MOSCOW, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Moscow is not going to follow recommendations made by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) regarding the state of democracy in Russia, the Kremlin said Thursday.
"We don't consider these definitions and urges to be appropriate and, undoubtedly, will not bend an ear to them," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told local media.
On Tuesday, during the PACE autumn session in Strasbourg, France adopted a tough resolution calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to democratize the political system in his country.
The Russian delegation in PACE, led by Alexei Pushkov, Chairman of the State Duma International Affairs Committee, failed to soften the wording of the document, local media reported.
"This is discrimination against the Russian Federation and a sheer example of double standards," Alexei Pushkov told the Assembly.
Speaker of the State Duma, or lower of the Russian Parliament, Sergei Naryshkin has boycotted the PACE session, citing the "Russophobic" stances dominated in the Assembly.
The controversial resolution slams Moscow for alleged violations of obligations as a member of PACE and voices concern over a number of new laws adopted by Russia in recent months, including restrictions on activities of non-government organizations which are financed from abroad.