Vladimir Putin has dismissed Pavel Astakhov from the post of Commissioner for the rights of the child. As expected, the new children’s Ombudsman was a woman. On the appointment of known human rights activist and mother of six children Anna Kuznetsova. Experts say: Kuznetsova not only by books and movies” knows children’s problems.
“The President of Russia Vladimir Putin by his decree dismissed Pavel Astakhov from office of the Commissioner of the President of the Russian Federation on the rights of the child at own will”, – stated in the message on the Kremlin website.
“This is a very decent man and a very wise choice of the President”
By the presidential decree to the post of Ombudsman for children appointed Anna Kuznetsova. It is reported that “informed Putin holds in the Kremlin conversation with Kuznetsova”.
Pavel Astakhov welcomed her appointment to the position of Commissioner for the rights of the child: “Anna Kuznetsova appointed Commissioner of the President on the rights of the child. This is a very decent man and a very wise choice of President. I heartily congratulate Anna Yurievna and wish her God’s help in this complicated field!” – wrote Astakhov on his page in Instagram.
Mother of many children
Anna Kuznetsova was born 3 January 1982 in Penza. In 2003 he graduated from Penza state Pedagogical University. V. G. Belinsky in the specialty “Psychology”. She is married to a priest Alexey Kuznetsov. In the family of six children – two daughters and four sons.
In 2008, Kuznetsova became the founder of public organization “Blagovest”, in 2010 she initiated the creation of the Fund for the support of family, motherhood and childhood Pokrov.
2014 Kuznetsova is a member of the popular front in the city of Penza, currently the head of regional Executive Committee of the popular front in the Penza region.
In may of the same year Chairman of the regional branch of the all-Russian public movement “Mother Russia” in Penza. August – the Chairman of the Commission on interfaith cooperation and charity in the Public chamber of the Penza region.
In 2015, on the initiative Kuznetsova founded the Association of organizations for the protection of the family.
A good appointment
The Commissioner for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova, evaluating the appointment of new colleagues, said: “the President’s Choice, in my opinion, very successful, because the post of Commissioner for the rights of the child stands a mother, a woman, a man with a great social experience. And I are ready to interact in a most constructive and tight way,” TASS said Moskalkova.
Co-Chairman of the Central headquarters of the popular front, Secretary of the Public chamber Alexander Brechalov convinced that Anna Kuznetsova is a great professional in matters of maternal and child health is well established in this area.
According to him, the Kuznetsov is well established in the work of the charity Fund “Pokrov” and as the head of the regional headquarters of the popular front in the Penza region.
“She was organized and held in the Public chamber of the Russian Federation Congress of organizations that help mothers in difficult life situations, and managed to unite them in an Association actively participated in the “Community” forums, and made suggestions for the development of the third sector in our country. It is important to note that it is distinguished by modesty and decency”, – quotes its RIA “Novosti”.
The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee for science, education, culture and information policy Zinaida dragunkina said that the new Ombudsman under the RF President on the rights of the child Anna Kuznetsova “not by books and movies” knows children’s problems.
Dragunkin noted that Kuznetsov for many years engaged in child protection issues. “She actively showed itself and manifests in a wide range of issues of preservation of traditional family values,” the Senator said.
Moreover, Kuznetsova, as a representative of the region, “knows that “sick” in the city, district, region.” “And I think that in this sense it will become our reliable partner, because it’s what you can say that it is not in the clouds, and is able to walk the earth, and therefore closer to people, closer to family, closer, of course, to the children,” – said the expert.
“As the responsible Secretary of coordination Council at the President on the implementation of the national strategy of actions in interests of children, I expect absolute interaction (Ombudsman)”, – concluded dragunkin.
Anna Kuznetsova is a beautiful candidate that has the experience, desire and ability to work in the field of protection of childhood”, – said the newspaper LOOK member of the Public chamber, President of public organization “Our children” Julia zimova.
According to Silovoi, Kuznetsova – “the perfect candidate. She’s done a great job”. The interviewee recalled that Kuznetsova raising six children. In addition, she has extensive experience and the desire and opportunities (work) in this system: it has its own crisis centre, your Foundation, she knows firsthand about the problems you may encounter,” said zimova and wished Kuznetsova great success. “The post very responsible, be very many people around, friendly and not. But the most important thing right now is to take all the work in a systematic approach to be adopted system solutions in the field of protection of children”, – summed up zimova.
A difficult question
Recall an unexpected question Astakhov caused a storm of indignation in social networks, bloggers saw it as a cynical and incorrect behavior of the defender. There was even calls for his resignation. Remembered human rights activist and the words of “shrivelled women.” Pavel Astakhov said that made public the matter was taken out of context, and he followed the recommendations of psychologists to talk as much as possible in a positive way”.
July 2, Astakhov said that he had submitted to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin the letter of resignation. Later, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov confirmed the information that the students returned from vacation, will leave his post, but said that talking about who will take the position prematurely.
Astakhov was appointed Commissioner of the presidential on the rights of the child on 30 December 2009, becoming the first children’s Ombudsman in Russia.
In place of the expiring defender of children Astakhov immediately predicted a woman. The Presidium of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) invited the President to the post of Commissioner for the rights of the child candidates of the member of the HRC Elizabeth Glinka, Executive Secretary of the HRC Yana Lantratova and a member of the Public chamber Elena Earlier, Soldunova.
Itself Glinka change Astakhov did not want in her words, she “fears the proposals of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to take the place of the Commissioner for the rights of the child”. Now she is “on the spot”, and the place of the children’s Ombudsman must be a lawyer.
After the appointment Kuznetsova Glinka stated that he always spoke to the Ombudsman for children became people from the region, familiar with the problems of children. “I’m glad to have (for the post of Ombudsman for children) of a person from the regions. Anna Kuznetsova – mother of many children, she’s the ideal candidate for this position,” she said.
This is the opinion and Yana Lantratova: “I’m glad, on the appointment of active young professional. And we are ready to help in its activities. I always heard the most positive feedback about its work,” she said.