Konstantin Kosachev

Konstantin Kosachev
Head of the Federation Council Committee for International Affairs
 

Kosachev: US moves well beyond limits of international law

Kosachev: "US moves well beyond limits of international law"

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A broad coalition would be an ideal solution, if there was no flagman represented by one country - Jabarov

Kosachev: referendum’s results do not give Erdogan comfort

Kosachev: referendum’s results do not give Erdogan comfort

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to give up the idea of European integration, while seeking to strengthen his power, the Chairman of the Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Committee …

Russian and French senators hold similar positions on Syria

Russian and French senators hold similar positions on Syria

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Dialogue between Russia and France will contribute to preserving the unity of Syria and the peaceful settlement of the military conflict

Lawmaker invites MEPs to visit Syria with Russian senators

Lawmaker invites MEPs to visit Syria with Russian senators

Russian senators are ready to organize regular joint trips to Syria with European parliament members, Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of Russia’s Federation Council (upper house of parliament) International Affairs Committee, …

Konstantin Kosachev to Vestnik Kavkaza: Russophobes drive Trump into corner

Konstantin Kosachev to Vestnik Kavkaza: Russophobes drive Trump into corner

Currently, the US president Donald Trump is under strong pressure from the Russophobes in power, because of which the new Washington is forced to do such steps as political statements about the need to talk with Russia from a position of strength …

Pre-Geneva activation

Pre-Geneva activation

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In the context of a meeting between the Syrian government and the opposition, mediated by Russia, Turkey and Iran

Russia marks Day of Diplomatic Worker

Russia marks Day of Diplomatic Worker

Russia is marking the Day of a Diplomatic Worker. The date was set on October 31, 2002, by the Russian President Vladimir Putin and is celebrated annually on February 10. The date was chosen upon the discovery of the …

Will US lose interest in South Caucasus?

Will US lose interest in South Caucasus?

US interest in the South Caucasus region under President Donald Trump is likely to significantly decrease due to the new US President's isolationist policy and focus on the internal affairs of America, the chairman of the …

Kosachev lists spheres for Moscow#039s cooperation with Washington

Kosachev lists spheres for Moscow's cooperation with Washington

Russia should initiate the implementation of economic and energy cooperation as well as cybersecurity into the bilateral agenda with the United States, which may be beneficial to the relations between the two countries, the chairman of the …

Kosachev: Russia tired of confrontation with US

Kosachev: Russia tired of confrontation with US

Russia is tired of confrontation with the US and will be glad to see a pragmatic, if not friendly partner in Washington, the Chairman of Russia’s Federation Council International Affairs Committee, Konstantin …

Russian delegation plans to visit Syria on February 6

Russian delegation plans to visit Syria on February 6

A 14-member Russian delegation including lawmakers plans to visit Syria next Monday, with a likely meeting with the country's President Bashar Assad, a Syrian parliament source said. "The visit will begin on …

 Turkish and Russian lawmakers to jointly visit Syria

Turkish and Russian lawmakers to jointly visit Syria

Several representatives of largest Turkish political parties said they welcome a Russian proposal to visit Syria together with Russian lawmakers. The proposal has been put forward by the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of …

New hope: Officials react to first phone conversation between Putin and Trump

New hope: Officials react to first phone conversation between Putin and Trump

On January 28, US President Donald Trump called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the first time since his inauguration in Washington, DC on January 20. During the …

Russia ready to contribute to Syrian economy restoration

Russia ready to contribute to Syrian economy restoration

Russia is ready to participate in the process of restoration of infrastructure and economy in the crisis-torn Syria, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian upper house of parliament, Konstantin …

Donald Trump Gives Some in Europe the Jitters

Donald Trump Gives Some in Europe the Jitters

European leaders have alternately welcomed and condemned remarks made by President-elect

Zakharova: claims that Russia tried to #039recruit#039 Trump #039nonsense#039

Zakharova: claims that Russia tried to 'recruit' Trump 'nonsense'

The claims that Russia tried to 'recruit' US President-elect Donald Trump are complete 'nonsense', Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during her weekly press briefing, …

The October Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union will be a historic event, Kosachev says.

