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On 25 August, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). This time it focused on the development of the free legal assistance system in Russian regions. The high-quality voluntary legal aid is especially important in the current rough social and economic circumstances.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Ivanovo Region Natalia Kovaleva takes measures to facilitate departure of migrants awaiting deportation. People cannot get home, since the federal budget funds allocated for transportation have been exhausted.
On 22 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Pskov Region Dmitry Shakhov and Chairman of the Pskov Electoral Commission Nikolai Tsvetkov presented the Ethics Code of Election Observers.
On 19–20 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Tula Region Galina Fomina met with Commissioner for Human Rights in the city of Moscow Tatiana Potyaeva.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg Alexander Shishlov has protected the housing rights of a girl left without parental care. The orphan will move into a new apartment after ownership of the apartment from the specialised housing fund is registered.
On 17 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Saria Saburskaya jointly with the Republic of Tatarstan Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia held Legal Aid Day in penal colony No. 2.
As a result of the measures taken by Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region Elena Rogova, a disabled person having neither a citizenship nor a permanent residence will be finally given Russian citizenship and a passport. Moreover, the possibility that the man will be taken to a relevant social support centre is being considered currently.
Commissioner in Irkutsk Region addressed Government to protect interests of public services consumers
On 11 August, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). It was devoted to the protection rights of citizens who suffered from microfinance companies. Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region Margarita Pavlova has initiated the discussion.