Federation Council proposes amendments to infamous bill "On Far Eastern Hectare"
The Federation Council has adopted new amendments to the so-called bill "On the Far Eastern Hectare." These changes allow regional leaders to exclude certain areas from the territory of the Far East, which the Russians can get for free.
According to the Deputy Minister for Development of the Far East Kirill Stepanov, senators worked with the bill alongside Ministry of Development of the Russian Far East. Stepanov also noted that the entire document is finished, and now it is necessary to agree on the amendments with the relevant public authorities, so as to then adopt it as the law during the autumn session of the State Duma.
The second set of amendments concerns the improvement of the prohibitions and restrictions on the transfer of land ownership to foreign citizens. There are certain limitations for foreigners, who want to inherit the "Far Eastern Hectares." The plot of land can also be taken back by the government, if a foreign national loses his or her Russian citizenship.
Stepanov claims that the new amendments "will remove a number of existing contradictions and increase the level of responsibility of regional public authorities."
The Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) experts have suspected that the law "On Far Eastern Hectare" may be another source of corruption. The activists argue that certain people will use this law to appropriate plots of land in Russia’s unique Far East Region. Residents of the region have also expressed serious concerns that the law will be implemented as a new corrupt scheme, which will help rob them of their land.
"It was a targeted killing": ICR checks powerlifter Drachev's murderer for involvement in other crimes
The investigation into the high-profile murder of the world champion is ongoing. Given the reputation and family ties of Anar Allakhveranov, whose elder brother is serving a sentence for a similar crime on the grounds of extortion, new episodes may emerge in the case. The family of Andrey Drachev and his lawyers are positive – the killing was no accident.
Lawyer of former Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, Andrey Grokhotov reported that his client needs to be transferred from the pre-trial detention center to the Matrosskaya Tishina hospital due to poor health.
The video shows the second episode of the fight between the powerlifter and Anar Allakhveranov, during which the murderer dealt a series of crushing blows, deliberately bludgeoning the world champion without letting him recover. According to the regional leadership of the National Guard of Russia, that same video denies the inaction allegations filed against soldiers of the National Guard.
Earlier, Deputy Head of the State Duma Rules Committee Mikhail Romanov noted that to avoid a conflict of interest when considering Poklonskaya's declaration, the committee would be headed by its first deputy, but the situation came to an easier resolution.