Putin promised to establish order in Dagestan
The President admitted corruption's flourishing in Russia.
The need to get Dagestani economy act together was discussed at the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the public and officials of the republic.
Recall, the meeting was held on Tuesday, March 14, during a visit of the Russian Head to the republic of Dagestan amid the corruption scandal.
In particular, fuel business issues have been discussed. Putin noted that few of the 600 owners of gas stations pay taxes. "Maybe they pay someone?" the Head of state asked a rhetorical question, adding: "They take your money, the money of your children." Mr Putin also stressed that the fight against corruption would continue.
As the newspaper Kavkazsky Uzel writes, Putin pointed to the social and economic problems of the republic, drawing attention to the high level of unemployment, the strong dependence on federal subsidies and a large amount of public debt.
At a meeting with the leadership of Dagestan, Putin indicated that corruption has been flourishing in the republic, as well as throughout Russia. "There is such a problem in the country, and Dagestan faces it too," the President said. Putin expressed his confidence that many Dagestanis were honest people and would also support the fight against corruption, TASS quoted Peskov.
Since early February this year, an anti-corruption operation is underway in Dagestan. As a result, more than seven top officials from the administration of ex-chairman of the government Abdusamad Hamidov and two of his deputies Shamil Isayev and Rajudin Yusufov may face trial. All of them are in custody now.
To check the activities of the government bodies and law enforcement agencies in the republic, a special team of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation was formed. As a result, more than 70 criminal cases were initiated. According to sources close to the investigation, the detained republican officials would face charges over creation of a gang, which also included law enforcement officials.
It should be noted that last time Putin had visited Dagestan in 2008.
Ismail Efendiev is suspected of exceeding authority in connection with the investigation of cases of detained earlier former First Deputy Prime Minister Ramazan Aliyev and nephew of the former head of Dagestan Askhabali Abdulatipov. Searches are being conducted at Efendiev's office and house.
The disappearance of an elderly Muscovite, who owns three rooms on Ostozhenka Street, and her disabled son, worried the neighbors, but the police refused to initiate criminal proceedings on their application. Housing in the elite area of the capital in the meantime was re-registered to a resident of St. Petersburg, who introduced herself as their relative.