Wednesday, March 5, the state Duma will consider proposed by deputies from the Communist party legal assignment of a referral to law enforcement authorities with a request to check the property details Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, set out in the investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny. This was told by two members of the meeting of the Board of the lower house to discuss the initiative of the Communists.
Against this order the meeting was the speaker of the Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, told the interlocutors . According to one of them, the speaker believes that “to maintain order means to maintain the Bulk.”
Volodin told deputies that he sees no point in considering the order, as the “injured party, no facts no bribes”, and the film FBK “spreading false information”, said another source in the Council of the lower chamber. According to him, Volodin considers that “it is wrong to involve the Council in this story.”
The speaker said that “all factions have an understanding that we must unite to protect the Prime Minister from attacks Navalny, who sings with the voice of Western intelligence agencies,” said a participant of the meeting.
In early March, the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny has published an investigation on the residences Medvedev and the related funds, which received 70 billion rubles in donations. The head of the government owns “vast tracts of land in the elite areas, manages yachts, apartments in historic mansions, agro-complexes and wineries in Russia and abroad”, mentioned in the investigation.
Medvedev’s press Secretary Natalya Timakova immediately after the investigation stated that the film FBK “is pronounced pre-election character, as he himself says.” According to her, it is meaningless to comment on “the propaganda attacks of the opposition and the convict character.”
The lack of reaction to the investigation has triggered massive anti-corruption actions in cities of Russia.
Prime Minister Medvedev has commented on the charges FBK a month later, on April 4 said that the investigation into the Fund of struggle against corruption on its real estate and related funds is made for “compote”. “Take it all different kinds of rubbish, any rubbish is collected about me, if it’s about me, about my friends, about the people, about whom I never heard. About some of the places I’ve been. About some places that I too have never heard of. Collect some papers, photos, clothes. Then create a product and present it,” — said Medvedev during a meeting with workers of the plant of LLC “Tambov bacon”.
The Communists propose to charge to the Duma Committee on safety to request the security forces and registered bodies information and to arrange a test on the facts of the alleged unlawful activity mentioned in the film FBK charitable foundations and individuals. It is necessary to “clarify the reliability of examples, voiced Navalny A. A. in the publication “He’s not Dimon.” The Communist party propose to prosecute the defendants in the notes, to any persons involved in the publication of materials in the case of recognition of them invalid”.
In LDPR and “Fair Russia” is not ready to disclose his position on this Commission. The source in the liberal democratic party said that the faction has not seen the text of the order. According to him, the faction will be determined on Wednesday in the plenary hall.
A source close to the leadership of “Fair Russia”, said that the text of Protocol Commission of the Communist party a just Russia also did not see “and of the faction today, the issue of support is not discussed”. “But we still can not exclude that will support it, after take a look at”, he said. On 29 March the leader of “Fair Russia” Sergey Mironov called on Medvedev to respond to the investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption.
Even if all three opposition factions will vote for the document, they will not be able to accept it because of lack of votes because 343 out of 450 deputies of the Duma of the seventh convocation belong to the ruling party.
One of the authors of the initiative the Deputy-Communist Valery Rashkin said earlier that, if a legal order 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, said the Deputy of the Communist party. 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.
The Communists can no longer abandon publicly expressed intention to make such an order, said political analyst Catherine Shulman. “Obviously the desire to take advantage of the wave of protest activity, to somehow propel yourself into the pre-election period. Volodin is a member of the party, headed by Medvedev, so his task is to demonstrate that it checks against the Prime Minister, — says the expert. — Volodin has positioned itself as the chief of the entire Council, it is unpleasant that it is from his “office” — although the Duma does not the Department will proceed politically wrong signals.”