The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko grateful to the US because of the punishment, since those have resulted in the strengthening of the Russian parliamentary diplomacy: Now the Russian Parliament is sometimes " not enough time to take all the concerned parliamentary delegation ".
"If you think about it, punishment for our us As we speak, partner, and you can thank. They forced us to significantly activate parliamentary diplomacy, " she said Thursday in a conversation.
in her expressions, punishment has limited the collaboration at the official level, but the Russian deputies compensate for This with increased communication with foreign colleagues." Our colleagues from parliaments of other countries want to come to the capital of Russia to listen to us, As reported first hand to get the data. Instead of isolating, which we wanted to expose, the West has made collision with the increasing interest in our country, to our politics. Now there is not enough time to take all the concerned parliamentary delegations ", - said the Speaker of the Federation Council.
As stressed by Matvienko, " and the Western Politicians themselves, at least those of them who know the value of what is produced in the process of information warfare ", do not miss the opportunity to meet local elected officials to find out their position.
"Politicians publicly declare that without Russia it is impossible to solve the world's problems, for this reason to isolate it reportedly is more expensive. This is not possible. So thanks to the sanctions - They all showed the importance of our country in the global political process ", - said the Speaker of the Federation Council.
at the end of July 2014, the EU and the US said the penalties against entire sectors of Russia's economy due to the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West on the background of the conflict in Ukraine. In response Russia in the last month of the summer of 2014 limited the import of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment, and declared the policy of import substitution. In the summer of 2015 penalties and retaliatory measures of the Russian Federation were extended for another year.