The authority of Russia in PACE was suspended for a year. Speaker of the state Duma of the Russian Federation stated that the Russian side will contribute a third of its membership fee and will continue to monitor the situation.
MOSCOW, 18 Jan. Russia will pay about one third of its contribution to the Council of Europe in February, and then look, told journalists on Monday, the speaker of the Russian Duma Sergei Naryshkin.
Earlier the head of the Russian delegation to the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, where the powers of Russia suspended for a year, Alexei Pushkov said that Russia has not paid the dues to the Council of Europe. Vice-speaker of the state Duma Igor Lebedev said that Russia will pay in the near future a third installment.
“As for the membership fee, in the month of February, we — the Russian Federation will pay a portion of this fee is approximately one third,” said Naryshkin. The term of payment of the fee for 2016 — 25 February.
“Well, then we’ll see”, he added and said that the Russian side will continue to monitor the situation.
“The total annual contribution from the Russian Federation (Council of Europe) is about 32 million euros,” — said Naryshkin. The Russian contribution is about 10% of the budget of the pan-European organization.