Valentina Matviyenko

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 …

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 …

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 …

Russia to return to PACE

Russian will return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Russia's Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said. "We will return to PACE, we need this," she stressed. …

Matviyenko: Iran fulfills all obligations under JCPOA

Iranian side fulfills all obligations under the nuclear deal, Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko said. She recalled that the last inspection happened in August of this year and the IAEA confirmed this. …

Matviyenko: Council of Europe needs to change

Depriving Russia of the right to vote in the Council of Europe shows that the organization needs to change, Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko says. "I'm absolutely convinced that Russia's …