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Russian Federation: 1. The current position of Nash Dom Rossiya, the URP and Edinaya Rossiya; 2. The nature and extent of political violence associated with the 1999 and 2003 elections; 3. Whether regional governors were dismissed in 2004; 4. Whether gubernatorial elections were proposed for 2005; 5. Current treatment of supporters of Nash Dom Rossiya / URP by the Russian government and supporters of other political parties; 6. Information on future gubernatorial elections in Nizhnenovogorod

8 November 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. Please provide an update with regard to the law which came into effect in January 2004 which relates to alternative service for new military recruits (conscripts)? 2. Are Christian conscientious objectors generally being allowed to do alternative service? 3. What are the typical alternatives available? 4. What are the views of the main human rights groups about the implementation of the new law? 5. Please provide evidence as to the possible treatment by fellow soldiers of conscripts who are Orthodox Christian, have a Jewish background or have lived abroad and have poor Russian language ability. Is it any worse than that of other conscripts?

20 October 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. Please provide details of any discrimination against Jews in Russia, particularly in the Kazan area. 2. Please provide details of any mafia type activity in the area, particularly against pensioners, including attempts to evict them. 3. Please advise regarding role of the Government in increasing fees for pensioners occupying public facilities and the role of the Department of Internal Affairs in the Vakhitovsky region. 4. Does the government provide any assistance against the mafia in this area/city/province? 5. Can a Jewish woman move anywhere else where she would receive more protection from the government? 6. Please advise on a Jewish person's rights to reside in Israel, if any

21 September 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

RRT Case No. N04-48879

31 August 2004 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

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