Valentina Matviyenko

Russia celebrates 25th anniversary of constitution

December 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the Russian Constitution. On December 12, 1993, Russia held a nationwide constitutional referendum, in which 58.4% voted in favor of the document. Russia's constitution came into force on …

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Will Russia leave Council of Europe in June?

Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that Russia would decide on its membership in the Council of Europe in June next year, unless "PACE charter was not fundamentally changed" and "a …

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Matviyenko: Russia needs united and stable EU

Russia is interested in the unity and stability of the European Union, which is an important trade and political partner to it, Russia's Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said at a meeting with member of the …

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Russia considering withdrawal from Council of Europe

Russia is considering the possibility of withdrawing from the Council of Europe, Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said at a meeting with President of the Parliamentary Assembly …

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Kim Jong-un Might Visit Russia Before Year's End

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un might visit Russia before year's end, the date for the politician's visit depends on the schedule of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian upper house spokeswoman Valentina Matvienko …

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Russian MP: scrapping JCPOA to result in catastrophe

The US decision to unilaterally withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) may be yet another attempt by Washington to subdue the EU economy, Russian upper house speaker Valentina Matvienko said. …

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Everyone included in 'Kremlin report'

The U.S. Treasury Department has released "Kremlin report" - the list of Russians who are potential targets for future U.S. sanctions. The list has the names of 114 senior politicians and members of the Russian leadership, as well …

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