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YABLOKO leader met with Chairman of the State Duma

Press Release

October 19, 2012

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin handed to Sergei Naryshkin, Chairman of the State Duma,
an amendment to the Housing Code which would guarantee voluntary financing of capital repairs of blocks of flats by ordinary citizens. The government had envisaged that the costs of the capital repairs should lie exclusively on the people.

Also Mitrokhin personally handed to the Duma Speaker a file with 1,000 signatures against introduction of mandatory payments for capital repairs and in support of YABLOKOs amendment. Other 11 files with 15,000 signatures from people from 36 Russian regions will be sent to the State Duma Mail Department on Monday.

Residents from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Vladimir, Volgograd, Vologda, Voronezh, Kemerovo, Kurgan, Leningrad, Moscow, Murmansk, Novosibirsk, Rostov, Pskov, Samara, Orenburg, Tambov, Tver, Tomsk, Tula, Ulyanovsk and Chelyabinsk regions, the Stavropol Territory, Karachayevo-Cherkessia, Kalmykia, Buryatia, Komi, Mari El, Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, Mordovia, Chuvashia, Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria signed against the United Russia bill.

Photo: Passers-by by the State Duma expressed their thankfulness to Sergei Mitrokhin for his debates of October 18 with representative of the ruling party where Sergei Mitrokhin spoke against the reprisals against the opposition. The passers-by asked to be photographed with Sergei Mitrokhin.

Soon the State Duma will consider the amendment to the Housing Code submitted by three factions ("United Russia", CPRF and LDPR) envisaging unilateral rejection by the state of the previously assumed obligations for capital repairs of housing and shifting the entire responsibility onto condominiums.

YABLOKO developed an amendment envisaging the right of the condominiums to make the decision whether to participate or refuse to participate in the accumulation of funds generated from fees for repairs and management.

Sergei Naryshkin promised to discuss with his colleagues a possibility to submit YABLOKOs amendment to the Duma Committee for Housing and Utilities Policies.

Mitrokhin and Naryshkin also discussed the Council of Non-Parliamentary Parties under the Speaker. Mitrokhin expressed his hope that the Council would be engaged in defionite initiatives and gave an example of the amendment of capital repairs.

See also:

Housing and Utilities Sector



Press Release

October 19, 2012

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