Russia offers to give the Russian language the status of official or working during the operation of the inter-Parliamentary Union, told reporters on the first day weekend speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko at the meeting with the leadership of the organization.
"We propose to give the Russian language the status of official or working. The management of MPs will consider this issue ", - said the Senator.
She recalled that a similar practice exists in the UN.
in addition, it is proposed to increase the status of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly from observer status to associate member of the inter-Parliamentary Union, said Matvienko.
Among the proposed changes, She indicated that in the Executive Committee of the organization on behalf of the group "Eurasia" can take the head of the international Department of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
Speaking about the forthcoming IPU Assembly, Matviyenko stressed that It is an open platform for dialogue of all countries." This is a very good grandstand in This difficult time where We can present our position, " - said the Deputy.
She stressed that the Russian Federation has used the opportunity to voice its position on the Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine. Matviyenko said the importance of dialogue at all international venues given the hard information war being waged against Russia." We are obliged to hear, " She said.