Putin proposes extending term of Russia's Central Bank chiefBusiness & Economy March 22, 21:49
Mayor says investigation into London attack is underwayWorld March 22, 21:16
Ukrainian radicals urge Poroshenko to nationalize Russian banks’ subsidiariesBusiness & Economy March 22, 20:51
Peru is back on 2018 Dakar Rally track alongside with Bolivia, ArgentinaSport March 22, 20:08
Three dead, twenty injured in London attack — policeWorld March 22, 19:59
Stadium in Russia's Dagestan to be named after pole-vault queen IsinbayevaSport March 22, 19:19
Top pilots to fly Su-30SM jets over Moscow on Victory DayMilitary & Defense March 22, 18:53
Russian design bureau ready to integrate BrahMos missiles into frigates for Indian NavyMilitary & Defense March 22, 18:50
London police say they are treating Westminster incident as terrorismWorld March 22, 18:45
MOSCOW, July 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Leaders of political groups of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) had talks at the Russian lower parliament house on Monday, a State Duma spokesman told ITAR-TASS.
“State Duma leaders met with a delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Russian delegation to PACE,” the spokesman said.
“The meeting centered focused on possible steps to make relations between Moscow and Strasbourg more constructive,” said Leonid Slutsky, deputy head of the Russian delegation to PACE and chairman of the State Duma Committee for the Affairs of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
According to Slutsky, it was stressed that until the PACE listed its sanctions against Russia, stripping Moscow of the voting right and expelling it from PACE governing bodies, the Russian delegation would not resume its full-scale work at the PACE.
On April 10, following Crimea’s accession to Russia, PACE passed a resolution depriving the Russian delegation of the voting right and expelling its representatives from PACE governing bodies till the end of 2014. The Russian delegation left the PACE assembly hall when the Parliamentary Assembly was discussing the resolution. When the resolution was finally passed, the Russian delegation quit the session.