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MOSCOW, August 31 (Itar-Tass) — Deputies from A Just Russia continued to post in the Internet the information about the business of the United Russia deputies on Thursday. The initiators of the investigation, who cited legal sources, proved that representatives of the ruling party illegally combine their work as deputies with business and their incomes are growing manifold every year. This is a response of the A Just Russia Party to the intentions of United Russia to deprive deputy Gennady Gudkov of mandate on the accusations in illegal business. The political experts believe that A Just Russia has good chances to succeed in the rivalry with the ruling party.
A Just Russia deputies Dmitry Gudkov and Ilya Ponomarev made public another series of exposing reports about the United Russia members as they promised it, the RBC daily reported. The second quintet of deputies, namely Alexei Knyshov, Sergei Yesyakov, Boris Zubitsky, first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee for Natural Resources Valery Yazev and chairman of the State Duma Committee for Regulations Vladimir Pekhtin came under their criticism in the LiveJournal.
Members of the Presidential Council for Human Rights and Civil Institutions, political expert Dmitry Oreshkin named the tactics taken by the oppositionists as “a counterattack”. “Gennady Gudkov was criticized. He did his business, there have been no claims to him for several years, unless he engaged in opposition activities. This is a normal and predictable reaction,” he contemplated. According to him, the critical attack on the A Just Russia deputy was launched with the intentions for the lack of his resistance. “This is the Soviet politics. But people became different, they acquired the habit to treat themselves with respect. Gudkov did everything right. Now all people realize that each tenth public servant has the face in the trough, if they begin to look into it they will find something illegal that anyone did,” he noted. Meanwhile, according to the forecast of the political expert, United Russia is hardly expected to face court proceedings, as everything will result in “reputation costs”.
Ilya Ponomarev told the RBC daily before that 97 deputies are in the same position as Gennady Gudkov, the oppositionists have “some claims” to 55 of them that will be made public in the LiveJournal of the oppositionists soon.
After making public of the first part of unmasking reports the officials mentioned in them gave explanations in public and were seeking to justify themselves, the Moskovsky Komsomolets daily reported. Far from all of them did it well. On Thursday, blogger and Ilya Ponomarev’s aide Danila Lindele wrote that Yelena Nikolayeva, who headed the Zolotoy Krendel Company some time ago and stated that she quitted the post of the general director back in 1999, posted in her blog “the documents from the parallel world”. This was the alleged extract from the minutes of a meeting of the Zolotoy Krendel stockholders allegedly in 1999 with the reference to the Labour Code, which was approved only in 2001. After that the bloggers noted this discrepancy, the alleged copy of the minutes disappeared from the deputy’s webpage. Nikolayeva still refrains from any comments.