The Communist faction of the State Duma of Russia will vote for the bills on the flag and on the emblem of Russia only if the melody of the former Soviet anthem is approved as the new Russian anthem, as member of the Communist faction Anatoliy Lukyanov stated after today's meeting of the faction. He reminded journalists that the draft bills on state symbols would be considered by the State Duma only after the bill on the state anthem was considered, RBC announces. Further actions of the Communist faction will depend on the result of the voting on that bill, noted Lukyanov. He also reported that that the faction would vote for all bills unanimously.
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