Svetlana Gannushkina

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Date of Birth: 06/03/1942

Age: 74

Citizenship: Russia


In 1965 she graduated from the Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of Moscow State University, until 1967 she studied in graduate school there.

In 1968-1969 he worked at the Institute of Chemical Engineering, from 1970 to 2000 - a teacher, then assistant professor of Mathematics, Russian State Humanitarian University.

Engaged in human rights activities since the late 1980s, protecting the rights of refugees and internally displaced persons. In recent years, in the center of its activities are violations of human rights in Chechnya, as well as assistance to refugees in Russia.

In 1990, he became one of the founders of the Committee "Civil Assistance" - the first human rights organization providing comprehensive assistance to refugees and internally displaced persons [2]. In 1993 he participated in the creation of the "Memorial" human rights center. In 1996 within the framework of the HRC "Memorial" organized network "Migration and Law". The Committee "Civil Assistance" and the network "Migration and Law" work in close cooperation with UNHCR and enjoy his active support.

Currently, the "Civic Assistance" provides mediation assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and vnutriperemesch