Polonskaya urged to inform on MPs corruption to the state Duma

Natalia Poklonskaya

The Chairman of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Natalia Poklonskaya proposed to report to the lower house of Parliament on violations of anti-corruption legislation committed by MPs. On his own initiative, she wrote on the page in Facebook on Wednesday, February 1.

Poklonskaya, who heads the Duma Commission on control over reliability of data on incomes and property of deputies, reminded his colleagues that in the state Duma begins the Declaration campaign. Lawmakers report their assets in a period up to 1 April.

“As the work of the Commission is clearly defined and its powers limited, are encouraged to report known violations of anti-corruption laws by the deputies, not only online, but also to direct officially in the state Duma”, — said the former Prosecutor of the Crimea.

The reason for testing can only be information from law enforcement agencies, leadership of political parties, social activists and mass media representatives addressed to the speaker of the state Duma. Anonymous applications will not be considered, she said. However, citizens can turn to the question of corruption violations to the members personally, including Polonskaya.

She also said that appealed to law enforcement bodies with the request to perform whether you are using a fictitious divorce as a way of concealing the assets of MPs.

On 17 January the state Duma Committee on security and combating corruption recommended to reject the bill requiring high-ranking officials and parliamentarians to report on the income of the former spouses. One of the authors of the initiative, former Communist party Deputy Vadim Solovyov argued that parliamentarians can conceal the property, making fictitious divorces.