Valentina Matviyenko

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Russia celebrates Defender of the Fatherland Day

Russia celebrates Defender of the Fatherland Day

Today Russia celebrates February 23rd – Defender of the Fatherland Day. This day is also a holiday in Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and in some other CIS countries. The history of the holiday begins in 1918 with the Red Army. Since 1946, on …

Valentina Matviyenko meets speaker of Israeli Knesset

Valentina Matviyenko meets speaker of Israeli Knesset

The settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is possible only through negotiations, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko stated during her meeting with the Chairman of Israeli Knesset, Yuli …

Christmas parliamentary meetings

Christmas parliamentary meetings

Today a plenary session of the 4th Christmas Parliamentary Meetings was held in the Federation Council, in which the Chairwoman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia participated. …

Today is 72nd anniversary of Leningrad blockade lift

Today is 72nd anniversary of Leningrad blockade lift

Russia is marking the 72nd anniversary of the lifting of the Leningrad Blockade. A metronome, which beat as the heart of Leningrad during the 900 say siege and stopped in May 1945, can be heard on the streets of St. Petersburg …

Matviyenko: thoughtless budget cuts unacceptable

Matviyenko: thoughtless budget cuts unacceptable

The speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, said that mechanical budget cuts are unacceptable and proposes not to hurry with the adjustment till the end of the first quarter. "The …

Moscow State University marks 261st anniversary

Moscow State University marks 261st anniversary

Moscow State University celebrates its 261st anniversary today,  when Russian students are marking Tatyana’s Day. "As you know, the Empress Elizabeth of Russia postponed the publication of the decree to found the …

Emir of Qatar holds meeting at Federation Council

Emir of Qatar holds meeting at Federation Council

A meeting with participation of the Emir of Qatar, Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, took place today at the Federation Council, Vestnik Kavkaza cites the press service of the upper house of the Russian parliament. The meeting …

Matviyenko: Russia not slamming door on PACE

Matviyenko: Russia not slamming door on PACE

Russia's refusal to take part in the PACE session, which will be held on January 25-29, does not mean complete refusal to work in this organization, the speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, …

Matviyenko to hold meeting in Moscow with Emir of Qatar

Matviyenko to hold meeting in Moscow with Emir of Qatar

Еhe Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko and the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani are to hold a meeting next week in Moscow. "The chairman of the Federation Council Valentina …

Russians choose people of the year

Russians choose people of the year

According to the results of an opinion poll conducted by the analytical center 'Levada', Russian President Vladimir Putin was named 'Man of the Year' by a majority of votes (56%). Russian Foreign …