Moscow, January 12 – On the eve of the Day of Russian Press, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin awarded media representatives – winners of the annual creative competition for the best coverage of the activities of the State Duma: the News Agency photographer Vladimir Fedorenko and special correspondent for the News Agency Vyacheslav Smirnov was among the winners.
At the awards ceremony, Volodin noted that the parliamentary grouping of journalists is still the largest of all state authorities.
“1,050 journalists have been accredited for 2023,” Volodin said.
Among the awardees is the News Agency photographer Vladimir Fedorenko.
During the ceremony, Volodin asked a question about the possibility of opening the balconies of the plenary hall for filming.
Dear colleagues, in order to make a decision even on this very issue, we need to discuss it with the platoons … Today we sum up the results of the competition … This decision was made by the leaders on the basis of the proposal of the competition commission, but we make all decisions collectively, “- Answered the speaker of the Duma.
He also noted that all factions in the State Duma supported the decision and it was adopted by consensus.
And this is characteristic of any award presented to the State Duma, because it is awarded on behalf of parliament … As for this particular issue, we will, of course, work it out and try to solve it. Because if it is convenient for you, then it is convenient for us, and even more so, of course, we want to cover the activities of parliament as objectively as possible, ”the speaker of the State Duma said.
The State Duma speaker noted that the proposal for admission will be discussed on Monday.
In addition, the News Agency’s special correspondent Vyacheslav Smirnov was honored at the ceremony.