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On 15 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin called on deputies of regional legislative assembly to increase the basic rate of compensations to orphans by 51 percent.
On 14 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova presented the Human Rights Observance Report 2016 to regional deputies.
On 13 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Buryatia Yulia Zhambalova and representatives of the regional Civic Chamber inspected waste storages. Earlier, ten citizens petitioned the Commissioner about violation of their right to healthy environment.
With assistance of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg Alexander Shishlov the right of visually impaired persons to free social rehabilitation has been reinstated.
On 9 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region Margarita Pavlova held a lecture for the first year students of the South Ural State University’s Judicial Department.
With assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Trans-Baikal Territory Nikolay Kargin a conflict between a resident of the region and a credit organisation has been settled.
With assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Yaroslavl Region Sergey Baburkin social and housing rights of a mother of many children have been restored.
The Tomsk State University launched the new master programme "Migration Studies" which has no analogues in Russia, TASS reported on 6 February.
With assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Primorye Territory Veleriy Rozov a violation of housing legislation had been eliminated, the official site of the regional ombudsman reported on 6 February.
On 1 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Chechen Republic Nurdi Nuhazhiev met with Chairman of the regional Council of Elders Said Abdullah Ahmadov.