OREANDA-NEWS Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has said that Russia has embarked on a course of building sovereignty, lost in the late 1980s, when the CPSU leadership was "zombified by the United States. Lenta.ru reports about this.

Speaking about the sanctions imposed on Russia, the chairman of the State Duma said that the time of opportunity has come for the country.

Earlier, the speaker of the State Duma said that US officials made contradictory statements. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that Washington had not called on American companies to leave Russia. Congress then proposed prohibiting the U.S. government from doing business with companies that refused to stop operating in Russia.

On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special operation in Donbass.  In response, many countries imposed sanctions against Russia.