Sunday, March 22, 2020
Kremlin Gutting Constitutional Provisions that Allowed Russia to Join the Council of Europe, Bashqawi Says
Staunton, March 18 – Adel Bashqawi, a Circassian activist and the author of such works as The Circassian Miracle, has pointed out something that most have lost sight of: Vladimir Putin by amending the Russian constitution as he proposes to do is eliminating the provisions which allowed Russia to join the Council of Europe in 1994.
In an open letter to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Bashqawi notes the Venetian Commission of the Council of Europe reviewed the text of the 1993 Russian Constitution and concluded that it corresponded to “the principle of a legal and democratic state” (aheku.net/news/society/obrashhenie-v-parlamentskuyu-assambleyu-soveta-evropyi). Read more