Russia May Introduce Consumer Ombudsman Post, Official Says

MOSCOW, March 15 (RIA Novosti) – Russia may soon have a consumer rights ombudsman, the country’s chief public health official Gennady Onishchenko said.

“The possibility of introducing the post of an ombudsman for consumers’ rights protection is being seriously considered now,” Onishchenko, who heads the consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, said on Ekho Moskvy radio Thursday.

He said the post of a business ombudsman was introduced in Russia last year.

“We need balance. If we protect businessmen, let’s protect consumers as well,” he said.


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