Official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called untrue the charges of opposition leader Alexei Navalny against the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He stated this in the program “Good morning America” on ABC.
According to the press Secretary of the President, every year the Russian civil servants “serve the Declaration on the income and expenditure in our special bodies that double-check” them. In this regard, “our income is very, very transparent to those organs, (…) which are responsible for fighting corruption,” said Sands.
“That’s why, say, the populist accusations that we sometimes see in the press and statements by various activists, is not true, because these activists, of course, simply cannot know the information that is available to the special services,” — said the representative of the Kremlin.
He also added that the fight against corruption is a big problem in Russia is on the agenda. Peskov pointed out that the company does not tolerate bribery, and linked the past 26 March protests in various cities of the country.
“In some places, like in Moscow, they were illegal. They [the organizers] did not want to notify the mayor’s office in accordance with the law. (…) This of course led to a number of arrests of people involved in these illegal actions. It is common practice for any country,” — said Peskov.
On March 26, the opposition leader and the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny and his supporters held a March in Central Moscow in defiance of the ban. The organizers of the rally demanded trial tracks investigations FBC, which dealt with the allegedly related to the head of the Russian government Dmitry Medvedev charities and their multi-billion dollar assets. In the Kremlin these materials called “an example of creativity of the convicted citizen.”
Simultaneously with the March in Moscow on March 26, protests were held in several Russian cities, in some of them, in particular, in Perm and Barnaul, legally.