The October Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union will be a historic event, Kosachev says.

The next Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which is scheduled for October, will be a historic event, as the Russian side has prepared the series of initiatives, the head of the Federation Council's international affairs …

Russian parliamentarians discuss Syrian ceasefire with Assad

Russian parliamentarians discuss Syrian ceasefire with Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad strongly supports the common efforts of Russia and other countries aimed at reaching a ceasefire between the warring sides in Syria, the Chairman of Russia’s Federation Council Committee for …

 Moscow pays last respect to Ambassador Andrey Karlov

Moscow pays last respect to Ambassador Andrey Karlov

Moscow staged a memorial ceremony on Thursday for the Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, who was gunned down in Ankara on Monday. Diplomats and family members gathered at the Russian Foreign Ministry in central …

Kosachev says current EU is caravan moving with speed of  slowest camel

Kosachev says current EU is caravan moving with speed of slowest camel

By speaking in favor of extending anti-Russian sanctions at the EU summit, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel demonstrated the loss of leading positions in the European Union, …

Azerbaijan commemorates Heydar Aliyev

Azerbaijan commemorates Heydar Aliyev

Azerbaijan is marking the 13th anniversary of the death of the founder and the architect of the modern and independent state of Azerbaijan, national leader of Azerbaijan people Heydar Aliyev. Azerbaijani President …

Kosachev on Italian referendum: period of political turbulence begins in EU

Kosachev on Italian referendum: period of political turbulence begins in EU

Italy’s rejection of constitutional reforms, which has already resulted in Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s decision to step down, may create problems for the EU, the head of Russia’s Federation Council Committee …

Russian politicians sum up Putin#039s address

Russian politicians sum up Putin's address

Russian politicians and officials positively assessed the Russian President's address to the Federal Assembly, noting such aspects as attention to education, medicine, human rights, strengthening the role of the regions and economic …

Kosachev: US cyber threats should be considered at the UN

Kosachev: US cyber threats should be considered at the UN

Washington’s declarations of the cyber attacks on the Russian Internet resources is an ‘emergency situation’, requiring consideration of the UN Security Council, the head of the Federation Council's International Affairs …

Kosachev: Russian-Turkish agreements create basis for progress on Syria

Kosachev: Russian-Turkish agreements create basis for progress on Syria

Economic agreements reached by the Russian and Turkish presidents on Monday will help build up trust on the Syrian and other complicated problems where the sides have different positions, the chairman of the International Affairs Committee of …

Conflict with US not among Russia’s plans, lawmaker says

Conflict with US not among Russia’s plans, lawmaker says

Confrontation with the United States is not among Russian Federation’s intentions, Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee, told Rossiya 24 TV channel in an interview …

Three ways to reform the UN Security Council

Three ways to reform the UN Security Council

Reforms are fundamentally important issue not only for the organization, but for the international relations in general

  Kosachev comments on Trump’s statements on sanctions and Crimea

Kosachev comments on Trump’s statements on sanctions and Crimea

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent statements on improving relations with Russia serve as evidence that this approach is gaining popularity in the United States, the chairman of Russian Federation Council’s …

Kosachev: Russia and US can agree on Syria

Kosachev: Russia and US can agree on Syria

The head of the Russian Federation Council's International Affairs Committee, Konstantin Kosachev, believes that Russia and the United States can achieve real agreements on the settlement of the Syrian crisis on the background of the end of …

Moscow and Ankara restore relations after the terrorist attack in Istanbul airport

Moscow and Ankara restore relations after the terrorist attack in Istanbul airport

Russia and Turkey have put aside their divisions to pledge to work together to tackle Islamic State jihadis