Putin spoke about “the power of Russia” at the first meeting of the new Duma

In his welcoming speech to the deputies of the state Duma of the seventh convocation, Putin called the legitimacy of the Parliament by a pledge of the authority of the government. He noted that the new composition of the lower house of Parliament “significantly refreshed” and expressed the hope that the feedback of the deputies with voters and civil society will increase, and the quality of the legislative process will increase.