Russian Duma gathers last time before elections
In order to pass all the laws and go election campaigning, the deputies have agreed to work on a tight schedule and hold extra meetings.
Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov said the chamber will focus on implementing the goals outlined in this year's Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly. They include pension reforms, creating special economic zones in Russian ports, road-building, and atomic energy.
The deputies will also focus on the so-called “Olympic Law” to provide a legal framework to prepare for the 2014 winter Olympic Games in the Russian resort of Sochi.