23 Oct 2023 15:33

Russian State Duma speaker calls on Interior Ministry to avoid excessive business checks

MOSCOW. Oct 23 (Interfax) - The Russian Interior Ministry should reduce pressure on business, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has said.

"Tackle crime, maintain public security, and as far as business is concerned, let them work calmly, what the president says, carry out his instructions and control these areas," Volodin told Interior Ministry representatives on Monday at large parliamentary hearings on the development of small and medium-sized businesses.

"Inspections that were, let's say, previously stimulated by the Prosecutor General's Office have now stopped, and have moved more to the Interior Ministry system," he said.

"It's important that our colleagues from the Interior Ministry, for their part, should also start working effectively, like the Prosecutor General's Office, the regional prosecutors, in carrying out the president's instructions," Volodin said.