Senator Valentina Petrenko left the Federation Council

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the all-Russian public movement Mothers of Russia Valentina PetrenkoSenator Valentina Petrenko left the Federation Council© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The Senator from Khakassia Valentina Petrenko, who has worked in the Federation Council for over 16 years, came to the meeting chamber as a Senator one last time.

The speaker of the upper house of the Russian Parliament Valentina Matvienko awarded Petrenko an honorary diploma, and not entrusted to the first Vice-the speaker Nikolay Fyodorov, which, as a rule, lies the obligation, and wanted to do it in person.

«Valentina works in the Federation Council since 2002. She’s always been one of the most responsible and initiative of senators, led great public work, created the movement «Mother Russia», devoted much attention to issues of family and childhood», — said Matvienko, referring to the senators.

Separately, the speaker highlighted the fact that Petrenko is a knight of the order of courage. The Senator got it in 1994 for his part in the liberation of the Rostov schoolchildren, hijacked by terrorists.

In farewell speech, mills commended the speaker of the Federation Council.

«You played in my life a huge role. With the youth, Komsomol, I wanted to be like you,» she said.

© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable in fotobanka of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the all-Russian public movement «Mother Russia» Valentina Petrenko during the March movement «Intimidad»Senator Valentina Petrenko left the Federation Council© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable in fotobanka of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the all-Russian public movement «Mother Russia» Valentina Petrenko during the March movement «Intimidad»

Petrenko thanked for the years of working together not only colleagues in the Senate and the parliamentary journalists, and even the staff canteen, which, according to her, all these years, «fed us».

The Executive power of the Republic of Khakassia in the Federation Council will now submit Valery Whiskers, he delegated the new head of the Republic Valentin Konovalov.

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