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State Duma may hear law enforcement agencies' heads on Volgograd terror attacks this week

January 13, 2014, 11:41 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, January 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s State Duma may organize hearings featuring heads of the interior ministry and the federal security service on the terror attacks in Volgograd, United Russia faction said after a meeting of its presidium.

The faction’s leader Vladimir Vasilyev confirmed they had discussed the topic.

“We spoke about it also immediately after the terrorist attacks, where a group of deputies discussed what was to be done from the legal support point of view for prevention of terrorism does not lack behind emerging threats,” he said.

“Back then we suggested having hearings to discuss the current preventive measures and what we should do in the legal sphere to offer conditions for the security services and the police,” Vasilyev said.

The party hopes other factions will support their initiative on the hearings, the State Duma’s deputy speaker Sergei Zheleznyak said.

“The misfortunes from terrorism are common, and the decisions we should offer require consolidated efforts,” he added.

Deputy Head of United Russia’s General Council Olga Batalina added the party suggested organizing the hearings within the current week.

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