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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 …

Matviyenko: Russia needs united and stable EU

Russia is interested in the unity and stability of the European Union, which is an important trade and political partner to it, Russia's Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said at a meeting with member of the …