Seven parties to participate in Syrian talksWorld January 22, 9:54
Russia’s Pavlyuchenkova reaches Australian Open quarterfinalsSport January 22, 7:19
IBU Executive Board finds no grouns to suspend Russia's biathlon teamSport January 21, 22:53
Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in SyriaWorld January 21, 15:39
Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
MOSCOW, June 1. /TASS/ Some of the critics of the Russian authorities use the talents they possess in exchange for the money they receive from abroad, speaker of Russia’s State Duma Sergey Naryshkin said in an interview for TASS special project Top Officials.
"I have very big doubts the people who so easily accuse the State Duma of dependence and low effectiveness really wish to understand the essence of the lawmaking process. I am certain that some of our public critics are being very cunning, and others use the talents they possess in exchange for the money they are paid for discrediting Russia’s bodies of state power," said the head of the lower house of the Russian parliament.
When asked to specify whether this was the real reason why society had a mixed attitude towards the activity of ‘people’s proxies’, Naryshkin replied with a question: "Is Russia an exception in this respect?" He recalled that parliaments in many other countries came under the fire of criticism now and then, from the opposition and from other bodies of power.
"Some rebukes are well-founded, and many others, demagogical. Such things are to be taken calmly. That’s what politics is about, the price to be paid for publicity," the Duma speaker said.
The full text of the interview is available at http://tass.ru/en/russia/797481.