Federation Council

Putin to address Federal Assembly on April 21

Russian President Vladimir Putin will address the Federal Assembly with the annual message on April 21, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media. "The president will address the Federal Assembly with the annual message …

Vladimir Putin appointed head of Russia's State Council

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the composition of the State Council, according to the decree published today on the official legal information website. "In accordance with parts 1 and 2 of Article 9 of the Federal …

Russia approves use of armed forces in Karabakh

Russia's Federation Council (upper house of parliament) has passed a resolution granting consent to the Russian president to dispatch Russian military servicemen to Nagorno-Karabakh starting from November 10. "To grant consent …

Jeyhun Bayramov's comprehensive visit to Moscow

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has paid his first official visit to Moscow. He held meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Averchuk and Deputy Chairman of the Federation …

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 …

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, …