The Federation Council has approved the law of the State Anthem of Russia using the music written by Soviet composer Aleksandrov. 144 senators voted for this decision, 1 was against, with 2 abstentions. Also, the Federation Council approved the law of the State Emblem of Russia, with 139 votes for, 2 against, and 8 abstentions, RIA Novosti reports. Besides, the law of the State Flag was approved, with 139 votes for, 1 against, and 3 abstentions. 147 senators approved the law of the Flag of the Armed Forces of Russia, with 1 abstention.
The strike was defensive in nature and came in response to three attacks on the US military in February