Valentina Matviyenko

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Chairwoman of Russia's Federation Council advocates traditional families

Chairwoman of Russia's Federation Council advocates traditional families

Valentina Matviyenko, the chairwoman of Russia's Federation Council, has reminded that the Russian Family Code stipulates that the traditional family consists of one wife, one husband and children, Interfax reports. In her words, traditional values and families needed protection. Magomed Daudov, the head of the Chechen Leader's Administration, proposed legalization of polygamy on May 18, calling it a common practice in the Caucasus. He later denied ever making such a proposal to the State Duma.

Russia may shift parliamentary polls to September

Russia may shift parliamentary polls to September

The Russian State Duma plans to shift the parliamentary polls from December to the second Sunday of September. Yuri Shuvalov, the head of the PR section of the State Duma, confirmed the plans and clarified that the initiative had not been documented and was only a matter of talks. The Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party Of Russia (LDPR), Vladimir Zhirinovsky, noted that United Russia, A Fair Russia and the communists would not mind the shift. The politician added that lawmakers could initiate an early dissolution of parliament, entailing off-year elections.

Lawmaker Matviyenko calls ditching Victory Day immoral

Lawmaker Matviyenko calls ditching Victory Day immoral

The Chairwoman of Russia's Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, has described skipping the 70th Anniversary of Victory over fascism as immoral. At a meeting with Ivica Dacic, vice prime minister and foreign minister of Serbia, Matviyenko reminded that fascism threatening humanity had been destroyed as a result of the Victory, TASS reports.

Matviyenko says May 9 was well-celebrated despite absence of world leaders

Matviyenko says May 9 was well-celebrated despite absence of world leaders

 The Chairwoman of Russia’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, said after talks today with the President of the Serbian Parliament, Maja Gojkovic, that the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War was well-marked in Moscow, despite the absence of some invited world leaders, RIA Novosti reports.In her words, the Immortal Regiment march in Moscow was a sign of willingness of countries to pay tribute to veterans.

Russia to mark Day of Parliamentarianism

Russia to mark Day of Parliamentarianism

Russia will mark the Day of Russian Parliamentarianism on April 27, the day when the first State Duma of the Russian Empire was formed on April 27, 1906. The Chairwoman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, emphasized that it was a symbolic event and an important part of social life.

The Diplomatic Academy opens doors

The Diplomatic Academy opens doors

Yevgeny Bazhanov: “Without speaking languages, it is difficult to understand the world, to communicate with it and persuade somebody”

Ilyas Umahanov: Russia has confirmed the policy of strategic cooperation with Azerbaijan

Ilyas Umahanov: Russia has confirmed the policy of strategic cooperation with Azerbaijan

The deputy chairman of the Russian Federation Council, Ilyas Umakhanov, in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza, said that the presentation of the Friendship Order to Milli Majlis chairman Oqtay Asadov is confirmation of the strategic course of Russia on collaboration and cooperation with Azerbaijan in the economic, humanitarian and social spheres, commenting on Asadov receiving the award from the chair of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Valentina Matviyenko, during a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the

Russian chief legislator expresses readiness to normalize relations with Ukraine

Russian chief legislator expresses readiness to normalize relations with Ukraine

The Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia, Valentina Matviyenko, said after President Vladimir Putin’s Call-In Show that Russia wanted to normalize relations with Ukraine in all sectors, TASS reports.She claimed that Ukraine was being run by nationalists and neo-Nazis and stated that hardly a single day would pass in Ukraine without political murders. In Matviyenko’s opinion, Ukraine is falling into chaos.Russia, she said, will do its best to encourage a political settlement of the conflict and realize the Minsk Agreements.

Cemil Cicek: “One shouldn’t use the genocide topic excessively”

Cemil Cicek: “One shouldn’t use the genocide topic excessively”

A Turkish delegation headed by the speaker of the parliament Cemil Cicek has visited Moscow. During the visit, they conducted several meetings with the Russian leadership, including the chairman of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin and the head of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko. According to results of the visit, a press conference was organized.

Vestnik Kavkaza hails formation of Federal Agency for Nationalities

Vestnik Kavkaza hails formation of Federal Agency for Nationalities

Vestnik Kavkaza hails the formation of the Russian Federal Agency for Nationalities. According to President Vladimir Putin's edict, the organization will develop and realize the national policy, strengthen consolidation of the Russian nation and protect the rights of peoples, monitor interethnic and interreligious relations, prevent discrimination and conflicts based on racial, ethic, religious or linguistic origin. The government will supervise the Agency and provide personnel.