Matviyenko called the St. Petersburg headquarters of the CIS

Valentina Matvienko

Saint Petersburg became one of the most important platforms for partner countries in the CIS, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. This view was expressed on Friday, November 25, at a press conference after the plenary session of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, reports TASS.

“St. Petersburg is the headquarters not just of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS, but also all CIS countries, because there are many such structures that work for the Union of our Commonwealth,” said Matvienko.

Chairman of the Federation Council added that the Commonwealth “should be very grateful to the Governor, the government, all services of the city because they are very attentive to the activities of the CIS” on the territory of the city.

Wednesday, November 23, Matvienko urged to pay more attention to the support of the Russian language in the CIS countries. According to her, it is necessary to increase the supply of textbooks and literature in Russian language in countries around the Commonwealth.