Transparency asked Putin to Medvedev to check conflict of interest


The Russian division of the international anti-corruption organization Transparency International has filed an appeal to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in which asked to check compliance with anti-corruption legislation, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the facts of the investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK). The text of the address (.pdf) published on the official website of the organization.

The organization noted that the head of the Russian government there are signs of unresolved conflict of interest, “he repeatedly stayed in the guest house, owned by JSC “Agrocomplex “Mansurovo” — agro-industrial complex of Kursk region”, clarify in your organization.

Chairman of the Board of Directors is Ilya Yeliseyev, who is with Medvedev in friendly relations. He also holds the position of Chairman of the Board of JSC “Gazprombank”, which emphasize Transparency, the government has provided financial assistance in 2014 and 2015.

“We believe that the use Dmitry Medvedev property “Agrocomplex “Mansurovo” and friendly relations with Ilya Yeliseyev could affect the impartial performance of the duties of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation on distribution of state financial aid in the banking sector, and perceived in this situation, the appearance of a conflict of interests,” — reads the statement of the organization.

The authors of the appeal at the same time specify that they know, informed Medvedev about the conflict of the presidential Council for countering corruption. If it was not, the organization insists on bringing to justice the Prime Minister, which in accordance with Russian legislation provides for the suspension from his post for “loss of confidence”.

We are talking about the investigation FBK “you do not Dimon” on the estate of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, which the organization published in early March. One of the main characters of the material is Ilya Eliseev, his Bulk was named one of the most close to the Prime Minister. According to the Fund, Yeliseyev headed the Fund “Dar”, sotsgosproyekt Foundation, manages the Agrocomplex “Mansurovo” and other farms in the Kursk region. Eliseev, said the investigation, also belongs to Cyprus offshore Furcina, which feature two of the marine boat, which cost $16 million.

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