The Supreme Court of Russia recognized the decision to refuse to admit to the elections to the State Duma the director of the State Farm named after V. I. Lenin, member of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Pavel Grudinin. About it informs TASS.
“The decision of the court of first instance to recognize as legal and justified, the complaint of Grudinin and his representatives – not subject to satisfaction,” the court’s ruling says.
At the end of July, the Central Election Commission excluded Grudinin from the list of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation for the elections to the State Duma. The reason was information from the Prosecutor General’s Office and the ex-wife of a businessman and politician Irina that he has foreign assets. The woman said that the politician is hiding that she owns shares in the Belize offshore Bontro LTD. Under Russian law, a candidate should not have accounts abroad. At a meeting of the CEC, a response to a request to the Prosecutor General’s Office, confirming that Grudinin had shares in Bontro, was demonstrated.
Grudinin himself refutes this information. According to him, the data of the Prosecutor General’s Office “have nothing to do with Belize.” “What the deputy prosecutor general attached to his letter is completely different documents,” claimed politician. The foreign offshore company he owned closed in 2018, he said. Head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov spokethat his party member was not allowed to participate in the elections because of the “scam” of the “United Russia”.