Staunton, April 24 – In recent months, Russian deputies and senators have tpeppered executive branch officials making their reports with question after question. But when Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova spoke on demography and health care, she was met by “a deafening silence,” Moskovsky Komsomolets reports.
Despite the importance of her subjects, she was not asked a single question, something so unusual that the Moscow paper felt compelled to call attention to it and ask why (mk.ru/social/2019/04/23/deputaty-i-senatory-vstretili-demograficheskiy-doklad-golikovoy-oglushitelnym-molchaniem.html
Or third, the parliamentarians may think the issues Golikova is talking about are either not significant to them or are completely beyond their control. If either of these explanations is the case, then the deputies are almost as distant from the population as Rosstat statistics are from the real world.