The speaker of State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin conducted a meeting with the Chairman of the PACE Pedro Agramunt in Moscow. Volodin welcomed the “constructive position” of Agramunt (47 states to be presented in the PACE). During the meeting the parties discussed Russia’s return to the PACE.
The meeting took place against the background of Volodin’s statement that Russia would not participate in the PACE January session since the rules of organization must be changed. As Volodin put it, “Change the rules, and Russia would participate” otherwise “If we have applied, then again we would be deprived of the right to vote”.