MOSCOW, May 26 (RIA Novosti) - The State Duma, or lower house of Russia's parliament, passed in the third and final reading a draft law for a new graphic symbol for Russia's national currency.
With 226 votes needed, 427 deputies voted for the bill with no votes against or abstentions.
The draft law gives the Central Bank of Russia the right to choose a symbol to be used in documents for the ruble.
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.