Daily Bulletin No. 64
MONDAY, May 14, 2012
Noon. An Internet and video conference ahead of the Neva international ecological congress
Subject: “The present and future of the environmental policy in regions”
Venue: Federation Council (26 Bolshaya Dmitrovka)
Phone: 692-75-25; 692-56-04; 692-18-77; fax: 692-43-05.
Events at the State Duma (1 Okhotny Ryad):
10 a.m. A roundtable of the International Affairs Committee
Subject: “On the human rights problems in the EU member states”
1 p.m. A Duma Council session;
2 p.m. a briefing by Just Russia Party faction leader S.Mironov
Phone: 8-916-497-33-81; 8-985-766-53-48;
3 p.m. A roundtable of the Committee for civil, criminal, arbitration and procedural legislation
Subject: “The federal mediation law: a year of application, development prospects for the mediation laws” (at the new building).
Phone: 692-20-03, 692-66-27.
9:30 a.m. Participants of the fifth inter-regional auto rally of the Olympic champions, “Light up the Olympic fire in you!” will hold a Sports Heroes to War Heroes event before the start: a motorcade of 15 vehicles will drive through the central streets of Moscow towards the Alexander Gardens where athletes will lay flowers to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 11:30 a.m.
10 a.m. The opening of the 24th international exhibition of telecommunications equipment, control systems, information technologies and communications services (“Svyaz-Expocomm-2012″)
Venue: Expo Center in Krasnaya Presnya (14 Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment)
Attendees: representatives from the Communications Ministry, heads of space firms and satellite communications operators.
10 a.m. The opening of the sixth Russian specialized exhibition in electronics and information technologies for transport and transport communications (Elecontrics-Transport 2012)
Venue: VVTs (pavilion N69)
The event will include a conference on “Monitoring and control systems as a means of raising the efficiency and safety of using commercial and municipal motor vehicles”
Events at the Public Chamber (7 Miusskaya Square, structure 1; phone: 8 (495) 221-83-61):
11 a.m. Hearings
Subject: “The reform of the Federal Penitentiary Service: problems and shortcomings. Possible solutions”
Attendees: A. Kucherena, Chairman of the Commission for Civil Safety and Cooperation with the judiciary and law enforcement system; M. Kannabikh, Public Chamber member and Chairman of the Presidium of the Council of Public Supervisory Commissions; N. Khutorskaya, Russia’s representative to the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture; A. Velichko, deputy head of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN); A. Frolov, FSIN deputy chief in the Ryazan region; N. Yefremov, Human Rights Commissioner in the Kursk region; V. Bazunov, head of human rights division in the prison system; and others
11 a.m. Hearings
Subject: “On the accessibility of the education, cultural and social spheres to physically and mentally impaired people”
Guests: senior officials from Moscow’s Education Department, Social Protection Department and Culture Department, and others;
4 p.m. The launch of a nationwide campaign, “Information Security for All” as part of a month-long campaign to raise public awareness about information security
Organizer: Infoforum, the national information security forum
Participants: A. Moshkov, head of the Bureau of Special Technical Measures at the Russian Interior Ministry; representatives from the Russian Public Chamber, State Duma, Interior Ministry, Rofinmonitoring, the Communications Ministry, the Security Council and others.
Subject: the continuation of the implementation of a program of the Moscow city government of attracting private investment in the restoration of cultural legacy sites
Participants: head of the Moscow city cultural heritage department A. Kibovsky, head of the Moscow property department N. Bocharova and others
Venue: Moscow city property department (2/1 Ul. Karetny Ryad)
Phone: 8495-637-4043, 495-699-0608
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Noon. Press conference
Subject: “Let us revive and support the culture of Russia’s small ethnic groups!”
Speakers: V. Matorin, Bolshoi soloist and President of a charitable organization, “Revival of the Culture and Traditions of small Russian towns;” V. Nesterenko, artist and member and Russian Academy of Fine Arts
Venue: The Central House of Journalist (8a Nikitsky Boulevard)
Phone: 691-64-86; 697-18-58; 8-926-533-48-06; 8-905-700-18-96; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 p.m. A charitable event
Organizer: The Regional Charitable Public Foundation for Supporting Socially Vulnerable Groups, under the auspices of Z.Tsereteli, President of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts
Venue: the Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery (19 Prechistenka Street)
Phone: (495) 623-20-04; 8-906-770-04-58.
