State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin believes that Russia ought to take part in the institutions of the Council of Europe, where dialogue is possible And is important to exchange information.
the Russian delegation in PACE in April 2014 was deprived of office because of Russia's position on Ukraine And annexed Crimea. In 2015 the parliamentary Assembly twice took action on possible restoration of the Russian delegation to the rights, but limits remain. Due to the inability to participate in voting And to work in the governing bodies of the organization, the delegation of Russia has suspended participation in the activities of PACE.
"The Council of Europe is not limited to the parliamentary Assembly. And the work of those structures, where there is a desire for equality, where dialogue is possible, where there is an important exchange of information, Russia or any other country, it is useful to take part ", - he said in the interview to the question, does it make sense for Russia to be in the Council of Europe.
"The situation in the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe And the OSCE - are not the same. If PACE still managed to put together a fairly aggressive Russophobic a block in the Assembly of the OSCE the role of biased figures are smaller, and the influence of more sensible forces. Just because the majority of Authorized OSCE know the real situation in Ukraine ", - compared Naryshkin, who in early July, was unable to attend the session of the Assembly of the OSCE because of the refusal of entry.
"It is for this reason that Western opponents And tore the participation of our delegation in the session of the OSCE in Helsinki. They have nothing to answer our questions, for example, about the fact, why not made past decisions And commitments, And for this reason They want to block the dialogue. They have not had the opportunity to do it through the OSCE, for this reason had made on behalf of Finland, " he said.
in early July, Finland did not want to give permission to enter under the punishments of the Russian deputies, among whom was Naryshkin, to participate in the summer session of the OSCE PA. In protest, the Russian delegation has decided in full force not to go to Helsinki. The Russian foreign Ministry called the decision of the Helsinki openly hostile step.