The meeting participants included Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, and Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues.
We have several issues on today’s agenda; one of them is providing support for our compatriots abroad.
Let us begin our work. We will hear a report. Later, we will discuss other issues on the agenda.
Go ahead, please.