COMMENT POSTED TO A COLUMN BY LIZZIE DEARDEN IN THE INDEPENDENT
Truly nonsense written by someone who doesn't even understand the subject.
Russia was an early signer of the treaty, and to this day supports the ICC's principles.
Russia is withdrawing because the ICC has absolutely not lived up to its principles. It has been close to a complete failure in fact.
By the way, the countries which originally refused to sign the ICC treaty are some of the world's worst offenders.