The state Duma Committee requested information about the possible dual citizenship of MPs
The state Duma Committee for security and combating corruption sent to the CEC a request for verification of the alleged dual nationality or a residence permit of some deputies of the state Duma, told journalists the Chairman of the Committee Vasily Piskarev.
Earlier, the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has instructed the Committee and the Commission on control over reliability of data on income and on questions of Deputy ethics to request the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation the relevant information.
According to Piskareva, an appeal to the CEC, the Committee sent jointly with the Commission on control over reliability of data on incomes, about property and obligations of property character represented by deputies of the state Duma, the mandated Affairs and parliamentary ethics.
In mid-July, MP Denis Parfenov announced that he has sent Deputy inquiries to the state bodies with a request to check a number of officials, including the deputies from "United Russia", the question of the presence of the second citizenship.
For the first time this issue was raised in discussion at the plenary session in mid-April. Then the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin in response to the remark of one of deputies has suggested to test for American citizenship Deputy Parfenov. Parfenov, in turn, said that the need to check "all State Duma", including the faction "United Russia", the members of which, according to data from social networks, has foreign citizenship.
Later, the head of the state Duma Commission on control over reliability of data on incomes, about property and obligations of property character Otari Arshba said to the deputies of the state Duma from "United Russia" there are no issues in terms of compliance with their requirements on absence of foreign citizenship. Deputy Secretary of General Council of United Russia Alexander Hinstein has told RIA Novosti that the party was unaware of the presence of foreign citizenship of members of the faction, and Parfenov must either provide evidence, or to lay down the mandate.