Council of Europe Programme Office in the Russian Federation

The Council of Europe Programme Office in the Russian Federation officially started its activities on 29 October 2013. Its status is based on the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 14 June 2011 and it has for objective implementing programmes of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Council of Europe.

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25th anniversary of Russian membership in the Council of Europe. Messages by CoE Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

1 March 2021 Moscow
0n 28 February Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić sent a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Russia joining the Council of Europe. In her message the Secretary General noted the...

Council of Europe delegation visited Russia

24 February 2021 Moscow
On 15-19 February a Council of Europe's delegation visited Moscow to discuss with key Russian partners a wide range of current affairs and forthcoming cooperation activities. The delegation of the Council of Europe led by Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law,...

Roundtable on the launch of the HELP course on Prohibition of Ill-treatment in law-enforcement, security and other coercive contexts for the group of judges from Saint-Petersburg

11 February 2021 Moscow
On 11 February 2021, the team of the Council of Europe project HELP in the Russian Federation (III phase) jointly with the Northwest branch of Russian State University of Justice (RSUJ) organised a roundtable on the launch of the HELP course on Prohibition of Ill-treatment in law-enforcement,...

The Gulag History Museum wins the Council of Europe Museum Prize - 2021

8 February 2021 Strasbourg
Strasbourg, 05.02.2021 - The 2021 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to Gulag History Museum (Moscow, Russian Federation). The museum was selected by the Culture Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) meeting. The Gulag History Museum documents mass...

Presentation and launch of the HELP course on Prohibition of Ill-treatment in law-enforcement, security and other coercive contexts for the group of judges from the Republic of Tatarstan

11 December 2020 Moscow
On 10 December 2020, the team of the Council of Europe project HELP in the Russian Federation (III phase) in co-operation with the Kazan branch of Russian State University of Justice organised an on-line presentation and pilot launch of the HELP course on Prohibition of Ill-treatment in...