“People will definitely be more afraid”: Matvienko proposed to return Chaika historic title of Prosecutor General

“People will definitely be more afraid”: Matvienko proposed to return Chaika historic title of Prosecutor General
Valentina Matvienko and Yury Chaika Photo: Grigory Sysoyev / RIA Novosti

In honor of the imminent anniversary of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the speaker of the Federation Council proposed restoring the rank that Peter I established in 1722.

In honor of the upcoming 300th anniversary of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the speaker of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, offered Prosecutor General Yury Chaika to restore the historic title of the Head of department - Prosecutor General, Interfax reports.

The post of Prosecutor General was established on January 12, 1722 by Emperor Peter I, Matvienko recalled. Thus, in three years the Prosecutor General’s Office will celebrate a “considerable anniversary.”

“Maybe we should restore the historic title - the Prosecutor General by the 300th anniversary? It sounds more serious, and people will definitely be more afraid of Yury Yakovlevich,” the speaker suggested at the ceremonial meeting of the department dedicated to the 297th anniversary since its foundation.

According to Matvienko, the citizens of Russia trust the employees of the prosecutor’s office and turn to the department for help in various situations - from wage delays to unreasonable price increases. The speaker especially urged the prosecutor's office to monitor the last issue. “Many manufacturers and sellers under inflationary expectations associated with the increase in various tariffs, get an itch to raise prices for basic food and vital medicines,” said Matvienko.

The speaker also asked prosecutor’s office staff in the regions to assist the authorities in the socio-economic development of the territory and creation of favorable conditions for business.

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