United Russia refused to prohibit the children of officials study abroad

A bill submitted to the Duma by the Deputy from the Communist party Valery Rashkin, prohibit minor children of state and municipal employees and top managers of state corporations to study in foreign schools and universities. The initiative is not in conformity with the Constitution, noted at the meeting of the Duma Committee on security, his Deputy Anatoly Vyborny (MP from the faction “United Russia”). The MP pointed to the “inconsistency [of the bill] the basic provisions of the Family code.”

Initiative Rashkin is a “flagrant violation of human rights,” and Communists first, it is necessary at the party level to prohibit the children of Communist party members to study abroad, said a member of the security Committee Nikolay Kovalev (faction “United Russia).

Previously to reject the bill recommended that the government, deeming it unconstitutional. According to the draft conclusions (have), “the provisions of the bill aimed at limiting the constitutional rights of minor children — citizens of the Russian Federation on education”.

Rashkin introduced amendments to the law “On combating corruption” November 14, 2016. As emphasized by the author himself, “a project aimed at halting the common practice of referral by parents, officials, top managers of state companies and state corporations — their children to study abroad.”

Duma in January rejected a bill Rashkin, who was supposed to ban Russian civil servants and deputies to have real estate outside the country. The deputies considered the current norms of the law “On combating corruption” are sufficient to prove and punish the officials if it turns out that he is living beyond its means. Political analyst Konstantin Kalachev called the emergence of such initiatives, “political trolling” because of the rejection of a bill to ban the children of officials to study abroad excuses are not representatives of the Communist party, primarily United Russia.