Source Pravda.Ru

First State Duma meeting scheduled for December 29

The first meeting of the State Duma of the 4th convocation will take place on December 29, President Vladimir Putin told cabinet members on Monday.

According to the head of state, he signed a relevant decree on December 20.

This week the cabinet of ministers is to consider the plan of legislative work for 2004. "Work should be assigned to the State Duma as soon as possible," Vladimir Putin said.

In January the deputies will be involved in organizational issues, however, the government should submit documents for joint work to the State Duma as soon as possible," the President noted.