MOSCOW, June 21. /TASS/. Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, in response to criticism of the Duma opposition in the address of Russia has reminded that before the advent of the Number of representatives of the interregional movement “Unity” (“Bear”), later transformed into the “United Russia”, the decision was taken under the influence of the oligarchs, and pensions were not paid for six months.
At the plenary session on Thursday, the state Duma discussed the calendar consideration for the next month. “Since 1999, both in this chamber where “the Bear” (aka inter-regional movement “Unity” and he is also the political party “United Russia”), from month to month, from year to year we take these schedules” – said the Deputy from LDPR Sergey Ivanov and expressed the opinion that the adoption of such documents does not affect the improvement of people’s lives.
He noted that the main issue of public-political agenda at the moment is pension reform, against which stands the Duma opposition. “Let us show their stance and at least consider adopting this calendar, decided that the draft law submitted by the government regarding raising the retirement age, will not be discussed”, – he said.
“While “Bear” in this hall are not settled, there lived oligarchs” – responded to the words of the liberal Democrat Volodin.
“Bought up dozens of deputies, the cards they collected and enriched at the expense of the people, and our seniors did not receive a pension for six months. And the default of 1998 is also on the conscience of those who in the Duma and in this room was. It is not necessary here so to take and flipped on its head. Tell anyone who acted like this, and then quickly forget,” said the speaker.