Russia's State Duma to terminate business trips of its members to US

Russia's State Duma to terminate business trips of its members to US
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State Duma’s speaker Viacheslav Volodin called the actions of the FBI employees towards Yumasheva an outrage.

Visits of members of the State Duma to the Unites States are expected to be terminated until explanations and apologies are received from the American authorities, owing to an incident with a member of the State Duma Inga Yumasheva. This was told by advisor to the Speaker of the State Duma Anastasia Kashevarova.

Kashevarova says Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Market Anatoly Aksakov was supposed to set off for the U.S. in the nearest future, but the visit has been cancelled, reports TASS.

On October 5, Ambassador of Russia to the United States Anatoly Antonov reported that Yumasheva who had arrived in the country to visit Dialog Fort-Ross forum had been detained at the airport of New York by FBI employees for interrogation that took around an hour. The diplomat says the Embassy has sent a protest note to the Department of State due to these actions by the American authorities.

State Duma’s speaker Viacheslav Volodin called the actions of the FBI employees towards Yumasheva an outrage. He reminds that the Duma member is a head of a group of friendship with the U.S. Congress and has done a lot for developing of relations between the parliaments of both countries.

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