The Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya proposed to carry out anti-corruption check of Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK), founded by opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the Russian branch of the international organization Transparency International. On Saturday, may 20, according to video News Service.
On the question of whether it considers these organizations as allies in the fight against corruption, Poklonskaya said that “information cannot be only because any organization is politicized,” and any black lists sources it does not. “But, maybe, it would not hurt to check for corruption. Because, as they say, the thief and the cap off. Maybe that’s why they scream the loudest,” he added.
According to Poklonski, the work of such organizations is reminiscent of a PR stunt: they use a situation, “in order to talk about it and justify the expense of his existence.”
Poklonskaya said that he had received one call from FBK — the request to check against the mayor of Nizhni Novgorod Ivan kornilina made. It is not within the competence of the parliamentary Commission, as the mayor is not a member. “But they officially applied, their organization was officially registered, so the prescribed manner, the appeal was sent to the Prosecutor,” she said.
In April, the state Duma Deputy Dmitry Sablin (“United Russia”) appealed to the Investigative Committee of Russia with a request to verify information that the Director of FBK Roman Rubanov illegally received 25 million rubles. Navalny also accused of illegally obtaining money from Mikhail Khodorkovsky.