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Commissioner in Ivanovo Region and Head of Ivanovo Regional Office of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia signed cooperation agreement
On 15 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Ivanovo Region Natalia Kovaleva and Head of the Ivanovo Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Andrey Luzin signed the agreement on interaction and cooperation.
On 12 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Omsk Region Viktor Lokhichev held open office hours for the inhabitants of Tara, the most northern city of Omsk Region.
On 11 February, a regular release of ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). Commissioner for Human Rights in Kaluga Region Yuriy Zelnikov was a guest of the studio. The discussion was focused on the activity of human rights commissioners in Russian regions, its main priorities and criteria of efficiency.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Leningrad Region persuaded officials to give consent to excavation of military burial site
Commissioner for Human Rights in Leningrad Region Sergey Shabanov initiated an excavation of the cemetery of Koltushskoe Village, which during the Great Patriotic War (1941–1945) served as a mass burial site of the Red Army soldiers. The above was reported on 9 February by the administration of the village in reply to the official request of the regional Commissioner.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Krasnodar Territory took part in meeting of Commission on Migration Policy
On 10 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Krasnodar Territory Sergey Myshak took part in a meeting of the Commission on Migration Policy of the Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Altai Territory visited regional office of social insurance department
Commissioner for Human Rights in Altai Territory Boris Larin held a working meeting with Director of the Altai Territory Department of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation Tatyana Petrova. During the meeting they discussed the issues related to the implementation of the right of citizens to social support.The Commissioner also got acquainted with the work of the customer service and spoke with experts and visitors of the office.
On 9 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova presented her 2015 Annual Report to the Regional Legislative Assembly.
On 5 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabaeva visited Correctional Facility No. 9 of the Novosibirsk Region Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.
Russia ranks second in the world in terms of labour migration after the USА. A feature of our country is not only the increasing legal migration, but also the large scale of illegal labour migration. All these issues were the focus of attention of participants of ‘Human Rights’ programme aired on 4 February 2016 on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR).
On 3 February, a new official website has been presented by Commissioner for human rights in Pskov Region Dmitry Shakhov during his press conference.