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Mir descent date changed, parliament speaker appeals for reprieve

...pushed -- in vain -- to extend Mir's life. Gennady Seleznyov, the speaker of the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, said Monday that he sent a letter to Putin earlier this month, proposing to upgrade Mir into Mir-2. According to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/20/tec_308707.shtml
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Russia's prime minister tries to build confidence

...month, the budget won quick initial approval from the Communist-dominated lower house of Russia's parliament, the State Duma. Lawmakers are required to hold three more readings of the budget, and have promised to move quickly. However, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/16/bus_250340.shtml
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Russia readies austerity budget

...the worst since the Soviet collapse -- was too dire to delay approval. The lower house of parliament, known as the State Duma, refrained from lambasting the government and voted 303-65 to approve the 1999 budget after its first reading. Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/25/bus_248328.shtml
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Russian Communists plan to give quick approval to budget

...desperately needs an austere, realistic budget for resolving the economic crisis. The lower house of parliament, the State Duma, is to begin discussing the draft budget Thursday. Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, whose parliamentary faction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/23/bus_248176.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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Primakov gets down to work as Russia's new prime minister

...political turmoil has only deepened public dissatisfaction. The Communist-dominated lower house of parliament, the State Duma, may have sensed Yeltsin's vulnerability when it chose to challenge his nomination of Chernomyrdin to replace Prime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/13/bus_238853.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: 'I'm not going anywhere'

...parliamentary leaders proposed as a condition for confirming his appointment. The leaders called a special session of the State Duma for Monday to consider the confirmation. "We must forget ambitions, we must stabilize the situation and ease tension...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/29/bus_237480.shtml
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Russia announces debt structuring

...manage." Chernomyrdin suggested that one way to mend relations with the hard-line lower house of parliament, the State Duma, would be to give in to their calls for a "government of accord" with prominent jobs given to Communists and other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/26/bus_237120.shtml
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Russia's economic policy put on hold

...including an eagerly awaited announcement on debt restructuring. Acting Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin also asked the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, to set aside "for the time being" a set of economic austerity measures demanded by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/25/bus_236940.shtml
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