Speaker of the state Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin said that the Russian delegation to PACE will return only after the abolition of rules of regulations according to which a small number of members can revoke the vote of the national delegation, writes “Kommersant”.
“If this provision in the regulations to be abolished, Russia will return. And by the way, need to pay tribute to the Chairman of PACE Pedro Agramunt, just yesterday he sent a letter with the outcome of consultations with members of the PACE,” he said, adding that it is important for Moscow that the rights of the Russian delegation was protected.
According to him, during the upcoming parliamentary Assembly in Madrid, the delegates from Russia will discuss a range of issues related to the registration and participation of national delegations in the Assembly.
Earlier, the head of the international Committee of the state Duma, Leonid Slutsky, also called the condition of Russia’s return to full-scale work in PACE.