Matvienko commented on the participation of Putin in the forum

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the participants of the second Eurasian women’s forum in the Tavricheskiy Palace in St.-Petersburg. 20 Sep 2018Matvienko commented on the participation of Putin in the forum© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

The personal involvement of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the meeting of the second Eurasian women’s forum speaks of his attention to the realization of national priorities of Russia, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko, speaking at the plenary session of the forum.

«The President of Russia arrived today in St. Petersburg to participate in the forum», — said the speaker of the Federation Council. In her opinion, this suggests that the implementation of the national priorities is «not a figure of speech, it is a real concern as head of state.»

The Senator also stressed that in Russia women have good opportunities for self-realization, including in leadership positions. Thus, the «47% of the management positions we are women, over the last five years this indicator has increased by 16%,» said the legislator.

Speaking Thursday at the forum, Putin said that «the world, the state will benefit», if a successful women’s stories will be as much as possible. Noting the importance of maintaining the traditional values of family values and motherhood, the Russian leader stressed that in the common interest to «solve the problem of gender inequality, to remove many existing yet, unfortunately, stereotypes and career restrictions.»

Women’s forum are unable to tear away from Putin. They crowded around the President and did not want to let him go. The moderator of the forum in Russian and English desperately begged them to take their places

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