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Poland has not notified the Council of Europe about the release of the Istanbul Convention

Poland was not formally notified the Strasbourg of withdrawal from the Council of Europe Convention on combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the Secretary General of the Council of Daniel Holtgen.

Responding to a question of the Agency about the notice, he said: "No." Any details it said he added.

Source: PACE hope the "real" session in October

The PACE in the hope that the forthcoming autumn session will take place as normal, but explained to RIA Novosti that everything will depend on the epidemiological situation.

Earlier, Deputy speaker of the state Duma, the head of the Russian delegation to PACE, Peter Tolstoy reported that the fall session of the Assembly scheduled from 12 to 16 October, and expressed the hope that the organization will be able to start work in a familiar format.

Russia is preparing a report on the violation of the rights to freedom of movement in the EU

The Russian delegation is preparing a report of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the violation of the rights of citizens of the Russian Federation to freedom of movement in the EU, said the Chairman of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

"Russia has introduced an electronic visa, which you can visit any subject of the Russian Federation", - said the MP at the conference on Friday with French senators, noting that the Russian citizens if you wish to visit the EU face visa problems.

Poland turned his torturers into heroes

Lately in Poland was very fond of various anniversary. Last year was widely celebrated the anniversaries of the massacre of Polish soldiers in Katyn and the Warsaw uprising. This year, despite the quarantine, and a severe political crisis in the country, planned its celebrations for the centenary of the "miracle on the Vistula". That Poland was the initiator of almost all okoloistoricheskoy resolutions of the European Parliament and PACE on the subject of responsibility for world war II. That Poland built the interpretation of history in state policy, creating the Institute of national remembrance and giving him actually to punish.

Fighters, anti-Communists tends to be as noble patriots, a kind of "warriors of light", who selflessly fought against the "occupation" who died in an unequal battle for an independent Poland. But here are some of the anniversaries related to the "exploits" of these warriors, Warsaw is in no hurry to note, once again demonstrating a very selective memory.

The PACE political Commission discussed the holding of elections in conditions of a pandemic

The Commission of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on political Affairs and democracy discussed on Friday, the issue of holding the elections in conditions of a pandemic coronavirus, the meeting was attended by Russian senators Sergei Kislyak and Vladimir Kozhin, said the press service of the Federation Council.

According to the Russian Senator, the issues of new types and formats of interaction, the features of remote and electronic voting, the possibility of the Supervisory missions in the new environment, as well as the balance between the freedoms of citizens and internally restrictive measures to ensure their safety.