Can officials have real estate abroad, the bill was submitted to the State Duma on August 3, 2022. – Power – St. Petersburg News

A group of deputies from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation submitted to the State Duma a bill on the introduction of a ban for a number of Russian officials and deputies on the ownership of real estate in NATO member countries and candidate states for joining the alliance. Relevant Document published in the Duma electronic database on Wednesday, August 3.

Among those who will be prohibited from owning property in NATO countries, according to the bill, it is proposed to include the President of the Russian Federation, the Prime Minister, federal ministers, judges, State Duma deputies and senators, as well as spouses of the listed categories of civil servants and their minor children.

At the same time, “exceptions are positions in official representative offices of the Russian Federation located outside the territory of the Russian Federation, official representative offices of federal executive bodies, positions in representative offices of state corporations (companies) and organizations created to ensure the activities of federal state bodies,” the accompanying materials indicate.

As the developers of the bill explain, the need for the proposed measures is due to “the aggressive expansion of the military alliance directed against Russia.” The Cabinet of Ministers has not yet responded to the draft law submitted to the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

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