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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Boris Gryzlov
Russia's parliament is likely to approve a landmark nuclear arms treaty with the United States this month, the speaker of the lower house said Tuesday.
President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday welcomed the U.S. Senate's decision to ratify a landmark U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control treaty, but Russian legislators said they need to study a resolution accompanying the document before following suit.
State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov said the 450-seat chamber, dominated by the ruling United Russia Party, could approve ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) in a third and final vote on Jan. 25.
"If these conditions don't change the text of the treaty, we may pass a ratification bill even tomorrow," Gryzlov said.