Amended on the ban on foreign accounts for government officials

As told by one of the authors, the head of the Committee on state construction and legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov, changes proposed in accordance with the concept previously approved amendments. During the consideration of the bill in the first reading has supported the provision on the age limit and the prohibition to have foreign citizenship or residence permit to such persons.

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In the several articles of the Constitution now proposed to stipulate additional limitations. “It is proposed to prohibit such persons have accounts and deposits, store cash and values in foreign banks located outside the Russian Federation”, – said the head of the relevant Committee.

These provisions, he said, relate to, including the highest officials of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and heads of Federal government agencies.

the Amendment, according to the profile of the working group, refers to the senators, the deputies of the State Duma, the Prime Minister and his deputies, Federal Ministers, other heads of Federal Executive authority. In addition, the higher officials of subjects of the Russian Federation, heads of Federal public authorities, the Commissioner for human rights, the judges of the courts of the Russian Federation, prosecutors.

in addition, on the proposal of the President of the ban amendment and to the head of state.

Photo: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti Klishas: the Federation Council may consider amendments to The Constitution on 11 March,

on the Eve of the meeting with the President, the members of the working group proposed these amendments on restrictions, which are designed to protect the country from attempts at outside influence. The officials and deputies should not be “conflict of interest”. The initiative on this subject was voiced by the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.

Vladimir Putin, reacting to the proposal, explained why the introduction of the Constitution of such a ban is necessary.

– When a person goes to work as senior officials in a particular structure, it needs to make a choice – said the President – he wants to have any assets abroad or wants to serve the people of Russia and not be burdened with connections to anyone that can impose on him some restrictions when making decisions in the interests of the Russian Federation.