Former President of Tatarstan saw the law Spring “election frenzy”


Former President of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev, who is now in Republic the post of the state adviser, at a meeting of the state Council of Tatarstan has offered to instruct senators from the region to speak out against the adoption of the “counterterrorism package” Irina Yarovaya, informs local edition of “Real time”.

According to Mintimer Shaimiev, the state Duma adopted a package of laws “in the heat of the election campaign,” the newspaper writes. “The new structure will see — it is the law”, — he said and recommended to instruct the senators from Tatarstan to make a proposal to refrain from approving the initiative. The speaker of state Council Farid Mukhametshin then announced that the order of the senators be formed on the basis of the transcript of the speech Shaimiev.

The Federation Council will consider the bill on Wednesday, June 29. The Committee of the upper chamber on defence and security recommended to approve a package of bills developed by the MP Irina Yarovaya and Senator Viktor Ozerov, which on June 24 was passed by the Parliament.

Amendments toughening responsibility for crimes of extremist and terrorist nature. Before the second reading, the deputies agreed to withdraw from the package of regulations prohibiting to travel abroad and deprivation of citizenship, which caused a great public resonance. In addition, the amendments will affect the activities of mobile operators. Before he spoke out against in the letter to the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, head of the “big four” mobile operators — MTS, MegaFon, VimpelCom and Tele2. They stressed that they consider the requirements of the bill impossible from both technical and economic points of view.

Among other things, “anti-terrorism package” provides for a ban on missionary activities in residential areas, which caused criticism from Shaimiev says Tatarstan. “Because of inaccuracies, now we receive many requests from believers of the traditional confessions”, — quotes its publication.