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Chairman of the State Duma: PACE representatives to observe elections to the State Duma

Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin told journalists about that agreement. “I invited representatives of the PACE to observe the upcoming elections to the State Duma,” he said. ...

Petr Tolstoy: Russia will not implement PACE’s politicized decisions

“I would like to remind our esteemed European colleagues that Alexei Navalny has been convicted of fraud. All attempts to present him as a political prisoner and a martyr, as they have already...

Viacheslav Volodin called the PACE resolution on Crimea biased and offensive

Earlier, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution according to which Russia should not apply its legislation in Crimea. PACE also reaffirmed “non-recognition of...

Petr Tolstoy: Russia has fulfilled all the obligations undertaken when it joined the Council of Europe

The Russian Federation had fulfilled all the obligations undertaken when Russia became a member of the Council of Europe in 1996, as said Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, PACE Vice-President,...

The Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation received the PACE delegation

On June 28, the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation held a meeting with the co-rapporteurs of the Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the fulfillment...

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...