George Soros’s money has so far been predominantly for militants in Eastern Europe and developing countries, Romania being one of the countries where sponsorships of Soros have influenced public policy and even street protests.
The suspension of Russia’s rights at the Parliamentarian Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) was caused by “a Russophobic minority” in the institution.
Russia's rights were first suspended for one year by PACE in 2014, following the illegal annexation of Crimea. The resolution adopted by 145 votes in favour, 21 against and 22 abstentions. The suspension was extended in 2015 for three months given "the role and participation of the Russian Federation in the conflict in eastern Ukraine".
Indeed, Russia's actions aggravated the situation: by the time the suspension was to be reviewed in April 2015, the Russian delegation had broken off all contacts, boycotting PACE for the next four years. In 2017, it stopped paying its membership contributions which amounted to 7 percent of the institution's whole budget. In 2018, it declared it would abandon the institution if the decision was not reverted.