The politician recommends restricting the communication between Russia and the USA and to keep the relationship at the consulate-level with minimal interference of the officials in a dialogue between two countries.

Kobzon said that sanctions against Matvienko were ‘dumb’ and visa refusal - unacceptable. Moscow government does not understand why Chairman of the Federation Council isnt let ‘to enter the United States. Kobzon also reminded that ‘it’s better not to joke with Russia, since in such a case the government will take countermeasures.’

Earlier on, it was reported that the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, to be held in New York, will take place without the participation of the Chairman of the Federation Council.