The speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin, together with the Russian people's elected representatives believe in the proposals of the parliamentarians of the Russian Federation on mutual waiver of penalties on members of Parliament.
punishment against the Russian delegation to PACE were introduced in April last year because of the position of the Russian Federation on Ukraine and Crimea. The Russian deputies were deprived of the right to vote, the right to participate in meetings of statutory bodies and monitoring activities. In 2015 the penalties were extended. The head of the PACE Anne Brasseur said before, the issues of restoration of credentials of the delegation of the Russian Federation have the opportunity to be reviewed in January 2016.
"We believe in supporting our proposals for a mutual waiver of penalties on members of Parliament ", - said Naryshkin, speaking at the 133rd IPU Assembly.
"The annals of the IPU shows that the voice of parliamentarians is the most important of the fractures of history. Today, we have serious leverage to ward off the terrible danger looming over the world. It is for this reason that We came here as a representative of the composition ", - said Sergey Naryshkin.
first session of the inter-Parliamentary Union, which took place from 31 August to 2 September in new York, was held without the participation of the speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko and other members of the Russian delegation, which decided not to participate in it, since the US gave Matvienko truncated visa.