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On 31 January, a regular release of the information programme 'Vesti Komi. Events of the Week' was broadcasted on the TV 'Komi Gor'.
On 29 January, Commissioner for human rights in Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabaeva held open office hours for the public in Kolyvan' District of the region.
Educational module on institution of Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg to be launched at Herzen University
On 1 February, it was reported that the module "Activity of the Institution of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg" has been included in the curriculum of the master degree programme of the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia.
On 28 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in Ivanovo Region Natalia Kovaleva took part in the meeting of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Ivanovo Region. Natalia Kovaleva expressed her confidence in mutual and effective cooperation ahead of the upcoming Year of the Environment in 2017.
A new legal education project 'Law School for the Elderly' initiated by Commissioner for Human Rights in Ulyanovsk Region Lyudmila Krutilina has been launched in Ulyanovsk at the end of January.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk region Tatiana Merzlyakova, together with lawyers from the "Migration and Law" human rights network prepared the materials for the convicts who received the decision on unwanted stay (residence) on the territory of Russia from the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.
With the assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in St. Petersburg Alexander Shishlov the right of a citizen of Uzbekistan W. for reuniting with seven-month-old daughter left in St. Petersburg has been restored. In the nearby future the mother will be able to come and take the child with her.
On 19 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in Saratov Region Tatiana Zhurik held open office hours for citizens. 15 citizens from the regional center and municipal areas came to seek assistance. All the citizens were given detailed consultations about the existing legislation.
Agreement on cooperation between Novosibirsk Commissioner and Department of Federal Bailiffs’ Service of Russia
On 15 January, Novosibirsk Commissioner for Human Rights Nina Shalabaeva and the Head of the Department of the Federal Bailiffs’ Service of Novosibirsk Region Vitaly Erler signed an agreement on cooperation.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Saratov Region Tatiana Zhurik appealed to the administration of Saratov with a request to take extra measures to improve public transport. The Commissioner suggested considering the opportunity of engaging the auditory message of passengers about stops of the public transport in terms of the contract concluded with the transporters.