Matvienko: law on fighting terrorism to tighten

Matvienko: law on fighting terrorism to tighten


The Federation Council and the state Duma will discuss the opportunities of parliamentary diplomacy at a joint meeting with representatives of civil society, said the speaker of the upper house of Parliament.

MOSCOW, 18 Nov. The Federation Council, state Duma and regional legislators are prepared to strengthen the legislation in the sphere of fight against terrorism if necessary, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.

“And the state Duma, the Federation Council of the Federal legislators, along with regional legislators can do a lot together in terms of improving legislation in the sphere of fight against terrorism — additions it could be something tightening, if necessary”, — she said to journalists.

According to her, on Friday, the Federation Council and the state Duma will discuss the opportunities of parliamentary diplomacy at a joint meeting with representatives of civil society.

Matviyenko noted that this will be the “first coordination meeting” to consolidate the efforts not only of the Parliament, Federal and regional, but also of civil society institutions, “all those who can contribute to the fight against terrorism, development of measures for its prevention”.

“We should be concerned about the fact that those who are behind ISIS, for international terrorist organizations, has launched a powerful ideological ideologicheskoi efforts to include in their ranks new fighters, this is a very dangerous trend. And we’re supposed to oppose their exposure,” said Matvienko.

Also at the joint meeting of the Federation Council and the state Duma will discuss, in her words, “the widest measures” in the area of national security of Russia and its citizens need to adopt in Russia, “primarily we are concerned about the national security of our country and our citizens”.

“One authority without the joint efforts of the whole society in terms of education alertness to deal effectively with this task can not… We must understand that it (terrorism) is a worldwide problem that is a threat to every state, the world community,” — said the speaker of the Federation Council.