Media: Russia will not pay contributions to the PACE in 2018



Russia will not pay dues to the Council of Europe stipulated stipulated for the work of the parliamentary Assembly (PACE) in 2018, while the Russian delegation will not return the right to vote.

Vice-speaker of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy told the newspaper “Izvestia”, that until the changes to the regulations and law of the Russian parliamentarians will not be fully recovered, Moscow will not contribute and will not return to the PACE.

“Russia has frozen contributions to PACE, as he refused to participate in the Assembly. This decision was made due to the discriminatory policies of the organization. We believe that until you change the regulations of its work, the meaning of our participation in it”, — said Tolstoy.