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Senator Valentina Petrenko left the Federation Council - RIA Novosti, 05.12.2018


MOSCOW, 5 Dec — RIA Novosti. Senator from Khakassia Valentina Petrenko who worked in the Federation Council more than 16 years came to a meeting of chamber as senator last time. The speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament Valentina Matviyenko handed to Petrenko the certificate of honor, and did not entrust it to the first vice speaker Nikolay Fedorov on whom this duty, as a rule, lies, and wanted to make it personally. "Valentina Aleksandrovna works in the Federation Council since 2002. She was always one of the most responsible and initiative senators, conducted big public work, created the movement "Mothers of Russia", paid much attention to questions of family and the childhood" — Matviyenko told, addressing senators. Separately the speaker allocated that Petrenko is the gentleman Ordena of courage. Senator received it in 1994 for participation in operation on release of the Rostov school students captured by terrorists. In the farewell speech Petrenko paid tribute to the speaker of the Federation Council. "You played a huge role in my life. Since the youth, from Komsomol, I wanted to resemble you" — she told. Petrenko thanked for years of collaboration not only colleagues senators, but also parliamentary journalists, and even employees of the dining room who, according to her, all these years "fed us". Executive power of Khakassia in the Federation Council will be represented now by Valery Usatik, it was delegated by the new head of the republic Valentin Konovalov.

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