The State Duma in the Russian Federation is the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia (legislature), the upper house being the Federation Council of Russia. The Duma headquarters are located in central Moscow, a few steps from Manege Square. Its members are referred to as deputies. The State Duma replaced the Supreme Soviet as a result of the new constitution introduced by Boris Yeltsin in the aftermath of the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993, and approved by the Russian public in a referendum.
At the same time, 45% of Russia's international reserves (over $ 200 billion) are kept in American currency.
Positions of Igor Sechin, Vyacheslav Volodin and Arkady Rotenberg as the president's close associates may weaken after the elections of 2018. Dmitry Medvedev has the most stable position, a new report by "Minchenko Consulting" says.
Minority shareholders of regional gas subsidiaries of Gazprom have appealed to Vladimir Putin to stop the passage of the bill, which frees the state companies from the responsibility to make a formal offer for the purchase of large blocks of stocks in other state-owned companies.
Before the first meeting of the State Duma of the seventh convocation, RBC analyzed the income statements and biographies of those who came to the lower house of parliament for the first time, and those who confirmed the mandates.
Sergey Smirnov will become the new Kremlin curator of the State Duma instead of Radiy Khabirov. He led the pro-Kremlin youth camp Taurida, headed the Public Chamber and won the European Cup in karate.
GC "Regions", owned by the family of State Duma deputy Zelimkhan Mutsoev, become an investor of a new panoramic wheel at VDNKh. The project will cost 14 billion rubles, which is comparable to the famous London Eye.
The youngest daughter of President Karimov, Lola, is suspected of misinformation about the country's leader's death.
The richest candidate of the party in the State Duma earned 130 million rubles.
A third of the companies which donated United Russia more than 1 million rubles in 2015, received state contracts for ten times bigger sums, according to the study on the financing of political parties, conducted by Golos Movement.
The State Duma will review the bill that extends the powers of the FSB on the use of weapons. At the same time, employees of special services have been forbidden to have foreign accounts and create accounts in blogs and social networks.
One of the organizers of the murder of Galina Starovoitova, a former State Duma deputy Mikhail Glushchenko, was condemned for 17 years in jail. The victims in the Starovoitova's case, her sister Olga and her assistant Ruslan Linkov, were satisfied with the verdict.
RBC studied the watches of Russian politicians and heads of state-owned companies. The most expensive ones belong to Ramzan Kadyrov. Vladimir Yakunin owns luxury watches and gives them to the others: his gift could be found on Sergey Naryshkin's arm.
State Duma deputy quarreled with Rossel, and is planning a new election campaign.
Children of senior bureaucrats invest tens of millions of dollars in investment projects. Do their infulential parents help them?
The absence of United Russia deputies Alexander Sidyakin and Oleg Savchenko during the working hours in the first week of the session caused outrage in the Duma. For Savchenko, the trip cost up to half of the declared official annual income.
Ex-deputy buys luxury apartments in the UK capital worth about 220 million rubles.
Hinstein exposed a large-scale trickery with the apartments of deceived investors.
Loser recent Court of Nizhny Novgorod governor Oleg Sorokin Duma deputy Dmitry Gudkov struck back: Sorokin is now accused of misuse of land.
The State Oil Company Rosneft will challenge the US and European Union sanctions in the amoun of 17.7 million pounds with the assistance of the British lawyers.
For four years the current head of Gazprom-Media Holding Mikhail Lesin has been on the sidelines. whether Has he retained the status of an informal man on the wheel of the Russian media?
Senators Evgeny Samoylov and Ralif Safin, deputies Alexander Chetverikov and Sergey Doronin owe Sberbank hundreds of millions of rubles each, and are not going to pay.
Companions of Anatoly Chubais became defendants in a criminal case.
Representatives of the Communist Party offered to make a black list of artists from Ukraine.
The peninsula residents are concerned about the corruption, the banks and the Kiev government which may try to conquer them.
The city goes through a struggle for bulding spaces for casinos.
According to the deputy Roman Khudyakov, the image of the Apollo sculpture on the roof of the Bolshoi Theatre printed on the bill contradicts the law "On protection of children from harmful information."
Out of the three banks, which saw their licences revoked on July 7, two — Fininvest and Evrosib — are registered in the northern capital, and connected by frequent references to State Duma deputy Roman Vanchugov.
On April 19, Putin submitted to the State Duma a bill on the establishment of a gaming zone in the annexed Crimea.