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STRASBOURG, April 23 (Itar-Tass) – Members of the Federation Council upper house of Russia’s parliament Vitaly Ignatenko and State Duma (lower house) member Vasily Likhachev have become new members of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the secretariat of the Russian mission to PACE told Itar-Tass.
First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Vitaly Ignatenko took the vacant place in the Russian delegation on a quota of the upper house of parliament. He entered the European Democrat Group – one of the largest political groups of PACE.
A member of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and Relations with Compatriots Vasily Likhachev has replaced Sergei Sobko in the delegation. Likhachev has become representative of the Unified European Left group and entered the PACE Political Affairs Committee.
The Russian delegation to the Assembly comprises 36 members: 22 from the State Duma and 14 – from the Federation Council. It is headed by Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Alexei Pushkov. His deputies are head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Leonid Slutsky and Federation Council member, repeat Olympic medallist, ice hockey player Vyacheslav Fetisov.