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Moscow Helsinki Group supported the new plan Medvedev

August 1 2008

Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group Lyudmila Alekseeva supported signed on the eve of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, a national plan to combat corruption.

"All these measures are necessary, and to be welcomed, - said Lyudmila Alekseeva. -" The question is whether the plan to combat corruption, bureaucracy, control itself, or still be allowed to control society. Bureaucracy itself is uncontrollable, like Baron Munchausen is impossible to pull his hair out of the swamp. Without public oversight officials come up with a dozen tricks in subordinate regulations, how to bypass the articles of the law, which restrict them, "- said the head of Russia's oldest human rights organization.

According to the LA Alekseeva, social control can be carried out with participation of representatives of peer organizations, opposition parties and only active citizens. "We should not only rely on the bureaucrats. Ordinary citizens are also vitally interested in Russia to develop," - said the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group.

"I'm not saying that civilian control will result immediately in the fight against corruption. It will take years, but over time the result will be very noticeable," - said the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, said Interfax .

Recall that in the last day of July, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a plan to counter corruption. The document suggests that before October 1, should be developed federal law contains a number of measures to combat bribery. It is assumed that there may be more stringent requirements for persons applying for governmental posts and the posts of judges, members of the Federation Council and State Duma deputies.

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