The plans will be reported to the State Duma commission on checking the reliability of information on issues of income and mandates. An exception will be made for cases when people’s deputies are sent on business trips by the chairman of the State Duma, Viktor Pinsky, chairman of the regulations commission, was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.
At the same time, he emphasized that this is not about a ban on leaving the country for deputies of the State Duma. Here, according to him, the point is “prompt decision-making, which is especially important in the current situation.”
Pinsky also cited the practice of parliamentary majority as an example. According to him, members of the United Russia faction have been notifying their leadership of his trips for a long time. “The head must understand in advance whether the deputies will be available, in contact, at events, if necessary, to urgently resolve this or that issue,” said the head of the commission. Now this practice is being introduced to all factions in the Duma.
Earlier, the story with the deputy of the regional legislative assembly Denis Dolzhenko, who posted a photo from his New Year’s vacation in Dubai, caused resonance. After that, the head of the Vologda Oblast, Oleg Kuvshinnikov, recommended deputies and officials to refrain from traveling abroad on vacation.
The rest of Russian officials abroad is a matter of ethics, commented on the situation Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the president of Russia. He explained that there are no hardware restrictions for the rest of the officials abroad, each one makes a decision on this for himself.