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Valentina Matvienko arrives in Baku today

A delegation of the Federation Council led by chairperson of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly Valentina Matvienko will start its official two-day visit to Azerbaijan today, according to the Federation …

Matvienko to hold meeting with Tokayev

Speaker of Russia's Federation Council Valentina Matvienko will hold a meeting with President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev on April 4, according to the statement published on the website of …

New probe launched in France against Suleiman Kerimov

Prosecutors in the French city of Nice have launched a new investigation against Russian businessman and senator Suleiman Kerimov on charges of collusion in a large-scale tax evasion, Prosecutor of Nice Jean-Michel Pretre …

Kosachev welcomes Pentagon chief’s resignation

Chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev said that the departure of U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is a positive signal for Russia, since Mattis was …

Kosachev: UN resolution on Crimea can lead to tragedy

The United Nations General Assembly's resolution on Crimea will give Kiev a free hand in taking any steps which can lead to tragedy, chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Konstantin Kosachev …

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 …