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RRT Case No. 071917225

3 April 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Russian Federation: 1. Please provide information on fate of Yabloko Party supporters from 2003 to present. 2. What are the procedures for investigating tax offences? Who are the investigators? Where are the people interviewed? 3. Where are the tax offices located in Moscow? 4. What are the summons and charge procedures for tax offences? 5. Is there a "black list" for people wanted for tax offences when departing Russia?

27 February 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: Please provide current information as to the treatment of Jewish people in the Russian Federation, and particularly in St Petersburg.

28 August 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. Please provide an update on the current law that applies to conscription of reservists. 2. Are Molokan Christians from the Stavropol area allowed to do alternative service or are they required to do military service as a result of the conflict in Chechnya? 3. What alternatives are available? 4. What happens to Molokan Christians who refuse or defect from military service?

16 August 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. Please provide an update on the current law that applies to conscription of reservists. 2. Are Molokan Christians from the Stavropol area allowed to do alternative service or are they required to do military service as a result of the conflict in Chechnya? 3. What alternatives are available? 4. What happens to Molokan Christians who refuse or defect from military service?

16 August 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. What is the situation in Russia at present for Caucasians, and in particular people having Ingush ancestry? 2. Anything else you feel might be relevant

13 November 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. Provide a brief overview of asylum procedures for this country (mentioning whether or not the country is a signatory to the UN Convention and Protocol). 2. Is there a second tier of review (i.e. comparable to the RRT)? 3. What processes are applied by the body/agency at the second tier review level (i.e. inquisitorial process similar to the RRT, or adversarial process applied at the AAT)? 4. Is there judicial review? 5. Is the judicial review process confined to points of law or can facts of cases be re-examined at this level?

20 June 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. Please advise as to how many synagogues there were in Krasnodar (or Kraznodar?) in the period 1977- June 1996; and February 1998-February 2004. 2. Please advise as to how many synagogues there were in Ryazan from June 1996-February 1998. 3. Please advise as to whether Jews in Russia, particularly in Krasnodar and Ryazan, have become disconnected with their religion during Communist rule and then after the break up of the Soviet Union. 4. Are Jews in USSR/Russia considered to be an ethnic group rather than a religion? 5. Please advise the meaning of the following Jewish terms/objects, and whether they have a different word to describe them in Russia, particularly in Krasnodar: * Menorah (7-pronged candlestick); * Torah (book of the teaching and judgments of early Jewish priests); * there is also another book, the Talmud. Please provide the definition of that as well. * Yumulkah (skull cap; it may be Tubiteyka in Russian); * Ashkenazi (the group of Jews who emanate from Europe; compare Sephardi); * Bar mitzvah (ceremony for a boy at age 13 when he acquires religious obligations); * Moile (man who performs the ritual circumcision; this may be the Yiddish word and the Russian word may be Reznick or Reznik). 6. When is ritual circumcision to take place? (Within 7 days of the birth of the male child?)

8 May 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. What is the attitude to Jews by the state and people (including Cossacks and skinheads) in Russia? 2. What action do the police take to protect Jews? 3. What rights does a Jewish person have to settle in Israel if they have they changed their religion?

31 March 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. Is there government support/housing for the unemployed? 2. Is there discrimination against women by employers? 3. Is there discrimination against married women of child bearing age who are entitled to 3 years maternity leave? If so, where are such women placed?

16 March 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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