State Duma member who sticks his finger in opposite member’s ear acts within "standards of ethics"
The incident took place during the plenary session dedicated to changes to the Fiscal Code.
State Duma member who stuck his finger in an opposite member’s ear did not violate the Rules and Procedures of the State Duma. This was stated by Deputy Head of the Rules Committee Mikhail Romanov, reports RIA Novosti.
“I watched the video and didn’t find anything disturbing the rules or any standards of ethics. One can’t see any violations needed to be considered by the Rules Committee,” Romanov said.
Earlier, on November 15, video showing the Duma member sticking his finger in the ear of Oleg Bykov representing the United Russia party emerged on the web site of the the lower house of Parliament. The parliamentarians were caught on the video due to the fact that they were sitting behind Nadezhda Maksimova who was delivering her speech. It is unclear from the video who exactly stuck his finger in the Bykov’s ear.
In accordance with the parliamentarians’ seating chart, his party fellow Yury Bykov is supposed to seat next to Bykov. He confirmed the fact that on November 15 he was sitting in his seat, however knows nothing of the incident.
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