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.
During the arrest of businessman Valery Pshenichny, the operatives have made it clear that he won’t return home. An economic criminal case reported to the authorities by the businessman has led to his terrible death in the pretrial detention facility under circumstances raising numerous questions. Was he really electrocuted, cut with a knife, raped, his spine fractured, strangled, and killed? The Federal Penitentiary Service denies such allegations and claims that “He has done everything himself”. The CrimeRussia has performed its own inquest into the death of Valery Pshenichny.
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