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Putin decrees creation of group to combat illegal transactions

July 31, 2012, 14:27 UTC+3

Russian Presidential Aide Yevgeny Shkolov was appointed as the head of the working group

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MOSCOW, July 31 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to form an interdepartmental working group to combat illegal transactions, the Russian presidential press service reported on Tuesday.

Russian Presidential Aide Yevgeny Shkolov was appointed as the head of the working group. The line-up of the working group, which the Russian president approves, includes officials of the Interior Ministry, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Investigation Committee, the Federal Taxation Service, the Federal Customs Service, the Federal Service of Control over Drug Circulation, the Federal Service of Financial Markets at the level of the deputy heads, as well as Chairman of the Bank of Russia Sergei Ignatyev, Presidential Aide Elvira Nabiullina, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and several other officials.

The interdepartmental group will be a coordinating body, which will ensure the efficient cooperation between the authorities and the Central Bank of Russia in prevention, exposure and curbing of illegal transactions, counteraction to the illegal capital flight abroad and the shadow trade. Along with these tasks the working group will also monitor the law enforcement practice to combat illegal transactions and draft proposals to improve the legal regulation in this sphere.

The head of the working group decides to hold its meetings. He sets the guidelines in the activities of the working group, approves the working plan, convenes and holds meetings of the working group and delivers a report to the Russian president every quarter of the year.


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