Senior Russian Lawmaker Predicts Strong Support for Moscow Treaty

A senior Russian lawmaker said yesterday that he expected the U.S.-Russian Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty to receive strong support when the lower house of the Russian Parliament debates its ratification next week (see GSN, May 5).

Konstantin Kosachyov, deputy chairman of the State Duma International Affairs Committee, said he expected the treaty to receive at least 260 votes. At least 226 votes are needed for the treaty to be approved (RosBusinessConsulting Database, May 7).

May 7, 2003
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A senior Russian lawmaker said yesterday that he expected the U.S.-Russian Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty to receive strong support when the lower house of the Russian Parliament debates its ratification next week (see GSN, May 5).

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