Russia to Slow START until ‘next month at the earliest’

Didn’t the  Lame Duck congress say ratification was  critical and timing was a priority so Russia could pass it right away?  So why is Russia putting it off until next month or later?

Russia’s lower house of parliament on Friday gave preliminary approval to a U.S.-Russian arms treaty, but decided to delay the final vote until next month.

The Kremlin-controlled State Duma voted 350-58 to approve the New START treaty in the first of three required readings. The legislators said they would proceed further after returning from the New Year’s vacation that lasts until Jan. 11.

Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the State Duma’s foreign affairs committee, said the full ratification could only happen next month “at the earliest.”

via Russian lower house gives preliminary approval to US-Russian arms treaty, delays full approval – latimes.com.

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