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Russian assessment of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights performance

It has become a long and familiar tale how we keep discussing our Western partners’ attitude toward human rights issues rather than the human rights problems themselves. We noted a statement...

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas’s statements on Crimea in the Council of Europe

From the briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 4, 2021 Germany has also given us an excuse to comment, but unfortunately not on the positive aspects of our...

From the briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Moscow, November 19, 2020

Creating an Observatory on History Teaching in Europe at the Council of Europe On November 12, 2020, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers adopted a resolution establishing a new...

Mayor of Kazan I.Metshin spoke at the Statutory Forum of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.

Powerful youth policies at the local level are key to ensuring the sustainability of democracies in the future. Therefore, it is necessary to invest in youth activities and create spaces where...

Mayor of Kazan I.Metshin was re-elected Vice-Chair of the Current Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe

Speaking at a meeting of the Current Affairs Committee during the plenary session of the congress, the Mayor of Kazan voiced several important issues. One of them is the peaceful coexistence of...

Sergei Kislyak: Russian delegation’s credentials in PACE confirmed in full

Credentials of the Russian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe have been approved without limitations, reported First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council...

Statement by Ambassador Ivan Soltanovsky, Permanent Representative of Russia to the Council of Europe on persecutions of media in Ukraine

These days we witness the persecutions of the few remaining independent TV channels in Ukraine. On February 2 President Zelensky introduced sanctions against three Ukrainian TV channels, namely...

The Russian Federation has joined following conventions and partial agreements of the Council of Europe

The Russian Federation has joined following conventions of the Council of Europe   Statute of the Council of Europe (ETS No.001) General Agreement on Privileges and...

History of Russia's participation in Council of Europe

Cooperation between the Soviet Union and the Council of Europe began as early as in the 1970s in the spheres of youth policy and environmental protection. The address of Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev, the...

About the Council of Europe

General information Committee of Ministers Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe Conference of...

On Russia – Council of Europe seminar on the outcome and lessons of World War II

From the briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Moscow, December 24, 2020 On December 14-18, 2020, "Remembrance and Learning from Second World War" international youth...