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Council of the Federation
RU-103426 - Moscow
Russian Federation


Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020 , 2019


In the political groups

  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group since 25/06/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Representative - Russian Federation
  • from 25/06/2019 to 26/01/2020 Substitute - Russian Federation

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 25/06/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Oksana PUSHKINA (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 25/06/2019 to 26/01/2020)


Last speeches

28/01/2021 | 13:32:22 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Article 10 of the ECHR declares that everyone has the right to freedom of expression, the right to impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. However, the freedom of speech and expression is violated more and more often in social networks, online mass media discrimination and blocking access to Internet platforms performed by the largest Internet companies have become more frequent. In... 27/01/2021 | 18:13:23 Dear colleagues, dear friends, I'm not going to be praising the report like previous speakers. I find it a great pity that the work on this report was done without a deep understanding of the problem and without a careful study of the way NGO activities are governed in various cases. Because of the lack of a professional, legal assessment of the national legislation of various countries including the Russian Federation, we don't end up with a comparative legal analysis. I think that it's... 26/01/2021 | 12:58:50 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Work carried out by international courts is extremely vital since for many people the decisions issued by ECtHR seen as the only way of protecting their rights, provided that all domestic remedies have been exhausted. All ECtHR decisions and documents relating to ECtHR activities, must be verified and based on an accurate interpretation of existing legal norms. It is, hence, especially important to assess legal provisions of the participating... 30/01/2020 | 19:12:04 Thank you, President, Dear colleagues, It is very obvious that the existing monitoring mechanisms of the Council of Europe, especially the one of the Parliamentary Assembly, urgently need to be reformed. Let me remind you that the main purpose of monitoring is to provide support to the participating states in the Parliamentary Assembly in their work on improving democratic institutions and procedures. Now, obviously, such assistance should be fully depoliticised. Let me remind you that seven... 29/01/2020 | 19:17:52 Distinguished colleagues,  Thank you for giving me the floor. I'd like to move our discussion away from Ukraine to the grounds for today's debate and draw your attention to the fact that Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS raised this question and yet is not taking part in this debate, but thereby he has more or less shown how unsubstantiated this motion is.  The issue was of an undemocratic approach to amendments to the Russian constitution, and quite a lot has been said on this issue which has been...