Russian Duma to hear gov't report on stabilization measures

Other News Materials 19 November 2008 11:44 (UTC +04:00)

The State Duma will consider the government's report on measures to stabilize the Russian economy today. Deputy PM and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, Economy Minister Elvira Nabiullina, Central Bank Chairman Sergei Ignatyev, and a representative from the Industry and Trade Ministry are expected to speak to deputies during a so-called government hour meeting at the Duma, reported RBC.

The ministers will report to the lower house of parliament on the results of international reserve management and steps taken to stabilize the economic situation in Russia. This 'government hour' meeting was initially scheduled for September, but was later postponed several times.

Furthermore, at its Wednesday meeting the Duma will give a final review to amendments to the Constitution regarding increasing the terms in office of the Russian president and Duma deputies. The amendments passed a first reading on November 14, and will receive second and third (final) readings in one session today.