Valentina Matvienko: Caring for Families Remains One of Key Areas of Interaction Between State and Church
17 May 2022
Chairperson of the IPA CIS Council, Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko spoke at the X Parliamentary meetings within the framework of the XXX International Educational Readings “350th Anniversary of the Birth of Peter I: Secular World and Religiosity.” The Chairperson expressed her gratitude to the clergy for their high spiritual mission, educational and charitable work.
Valentina Matvienko emphasized that spirituality had become one of the pillars of the Russian statehood laid by Peter I. She noted that the roundtables held in the Federation Council discussed the prospects for cooperation between the state and the church in the areas of spiritual and moral upbringing and education, charity, assistance to socially vulnerable categories of the population, support for families and children.