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MOSCOW, September 28. /TASS/. Russia’s Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko will represent Russia at the funeral of Israel’s former president, Shimon Peres.
"On instructions from the Russian president Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko will represent the Russian side at the funeral of Shimon Peres," the Federation Council’s press-service has said.
Israel’s ninth president, Shimon Peres, died in hospital near Tel-Aviv early Wednesday morning. He was 93. Peres was Israel’s head of state from 2007 to 2014. He was a recognized patriarch of Israeli politics, one of Israel’s founding fathers and close associate of Israel’s first Prime Minster David Ben-Gurion.