4 p.m. A session of the Public Council of the Center for Public Procedures (Business Against Corruption)
Venue: WTC (12 Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment, entrance 7)
Agenda: a number of new requests to the Center and progress reports
Attendees: B. Titov, Co-chairman of Business Against Corruption and Chairman of the Business Russia (Delovaya Rossiya); E. Pamfilova, Co-chairperson of Business Against Corruption and Chairperson of the Presidium of the Russian public movement, “Civil Dignity;” Y. Yakovleva, Co-chairperson of Business Against Corruption and leader of the Business – Solidarity movement; and others
Phone: 8-903-774-97-77; e-mail: email@example.com.
Moscow City Court’s panel for criminal cases to hold hearings of the complaints filed by the lawyers of the defendant, gravely ill businesswoman N. Gulevich who got a three-year suspended sentence for fraudulently stealing around 600 million rubles.
Simonovsky Court to consider canceling the arrest on the property of late Yukos case defendant V. Aleksanyan.
Nikulinsky Court to start hearing the libel case filed by Russian Audit Chamber chief S. Stepashin against V. Zhirinovsky.
Moscow City Court to hear a cassation complaint against the verdict to businessman A. Kozlov sentenced to five years in prison for fraud.
The launch of the People’s Friendship Open Cup in the Russian language on the Internet at www.igraslov.com
3 p.m. Accreditation closes for a press tour to the FSIN Academy of Law and Administration (Ryazan). A press conference at the Academy. Speaker: M. Buts, head of the Guard and Convoy Directorate. Subject: “The use of satellite global positioning systems for monitoring the movement of special motor vehicles.” The event is due on May 15. Assembly at 7 a.m. at: N14 in Zhitnaya street. Phone: 8 (499) 799-32-72; 8 (495) 982-19-92.
In Russia and worldwide:
May 14-15: Russian forum, “Children’s health: prevention and treatment of social significant diseases. St. Petersburg 2012;”
May 14-18: the annual festival “The Days of Cyprus on the shores of Neva River” organized by the Cyprus Consulate General in St. Petersburg under the auspices of the city administration and the Cyprus tourism organization;
Arbitration Court is expected to hear the bankruptcy case of the Baltic shipyard.
Kirovsky District Court to hold another hearing of the case filed by ex-mayoral candidate O. Shein against the city mayoral election results.
Kirovsky District Court to issue a verdict in the case over a fatal road accident involving former State Duma deputy D.Ostrovenko.
Interfax-Volga press conference
Subject: “Child injury rate on Perm roads in the first four months in 2012″
Speaker: D. Artemenko, Perm’s road traffic police chief
Leninsky District Court to issue a verdict to K. Mrykhin, co-owner of the Khromaya Loshad (Lame Horse) nightclub which burnt down.
Interfax-Volga press conference
Subject: “The military commissariat is authorized to inform where conscripts from Bashkiria will serve”
Speakers: A. Baltinsky, Bashkiria’s military commissar; R. Ziangirov, Chairman of the military medical commission of the republic’s army recruitment office.
The first inspection visit by representatives from FIFA and the Russia-2018 organizing committee in relation to the possible hosting of a world football championship;
Interfax-Ural press conference
Subject: “The Single State Exam in the Sverdlovsk region: a record-breaking number of public observers will monitor the exams. 99% of them are parents”
Speaker: I. Petrushina, head of the division for organizing certifying processes at the Sverdlovsk Ministry of General and Professional Education. The press conference will be broadcast online at http://126.96.36.199/ on the basis of a Vidicor Ltd software.
Interfax-Siberia press conferences:
Subject: “The opening in Tomsk of the Days of Slavic Literature and Culture. The Tomsk diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church launches the first Orthodox radio in Siberia.” Speakers: A. Kuzichkin, head of the Tomsk region culture department; Archbishop Rostislav of Tomsk and Asino; Rev. Mark, editor-in-chief of the Tomsky Blagovest radio;
Subject: “The construction of the Pushkinskaya junction.” Speaker: A. Safronov, head of the Construction Department at the Tomsk city administration.
The press conferences will be broadcast online at http://www.tomline.ru/
May 14-25: the Open Spirit international naval exercise.
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine J. Tefft is expected to meet with the jailed Y. Tymoshenko.
A EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss strategic aspects of the EU-Russia relations ahead of the EU-Russia summit due to be held in Strelnya, near St. Petersburg, on June 3-4.
May 14-16: the new cities’ summit “Thinking ahead, building together”
Russia will be represented by a delegation from the Skolkovo Fund.
May 13-14: talks between Tehran and the IAEA on Iran’s nuclear program.