Matvienko congratulated Karimov with return to Russia

© Photo : press service of Spreadsheeting of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. Archive photoMatvienko congratulated Karimov with return to Russia© Photo : press service of SF

The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko congratulated on the meeting of the upper house Senator Suleiman Kerimov with his return to Russia, and also with the fact that he was able to prove his innocence, and «not got cold feet and fled».

Karimov, in early July got ago a Russian passport, and returned to Russia after the withdrawal of the charges of money laundering and harboring of taxes that had previously been made against the Senator in France. On Friday he came to the first after the homecoming meeting of the Federation Council.

«Let’s welcome our French barman,» Matviyenko appealed to his colleagues with a smile.

«We are delighted that you were able to prove their innocence, that you had not escaped and scared», she added.

In the words of the speaker, all members of the Federation Council empathized with his counterpart.