Russia APPG

First Registered: 13/11/2015 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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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. 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.

3. Ministry of Defence - written evidence
22/01/2019 - Inquiry: INF Treaty withdrawal - Defence Committee
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Found: important role in upholding security in Europe.  But Russia has, for a number of years, been developing INF-violating

4. Demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty
05/08/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: of withdrawal 9 2.2 Seeking a solution? 11 2.3 Russia™s response 12 3. What now? 13 3.1 Implications

5. Government response to Intelligence and Security Committee Russia Report
21/07/2020 - Cabinet Office
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Found: response to Intelligence and Security Committee Russia Report The government’s response to the Intelligence

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. Russian Annexation of Crimea
24/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: stopping at this point to dwell on the fact that Russia has been allowed to annex Crimea for five years - Speech Link
2: which Russia has acted in Ukraine, has been the lack of a proper and effective response when Russia moved - Speech Link
3: good point. Many reasons have been given as to why Russia annexed Crimea, one of which is that keeping Ukraine - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Russia
1. Russia: Propaganda
asked by: Jim Shannon
14/12/2020
... what steps he is taking to prevent prevent cyber propaganda from Russia.

2. Subversion: Russia
asked by: Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
30/03/2020
... when that report may be published.

3. Russia: Submarines
asked by: Viscount Waverley
27/07/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment has been made of recent Russian submarine deployment into the Mediterranean and Baltic seas.

4. Russia: Syria
asked by: Alyn Smith
09/09/2020
... what recent discussions he has had with his Russian counterpart on alleged Russian intervention in Syria; and whether he has taken diplomatic steps in response to that alleged intervention.

5. Russia: Coal
asked by: Philip Davies
01/09/2020
... if the Government will include imports of coal from Russia in the list of sanctions against that country; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
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
6 APPG Memberships
Cameroon , Commonwealth , Holy See , Italy , Pro-Life , Rowing
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