Representatives of those factions put forward their demands, which will certainly be discussedCommunists boycott Duma session Oct 17, 2009
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We would like to nominate the candidate who we all support. This is First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry MedvedevPutin endorses Medvedev for president Dec 10, 2007
There are positive developments (in the process of carrying out the law), but we can see that a number of problems still remain unsolved, which means tension in society persists. In this situation, the Duma may possibly try to resolve the problems on its own by means of legislationDuma may change social payments law Mar 22, 2005
The situation is heading towards a split or towards bloodshedNew Ukraine elections suggested, denied Nov 30, 2004
Boris Vyacheslavovich Gryzlov (also spelled Grizlov; Russian: Борис Вячеславович Грызлов, Russian pronunciation: ) (born December 15, 1950), is a Russian politician and current Speaker of Russia's State Duma (the lower house of parliament). He is one of the leaders of the largest Russian political party, United Russia. Boris Gryzlov is a close ally of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Gryzlov was born in Vladivostok but was raised in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg). He graduated from the Leningrad Electrical Institute of Communications in 1973 and worked as a radio engineer. From 1977 to 1996 he worked his way up from being an engineer to division director in the Elekronpribor plant. He was not a public figure before 1999. In October 1999 he became head of the St Petersburg regional branch of Sergey Shoygu's Unity party and in December 1999 he was elected to the Russian Duma running on the Unity party ticket. In January 2000 he was elected chairman of the Unity faction in the Duma.
In March 2001 he was appointed to the post of chief of Russian police and became Russia's Interior Minister. In this position Gryzlov proclaimed that the fight against terrorism and corruption were his priorities.