Deputies of the state Duma in written questions to Dmitry Medvedev before his report to the lower house, scheduled on 19 April, did not raise the topic of the investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) concerning the estate of the Prime Minister, will not be set on this subject matter and orally during the report, reports “Rain” with reference to representatives of all four factions.
In particular, the first Deputy head of the faction “United Russia” Andrei Isayev doubted that the investigation of the FBC relates to the government’s report and called it “free fantasies” of Alexei Navalny.
Deputy head of the faction “Fair Russia” Mikhail Emelyanov said that the party doubted the authenticity of the sources of the investigation. “So no questions on this topic ask the Prime Minister desires we have,” — he stressed. There are more important issues, he added, — the General policy of the Cabinet of Ministers and its socio-economic course “and not some fake news”.
First Deputy head of fraction of LDPR Vadim dengin said that the faction of the liberal democratic party plans to address the topic of the Bulk of the investigation because she was not interested in her constituents. “Our voters are not interested in investigation of the Bulk, they have a bunch of their problems — housing, for example,” said Diggin.
According to the Deputy head of the Communist party Sergei Reshulsky, a government report last year does not involve such issues. “In order to ask questions, requires a different procedure — the parliamentary investigation,” he said.
March 9, wrote that in the rules Committee of the state Duma received questions from all four factions to the report of the Prime Minister on results of work of the government for the year 2016. Each faction has sent five questions in writing. The Cabinet shall give answer in writing. Questions, in particular concerning the success of import substitution, support for farmers, the challenges of indexation of pensions and the wisdom of privatization of state corporations.
Medvedev’s speech with a report on the work of the government is planned on 19 April. During the faction asked the Prime Minister for two oral questions.
The investigation of the FBC was published on 2 March. It States that Medvedev has “huge tracts of land in the elite areas, manages yachts, apartments in historic mansions, agro-complexes and wineries in Russia and abroad”. Conclusions the authors of the investigation make based on the data of the Rosreestr, extracts from various registers of legal entities and mass media publications, and social networking accounts. While the FCO indicates that the real owner of the assets “nearly impossible to track since, as recorded on the charities, they don’t belong to anyone.”
Press Secretary of the head of the Cabinet of Ministers Natalya Timakova, commenting on the investigation, said the material is highly pre-election character. “Bulk material has a pronounced pre-election character, as he himself says at the end of the video. To comment on the propaganda attacks of the opposition and the convict character, who said that he already has some campaign and fights with the power of sense,” she said. Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, speaking about the investigation, said that to add to what was said Timakova, the Kremlin nothing.