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Commissioner for Human Rights in Pskov Region Dmitry Shakhov laid flowers to the war memorial in commemoration of the Red Army soldiers killed in Lithuania during the Great Patriotic War. The Commissioner will ask the President and the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation to immortalise the feat of the hero tankman and his five comrades-in-arms among the fallen.
More than 2,200 inmates have been released as part of an amnesty proclaimed in the honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, acting deputy head of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia Valery Maksimenko told during press conference.
On 24 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Voronezh Region Tatiana Zrazhevskaya issued a letter of opinion against unfounded inclusion of the regional Media Rights Centre into the registry of foreign agents. The document was sent to Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova.
On 23 April, regional MPs unanimously approved appointment of former Director of the Regional Department for Natural Resources Management and Environmental Protection Alexander Panin to the post of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Belgorod Region.
On 22 April, a social project The Care Knowledge Institute is to be launched on the initiative of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Buryatia Yulia Zhambalova. The project is to be held in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Security Social Support Centre, Sberbank of Russia, and the Law Institute at East Siberia State University of Technology and Management.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova has supported a public project ‘A Look from Heaven — People’s Memory’.
On 9 April, on initiative of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Krasnodar Territory a special committee inspected the current state of a dangerous apartment building in Kropotkin town.
On 8 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region Alexey Sevastyanov announced the above at the discussion platform ‘Corporate Disputes. Bankruptcy according to the New Rules’ within the framework of the 8th Annual South Ural Legal Forum ‘New Legal System of Russia: Reload of Lawyers 2015’.
On 2 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Vladimir Region Lyudmila Romanova presented her first report on human rights to the Governor.
A year after reunion of Crimea with Russia, the human rights situation in the region is still worse than as compared to that one in the country in total, but changes for the better are obvious. In an interview for Interfax journalist Dmitry Zhmutsky, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Crimea Lyudmila Lubina told about observation of the rights of the Crimeans who refused from Russian citizenship, the ones who came back from deportation, and those who serve sentence in the republic.