The Committee of Ministers decided, in the context of the procedure launched under Article 8 of the Statute of the Council of Europe, that the Russian Federation ceases to be a member of the Council of Europe as from 16 March 2022, after 26 years of membership.
28 February 1996
Accession of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe
CM Resolution (96)2E - Invitation to the Russian Federation to become a member of the Council of Europe (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 8 February 1996 at the 557th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)
Russian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers
Press release of 19 May 2006 - Russian Federation presents its priorities (opens new window)