RealNews

No-Confidence Vote in Russia’s Duma Likely Next Week

Russian opposition parties have gathered enough signatures to table a vote of no-confidence in the State Duma lower house of parliament next week, a nationalist leader said on Thursday. Opposition parties, which jointly control less than 100 seats in the Duma, have demanded the vote against the government since a law scrapping Soviet-era benefits fueled public protests across Russia earlier this month. Although the vote has no chance of success in the Kremlin-dominated Duma, its tabling would give a strong moral boost to the nationalist and communist opposition as the first such attempt to unseat Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov.Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.