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Department of Mathematics, University of Hormozgan, P.O. Box 3995, Bandarabbas, Iran.


Let $\Gamma$ be a group, $\Gamma'$ a subgroup of $\Gamma$ with finite index and $M$ be a $\Gamma$-module. We show that $M$ is cotorsion if and only if it is cotorsion as a $\Gamma'$-module. Using this result, we prove that the global cotorsion dimensions of rings $Z\Gamma$ and $Z\Gamma'$ are equal.