Deputy who called pensioners “poor slackers and drunks” gets dismissed
Earlier, Hasan Nabiev wrote a letter of resignation.
The Volgograd Regional Duma dismissed deputy Hasan Nabiev, who previously called low-income pensioners "poor slackers and drunks," according to the Duma's website.
The deputies accepted Nabiev’s resignation letter, which he had submitted on March 14.
During a meeting on March 6, Nabiev called pensioners who receive pensions in the amount of 8,000 rubles "poor slackers and drunks". According to the deputy, a person becomes poor at his own fault. Later Nabiev apologized for his words and said that he was misunderstood.
On March 12, the commission of the United Russia party recommended excluding the deputy from the party for insulting and humiliating the human dignity of people who "worked honestly and conscientiously all their lives." The next day, Nabiev was expelled from the party.
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.