Speaker of the Russian State Duma Gennady Seleznyov reckons that President Vladimir Putin will meet with leaders of factions and deputies' groups of the parliament's lower house as soon as he returns from the USA. Talking to journalists on Thursday, the speaker said he hoped the Russian leader would tell them all about his talks with US President George W.Bush. According to Seleznyov, Putin's visit to the USA is "rich in events" and "very successful."
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia