Vice-speaker of the state Duma Lebedev has denied reports about the presence of a green card USA
Vice-speaker of the state Duma from LDPR Igor Lebedev has denied the information about the alleged presence of his green card USA and said he intends to apply to the Duma Commission for ethics and the law enforcement agencies in connection with the distribution in respect of his defamation by MP from the Communist party by Denis Parfenov.
On Wednesday, the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has instructed the state Duma Committee for security and combating corruption 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. The head of the Committee Vasily Piskarev told reporters that the corresponding request was sent to the Committee and the Commission in the CEC.
"When the state Duma will get answers on behalf of Vyacheslav Viktorovicha, and I am sure that there will be no confirmation, at least for me, precisely because there is a court decision (about the absence of a residence permit, green card or dual citizenship), I'll go to the ethics Commission and law enforcement agencies to the Deputy Parfenov applied all possible methods and means of punishment for defamation. This is a real slander and a lie. For this is the article of the Criminal code and it is a measure of exposure to Commission of Otari Jonanovich of Archbi. Let at least lose it for a month words," Lebedev told RIA Novosti.
He explained that previously sued journalists who have disseminated information in the media. "I have a court decision which entered into legal force, that no residence permits and dual citizenship-I do not have", - said the MP.
In addition, Lebedev said that at that moment, all the list MPs were more candidates, the CEC checked future parliamentarians. "Moreover, a large part of those listed in the letter Parfenova, are members of not one convocation. If Mr. Parfenov questioned the work of the CEC, it is necessary for MPs to complain about their alleged second citizenship, but to complain about the work of the CEC and law enforcement agencies, which, apparently, so check that I can not find" - said the Deputy.
He also did not rule out that Parfenov tries through its statements "to buy yourself some glory."
The first issue of the dual citizenship of MPs was raised at the plenary session in mid-April. Then Volodin in response to the remark of one of deputies has suggested to test for American citizenship Deputy from the Communist party of Denis 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.
In mid-July Parfenov announced that he has sent Deputy inquiries to the state bodies with the request to check some officials, including the deputies from "United Russia", the presence of a second citizenship. In the query Parfenov on the inspection of dual citizenship, which is available to RIA Novosti referred to 14 deputies of the state Duma. The list is present and Lebedev.