The state Duma will consider the amendment of the President about strengthening of struggle against corruption

The state Duma will consider the amendment of the President about strengthening of struggle against corruption


Changes to the existing legislation, in particular, clarify the ban on foreign assets for officials and allow the Russian media to obtain data on the costs of judges, their spouses and minor children.

MOSCOW, 21 Oct. The state Duma meeting on Wednesday to take on second and third reading the presidential amendments about improvement of measures to combat corruption.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has submitted a bill to Parliament in June. In explanatory documents it was noted that the amendments clarify the ban on foreign assets for officials in order to increase the efficiency of combating corruption. According to the draft law the Russian media will be able to obtain from the courts data on the costs of judges, their spouses and minor children.

The law on Prosecutor’s office and in position about service in bodies of internal Affairs shall be punished for a small corruption in the form of reprimand or admonition is based on the recommendations of the Commission on observance of requirements to conduct Federal civil servants and settlement of conflict of interests. From imposed on officials of the prohibition to participate in the management of a business entity is an exception — if in the manner prescribed by law they are required to participate in the management of such business entity.

The norm, according to which is determined the order of placement on the website of the legislative Assembly submitted by the deputies information about the sources of funds, through whom they bought the estate, car or securities if the transaction amount exceeds the overall income of the family member at the previous three years.

According to the head of the anti-corruption Committee Irina Spring (EP), in Russia, creating a unified system of control over incomes and expenses of officials. “in fact, it is proposed to create in Russia a uniform, standardized system for monitoring income and expenditure of all these officers,” he said.

She recalled that earlier, on the initiative of the President was amended into the legislation that established public control over each transaction.