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MOSCOW, September 6 (Itar-Tass) — Speaker Boris Gryzlov opened the autumn session of the State Duma lower house of the Russian parliament on Tuesday, urging his colleagues to work towards "concrete practical effect."
Reminding that the lawmakers have less than three months for legislative activity, he expressed confidence that "it is a sufficient period if work time is used rationally."
"I'm calling upon the heads of the committees and factions and personnel of the State Duma administration to make their best," the speaker underlined.
"Each plenary session, each session of a committee, commission or a working group, parliamentary hearings and "round table" discussions must yield a concrete practical effect," Gryzlov went on to say.
"To yield a result for the parliament in general, for the country and for Russian citizens. This is what we were elected for," he emphasized.
The autumn session will be the last for the 5th Russian parliament. The next parliamentary elections are due on December 4.