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Every member state of the EU is o the Council of the European Union. It is synonymous with membership. To my knowledge Russia has never applied to join the EU or even given the matter serious consideration.  For one thing, it would have to accept equal status with Ireland... which was part of the (subconscious) reason for the UK leaving.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu May 12th, 2022 at 05:01:33 PM EST
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