Valentina Matviyenko

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Russia celebrates Knowledge Day

Russia celebrates Knowledge Day

More than 22 million Russian pupils and students are marking Knowledge Day. This year about 5 million students will study in universities, 2.8 million students will study in colleges and technical schools. A total of 14.1 million pupils will go …

Kosachev: use of unilateral sanctions must be condemned

Kosachev: use of unilateral sanctions must be condemned

It is necessary to discuss the introduction of unilateral sanctions and the transfer of international events to countries that do not support them at the next session of the UN General Assembly. That is how the Chairman of the Federation Council …

Why has the US exacerbated the visa scandal?

Why has the US exacerbated the visa scandal?

A delegation of Russia's Federation Council with a full complement has cancelled its visit to the United States: the host country has decided to issue a limited visa to the Speaker of the upper house of parliament, Valentina …

Matviyenko: retirement age won't rise until 2020

Matviyenko: retirement age won't rise until 2020

There won't be an increase in the retirement age in Russia until 2020, the speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, said. "I think if such a decision is adopted, it won't happen before 2020. It should be a planned, gradual, slow process," Gazeta.ru cited her as saying.

Matvienko plans to spend vacation in Crimea

Matvienko plans to spend vacation in Crimea

The speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, plans to spend a vacation in the Crimea. "I want to travel to the Crimea, they have invited me to Sevastopol for a long time. also I want to travel to the

Valentina Matviyenko: Russia will impose appropriate sanctions

Valentina Matviyenko: Russia will impose appropriate sanctions

The Chairwoman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, said in an interview that in imposing counter-sanctions Russia will take into account the positions of Hungary, Cyprus and Greece, which protest against the EU’s sanctions …

First BRICS parliamentary forum to be held in Moscow

First BRICS parliamentary forum to be held in Moscow

The first parliamentary forum of BRICS is opening in Moscow on Monday. It will bring together more than 100 participants - heads and members of BRICS top legislative bodies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, who may start the establishment of the BRICS Parliamentary Assembly.

Matvienko says raising of retirement age is inevitable

Matvienko says raising of retirement age is inevitable

The issue of retirement is inevitable, the speaker of the Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, wrote in her column in the Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily."The problem of the retirement age is not a contrived issue, it's real. Not a single country facing similar demographic problems has managed to evade it," RIA Novosti cited her as saying.

Russian and Azerbaijani parliaments outline cooperation program for 2016

Russian and Azerbaijani parliaments outline cooperation program for 2016

Valekh Aleskerov, deputy head of the Azerbaijani parliament, said that members of Russia's Federation Council and the Azerbaijani had held the 13th session of the interparliamentary cooperation committee, outlined the cooperation program for 2016 and discussed a set of problems. The lawmaker noted that the cooperation between Russia and Azerbaijan as equal partners was progressing well in all sectors.