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From 4 to 10 September 2017 the office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Novosibirsk region organized and supported the daily "Hot Line" on the realization of electoral rights of citizens.
On September 7, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova introduced to journalists the Center for Public Monitoring, which for the first time operates on the site of the Situation and Crisis Center of the Ministry of Public Security in the city of Yekaterinburg.
On September 10, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Yaroslavl region Sergey Baburkin visited ten polling stations in the Kirov, Frunzensky, Krasnoperekopsky districts of Yaroslavl, as well as a polling station located on the territory of SIZO No. 1.
On September 9, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Ulyanovsk Region Lyudmila Krutilina, in accordance with the recommendations of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, inspected a number of polling station premises to ensure that they were accessible to challenged persons.
On September 10, on a single voting day, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Tomsk region Elena Kartashova visited a number of events dedicated to observing the electoral rights of citizens.
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Tver Region Nadezhda Egorova held a meeting with representatives of the Tver administration and the Public Chamber of the region, during which it was decided to monitor the polling stations.
From 8 o’clock in the morning — immediately after the polling stations opened for the elections of deputies of the local self-government representative body in Bogoroditsk — Commissioner for Human Rights in the Tula region Galina Fomina has been observing the voting process. By noon, the Ombudsperson visited 7 polling stations.
On September 7, Head of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Samara Region Vadim Strelkov held a working meeting with Head of the Administration of Kuibyshevsky Intra-urban District of Samara Alexander Morgun.
On September 6 and 7, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Voronezh region Tatiana Zrazhevskaya and the Chairperson of the regional Election Commission checked the readiness of polling stations in the Paninsky and Petropavlovsk districts.
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Kostroma region Vadim Smirnov received a petition of a challenged person of the first disability group. According to the applicant, in the city of Galich there was the issue of the necessity of bus stop construction in the immediate vicinity of the hemodialysis department.