Almost 18,000 civilians evacuated from areas of Aleppo controlled by militantsWorld December 10, 7:41
Russian swimmers win 11 sets of medals at FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)Sport December 10, 7:00
Shiveluch volcano in Russia’s Far East spews ash to 11 km in airWorld December 10, 5:28
Ceasefire agreements enter into force near Damascus, in Idlib province ― mediaWorld December 10, 4:18
Russian pair Tarasova/Morozov win final of ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in MarseillesSport December 10, 4:00
Matviyenko to visit UAE to participate in Forum of Women Speakers of ParliamentRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 10, 3:21
Doping samples of all athletes from past three Olympics should be re-analyzed ― lawmakerSport December 10, 2:01
Russia’s figure skater Medvedeva leads with world record after SP at Grand Prix finalsSport December 10, 1:28
Russian energy minister expects OPEC, non member countries to sign agreement on oil outputBusiness & Economy December 10, 0:46
MOSCOW, December 15 (Itar-Tass) — Igor Bryntsalov- a representative of the United Russia party, has been elected Chairman of the 5th Duma of the Moscow region at its first session. Igor Bryntsalov received 47 out of 49 votes in his support with two abstentions.
Igor Yuryevich Bryntsalov was born in 1971. In 1997 Bryntsalov was elected deputy of the Moscow regional Duma, Since 2002 Bryntsalov had represented the Moscow regional Duma in the Federation Council ( he Upper House).
Igor Bryntsalov is Secretary of the regional department of the United Russia party.
Bryntsalov replaces ex-chairman of the Moscow regional Duma Valery Aksakov who occupied the post of the regional Duma chairman since 2001.
The 5th Duma of the Moscow region elected on December 4, 2011 numbers 50 deputies. Half of them were elected to the regional parliament on party tickets, the rest were elected from single- member constituencies.
The United Russia party has 29 mandates in the new regional Duma; eleven mandates belong to the Communist party; the Just Russia party and the Liberal Democratic party have six and four mandates, respectively.
The previous regional Duma elected in 2007 numbered 33 representatives from the United Russia party, 12 - from the Communist party and five representatives from the Just Russia party.