on the Duma’s website said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite san...
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Friday proposed that Vyacheslav Volodin, deputy head of his administration, become speaker in the Duma, the lower house of parliament.