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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, …

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 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 …

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Putin: laws must be based on reality

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with members of the Council of Legislators in the Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg. Putin has endorsed the initiative to continue the fight against corruption, but emphasized …

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Russia’s Chief Military Prosecutor resigns

Russia’s Chief Military Prosecutor, Sergey Fridinsky, has resigned. This information, previously reported by a source in the Federation Council, was confirmed today by the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on …

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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, …

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