Russian Baltic Fleet’s training ship Smolny ends its visit to GreeceMilitary & Defense October 24, 21:23
Diplomat: US needs alleged attack on Russian ministry website to hype up cyberwar topicRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 21:03
IOC confirms talks between Thomas Bach and Russia’s whistleblowing couple StepanovsSport October 24, 20:34
Scottish rockers Nazareth will record album with new vocalist in 2017Society & Culture October 24, 20:23
Lavrov, Kerry agree to continue consultations on Aleppo — ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 20:11
Russian diplomat does not rule out Ukraine may provoke another gas crisis with EURussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 19:50
Moscow court turns down complaint by Stalin’s grandson on justification of NazismSociety & Culture October 24, 19:39
Russia's Ryazan governor says death toll in house explosion climbs to 7Society & Culture October 24, 19:28
Czech ministry does not expect extradition request for Russian national from US this weekWorld October 24, 19:16
MINSK, June 4 (Itar-Tass) — Valentina Matviyenko, Speaker of the Federation Council upper house of the Federal Assembly (parliament) of the Russian Federation, begins a two-day official visit to Belarus on Monday. Prospects for the development of interstate relations and interparliamentary cooperation will be the central subjects of discussion, an official in the Council of the Republic upper house of the Belarusian parliament has told ltar-Tass.
"On June 4, Matviyenko is to meet with Anatoly Rubinovy, Chairman of the Council of the Republlic, to discuss prospects for the development of interstate relations and interparliamentary cooperation, as well as other matters of mutual interest," the House press service official said. At the close of the talks the sides are to sign an agreement on cooperation between the Council of the Republic and the Federation Council, the officials pointed out.
The programme for the visit provides for Matviyenko's meetings with President Alexander Lukashenko, Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich, as well as with the faculty members and students of Belarusian State University (BSU). A ceremony will be held there to confer the scientific degree of professor emeritus on the Speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament.
While in the capital of Belarus, Matviyenko will also visit the Resource center for training in modern technologies in the building industry. She earlier visited Belarus in her capacity of Governor of St Petersburg.