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June 1, 2015

Tatyana Golikova met with the parliamentary delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Tatyana Golikova, Chairwoman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, met with the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran headed by Mr. Gholam Reza Tadzhgardun, Chairman of the Commission on Planning, Budget and Settlements of the Majlis (the Parliament) of the Islamic Council of Iran. The meeting in which Mekhdi Sanai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Russian Federation, took part too, was held upon the request of the Iranian delegation, which came to the Russian Federation in the framework of interparliamentary contacts.

Participants of the meeting noted with satisfaction a positive dynamic of all-round development of the Russian-Iranian state-to-state relations. Besides, it was noted that one of the important components of this interaction is cooperation of the supreme audit institutions (SAI) of Russia and Iran based on the Agreement dated the year of 2005.“The potential of our interaction is not exhausted yet, and, taking into account the growing interaction between our countries, it should be extended in various fields, including from the point of view of the control over use of public resources,” the head of the Russian control authority noted in the course of the meeting.

In this regard she proposed also to consider a possibility of signing of a new version of the Cooperation Agreement between the audit institutions of the two countries taking into account the modern environment. This issue will be discussed in details in the course of the bilateral meeting of the heads of the SAIs of Russia and Iran which, as expected, must be held in the course of the on-coming International Economic Forum in Saint-Petersburg.

The main subject of the meeting was the issues of interaction of the supreme audit institutions of Russia and Iran with legislative power, executive and law enforcement bodies of these countries. Besides, the Iranian parliamentarians showed closer attention to the control methods and the measures, which the Accounts Chamber of Russia may apply based on the results of performed audits.

A separate matter of discussion in the course of the meeting was the issues of training and professional development of the audit staff. For her part, Tatyana Golikova proposed to consider a possibility to organize training of the Iranian specialists at the premises of the Accounts Chamber Research Institute.

May 21, 2015

A joint meeting of the Collegium of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation and of the Leaders of the State Bureau for Audit and Administrative Control of the State of Palestine has been held

In Ramallah (the State of Palestine) the joint meeting of the Collegium of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation and of the Leaders of the State Bureau for Audit and Administrative Control of the State of Palestine has been held and devoted to the results of the joint control activity concerning audit of use of the federal budget funds allocated as humanitarian assistance to the State of Palestine for construction of the general education school in Bethlehem.

At the meeting it was noted that in 2012 1.5 million US dollars were allocated for construction of the school.As of completion of the control activities (February 12, 2015) the Ministry of Education of Palestine used 95% of allocated funds. The fund balance is 77.8 K US dollars which comprise funds saved as a result of performance of tender procedures, bank interest and initially budgeted reserve.

The school was put into operation on August 19, 2014. At present 408 pupils are at school.

The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute has been instructed to develop a training program and teaching techniques of Russian as a foreign language taking into account the Palestine’s specificity. Besides, the Summer School 2015, organized by the Institute of Russian Language Specialist Training, invites two Palestinians educated in the Soviet Union or in Russia and then being able to teach Russian. The school will receive also the information about the web portal of on-line education (pushkininstitute.ru) in order to organize a free on-line training of Russian as a foreign language and teachers-Russianists’ professional development. Besides, in the framework of the quota of training in the Russian institutes, allocated for Palestine for the academic year of 2015/2016, two places are reserved for the specialty “Teacher of Russian as a Foreign Language”. Upon completion of training the candidates will be assigned to work at the school in Bethlehem.

May 20, 2015

The Federation Council appointed a new auditor of the Accounts Chamber

Upon the recommendation of the President of the Russian Federation, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation appointed Tatyana Blinova to the post of auditor of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.

Earlier, Tatyana Blinova was in a post as Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation.

Being the auditor of the Accounts Chamber, she will supervise the field of expert and analytical and control activity in the area of federal budget expenditures for national issues (except for expenditures for foreign affairs, international cooperation, fundamental research and reserves funds), prosecution and judicial authorities (including the punishment execution system) and migration policy.

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