At the first meeting of the spring session, the senators will hear the report of the Minister of construction and housing and communal services


MOSCOW, January 27. /Corr. Sergey Izotov/. The Federation Council opens the spring session. At this year’s first plenary meeting, the senators will hear a report from the Minister of construction and housing utilities of the Russian Federation Mikhail men, devoted to actual problems of housing and communal services.

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The agenda has the 385-th session of the house by about 20 points.

Staffing issues and the ratification of international instruments

In the beginning of the meeting would be considered staffing issues: early termination of powers of the Senator from Karachaevo-Circassia Vyacheslav Tree and change the composition of the relevant committees of the chamber. The senators also have to consider a number of international instruments.

In particular, it is planned ratification of the intergovernmental agreement on the settlement of financial obligations of Mongolia to the Russian Federation. In the explanatory Memorandum to the ratification act States that as of December 2010 the total outstanding financial obligations of Mongolia to the Russian Federation amounted to $174.2 million

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The whole amount of debt overdue. As previously explained, the Deputy Minister of Finance Sergei Storchak, that write-off is subject to almost 97% of the debt of Mongolia, however, “it is worth considering that we are talking about debt, denominated in the currency of a non-existent”.

The Federation Council will also discuss the ratification of the Protocol to the intergovernmental agreement with China on cooperation in the project “Yamal LNG”. This document was signed on 17 December 2015 to ensure the acquisition of Chinese state-owned Fund “silk road” of 9.9% of shares of OAO “Yamal LNG” the company “NOVATEK”. The government expects that the implementation of the transaction will also attract Chinese investment Fund in Russia with over $2 billion.

In addition, the senators plan to ratify the agreement and the two protocols thereto, between Russia and China on avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion to taxes on income. They will also discuss the agreement on unified principles and rules of circulation of medicines and medical devices within the Eurasian economic Union.

Legislative initiatives and assistance to the Ombudsman

The senators plan to discuss at the meeting the amendments to the Federal constitutional law “on the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation” and the Tax code that exempt the Ombudsman from having to pay fees in the courts when filing lawsuits in connection with the performance of their lawful duties.

In addition, parliamentarians intend to propose legislative initiatives governing the formation, operation and financing of public chambers of subjects of the Russian Federation. The senators have prepared suggestions based on the unified procedure of formation and operation of chambers and on financing their activities. One of the bills provides for the financing of public chambers of subjects of the Russian Federation regional budgets. The second legislative initiative is proposed to organize the support activities of public chambers in the regions, including institutional, legal and financial point of view.

Socio-economic development of the Chelyabinsk region and “Time expert”

During the “future” of socio-economic development of the region parliamentarians tell the Governor of the Chelyabinsk region Boris Dubrovsky, Chairman of regional Legislative Assembly Vladimir Myakush. In the building of the Federation Council will be opened exhibition, dedicated to the Chelyabinsk region.

As part of the “Time expert” before the parliamentarians will perform the first Deputy General Director – General designer of the Moscow Institute of heat engineering, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yuri Solomonov.