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21 June 2019
Lipetsk Commissioner inspected detention conditions in female colony

Lipetsk Commissioner inspected detention conditions in female colony

21 June 2019
On June 19, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Lipetsk Region Iraida Tikhonova visited female penal colony No. 7 (IK-7) in Usman. At the time of the visit, there were 231 detainees in the correctional facility. The colony capacity limit was not exceeded. During the visit, the Lipetsk Commissioner inspected the meeting rooms, the wards, the…
17 June 2019
Primorye Commissioner facilitated civil passport issuing

Primorye Commissioner facilitated civil passport issuing

17 June 2019
A resident of Vladivostok approached Commissioner for Human Rights in the Primorye Territory Yuri Melnikov on the matter of passport obtaining by his son who had reached the age of 14. The terms established by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation as of July 8, 1987, No. 828 «On approval of the Regulations on the passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation, sample form…
13 June 2019

Irkutsk Commissioner defended soldier’s right to education

13 June 2019
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Irkutsk Region Viktor Ignatenko received a complaint from K. regarding the exercise of his right to non-competitive admission to the university on the recommendation of the commander of the military unit. Analysis of the document submitted by the claimant allowed establishing that the recommendation was issued under the invalid order, and the provisions regarding…
11 June 2019

Viktor Ignatenko visited Penal Colony No. 2 in Angarsk

11 June 2019
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Irkutsk Region Viktor Ignatenko visited Penal Colony No. 2 in Angarsk. This is a high-security institution for those convicted of serious offences for the first time. The ombudsman made a round of the cells in the solitary confinement and ward-type rooms, where he talked to 40 citizens serving a sentence in the colony, and also examined…
06 June 2019
Nizhny Novgorod Commissioner’s initiative supported by regional Legislative Assembly

Nizhny Novgorod Commissioner’s initiative supported by regional Legislative Assembly

06 June 2019
Having considered the collective complaint from residents of the city of Sarov about alcohol trade near an art school and a Center for extracurricular activities, the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Nizhny Novgorod Region initiated amendments to federal legislation. The relevant committee of the Legislative Assembly of the Nizhny Novgorod Region decided on the need to develop a legislative initiative…
26 February 2019
Yakut ombudswoman discussed topical human rights issues with head of the region

Yakut ombudswoman discussed topical human rights issues with head of the region

26 February 2019
On February 19, topical issues of observance of constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens in the territory of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) were discussed during the meeting of head of the republic Aisen Nikolayev with regional Commissioner for Human Rights Sardana Guryeva. The ombudswoman informed the head of the republic about the state of affairs and voiced the provisions of the…
25 February 2019

Nizhny Novgorod Commissioner instituted visits to "challenging addresses"

25 February 2019
The Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Nizhny Novgorod Region stablished the practice of on-site receipts of complaints from citizens who had repeatedly appealed to various instances on their problems. On February 25, deputy Commissioner for Human Rights in the Nizhny Novgorod Region Elena Baryshnikova and head of the department for organizing the activities of the district…
20 February 2019
Interdepartmental working meeting on minors’ rights to citizenship held in Sevastopol

Interdepartmental working meeting on minors’ rights to citizenship held in Sevastopol

20 February 2019
On February 13, 2019, an interdepartmental working meeting on the rights of minors to citizenship was held in the Directorate for Migration of the Sevastopol Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. Commissioner for Human Rights in Sevastopol Pavel Butsay and representative of his Office Polina Shkarlat participated in the event. The meeting was chaired by Head of the Directorate Nikolay Starukhin.…
11 February 2019
Novosibirsk Commissioner: from year to year, the most acute problems arise in social sphere

Novosibirsk Commissioner: from year to year, the most acute problems arise in social sphere

11 February 2019
During the press conference, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabayeva spoke about the human rights situation in the territory of the subject, answered journalists' questions and voiced priority areas of work for 2019. Over the course of 2014–2018, the Commissioner received more than 10,000 complaints, including 2,194 in 2018. Most often, the…
08 February 2019
Anxieties of Barnaul residents. Reception by Altai Commissioner

Anxieties of Barnaul residents. Reception by Altai Commissioner

08 February 2019
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Altai Territory Boris Larin held a reception for citizens in the Industrial District of the city of Barnaul. Residents of the largest district of the regional capital complained about illegal tree felling in the building surrounding grounds, rise in housing and communal services rates, unsatisfactory work of property management companies, housing cooperative organization issues,…