2012/03/13 "Half a Million Added to Two Millions"
  • Press Release No. 23/1457
  • 13/03/2012

Today, the Mother's Right Foundation won a victory in the Sverdlovsk Region Court. The court considered the cassation appeal filed on behalf of the widow of a dead serviceman, Natalia Yevgenievna Galanova. Her husband, Andrey Galanov (b. 1980), was killed at the reservist camp in 2005. Twenty-four year old Andrey was a reserve senior sergeant. On March 14, along with other reservists he arrived at Military Unit 65327, Perm Region. One of the reservists appeared to be a mentally unstable person (he suffered from schizophrenia) with two convictions. According to the schedule, on March 16 the reservists were at the shooting ground. One of the reservists, on his own, started shooting at his fellow reservists and fired 15 bullets. As a result, two men - Andrey Galanov and Dmitry Kuznetsov (b. 1978) - were killed. Andrey was awaited by his pregnant wife; his son was born on June 17, 2005, i.e. in three months after his death. On May 7, 2010 the Mother's Right Foundation won a compensation case in the interests of the father of the deceased, Valery Ivanovich Galanov: the Kirovsky District Court, Yekaterinburg, obliged the Volga-Ural Military District and the Military Commissariat of the Rep. of Udmurtia to pay the father of the deceased compensation in the amount of 200,000 rubles. Then, we filed a cassation appeal and on August 31, 2010 doubled the compensation (500,000 rubles). Then, we filed a compensation lawsuit in the interests of the widow of the deceased, Natalia Yevgenievna Galanova, and her underage son, Nikita Galanov. The Kirovsky District Court passed a decision according to which the defendant was obliged to pay the widow and Nikita Galanov 1,400,000 rubles. Besides, the court of first instance obliged the defendant to pay Nikita a lump sum allowance and a monthly payment. In total, the Galanovs received over 2,000,000 rubles. It was the foundation's best achievement in 2011. Nevertheless, we filed a cassation appeal to improve the result.

The interests of the widow and son of the deceased were represented by Tatiana Sladkova, lawyer of the Mother's Right Foundation. She stated the foundation's position: "Natalia Galanova also has the right to compensation for the damage caused by the death of her breadwinner who could have supported her from September 1, 2008 to the day when her son will reach the age of 14. The foundation's lawyer demanded that the widow of the deceased receive additional compensation in the amount of 125, 954 rubles 50 kopecks. Besides, she demanded that Nikita Galanov receive an addition to his monthly payment in the amount of 3,498 rubles 74 kopecks (to be indexed) till the age of 14.

After hearing the lawyer of the Mother's Right Foundation, a panel of judges consisting of A.I. Orlova, O.G. Kolesnikova, and A.S. Koreneva satisfied the claim of the Mother's Right Foundation.