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Anti-Corruption Commission under the Moscow Mayor dissolved after YABLOKOТs criticism

Press Release
May 19, 2010

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 Council.


See also:
YABLOKO Against Corruption



Press Release
May 19, 2010