Russia APPG

First Registered: 13/11/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote good relations between the parliaments and peoples of the UK and the Russia.

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Recent Documents related to Russia

1. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with P to R)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Russia This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

2. Financial sanctions, Chemical Weapons
20/08/2021 - Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation
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Found: 13/02/1970. POB: Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia Nationality: Russian Position: Chief of the

3. Financial sanctions, Chemical Weapons
20/08/2021 - HM Treasury
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Found: 13/02/1970. POB: Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia Nationality: Russian Position: Chief of the

4. Getting married in Russia: bilingual forms
15/12/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: in Russia: bilingual forms Bilingual forms for British nationals getting married in Russia.

5. Financial sanctions, Chemical Weapons
20/08/2021 - Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation
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Found: Unit present in Tomsk where Navalny was poisoned. Russia had the technical capability to carry out the

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Russia

1. Russia: Trade
28/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: million over the same period last year. UK exports to Russia in this period amounted to £5.9 billion, with Russian - Speech Link
2: the corrosive risk of dirty money, including from Russia, being laundered in the UK. We continue to bring - Speech Link
3: investments are being planned and developed with Russia for after 2020? The Prime Minister said that he - Speech Link

2. Russian Federation: Human Rights
27/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: deep concern at these developments and calling on Russia to adhere to its national and international obligations - Speech Link
2: attacks, but we would like to see action on the Russia report, which goes to the heart of the matter. - Speech Link

3. Alexei Navalny
28/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: deep concern at these developments and calling on Russia to adhere to its national and international obligations - Speech Link
2: for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, to urge Russia to uphold its obligations under the Chemical Weapons - Speech Link
3: undermines democracy and political plurality in Russia. More broadly, Mr Navalny’s detention is a further - Speech Link

4. Intelligence and Security Committee: Russia Report
22/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: interference and illicit finance. We have been clear that Russia must desist from its attacks on the UK and our - Speech Link
2: past and present and all involved in producing the Russia report: “until recently, the Government - Speech Link
3: hon. Gentleman said is the threat we face from Russia, as I made clear in my opening statement in terms - Speech Link

5. Belarus: Elections
22/07/2021 - Grand Committee

1: States of America to persuade the government of Russia that it is in its interest to push for new elections - Speech Link
2: listen to Russia? I like to think I am a pragmatic person, and one good reason to listen to Russia is that - Speech Link
3: and almost everyone—with the notable exception of Russia, which considered it an “internal matter” for Belarus - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Russia
1. Russia: Sanctions
asked by: Marquess of Lothian
10/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Russia about the detention of Alexei Navalny; what steps they will take in response to that detention; and whether they have considered imposing sanctions against Russian individuals in response.

2. Russia: Espionage
asked by: Catherine West
12/03/2021
... what engagement he has had with his EU counterparts since the end of the transition period on the UK's co-operation with EU partners on Russian espionage in Europe.

3. Turkey: Russia
asked by: Lord Hylton
09/03/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the establishment of a Turkish–Russian joint  monitoring centre in Aghdam.

4. Russia: Disinformation
asked by: Lord Strasburger
08/04/2021
... on what that money was spent; and what is the equivalent figure for funding resilience against Russian disinformation targeted at the UK.

5. Russia: China
asked by: Marquess of Lothian
01/04/2021
... at any ministerial level about that issue.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Chris Bryant Portrait
Chris Bryant
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Rhondda
Joined: 20th December 2017
Richard Bacon Portrait
Richard Bacon
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Norfolk
Joined: 13th November 2015
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Vice Chair
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 21st November 2018
Douglas Chapman Portrait
Douglas Chapman
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Dykes Portrait
Lord Dykes
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Chris Bryant MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8315.

Email: bryantc@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Russia APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Russia APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Goddard of Stockport Portrait
Lord Goddard of Stockport
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Baroness Meyer Portrait
Baroness Meyer
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 16th December 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Vice Chair
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Greg Hands Portrait
Greg Hands
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Edward Leigh Portrait
Edward Leigh
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Gainsborough
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Andrea Jenkyns Portrait
Andrea Jenkyns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morley and Outwood
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
3 APPG Memberships
Italy , Music , Social Mobility
Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill Portrait
Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Daniel Kawczynski Portrait
Daniel Kawczynski
Vice Chair
Conservative - Shrewsbury and Atcham
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Tom Brake Portrait
Tom Brake
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Carshalton and Wallington
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Alec Shelbrooke Portrait
Alec Shelbrooke
Treasurer
Conservative - Elmet and Rothwell
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016