Income declarations of Russian government employees are double strict control, their income transparent to the regulatory authorities, as the authors of “populist” allegations of corruption simply do not possess the necessary information, said press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov in interview to the American TV channel ABC News.
Host of Good Morning America on ABC, George Stephanopoulos, mentioned Alexei Navalny, dedicated to the ownership, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and asked how the head of government can afford all of this on the salary that he is paid in the government.
This Peskov said that civil servants in Russia submit returns on income. “Every year we submit our declarations on income and expenditures in the special bodies that double-check these declarations. Our income is very, very transparent to those authorities responsible for the fight against corruption in our country”, — said Peskov.
“That’s why, say, the populist accusations that we sometimes see in the press that we hear from different activists, not true, because these activists are simply not aware of the information that is available to the special services,” — said Peskov.