Dear members of the EOI, 

The EOI has received the information that on 16 May 2017 the Governor of Sverdlovsk Region, Evgeny Kuivashev, had awarded Tatyana Merzlyakova, Ombudsman of Sverdlovsk Region since 2001, the title of Honorary Citizen of Sverdlovsk Region. 

This title was established in 2005 by the Regional Law as the highest Regional degree for persons who have outstanding achievements in the economic, scientific, technical, social, cultural and (or) other spheres of society’s life, contributing to the strengthening and development of Sverdlovsk region, the growth of its authority in the Russian Federation and abroad“.

With best regards,

Dr. Josef Siegele

Secretary General