Shuvalov: Medvedev pays too much attention to corruption
The Vice Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov at the meeting of the discussion club Valdai criticized his direct superior, the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, for excessive attention to corruption.
“When Dmitry Medvedev was a President – don’t want him to be offended if he is told - he exaggerated the issue of corruption, brought attention to it to the extreme”, Shuvalov declared, his words are quoted by users of Telegram.me.
Shuvalov also added that fight against corruption in Russia is too extreme and this must be corrected.
Igor Shuvalov is one of the richest members of the Government. According to the declaration of the income of the official, together with his wife he owns four apartments in Russia from 73,8 to 175,7 sq.m. The Vice Prime Minister also leases a house in Austria of 1480 sq.m and an apartment in Great Britain which area constitutes 483 sq.m. The income of the official estimates at a little more than 800 thousand dollars, mainly from shares in business, the official salary of the Vice Prime Minister constitutes about 144 thousand dollars a year.
The air squadron number one in Russia ended up in the center of yet another scandal. It turned out that its special purpose aircraft are used, in addition to the national leaders, by outsiders. Uninvited passengers travel, stay in best hotels, and dine in deluxe restaurants at the budget expense. In fact, the discovery of stowaways on board is not the first scandal involving Russia Special Air Group that has been in distress for almost three years already. Why cannot the supreme FSB commanders using the official airplanes along with the Russian President sort out this mess?
Earlier, the management of the railway and the place of residence of its high-ranking employees were searched within the bribe case. Investigative actions against head of the railway Alexey Mironov were held in Moscow, where he was on a business trip.