Bar News - December 18, 2009
Russian Group Visits New Hampshire
One judge, one police officer, three social services workers and one facilitator composed this year’s International Rule of Law Russian Delegation visit to New Hampshire. The focus of this year’s event was child and family services and participants in the program toured law enforcement and corrections facilities, visited the State House and the Supreme Court, and sat in on a Family Division session presided over by Judge Susan Carbon.
From left, Nikolai Golustiv (Police Officer), Kathy Needleman, Hon. Deborah Rein, Marina Shamanina (Judge), Larisa Skamanina (Social Services), Terry Sturke, Aleksei Khrustalev (Social Services), Natalya Samchuk (Social Services), Mark Larsen, and Antonina Soshnikova (Facilitator).
The delegation is sponsored by the Open World Program, which is funded by the US Library of Congress, and was initiated after Vladimir Putin, then-president of Russia, called for judicial reforms.
Members of the judicial, legal and law enforcement community in Vologda, Russia, have traveled to New Hampshire every year since 1998.
To learn more about the Open World Program, visit www.openworld.gov.