Source Pravda.Ru

Duma to hold first meeting after summer holidays today

The State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, will hold thefirst plenary meeting after the summer holidays today. Defense MinisterSergey Ivanov will deliver a report on the real state of affairs in theRussian Armed Forces. The so-called government's hour devoted to the ArmedForces will be held in the Duma behind closed doors, the Duma staffreported.In addition, deputies will consider several appeals to President VladimirPutin, in particular, concerning measures against NATO's expansion, onthreats of experiments with high-frequency radio waves held in the USA andon the management of Russia's federal property abroad.Parliamentarians will also discuss the emergencies situation after thenatural calamity in Novorossisk and some other issues..