Strasbourg is hooked on the Russians, they demand 2.2 billion euros from them

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The committee also drew attention to several Russian cases in which the execution of judgments was not carried out. Among other things, the cases are related to violations in the Transnistrian region of Moldova, the inappropriate handling of the hostage dramas in Beslan in 2004 and the Dubrovka theater in Moscow in 2002, as well as the poisoning and illegal imprisonment of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny.

“The Russian authorities must listen to the commission’s call, fulfill their unconditional obligations under international law, and pay the full amount of the penalty imposed by the court, together with interest on arrears,” the ET’s decision-making body drew attention.

Currently, there are a total of 2,454 Russian cases before the Ministerial Committee awaiting full implementation, the amount of fines to be paid is around 2.2 billion euros. Last June, the Russian parliament voted to end the jurisdiction of the ECtHR in the country. However, according to the Strasbourg panel, Russia was still a member of the tribunal at the time of the decisions made in the cases in question, so it is obliged to implement the judgments.

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