The Communist party will demand a parliamentary investigation of the accident at the mine “Severnaya”


The Communist party intends to initiate a parliamentary investigation into the accident at the Severnaya mine, which killed 36 people, said the Deputy of the state Duma, the representative of the leader of Communists Gennady Zyuganov Alexander Yushchenko.

The decision was taken at last Monday’s meeting of the Secretariat of the party. “Too much conflicting information coming from the scene of the tragedy, this need to understand,” said Yushchenko. Now Communists prepare documents for requests for investigation, the Deputy said. According to him, the party will also appeal to the President and to the Prosecutor General requesting investigation into the incident.

To take the investigation to the state Duma, you need at least 90 signatures of deputies. Then within a month the first state Duma and then the Federation Council voted for the maintenance or rejection of this proposal. The decision to establish a special Commission will be accepted, only if for it will vote, both houses of Parliament. The investigation must be completed within one year from the date of creation of the Commission and its object cannot be the establishment of the guilt of specific individuals.

Deputies of other fractions colleagues from the Communist party to support is not ready. Deputy Chairman of the faction “Fair Russia” Mikhail Emelyanov said that the idea of investigations it supports, however, practice shows that or the ruling party rejects proposal to investigate, or they are inefficient. Grounds for a parliamentary investigation no, since the case was filed, the investigation is already under way, said a member of the Duma Committee on state building, the Deputy from Komi Vladimir Ponevejsky.

The accident at the Severnaya mine in Vorkuta had occurred on 25 February, as a result of methane explosion killed four workers. On the night of 28 February, there was a new explosion, which killed five rescuers and one miner. 26 people on Thursday blocked underground, the chances of survival no, said Sunday the head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Puchkov.

The Komi government has published the list of victims at failure on mine. All 36 victims were men aged from 24 to 55 years. A memorial service for him was held in Vorkuta on Monday.

Rostekhnadzor reported on the nature of the natural disaster. The daughter of one of the dead miners Darius Trasho told in interview to the newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets” that a few weeks before the tragedy, her father was talking about high gas content in the mine. According to her, the miners were asked to dig the sensors of methane content. Director of Severstal Alexey Mordashov said later that the sensors cannot tolerate.

In 2015, the opposition deputies tried to initiate a parliamentary investigation into the activities of former defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and violations on the election of governors of Amur oblast and Mari El. The state Duma rejected all these proposals.

The entire Russian Parliament conducted a parliamentary investigation three times. In 1995, deputies investigated the causes of the first Chechen war. In 2004, the parliamentarians conducted an investigation of the reasons and circumstances of act of terrorism in Beslan on 1 September. In 2009, it took investigation of causes of accident at Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP.