Yesterday First Deputy Mayor of Moscow Vladimir Resin annulled
his earlier order of May 5 on creation of an anticorruption
commission in the Moscow construction sector.
A day before this on May 17, Alexander Gnezdilov, Deputy
Chair of the Moscow YABLOKO and the Youth Chamber under the
Moscow City Duma, in his speech in the Moscow parliament sharply
criticized the composition of the commission. He stated that
it was inadmissible when Moscow officials with criminal cases
opened against them participate in the anticorruption commission.
For example, Alexander Levchenko, head of the Moscow roads,
bridges and infrasrtucture construction department, was included
into the commission despite of the fact that a criminal persecution
due to his abuse of authority had been launched against him.
УIt is obvious that if anticorruption commissions are created
by the bureaucrats, this will mean that they will pursue an
opposite goal Ц to disguise corruption under the pretext of
fighting against it,Ф said YABLOKOТs leader Sergei Mitrokhin.
Mitrokhin also reiterated that Vladimir Putin was the first
to introduce such practices appointing then Prime Minister
Mikhail Kasyanov Chair of the Presidential Anticorruption