Ilya Yashin released a report about corruption in the “United Russia”


Deputy Chairman of the party PARNAS, fellow politician Boris Nemtsov, Ilya Yashin, introduced on Tuesday its expert report “Party “Criminal Russia”, telling about the famous criminal cases against officials and about their connection with the party “United Russia”. The first edition of the 66-page report, written according to open sources, amounted to 20 thousand copies, said Yashin. The document was created with the support of the movement “Solidarity” and the Fund of Boris Nemtsov, follows from the output.

The presentation of the report timed for the elections of the state Duma, said Yashin. “On the eve of elections it is important to remind people of how this social mobility to crime — both through the “United Russia” time and again the crime is in the power”, — he explained. He notes that this format continues the idea of Nemtsov, who managed to produce a dozen expert reports.

The text is divided into five chapters: “Organized crime,” “Corrupt”, “Corrupt”, “Crooks”, “the Killers.” Yashin accused the “United Russia” in the patronage and the support of governors, as the former head of Komi Republic Vyacheslav Gaizer (is accused of creating an organized criminal group and fraud), former Governor of Sakhalin Alexander Horoshavin (arrested for taking bribes of $5.6 million), the Governor of the Pskov region Andrei Turchak (appears in the testimony in the case about the attack on journalist Oleg Kashin). From deputies of United Russia Yashin remembers the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on financial market Vladislav Reznik declared by Spain on the international wanted list on charges of money laundering and of involvement in the Tambov criminal group, as well as the first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on the Federal structure of Adam Delimkhanov, who was declared internationally wanted by the police of UAE for the murder in 2009 of the former commander of the battalion “Vostok” Sulim Yamadayev. Also Yashin is reminiscent of the case of former defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, former Minister of agriculture Elena Skrynnik, several former mayors. On the last page jokingly quotes the leader of “United Russia”, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: “Sorry for the people who have become hostages of untalented politicians whom they did not choose”.

“This is not a report and a simple summary of the long-known public facts,” — said the Deputy head of Executive Committee “an United Russia” Konstantin Mazurowski. United Russia takes tough stance in the fight against corruption, and it is the only party that makes its members even more stringent requirements than the legislation: in the case initiation against the member of the party of the criminal case, his membership is automatically paused, drew attention to Mazurowski. “In addition, we made the decision that even in the primaries could not participate ever convicted citizens,” he says.

The report Yashin is not supported by their own party. Deputy Chairman of PARNASSUS Konstantin Merzlikin said that the party has no plans to use the data report Yashin in the campaign. “This material Yashin, not the party PARNAS,” he explained, adding that the report “is good, but not the party”. “And so we continuously use the issue of combating corruption in the campaign,” he added.

Earlier, the management of PARNAS refused Yashin in providing facilities for the presentation of the report explaining that at the party office is the campaign headquarters and evicted him at an event I would not want”. Came to the aid of opposition leader Alexei Navalny presentation was held at the office of his Fund for fighting corruption. “This is his private initiative, no decisions of the party in this regard does not exist, Yashin in the election campaign does not participate, so he sells his private initiative”, — said Merzlikin.

Yabloko also plans to use facts from the report Yashin in their campaign, because the party has its own anti-corruption centre, said Deputy Chairman of the party Nikolay Rybakov. According to him, the main condition for combating corruption is the turnover of power. On 18 September there will be a chance to show their attitude to the situation, the Fishermen said: “If the citizens support the opposition parties who are actually fighting corruption, the government will be forced to change something. If you support parties represented in Parliament, it will only be worse.”

Some candidates of PARNAS and Yabloko are turned to Yashin with a request to come to their district and tell them about the report at meetings with voters. “Konstantin Jankauskas, Nikolai Laskin, Dmitry Gudkov, Julia Gallamine and candidates from other regions invited me to proagitirovat in their districts,” says Yashin. According to him, at these meetings and distributed printed copies of the report.

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