Iranian media covering the meeting in Tehran, the speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation with the country’s President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials, have stalled, trying to determine what’s in a name “Valentina Matviyenko” is the name, and that name. The absence of patronymics in the Iranian tradition has led to the fact that the guest from Moscow was called the “Russian letters”, “Matvienko”.

Visit Ivanovna in the Iranian capital on 13 November was announced by the newspaper Trend, noting that a meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs and the Iranian fellow parliamentarians will discuss opportunities to strengthen regional, international and parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.

The English-language Iran Daily called the speaker of the Federation Council that “Ivanovna”, “Matvienko”. “Russian Ivanovna held high-level talks with Iranian officials” – under such heading the newspaper published the report of a two-day visit.

The news Agency FARS almost done with a daunting task. The text of the news Moscow guest named familiar to the Russian ear, but in the caption to the photographon which the policies of Russia in the closed dress and a headscarf talking with President Rouhani, stated that we are talking about Matvienko. A site Jam News uses in the publication of the homonymous tag – Matviyenko.

As told the newspaper “the Golden ring” Senator Victor Rogotsky, it was a return visit of the parliamentary delegation. In April, Moscow was visited by representatives of the new composition of the Majlis of Iran headed by Chairman Ali Larijani.

“Especially important was the meeting with the President. Hassan Rouhani in fact, the figure is relatively closed, it takes few people: so he paid attention neither to Sergey Naryshkin, the then Chairman of the state Duma of Russia, did not find time for a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Valentina Ivanovna also discussed a wide range of issues from the situation in Syria and the fight against international terrorism to economic cooperation”, – said the Senator.

Rouhani at the meeting stated that the current relations between Russia and Iran, as well as between leaders of the two countries, the good and kind over the past decade. “It’s not only about the ongoing construction of the now 2nd and 3rd blocks at the nuclear power station in Bushehr, but also the creation of a joint Russian-Iranian Bank in the long term to abolish visas for the citizens of our countries, especially for tourist groups. Of course, not all radiant, there was certain altercation during the meeting, the President expressed the wish for a quick release of militants in Aleppo. But Valentina, in turn, wished to hurry to complete the formation of the credit in 5 billion dollars which Russia allocated for the construction of transiransky railway, designed to securely bind our two countries,” added the Senator.

“Russian Ivanovna”: Iranian media are entangled in the name and patronymic of Valentina Matvienko 22.11.2016

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