Working day in the state Duma will reduce because of a match Russia for Euro 2016


The state Duma can to reduce the working day on Wednesday for half an hour and spend the hours of voting at 15.30 (it usually runs at 17.00). The deputies have the opportunity, said at a plenary meeting of state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin.

To reduce the working day suggested United Russia Deputy Viktor Vodolatsky. So MPs will be able to watch match of the championship of Europe on football between Russia and Slovakia, which will start at 16.00 Moscow time. To compensate for the lost time, Vodolatsky has proposed to dispense with the break, which is provided with 15 to 16 hours.

Commenting on the initiative of the Deputy, Naryshkin said that deputies did a lot of work for the last four plenary sessions. “If we want to do so succinctly and effectively, then I think we have today will stay extra time for work in the committees,” he said.

Against the reduction of working hours was made the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, proposing that deputies “to take the mandate and then to watch the matches. Several members asked to postpone the consideration of their bills for another day.

MPs is not the first time reduce the time of the plenary. In 2015, they have reduced working hours to participate in a rally in honor of the annexation of Crimea.

The second round match of the group stage of Euro 2016 Russia — Slovakia will be held in the French Lille. In the first round, the Russian team played a draw with England (1:1), and Slovakia lost to Wales (1:2). The quotes on the website British bookmaker William Hill show that Russia is the favorite in the upcoming match.