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Russia's Matviyenko to visit Armenia

Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko will visit Armenia on Wednesday, News Armenia reports.She will meet Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, Speaker of Parliament Ovik Abramyan, Armenian Catholicos Karekin II.

Federation Council members in Russia to become more independent

Federation Council members in Russia to become more independent

Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced a bill adjusting the order of senator elections. Work on the document for elections of senators was concluded in mid-May. It is related to the law on governor elections, RIA Novosti reports.The lower chamber of parliament will consider the bill in the first reading in autumn. Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko predicted that the bill would be passed on January 1, 2013.

Chechen leader 'should not have limited terms of office' - speaker

Chechen Speaker of Parliament Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov believes that a Chechen leader should not have a limited number of terms office, RIA Novosti reports.The Russian law on direct governor elections comes into force on June 1. It does not allow region heads to stay in office for over two terms.Abdurakhmanov requested Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko and Speaker of Russian Parliament Sergey Naryshkin to reconsider the norm.

Clinton to head US delegation to APEC summit in St. Petersburg

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head the US delegation at an APEC forum on women’s role in economy in Saint-Petersburg on June 28-30, RIA Novosti cites Gennady Ovechko, a senior official of Russia at APEC.A plenary session will be held on May 30. Ministers and other high-ranking officials will attend. The Russian delegation will be headed by Valentina Matviyenko, former Governor of St. Petersburg and current head of the Federation Council.

Sergey Shoygu enters office as Governor of Moscow Region

Sergey Shoygu has started governing the Moscow Region, RIA Novosti reports.The chairman of the Moscow Legislative Assembly, Igor Bryntsalov, read the authorization message for Shoygu. Then the new governor took the oath on the Russian Constitution and the Charter of the Moscow Region.

Matviyenko praises Azerbaijani students in Russia

Valentina Matviyenko, head of the Federation Council of Russia, has recently arrived in Baku. She has visited the Honorary Alley and the Alley of Sheikhs and commemorated the memory of Heydar Aliyev.

Valentina Matviyenko to visit Azerbaijan

 Valentina Matviyenko, head of the Federation Council of Russia, will visit Azerbaijan on April 8-9, Trend reports.She plans to meet the authorities of the country and parliament and chairman of the Federation Council of the Baku Slav University. 

Valentina Matviyenko says Eurasian Economic Union is open for all

Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko said that the Eurasian Economic Union is open for all, News Kazakhstan reports.She noted that EurAsEC is developing according to norms of the EU and WTO. The official reminded that Europe needed 40 years to transform the European Coal and Steel Community into the European Union. Development of the Customs Union, Single Economic Space and the Eurasian Economic Union is more dynamic.

Settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict not simple – Matviyenko

Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko said today that the OSCE, UN and Russia will continue efforts in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, APA reports.She noted that the main objective is to settle the conflict peacefully. Commenting on ties with Azerbaijan, Matviyenko said that Russia has friendly ties with the state within the framework of bilateral relations and the CIS.

Valentina Matviyenko notes unrealized potential of Dagestan

Valentina Matviyenko notes unrealized potential of Dagestan

The chairwoman of Russia’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, is on a visit to Kaspiysk, where she will visit the Sports Center of Ali Aliyev, the Dagdiesel Factory, the 106th naval brigade and 414th marine battalion and the RusHydro office in Dagestan.

Federation Council visits Chechnya

A delegation of Russia’s Federation Council, headed by Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, arrived in Grozny today within the framework of the program of visits to regions of the North Caucasian Federal District, reports.The delegation was welcomed by Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov, Acting Chairman of Parliament Magomed Daudov, Chairman of the Chechen Parliament Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov and other officials.

Discussions of decentralization of power in Russia gain momentum

The State Council held a session on decentralization of power today, chaired by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Proposals on reforming the political system were made. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that the initiative is timely but distribution of power from the federal center shouled be balanced and analyzed in detail, Interfax reports.

Armenian president meets Russian law-makers

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who is currently visiting Moscow, met today with the heads of the lower and the upper chambers of the Russian Parliament, Boris Gryzlov and Valentina Matviyenko, Armenia Today reports.The head of the Council of Federation, Valentina Matviyenko, said the Armenian president's visit is a remarkable step in development of bilateral relations.

Georgy Poltavchenko becomes governor of St. Petersburg

Georgy Poltavchenko has become the governor of Saint-Petersburg,receiving 37 votes for, with 5 abstentions, RBC reports.The United Russia Party proposed three candidates for the position:Vice-Governor Mikhail Oseyevsky, Speaker of the Legislative Council ofSt. Petersburg Vadim Tyulpanov and Poltavchenko. Russian PresidentDmitry Medvedev recommended Poltavchenko on August 30.