Baku, October 5, AZERTAC
Putin's ex-Deputy Chief of Staff Vyacheslav Volodin has been elected the new State Duma speaker, according to TASS.
Earlier Vladimir Putin had called on the newly elected State Duma to support the candidacy of Vyacheslav Volodin as its speaker. This was an important issue, the Russian president noted, as the previous speaker, Sergey Naryshkin, had been offered a leading post in the foreign intelligence service (SVR).
Putin assumeed that big experience at parliament would help Vyacheslav Volodin to structure work in position of the State Duma speaker.