On November 1, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova opened the International
The project «50 PLUS» is a civil initiative aimed at prolonging the joyful, interesting life of people of mature and older age, realizing their moral and economic potential. This communication platform unites the efforts of the state, society and business to create conditions for active longevity of Russian citizens, changing public stereotypes.
Welcoming the forum participants, Tatiana Moskalkova noted the significance of the project, and also stressed the importance of elderly people protection.
"It is extremely important that people of this wise, beautiful, and bright age, and I also belong to them, have an absolutely wonderful perspective and security," the High Commissioner said.
In addition, Tatiana Moskalkova reported that most of the appeals to the High Commissioner come from the elderly.
"Holding the post of the High Commissioner, I receive the highest number of complaints from people of the «50 plus» age. Citizens are concerned about problems related to health care and housing, about a mere lack of a beautiful decent life, because each of us has invested a lot in this issue and this day," the federal ombudsperson noted.
"We have given birth to children and brought them up, we have done a lot for the prosperity of our Motherland, for our family and friends, and we are worthy of today to be at the highest level," the High Commissioner emphasized.
Tatiana Moskalkova also got acquainted with the exhibition exposition of the International forum and took part in a legal consultation of citizens.
Within the framework of the forum, during the last three years, the Office of the High Commissioner with the participation of the Federal Chamber of Advocates has been organizing a legal platform where highly qualified lawyers conduct free legal advice for the elderly. In 2015, 409 free legal consultations were held, and in 2016 — 519.
In addition, on November 2 and 3, the staff of the High Commissioner’s Office will conduct open lectures at the International Forum site aimed at increasing the legal literacy of citizens.