Senator commented on US statements after talks between Putin and Biden

MOSCOW, 8 Dec – The United States has a complex political system that is not integral power, “the right hand does not know what the left is doing,” said Crimean Senator Sergei Tsekov, commenting on a series of harsh statements by the State Department after talks between the presidents of Russia and the United States. … Read more

One third of COVID-19 survivors do not return to their former life, senator said

A third of patients who have undergone COVID cannot return to their usual way of life, according to experts, up to 25% of those who have undergone treatment in a hospital do not return to their previous work for health reasons, said Galina Karelova, vice-speaker of the Federation Council during a meeting of the Council … Read more

An exhibition of paintings by Viktor Bout has opened in Moscow

MOSCOW, 6 Dec – The grand opening of an exhibition of artwork by Russian businessman Viktor Bout, who is serving a 25-year sentence in an American prison on charges of conspiracy to kill US citizens and materially support terrorism, took place on Monday at the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation in Moscow, the correspondent … Read more

Senator explains how he helped a friend make a decision on vaccination

The deputy head of the social committee of the Federation Council, doctor Yuri Arkharov, told how he helped his friend make a decision on vaccination, sharing his experience of immunization. …

The President of Russia conveyed a message to the King of Bahrain, Matvienko said

MOSCOW, 5 Dec – Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko, who is in Bahrain on an official visit, will convey to the King of Bahrain a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin, which says about the need to deepen cooperation. “The leaders of our countries, between which a relationship of trust has been established, attach particular … Read more

Matvienko asked Bahrain to speed up work on a visa-free regime

MOSCOW, 5 Dec – Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, who is in Bahrain on an official visit, appealed to the head of the country’s Advisory Council, Ali Ben Saleh al-Saleh, with a request to take control of the negotiation of a Russian-Bahraini intergovernmental agreement on a visa-free regime for citizens of both countries. … Read more

The national interests of Russia and Serbia largely coincide, Kosachev said

BELGRADE, 4 Dec – The national interests of Russia and Serbia largely coincide, as shown by the visit at the end of November to the Russian Federation of Serbian President Aleksandr Vucic and his talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, said Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev. Serbia’s Minister for Innovation and Technological … Read more

Moscow and Minsk will not allow rewriting the history of the war, Matvienko said

MOSCOW, Dec 3 – Russia and Belarus will not allow anyone to rewrite the history of the Great Patriotic War and belittle the scale of the feat of the Soviet people, said Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko. “We will not allow anyone to rewrite the heroic pages of our common past, to belittle the scale … Read more

The Federation Council allowed sanctions against Norway after Oslo’s words about NATO

MOSCOW, Dec 3 – Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Bondarev did not rule out the introduction of American sanctions against Norway after the Foreign Ministry of this country announced the need to restrict the movement of NATO forces near the Russian borders. The Norwegian Foreign Minister earlier said that … Read more

Federation Council approved the law on increasing the minimum wage

MOSCOW, Dec 1 – At a meeting on Wednesday, the Federation Council approved a government law to increase the minimum wage (minimum wage) from January 1, 2022 to 13,890 rubles. The document in its original edition assumed that the minimum wage would be 13,617 rubles a month, but by the second reading of the draft … Read more

Matvienko called the condition for additional gas supplies to Europe

MOSCOW, Dec 1 – Russia, as a responsible state, will fulfill all its obligations to supply gas to Europe, but in the event of severe winters, only Nord Stream 2 will be able to meet all the gas needs of the Europeans, said Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko. Nord Stream 2 ensures the reliability of … Read more

Federation Council approved the federal budget for 2022-2024

MOSCOW, Dec 1 – At a meeting on Wednesday, the Federation Council approved the law on the federal budget for the next three years, providing for a surplus in 2022 and 2023 of 1% and 0.2% of GDP, respectively, and in 2024 – a deficit of 0.3% of GDP. The main financial document of the … Read more