Renowned Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky turns 80Society & Culture August 20, 0:48
Netanyahu expects to meet with Putin in Sochi on August 23 — Israeli premier’s officeRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 19, 22:47
Surgut attacker is identified as a local resident - investigationSociety & Culture August 19, 14:09
Combat module containing neural networks may become series in Russia in 2018 — designerMilitary & Defense August 19, 10:44
Russian Head of General Staff Gerasimov hands award weapon to Syrian generalMilitary & Defense August 19, 9:10
German politician says Crimea should to be recognized as part of RussiaWorld August 19, 6:22
Russian Emergencies Ministry carries out over 430 humanitarian missions abroad since 1993Society & Culture August 19, 6:18
Olympic diving champion Zakharov to carry Russia’s flag at opening ceremony of UniversiadeSport August 19, 4:11
New defense attorney to be appointed in former Ukrainian president’s high treason caseWorld August 19, 4:04
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.