After the call by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin to confiscate the property of the “left scoundrels”, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov called for fighting those whom Russia considers an enemy.
“Enemies are enemies, they must be fought,” Peskov said in an interview with Life about the Russians who left, who are hostile to Russia.
At the same time, the Kremlin spokesman announced the need to create conditions for the return of other Russian citizens.
“We must make sure that even those who left, who are not our enemies, want to come back here again,” Peskov said.. Citizens could have different reasons for leaving, he noted. It is necessary to fight for those citizens who, in his words, have not “slid down the path of a truly hostile attitude towards our country.”
Earlier, Vyacheslav Volodin called for the introduction of a clause in the Criminal Code on the confiscation of the property of Russians who have left, who continue to “publicly pour dirt on Russia.”
Peskov commented on Volodin’s words, saying that “this is a very difficult topic.” “Of course, in our time it is relevant, but here it is impossible, let’s say, to open some Pandora’s boxes after all,” he said.
According to him, first it is necessary to develop a definition of what is considered a crime for which confiscation is due.
In recent months, Russian authorities have increasingly called for penalties for Russians who left after the outbreak of war in Ukraine. For example, Dmitry Medvedev, chairman of the Security Council, called such citizens “enemies of society” and “traitors.” He offered to block their entry into Russia without prior repentance or amnesty.
In addition, Volodin suggestedraise taxes for expatriates. Later, Andrei Isaev, deputy head of the United Russia Duma faction, explained that deputies were discussing the abolition of tax regimes for self-employed and individual entrepreneurs if they chose to stay abroad.
Senator of the Federation Council Andrei Klishas announced the preparation of a bill prohibiting employees of state-owned companies and other “sensitive sectors of the economy” from working from abroad.
In the government, however, the Russians who have left are treated more loyally. The head of the Ministry of Digital Development, Maksut Shadayev, advocated the creation of conditions for the return of emigrated specialists. He also did not support restrictions on remote work.