Putin promised to consider a proposal for a large-scale Amnesty

Putin promised to consider a proposal for a large-scale Amnesty

MOSCOW, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin promised to consider the proposal of the Ombudsman for human rights in the Kaluga region Yuri Zelnikov on a large-scale Amnesty in the next year.

Putin in the Kremlin on Monday presented state awards for outstanding achievements in the field of human rights and charitable activities. After the official ceremony the President talked with the guests, among whom were regional commissioners for human rights and members of the HRC. Zelnikov approached the President and voiced his suggestion.

“Elections are coming. Maybe you could think about a large-scale Amnesty on election day? What do you think?” he asked, noting that it could become a good tradition.

“You might think”, — said Putin.

Kaluga Commissioner invited Putin to think about large-scale Amnesty pic.twitter.com/hf4vqjBrMX

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The Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova told the President about the seminar, which was attended by from 80 regions. “We have had teaching seminars and shared their experience, held a team training,” she said.

“Doping is not accepted?” — Putin joked. Commissioners assured him that no doping was not.