Twelve US congressional staff visiting Moscow to learn about Russia

Twelve US congressional staff visiting Moscow to learn about Russia
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  • calendar-gray 29 August 2019

Twelve members of the US Congressional staff and Wilson Center staff are visiting Moscow to "see what Russia is like," Aaron C. Jones, the director of Congressional Relations of the think tank, said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"We have 12 who are congressional staff ... and we have others from the Wilson center ... We really want some congressional staff to be able to see the place and just to see what Russia is like, see what Moscow is like and to get education about what is here," Jones said.

The group is leaving on Saturday morning, according to Jones. In the meantime, they have experts guiding them around to show "how the [lower chamber of the Russian parliament] Duma works, how the [upper chamber] Federation Council works."

According to the Wilson Center's website, chartered by Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, the center is "the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community."

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