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Orphaned girl given apartment in Saint Petersburg
Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg Alexander Shishlov has protected the housing rights of a girl left without parental care. The orphan will move into a new apartment after ownership of the apartment from the specialised housing fund is registered.
Legal Aid Day held in penal colony No. 2 in Tatarstan
On 17 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Saria Saburskaya jointly with the Republic of Tatarstan Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia held Legal Aid Day in penal colony No. 2.
Disabled man in Penza Region to be given citizenship and passport
As a result of the measures taken by Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region Elena Rogova, a disabled person having neither a citizenship nor a permanent residence will be finally given Russian citizenship and a passport. Moreover, the possibility that the man will be taken to a relevant social support centre is being considered currently.
Commissioner in Irkutsk Region addressed Government to protect interests of public services consumers
Board meeting of Asian Ombudsman Association held in Kazan
Commissioner in Chelyabinsk Region calls on to ban microfinance companies
On 11 August, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). It was devoted to the protection rights of citizens who suffered from microfinance companies. Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region Margarita Pavlova has initiated the discussion.
Apartment granted to participant in Great Patriotic War residing in Novosibirsk Region
Commissioner in Tomsk Region helped pensioner to recover holiday compensation
Rights of a northern village resident to compensation for expenses incurred while travelling to the place of his holiday have been protected through legal proceedings. The pensioner of the village of Parabel has been reimbursed for travelling costs after interference of Commissioner for Human Rights in Tomsk Region Elena Kartashova.
Krasnoyarsk Commissioner made utility company paint over Nazi graffiti
Commissioner for Human Rights in Krasnoyarsk Region Mark Denisov initiated elimination of abusive symbols on one of the buildings. Following the Prosecutor’s inspection requested by the Commissioner, the director of the local utility company was warned against violation of the anti-extremism law.
Patients with heart pacemakers to be given opportunity to avoid passing through metal detectors
The Sukhanov Federal Center of Cardiovascular Surgery in Perm will buy new heart pacemakers complemented with a universal electronic card. The card containing the patient’s and pacemaker’s data will allow its holder to pass by metal detector frames. The proposal to provide all patients with heart pacemakers with such a card was intitiated by Commissioner for Human Rights in Perm Territory Tatiana Margolina.