Konchalovsky's 'Paradise' gets Best Film, Best Director at Russia's Nika movie awardSociety & Culture March 29, 7:29
US Senate votes overwhelmingly in favor of Montenegro’s accession to NATOWorld March 29, 5:24
Putin’s popularity in Russia ‘unfaltering’ — GallupRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 5:19
Lavrov says he plays football once a week, goes rafting every yearSport March 29, 3:59
UK prime minister signs formal Brexit letter to Brussels — official photoWorld March 29, 1:26
Some 20 Topol-M, Yars mobile ICBM systems take part in massive Central Russian drillsMilitary & Defense March 28, 23:10
Russia clinches last-minute 3-3 draw with Belgium in friendly football match in SochiSport March 28, 21:40
Washington-based National Symphony Orchestra members excited to perform in RussiaSociety & Culture March 28, 21:36
'Gentlefan' continues: 'Angels' greet Belgium football fans ahead of Sochi gameSport March 28, 21:12
“Two days ago I received an invitation from Ms. Brasseur (Anne Brasseur, PACE president) to attend a session of the PACE Presidential Committee due in Paris in early September,” said State Duma lower house of parliament Speaker Sergei Naryshkin.
“I will most likely accept this invitation,” he said, adding "My possible meeting with the PACE chairperson is now being discussed."
In April, following Crimea's accession to Russia, PACE deprived the Russian delegation of the right to vote at assembly sessions. Russia was removed from the group's leading posts and banned from participation in its observation missions. Following this move, Russia's delegation suspended its work in the assembly until the end of the year.
Said Naryshkin: “Of course, we are preparing concrete proposals on further co-operation with PACE and measures to ease tension in Europe”.