Russia APPG

First Registered: 13/11/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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

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

3. Ukraine and Russia: Ceasefire
20/01/2022 - Lords Chamber

4. Russia’s Grand Strategy
06/01/2022 - Commons Chamber

5. Ukraine
07/12/2021 - Commons Chamber

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: for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, to urge Russia to uphold its obligations under the chemical weapons - 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. Ukraine and Russia: Ceasefire
20/01/2022 - Lords Chamber

1: his intention to call for a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council early in 2022, and (2) that on 22 December - Speech Link
2: Lords, the Government welcomed the 12 January NATO-Russia Council as an opportunity to discuss ways in which - Speech Link
3: Lords, I thank the Minister for his reply. The NATO-Russia Council has met and, more generally, we have had - Speech Link

4. Russia’s Grand Strategy
06/01/2022 - Commons Chamber

1: of such powers is, undoubtedly, Russia.Today’s Russia has inherited an admirably precise and uniformly - Speech Link
2: pre-emptive strike.”Apparently to make things clear, Russia fired a “salvo” of Zircon hypersonic missiles on - Speech Link
3: in recent months—Kazakhstan is another example—Russia has been testing the west’s response with a succession - Speech Link

5. Ukraine
07/12/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: The UK is very clear: any military incursion by Russia into Ukraine would be a strategic mistake, and - Speech Link
2: Government understand that the potential to cut Russia out of the SWIFT international payments system - Speech Link
3: which would undermine European security by allowing Russia to tighten its grip on those nations that rely - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Russia
1. Russia
asked by: Layla Moran
25/01/2022
... whether she plans to implement the outstanding recommendations of that report.

2. Russia: Sanctions
asked by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald
25/01/2021
... whether he plans to introduce sanctions in relation to Nordstream 2.

3. Russia: Sanctions
asked by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald
25/01/2021
... whether he plans to impose sanctions as a result of the Russian Federation's (a) alleged poisoning and (b) imprisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

4. Russia: Cybercrime
asked by: Lisa Nandy
19/07/2021
... what progress the Government has made in working with it's international allies to develop a common approach to the attribution of malicious cyber activity by (a) Russia and (b) other countries as recommended by the Intelligence and Security Committee’s report on Russia published on 21 July 2020.

5. Fraud: Russia
asked by: Lisa Nandy
19/07/2021
... what progress she has been made on ensuring that the Serious and Organised Crime Group (a) is provided with the necessary resources for and (b) is giving sufficient priority to disrupting the threat posed by illicit Russian financial activity as recommended by the Intelligence and Security Committee’s report on Russia published on 21 July 2020.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Chris Bryant Portrait
Chris Bryant
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Rhondda
Joined: 20th December 2017
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
82 APPG Memberships
22q11 Syndrome , American Football , Antisemitism , Arctic and Nordic Councils , Armed Forces , Armed Forces Covenant , Assistive Technology , Australia and New Zealand , Autism , Bahrain , Banning Trophy Hunting , Bees and Pollinators , Bermuda , Boys' Brigade , Breast Cancer , British Jews , British Overseas Territories , Canada , Cats , Cerebral Palsy , Channel 4 , Channel Islands , Childhood Trauma , Chile , China , Commonwealth , Crypto and Digital Assets , Cyprus , Darts , Dementia , Diabetes , Digital Regulation and Responsibility , Disability , Dog Advisory Welfare , Down Syndrome , Dying Well , Eating Disorders , Entrepreneurship , Estonia , Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion , Fair Business Banking , Financial Education for Young People , Foreign Affairs , Future of Retail , Global Health , Health , Holocaust Memorial , Hydrogen , Inclusive Entrepreneurship , International Freedom of Religion or Belief , Japan , Learning Disability , Liechtenstein , Limits to Growth , Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness , Media , Mentoring , Montserrat , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Pacific Islands , Pro-Life , Psychology , Pubs , Qatar , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Reserves and Cadets , San Marino , Serbia , Small Island Developing States , Social Media , Spinal Cord Injury , Street Children , Switzerland , Textiles and Fashion , Thalidomide , Twelve Steps Recovery Programme from Addiction , United Nations , United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development , United Nations Women , Vulnerable Groups to Pandemics , Whistleblowing , Woods and Trees
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
1 APPG Membership
Italy
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