MOSCOW, may 21. /TASS/. The head of the faction “United Russia”, Deputy Duma speaker Vladimir Vasiliev said that the statements of the Deputy General Director of Russian branch Transparency International of Elijah Shumanova to the address of the Deputy, ex-Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Polonskaya “can be regarded as blackmail” and called them invalid.
Earlier, Poklonskaya, the head of the Duma Commission on control over reliability of data on incomes, about property and obligations of property character represented by deputies, proposed to carry out anti-corruption check of Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny and the Russian branch of Transparency International.
After this, Schumann said in his Facebook about the intention to investigate the activities of the MP: “I Wanted to relax a bit, and instead, you have to cut the investigation into Madam ex-Prosecutor”.
“Such remarks of the representative of the government, which takes their powers, is absolutely unacceptable, and can be evaluated as blackmail, – said Vasilyev TASS. He stressed that if an MP has questions to activities of any organization, he has the right to initiate an investigation. “It’s his powers that are protected by the law of the Russian Federation”, – said Vasilyev.
“As representatives of foreign organizations would be well first to study Russian law and with respect to him”, – told Vice-the speaker of the state Duma, stressing that such statements could be interpreted as threats against the policy.