The Russian Federation ceased to be a member of the Council of Europe after 26 years of membership.
Delegations of six countries from 46 member states voted against – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. They did not take part in the voting.
The decision to expel Russia from the CoE was made with 216 votes pro and 0 con.
Russia joined the Council of Europe on 28 February 1996.
The Russian Federation is excluded from the Council of Europehttps://t.co/dVUE8W5Rnd
— Council of Europe (@coe) March 16, 2022