On Friday 24 March, the Communist party intends to address at the meeting of the state Duma with the Protocol instructions of claim investigation against Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, said a member of the faction Valery Rashkin and confirmed his colleague in the lower house Denis Parfenov. Previously Rashkin has sent a parliamentary request to the head of the TFR, as well as the heads of the FSB, interior Ministry and the Prosecutor General with a demand to check data about the property Medvedev investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny.
Rashkin said that the initiative about the Protocol Commission agreed with the leadership of the faction. “We have prepared a legal order with a requirement to contact the investigating authorities on the facts that have been reported [Bulk] Medvedev,” — said the MP, Recalling that the adoption of the “legal assignment needs to gain 226 votes.”
343 out of 450 deputies of the Duma of the seventh convocation belong to the ruling party. According to Rashkin, in the case that a legal assignment does not receive the necessary support of MPs, the Communist party intends to initiate a parliamentary investigation in relation to Medvedev. To make the question of the establishment of a Commission of inquiry to the Duma must be at least 90 signatures of MPs, recalled Rashkin.
The Communist party in the Duma of the seventh convocation present 42 members, 39 liberal democratic party, and 23 — the “Fair Russia”. That is, to raise the issue at the parliamentary Commission can only all three opposition factions by common efforts.
Rashkin colleague on fraction Parfyonov has not excluded that the idea of the Communists can hold other spravorossy and the liberal-Democrats — Communist party intends to refer to them.
Vice-speaker from LDPR Igor Lebedev stated that they are ready to explore “all the materials, all the arguments of the Communist party, and then make a decision.” “While we have no documents [the Communist party] is not seen,” he added.
A source in the leadership of “Fair Russia” does not rule out that spravorossy will support the Communists. “We will look into fractions of their arguments, and do not exclude that the support requirement of the investigation,” he said.
Before the elections to the state Duma at the beginning of last year, just Russia criticized the actions of the government, and collected signatures calling for Medvedev to “Do it or leave it!”.
Participant of protest action of “people’s Assembly” for the resignation of Dmitry Medvedev with a poster “Stop lying and stealing.” 6 March 2017
Photo: Andrey Borodulin / Kommersant
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Communist party Deputy Denis Parfyonov said that directly the idea of the Communists with the Bulk not connected with the FBC and they were not consulted. This is not the first case of the requirement of the Communist party of loud anti-corruption investigations, he says, Recalling that previously the Communists have sought to check the activities of former defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov. “There is information, and we want validation,” he added.
If the Duma did not support the holding of parliamentary investigations, the Communist party intends to ask Medvedev a question about the Bulk of facts presented during the report before deputies the Prime Minister, assured Rashkin. The report of the Prime Minister to the state Duma scheduled for April 19.
Are the official arguments, the Communists unhappy. “[Prime Minister] banned Bulk in Instagram — it’s ridiculous,” said Parfenov.
Parties beneficial to demonstrate its independence from the Kremlin and the opposition, said political analyst Abbas Gallyamov. “As for Medvedev, the direct risks for him demarche Duma opposition to bears, but to some political easing, of course, will lead. The suspicion of corruption yet no one ever strengthened”, — the expert believes.
Parties this request return ourselves in the actual political agenda, but he is not interested in the request, but what does this story end, said political analyst Konstantin Kalachev. According to him, if all charges FBK in the address Medvedev will be declared “null and void and unfounded”, it will even strengthen the position of Prime Minister. Medvedev will not be able to make excuses, but the ruling party will have to defend its Chairman, the expert believes.
“The story itself gradually went out of information agenda, samostojeca, and here’s a new twist — reflects Kalachev. — The Russians will remind the existence of the opposition, it at least. The position of Medvedev wanting to shake a lot. But I think that the President in such a situation simply can not pass. Moreover, I believe that investigation will not.”
According to the materials of the investigation the FCO, the Prime Minister Medvedev owns “vast tracts of land in the elite areas, manages yachts, apartments in historic mansions, agro-complexes and wineries in Russia and abroad”. The authors of the investigation say that all of these assets are controlled by Medvedev through charities operated associated with the Prime Minister face.
A spokesman for Prime Minister Natalia Timakova said that the material investigations of the Fund Bulk “is pronounced pre-election character”. “Comment on the propaganda attacks of the opposition and the convict character, who said that he already has some campaign and fights with the authorities, is senseless,” she said. The Secretary General Council of “United Russia” Sergey Neverov Facebook called Bulk material “slur” and “paid”.
Earlier, the Director of Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny Roman Rubanov sent to the Investigative Committee’s statement about excitation of criminal case concerning the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and businessman Alisher Usmanov.
Rubanov offers to bring a case under article 290 of the criminal code (receiving bribes) and article 291 (giving a bribe). According to the statement, in August 2010, Usmanov has transferred land with a house located in the village of Znamenskoye, the Fund of support of socially important state projects.
The Fund, as indicated in the statement, “organized and managed by Dmitry Medvedev”. In the statement given and the estimated value of transferred Fund of property of RUB 5 billion, Usmanov’s holding “metalloinvest” after the Bulk of the investigation refrained from comment.
March 22, Navalny in his blog said that the action based on the investigation about Medvedev planned in 98 cities across the country.