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14:17 GMT +3 hours21 December 2014
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Russian Duma to Form Media Committee Fri.

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The lower house of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, should create a media committee this coming Friday, speaker Sergei Naryshkin said.

The lower house of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, should create a media committee this coming Friday, speaker Sergei Naryshkin said.

It will increase the number of Duma committees to 30.

The Liberal Democratic Party of Russia faction has nominated A Just Russia’s Alexei Mitrofanov as committee head and the ruling United Russia party backed the nomination.

“I believe he [Mitrofanov] will cope with his new job,” Naryshkin said.