HSE Rector to Become a Member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Yaroslav Kuzminov to become a member of the Civic Chamber. A law, passed at the end of December, 2013 laid down new principles of how the Chamber is formed.
The new Chamber will include 166 members, 40 of whom are approved by the President. One of the President’s invitations came to the HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, who currently heads the Commission for educational development.
A further 83 members of the Civic Chamber will be delegated to its regional associations, and the remaining 43 members will be elected from public organisations by online voting. The Chamber must convene with its new members no later than in July, 2014.
The Chamber’s function is to facilitate coordination between the interests of Russian citizens, NGOs, and national and local authorities, in order to resolve the most important problems of economic and social development, to ensure national security, and to defend the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens, the Russian constitution, and the democratic principles of developing civil society in Russia.