Valentina Matviyenko

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Anti-crisis plan is being developed in Karachai-Cherkessia

Anti-crisis plan is being developed in Karachai-Cherkessia

 Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko at a meeting with the head of Karachay-Cherkessia Rashid Temrezov commended the approach of the republic to the formation of anti-crisis measures. Matviyenko noted in particular that in the preparation of the anti-crisis plan of the republic the main principle was fulfilment of social obligations to the population and implementation of various measures to support small and medium-sized businesses. 

Matvienko: Crimea and Sevastopol have been integrated into Russian legal sphere

Matvienko: Crimea and Sevastopol have been integrated into Russian legal sphere

 The task of integrating Crimea and Sevastopol into the legal sphere of Russia in one year has been resolved, now the new economic development of the Russian regions comes to the fore, the chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko said, noting that a year has passed since the reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia. 

Chairwoman of Russia’s Federation Council hopes Europe would lift sanctions soon

Chairwoman of Russia’s Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko predicts that Europe would soon lift anti-Russian sanctions. She reminded that the trade turnover between Russia and EU had dropped by 10%, the turnover with some countries by 17-20%. The trade turnover with the U.S. increased by 7.5%, RIA Novosti reports.

Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council calls Ukraine an excuse for pressure on Russia

Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council calls Ukraine an excuse for pressure on Russia

Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko, commenting on the US extending anti-Russian sanctions, that the Ukrainian crisis was an excuse to put pressure on Russia, TASS reports. In her words, U.S. President Barack Obama’s sanctions were proving Washington’s interest in instability and war in Ukraine.She added that the Kiev authorities had violated the ceasefire three times.

Russian President cuts salaries in Kremlin administration by 10%

Russian President cuts salaries in Kremlin administration by 10%

Salaries in the Kremlin administration will be cut by 10%, President Vladimir Putin told an operational meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council of Russia.  “Outside the context of the agenda of the meeting, Vladimir Putin informed the members of the Security Council about his decision to cut the presidential administration salaries by 10%,” TASS cited the president's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov.  

Valentina Matviyenko supports reduction in MPs’ salaries

Valentina Matviyenko supports reduction in MPs’ salaries

Valentina Matviyenko, the speaker of the Federation Council, says that the majority of senators support the idea of reducing their salaries by 10%. According to the speaker, committees will discuss the proposals and present their final decisions. After that, a draft will be sent to the President for making amendments to the act by the head of the state.

Russia wants Belarus to continue mediating mission

Russia wants Belarus to continue mediating mission

Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko said after a meeting with Mikhail Myasnikovich, the chairman of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament, that the mediating skills of Belarus will be needed in Ukraine in the future, TASS reports. Myasnikovich confirmed the readiness of Belarus to carry on with the mission to fulfil the Minsk Agreements. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, he said, will assist in the process.

Valentina Matviyenko: "Strengthening integration - our answer to the West"

Valentina Matviyenko: "Strengthening integration - our answer to the West"

Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, speaking about the future prospects of the formation and development of the Eurasian Economic Union, noted the importance of such a powerful resource for the creation of direct links and cooperation between the regions of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan and other CIS countries, especially in times of economic crisis, sanctions by the West and the information war.

Putin orders recommissioning of cancelled electric trains

Putin orders recommissioning of cancelled electric trains

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered electric trains cancelled in regions to be recommissioned, it was stated at a council in Novo-Ogarevo. The Speaker of the Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, noted that the problem was topical in 22 regions, especially in the Tula and Pskov oblasts where all electric trains have been cancelled, RIA Novosti reports.

Matviyenko:  "Sanctions are a reciprocal weapon"

Matviyenko: "Sanctions are a reciprocal weapon"

Valentina Matviyenko, the speaker of the Federation Council of Russia, said that Russia would give a tantamount response to new sanctions. Moreover, the politician supposes that the events in Ukraine are being used as a pretext to put pressure on Russia.

Valentina Matviyenko: "Keeping pressure on the RF is deliberate policy"

Valentina Matviyenko: "Keeping pressure on the RF is deliberate policy"

Valentina Matviyenko, the speaker of the Federation Council of Russia, believes that Russia has become a target of a deliberate policy of political and economic pressure. PACE’s rejection casts doubts on Russia’s participation in the Council of Europe, the politician assumes.