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Mr Petr TOLSTOI (Russian Federation*, NR)


In the political groups

  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 25/06/2019 to 25/02/2022

In the Assembly

  • from 25/06/2019 to 25/02/2022 Representative - Russian Federation*

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

  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2022)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 25/06/2019 to 25/02/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 25/06/2019 to 25/02/2022)


Last speeches

28/01/2021 | 09:36:50 Mister President,  Distinguished Members of the Assembly, I would like to thank the rapporteur for the work that he has done and I'd like to tell you that as of today, this hall at the Council of Europe is the only forum for dialogue among European States and with it the very largest European country, namely the Russian Federation. Dialogue on the basis of an equal footing and mutual respect and no other principles. Now of course no sanctions, no limitations of our rights is something that we... 27/01/2021 | 16:36:43 Thank you Ms President. Thank you colleagues. I will address you in Russian. The discussion here is something like a rally if you listen to some of those who have spoken, and I can understand why. Sadly, most of those who are present in this room are people who are involved in spreading myths about Russia, and about Navalny in particular. I agree with my colleague Mr Jacques MAIRE when he said that values are more important than any interest. The basic values of the Council of Europe include... 29/01/2020 | 19:12:21 If you believe in truth today, confirm the credentials of the Russian delegation. Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO thinks he's Anna Karenina, but he's not. Our delegation came back to this hall last year and you know that ever since then, since June, we've been working together. In the five years of our absence all we heard was lies about Russia and lies about our country. They are still being banded around by many of the speakers this evening. You can't tarnish a country's reputation without knowing... 03/10/2019 | 16:04:25 Thank you Madame President. It seems to me that that is a fairly graphic illustration of how in recent years there has been a dissemination of clichés about our country, and how alarming this situation is. We're not here to be given homework. We're here to tell you about the facts that you are not acknowledging. When the Moscow authorities are accused of using force on demonstrators, you seem to be closing your eyes to other cases in other countries. But since we're talking about Russia today... 26/06/2019 | 16:12:34 Thank you very much, President. I'm going to speak in Russian because, in this particular room, many of you don't even know what the Russian delegation looks like. So I think it would be a good idea for you to get to know us. I'd like to thank Sir Roger GALE for his report, and I'd like to thank the various heads of groups as well. What I'd like to say is that the rights of human beings, and the rule of law, are key values of the Russian Federation. Russia has never denied these particular...