24 Jan 2023 15:25

State Duma adopts amendments on publishing depersonalized declarations of Russian MPs online

MOSCOW. Jan 24 (Interfax) - Income declarations of Russian parliament members will be published in a generalized form, according to the amendments to the Law on General Principles of the Organization of Public Administration in Russian Constituent Territories adopted by the State Duma in the second reading.

"There will be no publishing of personal data on the Internet. There will be only generalized, statistical data on the submission of respective information by deputies and their compliance with anti-corruption laws. It is planned to apply the same norm to State Duma deputies and senators," Chairman of the State Duma Committee on State Building and Legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov told reporters.

Krasheninnikov and Federation Council member Andrei Klishas are the authors of the amendments.

Otari Arshba, chairman of the State Duma Commission for Control over Deputies' Income, Mandate and Ethics, said at a meeting of the State Duma Committee on State Building and Legislation earlier in the day that amendments, which prohibit information about lawmakers participating in the special military operation from being published, would be adopted by February 6.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on December 30, 2022, that Russian President Vladimir Putin's order prohibiting information about the income of officials that must be disclosed consistent with the anti-corruption law from being published online or provided to mass media would apply only to those working in the new Russian territories.