Valentina Matviyenko

Valentina Matviyenko
Head of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation
 

Matviyenko: improvement of Russia-US ties requires time and patience

Matviyenko: improvement of Russia-US ties requires time and patience

There are grounds to believe that the Russian-US ties will improve if given time, patience and dialogue, Chairperson of the Russian upper house of parliament Valentina Matvienko said. "I want to express my personal …

Matviyenko: Russian-Chinese tandem reaches leading positions in world

Matviyenko: Russian-Chinese tandem reaches leading positions in world

Russian-Chinese political tandem has returned to the leading positions in the world, being a major stabilizing factor in world affairs, the Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko said at a meeting with …

Saudi King agrees to visit Moscow

Saudi King agrees to visit Moscow

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said during a meeting with the speaker of the upper house of Russia's parliament, Valentina Matvienko, that he gave instructions to prepare his visit to …

Matviyenko, Saudi Arabia#039s king confirm necessary joint fighting terrorism

Matviyenko, Saudi Arabia's king confirm necessary joint fighting terrorism

Speaker of the Russian Federation Council (the parliament's upper house) Valentina Matviyenko and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud confirmed the necessary joint fighting the international …

Matvienko: Russia-US relations at very low level

Matvienko: Russia-US relations at very low level

Relations between Russia and the United States are at a very low level, but Russia still hopes for a mutually respectful dialogue on bilateral and international issues, the Russian upper house speaker Valentina Matvienko said, …

Lomonosov Moscow State University hosts international conference #039Centennial of Russian Revolution of 1917#039

Lomonosov Moscow State University hosts international conference 'Centennial of Russian Revolution of 1917'

Lomonosov Moscow State University is holding the first day of the international scientific conference titled 'The Centennial of the Russian Revolution of 1917'. The conference will continue until 31 March.the Department of History of …

Matviyenko: Russia won#039t exchange Crimea for abolition of sanctions

Matviyenko: Russia won't exchange Crimea for abolition of sanctions

Russia won't exchange Crimea for abolition of sanctions, as some foreign media write, since Russia does not sell its territories, speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said. She also noted that …

World celebrates International Women#039s Day

World celebrates International Women's Day

Today, on March 8, the entire world celebrates International Women's Day. On this day we celebrate women's achievements regardless of national borders or ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences. …

Matvienko says Russia will not be drawn into arms race

Matvienko says Russia will not be drawn into arms race

Russia will not to be drawn into an arms race, the speaker of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia's parliament, Valentina Matvienko, said. "Russia will not be drawn into an arms race, we will …

Matvienko: Russia to continue maintain peace in Middle East

Matvienko: Russia to continue maintain peace in Middle East

The main aim of Russia's policies in the Middle East is to take a region onto the path of sustainable development, at the same time Moscow does not seek dominance, the Russian Upper House Speaker Valentina Matvienko …

Russia pays last Respects to Tu-154 plane crash victims

Russia pays last Respects to Tu-154 plane crash victims

Public ceremonies of paying last respects to victims of the Tu-154 aircraft crash in the Black Sea was held in Russian cities such as Moscow, Sochi, Kazan, Khabarovsk, Yevpatoria, Bryansk and others. The funeral ceremony …

 Russia and UAE start inter-parliamentary cooperation

Russia and UAE start inter-parliamentary cooperation

Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council upper parliament house Valentina Matviyenko and the Speaker of the UAE Federal National Council Amal Al Qubaisi signed an agreement on the development of …

 Russia’s Federation Council speaker meets Turkish PM

Russia’s Federation Council speaker meets Turkish PM

The speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, met today with the Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim. "We have left behind the period that brought great grief to our …

Matvienko and Yildirim to meet on December  6

Matvienko and Yildirim to meet on December 6

The Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, will hold talks with the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on December 6, the press service of the upper house of the Russian …

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 …

Matviyenko reelected CIS Interparliamentary Assembly speaker

Matviyenko reelected CIS Interparliamentary Assembly speaker

Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko was reelected as head of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Interparliamentary Assembly Council, the upper house press service …

Russia and Iran may cancel visa requirements in 2017

Russia and Iran may cancel visa requirements in 2017

Visa requirements for visiting Russia and Iran soon may be dropped, the speaker of Russia’s Federation Council upper parliament house, Valentina Matviyenko, said. She mentioned a recent agreement, which …

Valentina Matviyenko: Iran and Russia have similar stances

Valentina Matviyenko: Iran and Russia have similar stances

Russian Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko said following the meeting with the Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani that Tehran and Moscow have good cooperation in the fight against …

Matvienko closes Crimean theme

Matvienko closes "Crimean theme"

Speaker of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia’s parliament, Valentina Matviyenko said on Thursday that the issue of Crimea for Russia had been resolved finally and was not subject to discussion, TASS …

Matviyenko: Russia needs budget of hope and success

Matviyenko: Russia needs budget of hope and success

Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, took part in the parliamentary hearings "On the parameters of the Draft Federal Budget for 2017 and the 2018-2019 Planning Period". "We …

Monument to St Vladimir Duke unveiled in Moscow

Monument to St Vladimir Duke unveiled in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin has led ceremonies launching a monument to St Vladimir Duke of Kiev, who brought Eastern Orthodox Christianity to …

Moscow and Tokyo prepare for the Putin-Abe summit

Moscow and Tokyo prepare for the Putin-Abe summit

Japan expects progress in negotiations on the South Kuril Islands

Matviyenko: it is unacceptable to use children’s death in Idlib as political tool

Matviyenko: it is unacceptable to use children’s death in Idlib as political tool

The US-led coalition and terrorist organizations are trying to shift the responsibility for attacks on Syrian schools on Russia, the speaker of Russia's Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, said. She added that …

Matvienko hopes Normandy Talks to give impetus to Minsk Agreements

Matvienko hopes Normandy Talks to give impetus to Minsk Agreements

Russia expects the Normandy format summit in Berlin to give new impetus for ceasefire accords in Donbass to be implemented in practice, Speaker of Russia's upper house Valentina Matvienko said. "We hope that …

Medvedev to visit Israel on November 10

Medvedev to visit Israel on November 10

Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Israel is scheduled for November 10, chairman of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matvienko informed after talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

Matviyenko discussed migration crisis in EU

Matviyenko discussed migration crisis in EU

Speaker of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko said that the issue of mass migration cannot be solved without creating conditions for the return of refugees to their homeland. "More and more often …

Russian parliament#039s upper house to step up cooperation with Turkish legislators

Russian parliament's upper house to step up cooperation with Turkish legislators

Russia's Federation Council plans to step up cooperation with Turkish lawmakers, its speaker Valentina Matvienko said on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin met …

Ramazan Abdulatipov celebrates 70th birthday

Ramazan Abdulatipov celebrates 70th birthday

Today the head of the Republic of Dagestan, Ramazan Abdulatipov, is celebrating his 70th anniversary. The team of Vestnik Kavkaza congratulates Ramazan Gadzhimuradovich on his birthday and wishes him good health, longevity and …

Matvienko comments on Yarovaya law

Matvienko comments on "Yarovaya law"

The package of anti-terrorism laws adopted by the State Duma on June 24, according to the profile committee of the Federation Council, meets the requirements of the Constitution, the chairman of the Federation Council Valentina …

There are no contradictions in EEU

There are no contradictions in EEU

There are no contradictions in the EEU, Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said. "I would not say that there are contradictions within the EEU, there are unresolved issues. But this is …