Edinaya Rossiya gives away state contracts on billions dollars for donations

Edinaya Rossiya gives away state contracts on billions dollars for donations
Edinaya Rossiya and state contracts

The report of the movement Golos (Voice) claimed that of 241 companies donated to the party in power in 2015 80 companies received large state contracts in the amount of not less than 1 million rubles.

According to the document, the Edinaya Rossiya (United Russia) received 5.18 billion rubles in 2015. At the same time, the amount of money of state contracts, given to donating companies, are often ten times higher than the amount of their donations. For example, the Concern Monarch company allocated to party of power 20 million rubles, and in 2015-2016 it won contracts worth more than 5 billion rubles from the Department of Construction of Moscow.

These companies mainly received state contracts from the Defense Ministry and its affiliated companies. In particular, the Volgostalkonstruktsiya company donated the Edinaya Rossiya half a million rubles in 2015 and soon it entered into several state contracts worth over 1.7 billion rubles. Almost all of them have been associated with the company General Directorate of troops arrangement.

The report also claimed that there were cases when persons, related to donating companies, received contracts. Thus, the Transportno-ekspedizionnoe company of Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Combine allocated Edinaya Rossiya 500 thousand rubles in 2015. After that, the owner of the company since the end of 2015 received 91 state contracts in the amount of 5.16 billion rubles, while the company directly did not participate.

In addition, the Golos told about the funding, which received some of the parliamentary parties - Edinaya Rossiya, Spravedlivaya Rossiya and Rodina – were received from abroad.

The Head of the Executive Committee of the Edinaya Rossiya Maxim Rudnev rejected the link between obtaining state contracts and financial support for the party in the comment to RBK.

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