Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
Russian frigate Admiral Essen returns to Crimea after mission in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense September 22, 16:24
MOSCOW, July 20. /TASS/. Russia’s former human rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin has said Monday he does not see grounds to deprive the Social Demand fund headed by Maria Gaidar of presidential grant.
"Is this Gaidar’s own fund? As far as I know, it’s not. Gaidar is a director there, but it can have a different director," Lukin, who also serves as a member of the commission on allocating presidential grants to human rights non-governmental organizations, told TASS.
"A grant is allocated if it is proved that the fund intends to carry out activities that benefit the society, and the grant is allocated precisely for these activities," Lukin stressed adding that the date for the next session of the commission on presidential grants has not been set yet.
Media reported earlier that Russia’s human rights ombudsperson Ella Pamfilova said she would propose depriving Gaidar’s Social Demand fund of receiving the presidential grant. Pamfilova, who also serves as chairperson of commission on allocating grants, added the decision is connected with Gaidar’s new position as Deputy Governor of Ukraine's Odessa region.