Member of the Communist party will not apologize for accusations of United Russia

MOSCOW, April 17 – RIA Novosti. State Duma Deputy from the Communist party Denis Parfyonov has told RIA Novosti that he sees no need to renounce the mandate or to apologize for his words according to the “external sources” on a foreign nationality of deputies from “United Russia”.

Earlier, the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has offered to check for us citizenship Deputy Parfenov. Parfenov, in turn, said that the need to check “all State Duma”, including the faction “United Russia”, the members of which, according to data from social networks, there are foreign citizenship.

on Friday, the head of the state Duma Commission on control over reliability of data on incomes, about property and obligations of property character Otari Arshba said to the deputies of the state Duma from “United Russia” there are no issues in terms of compliance with their requirements on absence of foreign citizenship. Deputy Secretary of General Council of United Russia Alexander Hinstein has told RIA Novosti that the party was unaware of the presence of foreign citizenship of members of the faction, and Parfenov must either provide evidence, or to lay down the mandate.

Parfenov said that he relied on information “from external sources”, and not going to apologize.

“Is information from external sources, Yes (about the presence of foreign citizenship of the deputies of the EP – ed.). Perhaps if I had proof, I’d be a Commission to verify… Why (to apologize – ed.)? Let them apologize. I do believe that they have behaved incorrectly… Opinion Hinstein is the opinion Hinstein. Why should it all need to respond with what you have. You never know who thinks what,” said RIA Novosti Parfenov.