Duma Update

NPR's Michael Shuster reports from Moscow that the lower house of the Russian parliament, or Duma, has adjourned after adopting some — but not all — the austerity measures proposed by the government. The lawmakers approved enough of the package to satisfy the International Monetary Fund, which has pledged huge new loans to save Russia from financial collapse. The government will push through decrees mandating those reforms the Duma rejected.

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