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Budget faces new battle in Russian legislature

...draft budget now being approved by the lower house, the State Duma, suggesting that it hurts the interests of the regions...government's hands, and any changes to it must be made by the State Duma. The governors also warned their colleagues in the Duma...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/29/bus_251630.shtml
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Russian bailout package now awaits parliament's verdict

...bailout agreement totals $22.6 billion. But if the State Duma, parliament's lower house, turns down Yeltsin's...help struggling Russian citizens and companies. The State Duma turned down several proposals earlier this month, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/15/bus_233389.shtml
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Russia's parliament turns down key parts of austerity package

...before releasing funds from a multibillion-dollar loan package agreed to on Monday. Parliament's lower house, the State Duma, approved a bill setting forth the general principles for tax collection. But it rejected two important measures designed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/17/bus_233555.shtml
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Russian parliament ducks debate on bailout package

...proceed promptly with a huge bailout package for Russia. Sixteen economic measures were debated by lawmakers in the State Duma, parliament's lower house, but only five came to a vote. They were passed on a second reading and will become law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/16/bus_233461.shtml
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Yeltsin's prime minister choice rejected again

...economic crisis is gaining momentum with catastrophic speed," acting Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin warned the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, before it torpedoed his nomination 273-138. "We are all standing on the edge and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/08/bus_238354.shtml
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Yeltsin calls for emergency parliament session

...Kremlin, everybody thinks that something is wrong." Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, whose party dominates the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, said lawmakers "wouldn't mind" holding the emergency session that Yeltsin requested...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/15/bus_236055.shtml
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Parliament confirms Primakov as Russian prime minister

...Franklin D.) Roosevelt when he introduced state controls over the economy after the Great Depression," Primakov told the State Duma, the lower chamber of parliament. After he cautioned lawmakers against expecting quick results and warned them he was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/12/bus_238755.shtml
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Russian parliament takes break

...before they start delivering $17 billion in new loans over the next two years to help stabilize financial markets. The State Duma, parliament's lower house, approved bills that would bring only $4.5 billion, Kiriyenko said in a brief speech...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/18/bus_233650.shtml
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Russian parliament passes bill to print rubles

...since October without waiting for parliament approval. The bill passed unanimously Wednesday by the lower house, the State Duma, allows a total $1.2 billion worth of rubles to be printed in the next two weeks. The bill also requires Russian...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/17/bus_247650.shtml
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Russia pushes ahead with austerity program

...Mr. Kiriyenko appeared uninterested in compromising with the Communist-dominated lower house of parliament, the State Duma, which has balked at approving key austerity measures. After parliament approved plans to raise only about one-third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/22/bus_233968.shtml
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