Putin has suggested to oblige Cossack atamans to report the income

President Vladimir Putin submitted to the state Duma a bill obliging the ataman Cossack army society to report on the income, expenses and property obligations — both its own and the spouses and minor children. The document is available in the electronic database of the lower house of the Russian Parliament.

Changes are proposed to the Federal law “On state service of Russian Cossacks”.

In the case of the adoption of the document to members of the Cossack societies will be allowed to hold any public office (e.g., Secretary of the CEC of the subject of Russia, the Governor, the President of the Parliament of the subject of Russia and other), provided that they will give salary in the Cossack organization and will not help her to earn to avoid conflicts of interest.

Providing false or incomplete information will lead to early termination of the powers stated in the explanatory note to the bill.

To develop a government Commission reported on 8 December. The army ataman of the Irkutsk Cossack society Nikolai Shakhov noted that the rule will only affect the leadership of the Cossack societies. According to him, in Russia about thousand military, County, district and city leader.

Officials and parliamentarians are obliged to declare information about their income, assets and major expenditures in 2013.

Currently, the law prohibits officials simultaneously with the civil service to manage the economic entity, which is including the Cossack Association. Thus the leaders of Cossack organizations still do not have the right to be officials.