It is necessary to introduce a clause in the Criminal Code of Russia on the confiscation of the property of Russians who have left, who continue to “publicly pour dirt on Russia,” said State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.
“The scoundrels who have left live comfortably thanks to our country. While abroad, they rent out real estate, continue to receive royalties at the expense of Russian citizens. At the same time, they allow themselves to publicly pour dirt on Russia, insult our soldiers and officers. They feel their impunity, believing that justice cannot reach them,” the deputy explained his proposal in the telegram channel.
According to him, it is necessary to confiscate property in order to “compensate for the damage.” “But this, of course, will not return their conscience,” concluded the speaker of the lower house of parliament. Thus, Volodin joined a number of deputies and deputy head of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, who demand punishment for the Russians who left.
In particular, Medvedev called such citizens “enemies of society” and “traitors.” Citizens who have left can return to Russia only after “previously made unequivocal public repentance,” and in some cases, “only through an amnesty or pardon,” Medvedev said.
United Russia deputy Oleg Morozov proposed “extreme measures” for the departed Russians who are engaged in “subversive activities” abroad: “According to a court decision, a citizen of the Russian Federation caught in subversive activities is notified that if he crosses the border of the Russian Federation, he will be detained for 48 hours followed by a court decision on the restriction of his rights.
Senator Sergei Tsekov proposed to take away property from Russians who left the country. According to him, this should apply to everyone, “regardless of whether they are stars or IT people.” At the same time, he referred to the fact that Russia’s assets had already begun to be confiscated abroad.
“For a number of colleagues, the craving for outrageous statements wins everything. It is unconstitutional, which is why it is unrealizable, ”Andrei Klishas, head of the Federation Council committee on constitutional legislation and state building, commented on the deputies’ ideas.
Klishas later toughened his rhetoric and called for anyone who makes odious and anti-constitutional statements to “leave power”. “Politicians who call to stop “playing by the rules” and not paying attention to the Constitution should leave the country’s constitutional authorities,” Klishas wrote in his telegram channel.