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DEVELOPMENTS IN RUSSIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 923: tabled on 14 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that it is five years since Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia; records its appreciation of his willingness to work constructively with the United Kingdom and its allies during that time; pays tribute to the stability and economic progress which has been achieved; but notes with alarm the increasing fragility of democratic life in Russia; expresses concern about the centralisation of political power, the worrying shift away from the rule of law, increases in human rights violations, growing restrictions on media freedom and official hostility to the development of an independent civil society; further notes the importance of a stable democracy in Russia to Europe and to the international community as a whole; and strongly urges the United Kingdom Government to use its influence, including its Presidency of the G8, to do all it can to support and encourage renewed progress towards democratic reform in Russia.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.