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Russian Federation: 1. How are people with disabilities treated in daily life in Russia? 2. Do they face discrimination in employment? 3. What protection does the government provide against discrimination or other forms of harm (for example physical violence in the streets) which people with disabilities may suffer? 4. Is methadone illegal in Russia? What alternative forms of treatment are available for former heroin users?

19 October 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. How can a foreign citizen obtain right of residency in the Russian Federation?

15 September 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. Can you please provide me with background information on the city of Belogorsk. (population, distance from Moscow Vladivostok etc)? 2. Can you please provide me with details about local government in Belogorsk? 3. How often are mayoral elections held in Belogorsk? Can you provide details of how the mayoral elections are conducted in Belogorsk? 4. Can you provide me with information about the October 2008 mayoral elections in Belogorsk. How many candidates were there for mayor in October 2008. Is the current mayor of Belogorsk Mr S Melyukov? 5. Can you provide some details about the current mayor? 6. Who was the mayor in Belogorsk before the current mayor? 7. Can you provide me with information about the independent mayoral candidate Mr S Melyukov? 8. Is it possible to challenge the results of a mayoral election? What is the process? 9. Who is the Governor of the Amur region? Would the Governor of the Amur region be involved in mayoral elections? 10. Would the United Russian Party be involved in mayoral elections in Belogorsk? 11. Do you have to register if you move to another city in Russia?

31 July 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russia Federation: 1.On what basis and for how long can a student engaged in higher education obtain a deferment of military service in Russia? 2. Is it possible by law for a student to defer military service for a sufficient period to be able to avoid service altogether?

13 November 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. Is there any information to support the contention that a postponement based on engagement in higher education can only be obtained on one occasion for 5 years? 2. Is there any information as to how it might be possible by law for a student to delay military service indefinitely?

29 August 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. Are there any reports of people having been killed or otherwise seriously harmed by Satanists in Russia? 2. What protection is available to those in Russia who experience extortion or to businesspeople who experience other types of harm?

5 August 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Russian Federation: 1. What are the compulsory military service obligations in Russia? 2. Is there any evidence that those performing compulsory military service are sent to serve in Chechnya? 3. What system of alternative service is available to those with a conscientious objection to military service? 4. How is a person's entitlement to perform alternative service determined? 5. Please provide information on the "dedovshchina" system and the treatment of "dukhi". 6. What steps have the Russian authorities taken to combat dedovshchina and what remedies are open to a first year recruit who suffers harm? 7. Are those who perform alternative service also affected by dedovshchina? 8. Are there any reports of people being killed for refusing to fight in Chechnya? 9. Do those from Belarus face discrimination in Russian society and in the military in particular? 10. Are there any reports of military conscripts being harmed for being unhealthy or physically weak? 11. Are there any possible avenues by which a person might avoid military or alternative service altogether? 12. Would a person born in Belarus to Russian/Ukrainian parents have citizenship of Belarus or any other entitlement to enter and reside there?

28 July 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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

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