Duma to pass laws on Putin’s proposals announced on SPIEF shortly, says top legislator


ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - APRIL 27, 2022: Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin attends a meeting of the Council of Legislators under the Russian Federal Assembly, held at the Tauride Palace. Alexander Demianchuk/TASS

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Russian State Duma MPs will do their best to pass the laws required for the implementation of measures announced by President Vladimir Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum as soon as possible, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on Saturday.

“As far as the legislative backing of the president’s proposals is concerned the State Duma will do its best for the laws to be passed as soon as possible,” the speaker wrote on his Telegram channel.

In his speech Putin “offered a whole number of specific steps to support people and the economy,” according to Volodin. Moreover, the Russian leader stressed that “being independent, self-dependent, sovereign and ensuring future development” is the main thing for Russia now, the Duma speaker noted.

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