Matvienko: Next couple of searches at Zakharchenko and MIA becomes IMF
The Federation Council Speaker suggested an application for corruptionists’ money.
Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko proposed to use corruptionists’ money for charitable purposes.
"It would be possible to transfer (money) to charities that provide assistance and support to children, the elderly and so on. If you support the idea, it would be possible to initiate such a law, it would be a double benefit," - Matvienko said at the meeting of the Council for cooperation with civil society institutions.
The Speaker clarified that the budget does not count seized corruptionists’ money, but it transfers in profit of state after the withdrawal.
In addition, the Head of the Federation Council also joked on Colonel Zakharchenko loud corruption case, at whom it was found an unprecedented amount of money. She said that if a couple of searches at detained Zakharchenko are conducted, the Interior Ministry would be renamed to the International Monetary Fund. Matvienko said that the web quickly responded with jokes on the case.
Recall, Dmitry Zakharchenko was taken into custody in early September of this year. During a search there were seized cash in various currencies totaling 8.5 billion rubles. The defendant claims that the apartment, where the confiscated money was found, belongs to his sister, and about the origin of the money he knows nothing. In addition, on the name of the Zakharchenko’s father, Viktor, according to media reports, several accounts in Swiss banks, the total amount on which is about 300 million euros, are registered. Also, 65-year-old pensioner Viktor Zakharchenko, the former rural teacher from the Rostov region, according to the documents, owns several properties in Spain and Switzerland. Colonel Zakharchenko is accused of taking bribes in the amount of 7 million rubles. In addition, the Colonel is accused of abuse of official powers and obstruction of justice. In November, as it became known, certain third parties’ accounts for a total amount of $ 16 million were arrested. It was noted that these accounts were opened after the arrest of the Colonel.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?