Matviyenko: Mr Putin in the message may affect elections to the state Duma

Matviyenko: Mr Putin in the message may affect elections to the state Duma


The President’s address to the Federal Assembly is one of the major expected events in Russia and will reflect key policy priorities, said the speaker of the Federation Council. The date of announcement of the message is not yet defined.

BRASILIA, 11 Nov. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his address to the Federal Assembly, to be held in December, may touch upon the subject of elections to the state Duma in 2016, according to the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

“Since the President’s address to the Federal Assembly is one of the main expected political events in Russia, of course, the President will stop, in my opinion, the main priorities of both domestic policies and foreign policy”, — said Matvienko to journalists.

“Of course, given that next year is the year of elections to the State Duma, it is also the most important political event for the whole country. Probably, this theme will somehow reflect”, she added.

Also, the speaker of the Federation Council announced that the date of the announcement of the President’s address to the Federal Assembly has not been determined.