"Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of his humanity". - Mother Teresa

Dr Alexander Goncharenko

Born on January 10, 1961.

Education:  PhD, MD, Altai State Medical University

1983-1988  - Emergency doctor and district pediatrician

1990-1995 - Lecturer, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, the Altai State Medical University

1999-2007  - Deputy Chief Physician, Children's Hospital No. 5 in Barnaul

2008-2010  - Associate Professor of the Department of Hygiene and Fundamentals of Human Ecology, Altai Medical University

Human rights and advocacy work

2001 - 2022  - Founder and Chairman of the NGO "Protection and support of civil rights and initiatives"

2002 - 2003  - Member of the Public Commission on Human Rights, Altai region, Russia 

2005 - 2022 - Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper "For Human Rights in Altai"

2011  — Laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Human Rights Award for many years of selfless work to protect human rights

From 2022 - A fellow, the Hamburg Foundation for Politically Persecuted People

Politics & justice

2002 - 2022 - Chairman of the Regional Branch of the Yabloko Party

2004 - 2012  - Member of the Public Commission on Pardons, Altai region, Russia 

2009-2016  - Chairman of the Public Monitoring Commission for the public control over the provision of human rights in places of detention