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    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday the possible departure of Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov is a reflection of political life in Russia, and would benefit both the ruling United Russia and Just Russia, Mironov's former party.

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday the possible departure of Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov is a reflection of political life in Russia, and would benefit both the ruling United Russia and Just Russia, Mironov's former party.

    The statement comes as United Russia is pressing for Sergei Mironov to go.

    "Many countries take decades to develop their parliaments and this is what we are doing," Medvedev told a news conference at the Skolkovo School of Management.

    SKOLKOVO, May 18 (RIA Novosti)

     

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