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    VLADIMIR LUKIN APPOINTED HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER IN RUSSIA

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    MOSCOW, February 13 (RIA Novosti) - Vladimir Lukin has been appointed Human Rights Commissioner in the Russian Federation.

    At a plenary session of the State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian parliament) his appointment was supported by 333 deputies, with the minimum required by the law On the Human Rights Commissioner in the Russian Federation being 300.

    After the appointment Vladimir Lukin took oath on the Russian Constitution.

    "I swear to protect the rights of people and citizens, to fulfill my responsibilities being guided by the Russian Constitution and legislation," he said.

    Lukin was nominated by President Vladimir Putin.

    When speaking at the Duma's plenary session Lukin said that priorities of his work would be protection of children, especially of homeless, orphans and children in difficult families, as well as protection of the disabled, retired and women.

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