The state Duma adopted in the first reading a bill stipulating fines of up to 150 thousand rubles for officials for insulting the citizens. The document is published on the website of the lower house of Parliament.
Under the bill, the officer may be punished for insult, expressed not only indecent, “but in another humiliating, insulting public morals form, and involve not only another person but also groups of persons”.
The authors of the document propose to introduce fines from 50 to 100 thousand rubles and disqualification for the term up to one year for a first offense, for the re — fined from 100 to 150 thousand rubles and a ban to hold positions in the civil service for a period of up to two years.
“The recent frequent facts of offensive actions humiliating honor and dignity of citizens, committed by persons holding state and municipal offices. Such actions of persons holding state and municipal authority, cause a negative reaction of society, contribute to the diminution of authority of the bodies of power and administration”, – stated in the explanatory note to the bill.
“Bichena” cheap “makaroshki” for retirees
In recent years, Russia has had several scandals involving offensive remarks officials to the citizens. For example, in November 2018, at that time Director of the Department of youth policy of Sverdlovsk oblast, a former gymnast Olga Glatskikh in conversation with young people, said:
“The youth, the younger generation, there is an understanding that the government we all should. No. You state in principle should not do, you need your parents. Because they gave birth to you. The state has not asked you to give birth, if you go from the origins”.
Last summer, social networks were prevalent recording, made after the flood Tulun arrived Vladimir Putin. On record it is audible, as the woman says:
“He was there for half an hour. People, all this bichena came — you should have seen how they are dressed! One came on the heels, in black and white socks. That hat she’s Wearing… God knows how the two classes of education.”
In the caption to the video it was argued that these words were pronounced by the head of the press service of the government and the Governor of the Irkutsk region Irina Aleshkevich. The clerk first said that it is a falsification, and later confirmed the authenticity of the recording. However, Alashkevich stressed that words were taken out of context.
Another big story happened in Saratov. The Minister of labour and employment of Saratov region Natalia Sokolova said that the retirees “is enough for minimum physiological needs” of 3.5 thousand rubles per month. As the official noted, “there are seasonal fruits, and yogurt and makaroshki are always very cheap.” When Sokolova invited to live on the same amount, she refused, citing the status of the Minister. Soon the clerk was fired.