The state Duma has appointed a new Commissioner for human rights

The Deputy “Fair Russia” Tatiana Moskalkova became Commissioner for human rights in Russia. She was given 323 votes, 140 — for the candidate from the liberal democratic party Sergei Kalashnikov, Oleg Smolina – 97, the correspondent reports .

Speaking during the discussion of candidates for the post, Moskalkova, in particular, said he would fight the attempts of the West to use human rights to blackmail and speculation. “Today, human rights issue has become widely used in Western and American structures as a weapon of blackmail, speculation, threats, and attempts to destabilize and put pressure on Russia. And the Commissioner for human rights has enough tools to counteract these phenomena,” she podcherpnul (quoted by TASS).

According to her, the main directions on which to focus the Commissioner, is “the area of labour relations where employers failed to meet their obligations for salaries”. “It is very important to raise the level of control over such fields as medicine, education, housing, migration, penal and criminal procedure,” — said Moskalkova.

Moskalkova was a candidate, which is provisionally supported by a parliamentary majority.

The place of the Ombudsman was released after Ella Pamfilova headed by the CEC.