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    Russian State Duma could pass the 2017-19 budget bill in second and third readings in December.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The lower house of Russian parliament could pass the 2017-19 budget bill in second and third readings in December, First Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Alexander Zhukov said Monday.

    "December 7 is the second reading and the third is on [December] 9," Zhukov told reporters.

    The Russian government submitted the draft three-year federal budget to the State Duma on Friday.

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