Search engine Yandex denies transfer of Ukrainians' personal data to Russian intelligenceWorld May 30, 0:11
At least 137 people injured in Moscow storm — sourceWorld May 30, 0:05
Ukraine's security service accuses search engine Yandex of leaking personal info to MoscowWorld May 30, 0:03
Kamaz to supply at least 1,000 trucks to Philippines by 2020Business & Economy May 29, 21:49
Moscow ready to offer clarifications over incident with Montenegrin MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 29, 21:09
Moscow mayor says Monday's hurricane in Moscow 'unprecedented'Society & Culture May 29, 20:56
Moldovan president slams government’s decision to expel Russian diplomatsWorld May 29, 20:52
Macron lashes out at Russian news agency Sputnik, RT channel over campaign coverageWorld May 29, 20:11
Macron says no international problem can be solved without RussiaWorld May 29, 19:51
MOSCOW, May 26 (Itar-Tass) —— State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin was elected to the ruling United Russia party’s Supreme Council at its congress son Saturday, May 26.
The congress also amended the party charter allowing officials who are not party members to be elected to the Supreme Council. Previously this was allowed only for influential politicians who have been with the party for at least a year, except for persons for whom membership in a political party is limited by law.
Naryshkin said earlier that he had no plans to join United Russia.
He believes that a nonpartisan Duma speaker can better ensure interaction between factions.
“I said that I am member of the United Russia faction in the State Duma, I was elected to the State Duma from United Russia, but I am not a member of the party,” Naryshkin said.
“I believe that one of the main tasks of the Duma speaker at is point is to ensure effective inter-faction interaction and I think that a nonpartisan speaker can do it better,” he said.