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Meeting with the leadership of the Council of Federation

October 17, 2011, Gorki, Moscow Region

Distribution of powers between the federal and regional authorities and major social issues, in particular in pre-school education, were the subjects on the agenda. Dmitry Medvedev also announced at the meeting that he has signed a law simplifying the procedures for reappointing incumbent senators.

Taking part in the meeting were Speaker of the Council of Federation Valentina Matviyenko, First Deputy Speaker of the Council of Federation Alexander Torshin, Deputy Speakers Yury Vorobyev, Svetlana Orlova, Ilias Umakhanov, and Vyacheslav Shtyrov, and First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Vladislav Surkov.

October 17, 2011, Gorki, Moscow Region