Senator Paul will meet with his counterparts from the Russian Federation Council Foreign Affairs Committee and the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov.
"Engagement is vital to our national security and peace around the world".
Paul led a small delegation of Americans in a meeting at the Federation Council, Russia's equivalent of the U.S. Senate, with senators from the worldwide relations committee. Paul added that Russian and US lawmakers could also meet in a neutral country.
There is unanimous agreement among USA intelligence agencies that the Russian government directed extensive influence operations to sow racial, political, and cultural division in the election.
The Texas senator's trip comes during a tense time for U.S. -Russia relations.
The senator, once a foe of the president, has emerged as a unique and somewhat renegade voice, coming as both Republicans and Democrats criticize Trump for not taking a tougher stance against Russian Federation.
Trump has repeatedly said he wants to improve relations with Russian Federation, which are severely strained.
After meeting with upper house members, Paul also met Monday with members of the Russian parliament's lower house, the State Duma. "It does not mean we don't have differences. I think it would be a very big mistake not to have open lines of communication". Although the specific date of this visit was not announced, a visit by members of the Russian Federation to Congress would be the first in nearly three years. Additionally, the continued consensus of the United States intelligence community of a Russian desire to interfere in the midterms shows that Moscow remains a long-term risk to the United States political system.
Paul suggested he did not believe raising the issue of election interference would have been productive in his meetings with Russian officials.
"They're not going to admit it in the same way we're not going to admit we were involved in the Ukrainian elections or the Russian elections", Paul said.
"They use the anti-Russian campaign purely for internal American purposes, the interests of the same elections campaign they are charging us with meddling in", Kosachev said.