Valentine Matancita: Ramil Sitdikov / RIA Novosti
The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that among her colleagues there are no people with a dubious past. Her words leads RIA Novosti on Monday, February 11.
“Today in Council of Federation there are no senators with a questionable past, responsibly declare it,” — said Matvienko.
She admitted she believed a mistake delegating Rauf Arashukov in SF even at the time of his appointment.
January 30, commenting on the arrest of Senator Arashukova, Matviyenko called responsible for appointments to the upper house of Parliament, governors and members of the legislative Assembly. She also underlined that the crimes which are incriminated to Arashukova occurred before his arrival to the Federation Council.
Owned by the family Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti” reported that becoming a Senator man on the street is impossible: candidates are consistent with the Kremlin and, apparently, tested security services. Arashukova in senators suggested that the head of Karachay-Cherkessia Rashid Temrezov.
Arashukova detained during the meeting of the upper house of Parliament on 30 January, in the evening of the same day he was arrested. He is accused of participation in a criminal organization, two counts of murder. His guilt he does not recognize. At the meeting of the Moscow city court on 7 February, he said that he knew about the impending arrest. This and other statements by the defendant, who has previously complained about the poor command of the Russian language, made without the assistance of an interpreter.
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