On 8 August, Tatiana Moskalkova held a working meeting with Commissioner for Human Rights in Astrakhan Region Andrey Spitsyn.
The participants in the meeting discussed the issues of efficient interaction between the federal and regional human rights commissioners. In particular, they spoke about assisting the release of officers and crew of the Mechanic Chebotaryov and payment of salaries to the crew and officers of the Yusra dry cargo ship.
Preparation to the upcoming elections was also one of the important issues discussed. Andrey Spitsyn mentioned the agreement signed jointly with the regional Election Commission. So, written opinions of the Commissioner regarding complaints about violation of voting rights are to be obligatory considered by the Commission.
In addition, the Commissioner spoke about results of his activity for the first six months. He mentioned that the number of complaints related to housing rights, housing and utilities services, as well as labour rights increased.
In conclusion, Tatiana Moskalkova and Andrey Spitsyn exchanged their views about preparation to the Coordination Council of Commissioners for Human Rights which is to take place at the end of the year.