Valentina Matviyenko

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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 …

Iraq calls for closer cooperation with Russia

Iraq is open for closer cooperation with Russia on the backdrop of successful anti-terror efforts in the region, Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki said on Monday, TASS reports. "We want bigger openness and closer …

 Russian senators ready for dialogue with Georgia

Russia is interested in restoring good-neighborly, friendly relations with Georgia, and the Federation Council is ready to join this effort, Russian Federation Council chairperson Valentina Matvienko said. Georgian …

Putin and Dodon lay wreath at Tomb to Unknown Soldier

Russian President Vladimir Putin has laid a wreath at the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall as part of the Victory Day celebrations devoted to the 72nd anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi …

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 …

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, …