Valentina Matviyenko

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 …

Russia needs deeper democracy, Valentina Matvienko says

Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matvienko noted a demand to deepen democracy is growing in Russia. She also pointed out that the laws that have been adopted in the Russian Federation in recent years do not restrict freedoms of citizens, …

 Putin holds meeting with Russia's Security Council

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with permanent members of the country's Security Council. Participants discussed matters raised during the President’s recent international contacts, as well as …