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On 10–11 June, an international human rights conference named ‘Legal Formation of a Democratic Civic Consciousness’ was held in Grozny (the Chechen Republic) with support of the Council of Europe and the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation.
On 9 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabayeva presented her report on civil rights' and freedoms' observation and protection in 2014 at the 7th (extraordinary) Session of the Legislative Assembly of Novosibirsk Region.
Staff members of High Commissioner’s Office took part in workshops held by Central Election Commission of Russia
In April and May the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation held a number of joint workshops with election commissions of the subjects of the Russian Federation to discuss "The Mission of Election Commissions to Arrange and Hold Elections to the State Government Bodies of the Subjects of the Russian Federation and Local Government Bodies on a Single Voting Day, September 13, 2015".
Tatarstan Commissioner carries on with monitoring the protection of army conscripts' and servicemen's rights
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Saria Saburskaya in cooperation with the republican Military Registration and Enlistment Office carries out a program of educational trainings for army conscripts and their parents with the aim of monitoring the situation, preventing and giving prompt response to violations of their rights.
On 21 May, the first edition of The Convict's Reference Book was presented to the inmates at the ceremony held at Penal Colony No. 1 in Bryansk.
On 27 May, Commissioner for Human Rights in Hkanti-Mansi Autonomous Area — Yugra Alexander Sidorov presented his annual Report on Human Rights in Yugra in 2014, at the 44th meeting of the regional parliament.
On 27 May, Commissioner for Human Rights in Arkhangelsk Region Lyubov Anisimova along with Deputy Prosecutor of Arkhangelsk Region Vladimir Ananyev carried out a planned joint visit to the Penal Colony No. 7 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia Department in Arkhangelsk Region.
On 25–26 May, Commissioner for Human Rights in Kirov Region Alexander Panov along with Human Rights Implementation in the Penal System Assistant Head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Department in Kirov Region Dmitry Kokorin carried out an inspection of correctional facilities.
On 26 May, Commissioner for Human Rights in Samara Region Olga Galtsova presented her annual report On Human and Civil Rights and Freedoms in Samara Region in 2014 at the regular meeting of the Samara Regional Duma. Having accepted the report, the deputies expressed their readiness to cooperate.
On 20 May, Legal Assistance Day took place in Kazan. This is a monthly event organised by Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Saria Saburskaya jointly with the regional department of the public organisation ‘Russian Union of Pensioners’. Over 75 citizens took part in the event, 92 questions were answered.