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The Ministry for Finances Defines Information to Be Published at the Federal Taxation Service's Official WebsiteSubmitted by Inna Kremen on 18 September, 2012 - 19:16
The Russian Ministry of Finances has developed a draft Order proposing regulations for publishing information of state registration of legal entities, farming enterprises, and individual entrepreneurs at the official website of the Federal Taxation Service. The document supposes most of information from the Unified State Registers of Legal Entities and of Individual Entrepreneurs to be published for open access.
On September 17, Hans-Joachim Falenski, Counselor of Dr Andreas Schockenhoff (the latter is the CDU/CSU parliamentary group speaker in the Bundestag and the Coordinator of the German Government for German-Russian Inter-societal Cooperation), visited the FIF office. His conversation with Elena Golubeva, FIF Director, touched a number of issues related to NGO activities in Russia and official information accessibility.
On September 6, the Smolninsky district court of St.-Petersburg rejected all demands of Mr. E.Samashka against the “Судебные Решения.РФ” information agency and Pavel Netupsky, a journalist. Samashka demanded to eliminate his “unique” surname and initials from any web resources and to forbid any further processing of any personal data of his while only court decisions mentioning his surname and initials were published at the defendant information agency’s web resources. Ivan Pavlov, Attorney, FIF Board Chair, and Evgeny Smirnov, lawyer, represented the media resource in court.
On August 28, the Arbitration Court of St.-Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast cancelled the order by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) demanding to eliminate a citizen’s surname and initials from court decisions published at the “СудебныеРешения.РФ” information agency’s website.
FIF lawyers render legal support to a citizen who decided to ask for re-examination of a court decision denying her of access to reporting documentation of a gardening society she is a member of. Her application refers to legal explanations provided by the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.
Dauren Kasenov, FIF lawyer, prepared a legal conclusion to a draft normative act regulating provision of information on activities of the Kaliningrad city district administration.
Internal Troops' Documents Declassification: Results of the Application to the General Prosecutor's OfficeSubmitted by Inna Kremen on 27 August, 2012 - 16:29
On August 23, Nikita Astashin, a researcher, received a response to his claim to the General Prosecutor’s Office against the refusal of the Chief Military Procuracy to take measures upon his complaint that the expert commission of the Chief Command of the Internal Troops had breached legal terms for reviewing his request for archive data declassification. The General Prosecutor’s Office, having taken no measures by itself, forwarded his application to the Chief Military Procuracy and the applicant received one more refusal.