State Duma Deputy proposes to launch ‘corruption tour’ of bribery places
Among the must-visit places MP Valery Rashkin mentioned Colonel Zakharchenko’s office, Rosneft office, where ex-Minister Ulyukaev was caught red-handed, and Zenit Arena construction.
Valery Rashkin, the State Duma Deputy from the Communist Party, proposed to arrange free ‘corruption tours’ through Russia. He said the tour should begin with the long-drawn construction of St. Petersburg’s Zenit Arena stadium that has overgrown with fraud since 2007 when the construction started. The real cost of the stadium has grown to become equal to that of London’s Wembley (over $843m). Among the must-visit places MP Valery Rashkin mentioned Rosneft office, where former Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev was detained with 2 million dollars. The MP believes that the list of 'corruption tour' should also include the office of MIA Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, where the official would make his deals with criminal bosses. Rashkin also added Oboronservis Department of Property Relations, where Vasilyeva used to wield the scepter.
According to the MP, visiting places like those would foster a zero-tolerance to bribery.
It should be noted that the Communist proposed to adopt the idea already implemented in Mexico. According to Transparency International, in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016, Mexico ranked 123rd out of 176 countries, whereas Russia is listed 131st.
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In the request sent by the Dozhd TV channel, there were no documents confirming violations committed by deputy Alexey Yezubov, said Natalya Poklonskaya, the head of the State Duma's commission for the control of declarations.