Law students from the KFU law clinic helped a Crimean citizen achieve the status of a resident of besieged Sevastopol
Law students and consultants from the legal clinic of the Crimean Federal University assisted citizen of the Russian Federation Leonid Belchevichin in assigning him the status of a resident of besieged Sevastopol. His daughter Ekaterina Belchevicina turned to the university for help.
My father was born during the Great Patriotic War, in 1941. He turned out to be a street child, and at the end of the war he was found at the railway station in Dzhankoy by his future adoptive mother, who first sheltered him and then adopted him. When he recalled the war, he kept saying that he remembered how “the sea exploded,” wounded sailors and fascists. And when his adoptive mother died, in her documents we found her handwritten memoir, where she tells what measures she took to establish the boy’s identity. And indeed the police found information that he was born in Sevastopol and spent almost all the years of occupation there. And since the adoption and the trial to assign him a new name took place in Dzhankoy, his birth certificate is Dzhankoy,” the university press service quotes Ekaterina Belchevicina.
According to her, all available documents were sent to the Government of Sevastopol with the aim of assigning the citizen the status of a resident of besieged Sevastopol, but the family was refused. And on the single day of reception of citizens at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Crimea, Leonid Belchevichin’s daughter came to see representatives of the legal clinic of the Crimean Federal University.
This was a very important matter for us, since we were just starting to work in the legal clinic as students. We went to court only with explanations that were handwritten back in the early 1950s. Based on these words, we drew up a statement recognizing the fact of Leonid Belchevichin’s residence on the territory of besieged Sevastopol. We were worried because in reality these words are not enough, but a lot depends on the competent preparation of the application. The human factor probably also played a role., notes a student of the Faculty of Law, a consultant at the legal clinic of KFU. V. I. Vernadsky Alexander Kulbachko.
By the decision of the Kyiv District Court of Simferopol, the application was granted, as a result of which Leonid Belchevichin was given the status of “Resident of besieged Sevastopol”, and was given the corresponding certificate and badge, as well as a certificate of a veteran of the Great Patriotic War.
When the documents were already received, he was very happy. Of course, he immediately began to look at the badge, attached it to his suit next to his Veteran of Labor medal and even danced a littlesays Ekaterina Belchevicina.
The Legal Clinic of the Crimean Federal University participates in the “Service Learning” project, within the framework of which law students provide free assistance to socially vulnerable categories of citizens.
source: KFU press service