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  • Russia – Volgograd Attack (30.12.13)

    In these tragic circumstances, France assures the Russian people and authorities of its full solidarity. It stands by their side in their fight against terrorism.

  • Russia – Amnesty/ Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s release (20.12.13)

    France welcomes the adoption on December 18, 2013, by the State Duma of the Russian Federation of an amnesty law, which will lead to the release of 25,000 prisoners, including two members of the group, "Pussy Riot." We also note that the charges against the members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have been dropped.

  • Russia – France’s support for the work of NGOs and human rights defenders (22.10.12)

    Three Russian human rights defenders and NGO representatives, Tanya Lokshina, Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch’s Moscow office, Igor Kalyapin, Chairman of the Inter-Regional Committee against Torture, and Sergey Babinets, member of the Joint Mobile Group, were received at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 17 and 19 by the human rights ambassador and the director responsible for continental Europe.

  • Russia – WTO (22.08.12)

    We welcome this accession which sanctions the entry of a major partner into this organization. We see it as a reflection of Russia’s increasing willingness to be included in an international standards system.

  • Russia – WTO (18.07.12)

    France welcomes the ratification of the protocol of accession to the World Trade Organization by the two chambers of the Russian Parliament.



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