Dmitry Peskov, press Secretary of the Russian President: “the President, of course, reported. He was aware of. He was reported, in fact, at the beginning of rapid development. That is, he had all the information. But, I repeat, as I said, these are very serious allegations. And the decision to make regarding the viability of these allegations can only court” (“RIA Novosti”).
Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the state Duma: “all are equal Before law” (“Interfax”).
Sergey Shvetsov, first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank: “I have great respect for Alexei Valentinovich. His last one would suspect of something like that. What is written in the press, seems to be absurd. Now nothing is clear” (“RIA Novosti”).
Alexander tsybulskiy, Deputy Minister of economic development: “For me, this news about the detention of the speaker, are absolutely amazing and incomprehensible” (“Газета.Ru”)
Alexander Shokhin, head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs: “If Alexei Ulyukayev blamed the fact that he knocked an old lady, when he went to “Gelendvagene” with the increased speed on the night Moscow, and it would look believable. No one, neither the experts nor officials, there was no question that the price of “Bashneft” in 329 billion rubles — market price. Therefore, for the market valuation to take a bribe — a strange accusation” (“Газета.Ru”).
Anatoly Aksakov, the head of the Duma Committee on financial markets: “I am surprised. I hope that he will understand. Serious charge. I hope that everything will be impartial. The Committee will work. Life goes on, we need to make laws” (“RIA Novosti”).
Igor Lebedev, Deputy speaker of the state Duma from LDPR: “can Not but rejoice that in Russia has begun, in my opinion, the real fight against corruption. We see that forbidding officials to the investigating authorities is no longer arrested mayors, governors now members of the government” (“RIA Novosti”).
Alexander Brechalov, co-Chairman of the Central headquarters of the popular front, Secretary of the Public chamber: “the situation is nothing to comment. Let’s wait for the results of the investigation and perhaps trial. In Russia there is a presumption of innocence, which does not allow to call a person guilty before the court decision. Sadly, the continuing episodes of corruption charges” (TASS).
Boris Titov, the business Ombudsman: “in our eyes does not correlate the speaker with the corrupt and bribe-taker. His views were more focused on the development of the economy, we tied some hope. However, if the court and the investigation will prove his guilt, it is impossible to forgive such things” (“RIA Novosti”).
Ernest Valeev, the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption, former Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation: “It is further proof that the will of the government to tackle corruption in practice. Not by chance only yesterday was hotly debated in the criminal case in Kemerovo today — another fact. On a system basis were prosecuted for various officials, if not daily, at least monthly, and we are all the time trying to look for some kind of background, but not the implementation of policies on combating corruption” (TASS).
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