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13.01.2010

Russia’s State Duma Gathered for First Plenary Meeting within Spring Session

Opening the meeting, speaker of State duma Boris Gryzlov noted that the deputies’ special attention would be devoted to the implementation of proposals in the President’s message. Besides that, taking anti-recessionary measures will remain a priority activity for the deputies.

Opening the meeting, speaker of State duma Boris Gryzlov noted that the deputies’ special attention would be devoted to the implementation of proposals in the President’s message. Besides that, taking anti-recessionary measures will remain a priority activity for the deputies.

At the beginning of the spring session “the briefcase” of the Lower Chamber of Parliament is full to the brim, containing more than 550 draft laws. 50 of them are first-priority.

During the first meeting the deputies are to consider a bill on tax incentives for socially-oriented noncommercial organizations, toughen the responsibility of legal entities for illegal use of national symbols, as well as specify the procedure of exit from the territory of the Russian Federation of orphan children and children deprived of parental care for the purpose of recreation and recuperation.

The order of State duma plenary meeting broadcast will be changed as well.

Whereas before TV channels could broadcast ministers’ speeches at “government hours” live, now everyone can watch the whole plenary meeting on-line on the official website of the Chamber.