SOCHI, October 18. /TASS/. Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin thanked US for the imposed against Russia sanctions, which, according to him, only strengthened Russia.
Relevant statements of a speaker at a closed meeting of the international discussion club “Valdai” reporters cited political analyst Alexei Chadayev.
In particular, speaking about relations with the United States, Volodin said, “Thank you to our partners for sanctions”, they have only strengthened”, – said Chad.
According to the analyst, the speaker detailed answer to the question about the situation in the relations of the state Duma and the U.S. Congress, and in particular drew attention that “the United States is the only major country that is not a member of the inter-Parliamentary Union”, the Assembly of which was held these days in St. Petersburg. “Maybe because they have nothing to discuss,” he quoted Volodin.
Chairman of the state Duma is convinced that the issue of dialogue between Russian and American parliamentarians “should be two-way traffic,” and Russia is “open to it”, said the expert.