On April 1, federal ombudswoman Tatiana Moskalkova presented the Report on the Activities of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation for 2020 to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and informed the head of state about the main results of her activities since the appointment in 2016.
Tatiana Moskalkova informed the head of state about the main human rights issues that are of concern to Russians today, focusing on ensuring human rights guarantees during a pandemic.
"Last year we received the largest ever number of requests, over 44,000, including over 3,000 via the hotline. The people who addressed us were desperate because they could not return home — the borders were closed. And foreigners in Russia could not return home or extend their work permits," the federal ombudswoman noted.
According to the federal ombudswoman, over the past 5 years, the High Commissioner has received 205,000 appeals, including 11,000 collective complaints.
"The most impressive results include 25,000 people whose housing and utility rights were reinstated. In all, 2,500 people obtained flats and social benefits for buying housing. The rights of 70,000 employees were reinstated, and these people received 1.3 billion rubles," Tatiana Moskalkova noted.
The full text of the Report on the Activities of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation for 2020 will be published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper and on the official website of the High Commissioner.