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Within the framework of a working visit to the Russian Federation of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Maria Pejchinovic-Buric, a delegation of the Council of Europe headed by the Director General of the Directorate General for Human Rights and the Rule of Law of the Council of Europe Christos Giacomopoulos visited the Federal Penitentiary Service.

On the part of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, the event was attended by Anatoly Rudy, First Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Vladislav Panchenko, Acting Head of the Legal Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Igor Kulagin, Head of the Regime and Supervision Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Igor Kulagin, Head of the Department of Medical and Sanitary Provision of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Alexander Priklonsky, Head of the Educational Directorate. , social and psychological work of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia Andrei Shmidko, Deputy Head of the Administration of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia – Head of the Department for ensuring interaction with the CIS countries, international cooperation and protocol events, Oleg Lazarenko.

The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation under the leadership of the Representative of the Russian Federation at the European Court of Human Rights – Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation Mikhail Galperin.

The meeting was opened by Anatoly Rudy, First Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia. In his speech, he noted that the Federal Penitentiary Service takes an active part in the Council for Penological Cooperation of the Council of Europe, and the leadership of the department annually participates in conferences of directors of prison and probation services of the Council of Europe. Anatoly Anatolyevich stressed that the active work of the Council, both on the development of documents aimed at improving the conditions of detention of convicts and on the collection and processing of prison statistics, will overcome all the difficulties in the penitentiary services of the Council of Europe member states and bring work to a new level.

The meeting participants discussed issues of improving the conditions of detention of convicts, protection of human rights and medical support for convicts. Vladislav Panchenko and Alexander Priklonsky made reports on the topic of the event from the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.

Particular attention at the meeting was paid to the issues of medical and sanitary support in the penal system of Russia during the pandemic of the new coronavirus infection.

The European colleagues highly appreciated the achievements of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in terms of ensuring the rights and improving the conditions of detention of suspects, accused and convicted persons. Christos Giacomopolous noted: “As a result of the humanization of legislation in the Russian Federation, the number of the prison population in Russia has recently decreased by 2 times, which is an exceptional achievement, and the participation of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the activities of the Council for Penological Cooperation of the Council of Europe is very important, as it allows states – members of the Council of Europe to exchange experience and use it in the activities of the penitentiary services ”.

At the end of the event, Anatoly Rudy, First Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, thanked the guests for the proposals made to ensure proper conditions of detention in places of detention and expressed hope for further fruitful cooperation at the Council of Europe platform.

Press bureau of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia

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