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MOSCOW, October 24 (Itar-Tass) — The State Duma lower house of Russia’s parliament on Wednesday will consider the issue of termination of powers of member of the United Russia faction Alexei Knyshov who was accused of combining parliamentary and commercial activities. The lower house will consider a draft resolution, based on Knyshov’s voluntary resignation as MP.
Knyshov declared his intention to resign in LiveJournal Internet blog on Friday. The reason for this decision was an investigation into his business activity, which runs counter to the member of parliament status.
On October 16, spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee (SK) Vladimir Markin said that the SK has revealed the facts of MP Knyshov’s business activity. On October 19, Andrei Vorobyov said that the State Duma received documents from the RF Prosecutor General’s Office confirming Knyshov’s involvement in running a Slovak company.
In his LiveJournal blog Knyshov explained that if the issue of his stripping of mandate is proposed for consideration at the State Duma, his colleagues will simply “have to” vote for it. “With many of them I have good, friendly relations. And I think that it would be unfriendly to confront my colleagues, associates with such a difficult choice,” the lawmaker said and announced that in this connection he has “made a very difficult decision for myself to step down as member of the State Duma.”
In the evening on October 19, the documents on Knyshov’s resignation were submitted to the leadership of the lower house of parliament.
The probe against Alexei Knyshov was initiated by representatives of A Just Russia faction after the faction deputy Gennady Gudkov was stripped of his MP mandate for combining his lawmaker activities with running a business.