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Saturday, February 24, 2018

The new senators started with statements on Syria

Began the meeting of the Federation Council with personnel changes and ended with the adoption of statements on international issues. Unlike the state Duma, the Federation Council does not change its composition at a time, nonetheless after a Single day of vote, he significantly updated. According to the speaker of the house Valentina Matvienko, beginners will be given 31 the mandate.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Olga Golodets

The upper house of Parliament has terminated the powers of the eight senators who became deputies of the state Duma Igor Shubina from the city of Perm, Lydia Antonova from Moscow region Alexander Korovnikov from the Novgorod region Andrey Golushko from Omsk, the Mergen Oorzhak from Tuva, Michael Isaeva from the city of Saratov hockey player Vyacheslav Fetisov from Primorye and the leader of the “Maidan”, Dmitry Sablin, representing Moscow oblast. Most politicians said goodbye to the Federation Council without further ADO. The meaning of brief interventions Shubin, Sablina and Fetisov was to give thanks and claim that the Federation Council is a big school life.

In parallel, Valentina Matvienko has handed over the mandates of the new senators from the regions. Among them, the former Commissioner for human rights Vladimir Lukin from the Tver region, the widow of the first mayor of Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak Lyudmila Narusova from Tuva, former MP of the state Duma from the Tambov region Alexander Babakov. It is expected that in the Federation Council from the Perm region will go to Alexei Pushkov, who also could not be re-elected to the state Duma. However, most of the names will be known later, when the newly elected regional legislative Assembly will vote for their representatives.

The main event of the meeting was the presentation by Olga Golodets, and the main news — the message that the Ministry of labour is preparing a bill to impose a tax on parasitism. The journalists ‘ questions on other topical themes of the day Golodets responded gently. On Wednesday it became known that the government gave a positive opinion on the bill Senator Elena Mizulina to ban the baby boxes — specposhiv where mothers can anonymously leave unwanted children. The Deputy Prime Minister said the abandonment of children in baby boxes blatantly inhumane and noted that it is necessary to invent as a society could get these children to keep them alive. On the subject of abortion Golodets called on to make an informed decision. We will remind that on Tuesday on the website of the Moscow Patriarchate has reported that the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill signed an open letter to ban abortion, and later there was a clarification that we are talking only about the requirement to take abortion out of the system.

At the end of the session the senators adopted two statements on foreign policy issues. Nothing unexpected in them. In the first document, timed to the anniversary of the start of the operation, the Russian air and space forces in Syria, said that the decision was timely and legitimate and has led to significant losses from fighters. The second document appeared from-for not admission of Russian athletes for the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. It States on the inadmissibility of politicization of sports.

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