Russia will admit to the upcoming October Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in St. Petersburg, parliamentarians, blacklisted, which was formed in response to anti-Russian sanctions of several Western states. This was stated by the first deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Vladimir Jabarov at a meeting of the General Committee on Political Affairs and Security of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
“The 137th session of the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union will be held in St. Petersburg in the Tauride Palace from 14 to 17 October this year,” the senator recalled. “Russia, as hostess of the assembly, guarantees the absence of any restrictions for participation in the session of all the declared parliamentarians, including those who were listed in the Russian stop list, adopted in response to the imposition of sanctions by a number of Western countries,” he confirmed. .
The Inter-Parliamentary Union has existed since 1889, it is one of the most influential international parliamentary organizations, an informal parliamentary dimension of the UN. Members of the Union are 170 countries, 11 inter-parliamentary associations are members of the IPU as associate members.