At the autumn session of PACE in Strasbourg continues, " a meaningless carnival of Russophobia ", the Assembly, until now did not understand that Russia remains incomplete, said the Senator, head of the state Duma on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov.
"the PACE continues in a meaningless carnival of Russophobia. There did not learn the lesson: without Russia, the PACE will remain inferior organization", where he wrote on Twitter. The parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in its autumn session adopted a resolution which condemned the state Duma elections in Russia, held on 18 September in the Crimea, putting on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. On 18 January, the Russian delegation decided not to take part in the winter session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The probability of returning of the Russian delegation to participate in PACE sessions In the current year substantial, despite the fact that the situation continues to be difficult. In February the Ombudsman of Russia to the Council of Europe Ivan Satanovsky said that the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe remained in losers due to the fall of Moscow. At the same time head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov said in the Russian capital believe that it is important that the Council of Europe acted without double standards and selective approaches.