Matviyenko has supported the Moscow authorities, who decided on a large-scale renovation project

The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko

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MOSCOW, may 23. /TASS/. The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko expressed her support of the Moscow authorities, who decided on an ambitious program of renovation of the housing stock. She reported about it in interview to the newspaper “Izvestia”.

“I commend the mayor, the city government of Moscow because they showed the political will to undertake such a huge project. As someone who himself was a Governor, I understand how it was not easy, and fully support them,” said Matvienko.

According to her, people affected by the renovation, you can understand. “They are afraid that their deceived, that their property rights will be violated. In this situation, you need to reach everyone to explain to everyone the essence of the project, to convince. It’s not easy, but without such work can not do, not to get the trust and support of the people”, – said the speaker.

The authorities of Moscow have to go to rallies against the renovation

As noted by the Chairman of the Federation Council, the renovation is a very sensitive issue.