Deal on Russian Hmeymim, Tartus bases deployment in Syria to be in force for 49 yearsMilitary & Defense January 20, 16:51
Putin's spokesman reveals Russian president's plans for Trump's inauguration ceremonyRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 16:19
Russian museum gets biggest collection of artifacts related to XX century YamalBusiness & Economy January 20, 16:10
Polar region to allocate almost 50 million rubles for small business supportBusiness & Economy January 20, 15:55
First Deputy PM: Western investors in Davos believe 2017 will be good year for RussiaBusiness & Economy January 20, 15:49
Kremlin says Syrian army keeps plans to liberate Palmyra from Islamic StateRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 15:43
India plans to install Russian security system at Maharashtra portMilitary & Defense January 20, 15:32
Lavrov on IS destroying Palmyra monuments: barbarians are barbariansRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 15:24
Russia hopes Trump administration will send Mideast expert to Astana talksRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 15:18
MOSCOW, May 23 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia needs a new basic law on culture, and the bill should be discussed publicly, Speaker of Russia’s State Duma Sergei Naryshkin told deputies of the lower house of the parliament on Wednesday.
He stressed that the Russian society faces the task of gradual modernization of education and culture spheres, of developing an “adequate and modern legal base” for them. However, Naryshkin continued “the present bill on culture still causes questions,” and besides “it had not passed an official procedure of public discussion.”
Meanwhile, “a public discussion, involving the entire society, of a law, fundamental for culture, could result in a realistic renovation of the state policy in culture, which would answer the requirements of the time and demand,” he said.
Naryshkin called for representatives of all power divisions to support raising the level of culture, including political culture.
“I believe it a priority for all divisions of power to raise the level of culture in our society, which political culture is a part of,” he continued. “I would like to stress – this is our common task. A very complicated one, but quite timely.”