The State Duma

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.

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Crimes in the defense industry might be equated to treason


According to the law proposed by the State Duma, negligence and misappropriation of budget funds in the defense industry might be punished by up to 20 years in prison.

Sergey Polonsky: "I flew on Deripaska's plane from Cambodia"


Duma deputy Alexey Chepa (it was under his bail Polonsky was released from prison in Sihanoukville) told me about the meeting of Sergey Polonsky and Oleg Deripaska in Switzerland.   

Websites with false information about banks might be blocked prior to judgement


Russia may adopt the law on pre-judicial blocking of websites with false information about banks and public companies. The side effect of combating panic among bank depositors will be the limitation of press freedom.