Federation Council

Dariga Nazarbayeva starts official visit to Russia

Kazakhstan Senate Speaker Dariga Nazarbayeva has arrived in Russia, according to the press service of the Senate. "The delegation of the Senate headed by Dariga Nazarbayeva arrived in the Russian Federation at …

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Matviyenko backed as upper house speaker

Members of Russia’s Federation Council unanimously backed Valentina Matviyenko as the upper house speaker during the voting by secret ballot today. All 154 senators, who took part in the plenary meeting, …

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Russian and Georgian lawmakers to meet on July 15

Head of the international affairs committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev said he would meet with Georgian opposition lawmakers in Moscow on July 15 to discuss the current situation in bilateral relations and ways …

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Kosachev: common sense has prevailed in PACE

Common sense has prevailed in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe where for the first time over the past five years the aggressive anti-Russian minority has failed to impose its viewpoint, Russian Senator Konstantin …

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Minkavkaz promises not to change  law on  resort fee

As Olga Rukhullayeva, Deputy Minister of Minkavkaz, said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum today, the ministry has no plans to make any amendments to the law on resort fees. “The law works, we do not plan to …

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 Kosachev on possibility of Russia’s return to PACE

The Russian Federation Interagency Commission for Council of Europe Affairs will meet on June 11 to discuss cooperation with the Council of Europe, including the current situation within its Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), Chairman of the Russian …

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