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    Mr. Boychenko is the Counter-Trafficking Focal Point with the International Organization for Migration Mission in Russia. He works with the Counter-Trafficking Unit as a liaison with Russian law enforcement authorities and drafts and coordinates signing of cooperation agreements with international and state agencies. He is in charge of coordinating and receiving official intergovernmental delegations to Russia as well as conducting multiagency networking visits abroad for Russian officials. In addition, he provides training for Russian police officers, judges, prosecutors, and attorneys. He has completed Ph.D. studies in Human Trafficking Counteraction from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. He studied jurisprudence at Petrozavodsk State University and received a diploma in the Prevention of Trafficking. During his Humphrey Fellowship year, he hopes to design a program for optimal implementation of anti-trafficking policies in Russia. He wants to study US legislation on trafficking and consult with US counter-trafficking experts. Mr. Boychenko would like to study the activity of US law enforcement agencies, the US President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, NGOs, and shelters for victims of trafficking.