The State Duma decided that Russia is ready to audit its social policy being carried out by Council of Europe. The State Duma ratified reconsidered European social charter of May, 3rd, 1996. The document was supported by 407 deputies, 2 deputies were against, the correspondent of "Polit.ru" Lev Fajnberg transfers. The European social charter was opened for signing in 1961 and came into force in 1965. In the mid-nineties the document was reconsidered, the volume of the guaranteed social rights was expanded. Russia signed a new Charter on September, 14th, 2000. According to the document all member of Charter are obliged to provide reports on performance of obligations taken at its signing and ratification on the regular basis.