Problems of access to asylum application procedure that were typical in Moscow and Moscow region have expanded to a larger scale in 2014. Denial of access occurred on the basis of actual understaffing and lack of translators, as well as through illegal demands to provide place of residence registration, rental agreements, and other documents. In many specific cases, we were able to help refugees overcome these obstacles by filing grievances with the FMS or by escorting them in person, although this has not led to an overall improvement in access to procedure.
Civic Assistance Committee 2014 Annual Report
We help refugees and stateless persons