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Council of the Federation
RU-103426 - Moscow
Russian Federation


Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group since 27/01/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 25/01/2021 Representative-Russian Federation
  • from 27/01/2020 to 24/01/2021 Substitute-Russian Federation

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 25/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Irina RUKAVISHNIKOVA (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Olga STAROSTINA (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 27/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)


Last speeches

26/01/2021 | 12:59:13 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Since the end of 1990s, Russia, like other countries, see that international bodies entitled to interpret international treaties (including ECtHR) deviate in their decisions from their literal wording, filling norms of such treaties with a different meaning than the one that was laid down during their signing, ratification. So-called "evolutionary" approach to interpretation, appeared two decades ago, prompted the Council of Europe member... 30/01/2020 | 11:53:16 Thank you President and good morning colleagues. As I see it, one of the key things when discussing this issue is in fact what is contained in the opening sentence of paragraph 9 of the resolution. "The Assembly welcomes the steps taken by the Azerbaijani authorities in recent years to reform the penitentiary, criminal justice and judicial systems, including the executive order of 2017 and the presidential decree of 2019", end of quote. Now, I think Mr John HOWELL also touched upon that point... 28/01/2020 | 19:34:50 Thank you President. Colleagues, We support this issue as an important issue. But we do not support the content of the resolution for the following reason. We don't think that the Platform is a Convention body and we don't think there is sufficient base for the points made in 9.4. The criticisms made of our legislation. There is a reference to self-censorship. Now, if this is true on self-censorship, isn't it important to think before you speak or write? The father of German philosophy...


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