State Duma - updates

Rappler's latest stories on State Duma


Putin lays out path to staying in power

Mar 10, 2020 - 11:22 PM

Vladimir Putin says Russia needs evolutionary change, 'because we have had enough of revolutions' while suggesting that Russia may not yet be ready for a new leader

POWER. Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses lawmakers debating on the second reading of the constitutional reform bill during a session of the State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, in Moscow on March 10, 2020. Photo by Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP

Putin proposes to enshrine God, heterosexual marriage in Russian constitution

Mar 03, 2020 - 3:34 PM

Most Russians identify as Orthodox Christians, but Russia is officially a secular state

AMENDMENTS. File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin. AFP photo

Russian MPs approve controversial bill restricting internet

Apr 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The proposed measures, set to take effect November 1 once it becomes a formal law, would create technology to monitor internet routing and steer Russian internet traffic away from foreign servers

Russia votes for new parliament with Putin secure

Sep 18, 2016 - 7:51 AM

UPDATED Parties loyal to President Vladimir Putin are set to maintain their dominance despite the Kremlin making a show of cleaning up the vote after mass protests last time around

Members of a local electoral commission prepare a polling station ahead of Russia's parliamentary elections, in Moscow on September 17, 2016. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Dumb in the Duma? Shock in Russia over lawmakers' 'absurd' bills

Jun 26, 2014 - 9:41 AM

The latest string of initiatives by MPs have become so bizarre that Russians say they don t know whether to laugh or cry

A general view of the Russian State Duma, Lower Parliament Chamber, in Moscow, Russia, 22 April 2014. Yuri Kochetkov/EPA