FIRST SECTION

DECISION

AS TO THE ADMISSIBILITY OF

Application no. 26264/03 
by Galina Grigoryevna YEVDOKIMOVA and Others 
against Russia

The European Court of Human Rights (First Section), sitting on  
23 March 2006 as a Chamber composed of:

Mr C.L. Rozakis, President
 Mr L. Loucaides
 Mrs F. Tulkens
 Mrs N. Vajić
 Mrs S. Botoucharova
 Mr A. Kovler, 
 Mr K. Hajiyev, judges
and Mr S. Nielsen, Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 23 July 2003,

Having regard to the decision to apply Article 29 § 3 of the Convention and examine the admissibility and merits of the case together.

Having deliberated, decides as follows:

THE FACTS

The applicants, whose names are indicated in the annexed list, are Russian nationals who live in the city of Velikiye Luki, Pskov Region. They were initially represented before the Court by Mr D. Kozyrev, a lawyer practising in Pskov Region. The Russian Government (“the Government”) are represented by Mr P. Laptev, the Representative of the Russian Federation at the European Court of Human Rights.

The applicants are teachers in municipal schools. In addition to their salary, they are entitled to receive regularly a special monetary allowance from the State. However, for several years this allowance was not paid to them. In 2002 the applicants brought proceedings claiming the outstanding amounts of that allowance. On 22 January 2003 the justice of the peace of Velikiye Luki satisfied their claims. The applicants were awarded the amounts indicated in the annex. On 20 March 2003 the first instance court of Velikiye Luki, acting as a court of appeal, upheld this judgment. Execution proceedings were initiated. However, for a long period of time the court judgment in the applicants’ favour remained unexecuted.

In December 2005 the applicants informed the court that the decisions in their favour had been executed in full in April-May 2004.

THE LAW

In December 2005 the applicants submitted to the Court written statements to the effect that they wanted to withdraw their application because the outstanding amounts due to them had been paid by the authorities. They asserted that they did not have any other claims towards the State authorities in this respect.

The Court recalls Article 37 of the Convention which, in the relevant part, reads as follows:

“1. The Court may at any stage of the proceedings decide to strike an application out of its list of cases where the circumstances lead to the conclusion that

(a) the applicant does not intend to pursue his application;

...

However, the Court shall continue the examination of the application if respect for human rights as defined in the Convention and the Protocols thereto so requires.”

The Court notes that the applicants do not intend to pursue their application. Furthermore, the Court considers that respect for human rights as defined in the Convention and its Protocols does not require it to continue the examination of the case.

In these circumstances it considers that Article 29 § 3 of the Convention should no longer apply to the case and it should be struck out of the list in accordance with Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention.

For these reasons, the Court unanimously

Decides to discontinue the application of Article 29 § 3 of the Convention and to strike the application out of its list of cases.

Søren Nielsen Christos Rozakis 
 Registrar President

List of the applicants (annex to the “Facts” part)

No

Name of the applicant

Amount awarded

1

YEVDOKIMOVA Galina Grigoryevna

RUB 918

2

APENKO Svetlana Nikolayevna

RUB 918

3

KONONOVA Olga Nikolayevna

RUB 918

4

DUSYATSKAYA Yevgeniya Gennadyevna

RUB 918

5

ARSYENTYEVA Svetlana Valentinovna

RUB 918

6

SIMONOVA Lyudmila Vasilyevna

RUB 918

7

CHAUPENKOVA Yelena Aleksandrovna

RUB 918

8

KORNILOVA Irina Yuryevna

RUB 918

9

KONDRATYEVA Lyudmila Anatolyevna

RUB 918

10

VETROVA Natalya Mikhaylovna

RUB 918

11

GOLUBEVA Yekaterina Konstantinovna

RUB 918

12

ANDRUS Irina Borisovna

RUB 918

13

STEPANOVA Galina Kuzminichna

RUB 3752

14

ALEKSANDROVA Yelena Vladislavovna

RUB 918

15

CHAUPENKOVA Raisa Pavlovna

RUB 918

16

NIKIFOROVA Olga Vladimirovna

RUB 918

17

SOROKINA Valentina Veniaminovna

RUB 918

18

ROMANOVA Yuliya Gennadyevna

RUB 3752

19

BYKHOVA Larisa Gennadyevna

RUB 918

20

LEVCHENKOVA Antonina Nikolaevna

RUB 918

21

MAGAZEYEVA Yelena Antolyevna

RUB 918

22

OYYA Anna Nikolayevna

RUB 918

23

IVANOVA Nina Anatolyevna

RUB 3752

24

LAZAREVA Svetlana Sergeyevna

RUB 918

25

KHARKOVSKAYA Valentina Ivanovna

RUB 918

26

ZHOUKOVA Evgeniya Ivanovna

RUB 918

27

ILYINA Lyubov Mikhaylovna

RUB 918

28

BARANOVA Irina Viktorovna

RUB 918

29

KOZIK Varvara Nikolayevna

RUB 3084

30

DZERA Irina Yuryevna

RUB 918

31

DMITRIEVA Svetlana Viktorovna

RUB 3752

32

ZHURAVLEVA Rimma Mikhaylovna

RUB 918

33

DELTSOVA Lyubov Nikolayevna

RUB 918

34

RYABIZOVA Olga Vladimirovna

RUB 918

35

KAZAKOV Vladimir Nikolayevich

RUB 918

36

KAZAKOVA Zoya Mikhaylovna

RUB 3752

37

KVETNAYA Natalya Vladimirovna

RUB 918

38

PETROVA Galina Yuryevna

RUB 918

39

TREGUBOVA Maiya Valeryevna

RUB 918

40

TUMANOVA Yelena Petrovna

RUB 918

41

LAVRENTYEV Vladimir Aleksandrovich

RUB 918

42

BOBYLEVA Olga Vladimirovna

RUB 1336

43

VASILYEVA Svetlana Viktorovna

RUB 918

44

DOLGASHEVA Yelena Nikolayevna

RUB 3752

45

GLAZUNOVA Valentina Nikolayevna

RUB 918

46

BULYNENKOVA Natalya Yuryevna

RUB 918

47

NIKIFOROVA Alvina Pavlovna

RUB 3752

48

RYBAKOVA Tatyana Vasilyevna

RUB 918

49

METCHERYAKOVA Olga Leonidovna

RUB 918

50

SOKOLOVA Lyudmila Vasilyevna

RUB 918

51

FROLOV Aleksandr Vladimirovich

RUB 918

52

VYUNOVA Tamara Ivanovna

RUB 918

53

LARINA Yekaterina Davydovna

RUB 918

54

TOKARZHEVSKAYA Valentina Vasilyevna

RUB 3752

55

KOLOSOVA Irina Alekseyevna

RUB 3752

56

BUSHENKOVA Iraida Afanasyevna

RUB 918

57

RYZHAKOVA Valentina Mikhaylovna

RUB 918

58

FILIPPOVA Alevtina Sergeyevna

RUB 918

59

NINEVSKAYA Oksana Bogdanovna

RUB 918

60

LOZINSKAYA Svetlana Yuryevna

RUB 918

61

BARANOVA Taisiya Fedorovna

RUB 918

62

LAVRENOVA Yelena Yuryevna

RUB 918

63

SHVEDKOVA Larisa Nikolayevna

RUB 443

64

KOZLOVA Olga Dmitrievna

RUB 918

65

IZOTENKOVA Mariya Grigoryevna

RUB 918

66

KALYUTICH Irina Igorevna

RUB 918

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