MOSCOW, June 18 (RAPSI) – The number of missing minors has dropped in Russia by nearly one third in the last five years, according to the children’s rights commissioner Anna Kuznetsova.

From 2014 to 2018, the number of searched children decreased by 30%, from 9,000 to 6,000, Kuznetsova said during the II All-Russian voluntary searching group forum on Tuesday.

The forum is initiated by Kuznetsova, CEO of Strategic Initiative Agency Svetlana Chupsheva, director of Missing people rescue center Grigory Sergeyev and supported by the Moscow Region government. Among matters at issue are prevention, improvement of efficiency of search and rescue operations, removal of curbs in cooperation of volunteers and authorities in the field of search of missing people.