Students of the programme in the State Duma of the Russian Federation
Students visited the plenary session of State Duma as part of the course “Theory and Practice of Public Administration”. Two study tours to the Lower House of the Federal Assembly of Russia were organized for the “Population and Development” master’s students. Consolidating received knowledge and an understanding of the applied competences of a public servant in Russia were the main objectives of these educational tours.
During the excursions, students had a chance to see the work of the deputies from the guest balcony in the Great Hall of the plenary sessions, visit the parties’ offices, stroll through the history museum of the highest legislative bodies in Russia and look into the famous dining room. During the excursions, the students were accompanied by lecturers of the course “Theory and Practice of Public Administration” Tim Jaekel and Valeriya Utkina. Throughout the visit, a simultaneous translation was provided by the NRU Higher School of Economics. The curricula for international graduate students envisage a number of state-legal disciplines aimed at familiarizing students with the order of functioning and the powers of the federal authorities in administration, including the Russian Parliament. Practice-oriented study tours to the lower chamber of the country's highest legislative body significantly contribute to the consolidation of the material studied and the acquisition of applied competencies. It was for special interest for students to visit the museum of the State Duma, which presents the entire history of the highest legislative bodies in Russia. Students learned some new facts about the history of Russian parliamentarism, the pitfalls of the procedure for passing bills, and also had a chance to ask the guide some questions about the system of legislation of the state, and about the secrets stored in a historic building on Okhotny Ryad.
Actually, everything happening in the State Duma is well organized, right from the security checkpoint at the entrance. The tour guide also gave us the best information we were supposed to know and again the idea of welcoming all nationalities into the Duma State is highly recommendable
On 15-01-2019 we visited Russian Federation State Duma, Moscow under the Supervision of Professor Valeriya Utkina. It was a great experience. It was full of learning, historical exploration, enlightenment about Russian political set up, the insight of Parliamentary Proceedings and elite decorum of Political norms. I shall cherish this memory for my whole life that I got this opportunity to visit Russian Federation State Duma