News from the Region

Human rights commissioner for the Russian Federation: People with disabilities cannot be placed in penitentiary facilities 21.07.2017 The Russian Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova is prepared to discuss with Duma Deputies the reasons why sick and disabled people could be released from…

Duma approves creation of heritage foundations

State Duma approves the creation of hereditary funds 20.07.2017 Deputies adopted the bill on the third reading, allowing entrepreneurs not only to transfer their property, but also to conduct charitable activities on behalf of a foundation. The decision to establish…

Duma proposal for lease of land for hospices

State Duma deputies propose to give NGOs the right to free land leases for hospices 20.07.2017 Parliamentarians Airat Farrakhov and Ildar Gilmutdinov (United Russia) intend to submit the draft law to the Duma regarding the provision of land for non-commercial…

Discussion of new Russian charter on volunteering

The authors of volunteering charter are taking recommendations on how to improve it 14.07.2017 A public discussion took place on the Charter on the Development of Volunteering in Russia by 2025 at the Blagosfera centre in Moscow. Elena Topoleva, Member…

Action plan approved to encourage volunteering in Russia

Russian government signs action plan to encourage the development of volunteering 10.07.2017 Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has signed a document entitled: ˜Support for the development of volunteering (volunteerism) in the Russian Federation”. The normative act aims to develop the…

Effects of Abkhazia’s ban on abortion

A year and a half after Abkhazia banned abortion, reportedly to increase the number of births, reports of women’s deaths and pregnancy complications have became more numerous, while the number of babies being born has not increased. Local activists have…