The contacts on the sidelines of the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament, meetings of the Association of the European Senates as well as of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe confirm that the European countries start to recognize the need “to reestablish full-fledged relations with Russia,” Matvienko explained.




“Amid an information war, launched against Russia, parliamentary diplomacy resources have become in some cases the only channel on the state level, which enables dialogue with various political forces, parliaments of foreign countries,” Valentina Matvienko said at the closing of the upper house’s autumn session.