Moscow renounces international convention against corruption

He signed it in 1999. Corruption becomes a “social norm”, a behavior that cannot be punished. About 10 years ago, Alexei Navalny’s anti-corruption protests began. Putin completes campaign in defense of his supporters. It is a genetic mutation of the penal code with new forms of “immunity” for the powerful.

Moscow (Asia) – President Putin has proposed to the Duma to approve a new draft law on the “denonsatsija” (denunciation-renunciation) of international agreements deriving from the Convention on criminal liability for corruption. It is the first of the 48 countries that signed it in 1999 to withdraw, accentuating international isolation, but above all accepting corruption as a “social norm”, a behavior that cannot be punished.

Putin’s war, which is raging in Ukraine today, began 10 years ago at home against youth protests, animated by Aleksej Naval’nyj’s anti-corruption fund, who is now languishing in the Melekhovo concentration camp, in increasingly poor health conditions . The corrupt system of oligarchs and criminal gangs is the real reaction to “Western depravity”, which forced one to submit to very strict rules in order to be admitted to international markets.

In fact, the new law specifies that the reason for the refusal of the convention lies in the marginalization of Russia from the “Greek”, the Group of States Against Corruption, decided by the Council of Europe on 23 March last, a month after the invasion of the Ukraine. The members of the group are the countries that signed the 1999 agreements, but the aggression has deprived Russia of the right to evaluate the activities of other countries.

Putin’s new law denounces this “discrimination” against Russia, which leads to “false accusations” against its officials and entrepreneurs. This also puts an end to all the investigations into the misdeeds of the power caste in Russia, after having suffocated and persecuted every means of information that denounced them with laws on “foreign agents”, and the closure of the associations active in the field social.

The campaigns against “Putin’s palaces”, Medvedev’s shoes and villas and the luxury of so many powerful have therefore provoked the internal and external “revenge” of the regime. The latest scandal in recent days had been the denunciation of secret funds belonging to the family of the governor of St. Petersburg, Aleksandr Beglov, and in recent weeks the hidden properties for several million of the commander of Russian troops in Ukraine, General Sergej had been revealed Surovikin.

Just on New Year’s Eve, Putin had already given a “gift” to all his most loyal subjects, freeing state officials from the obligation to file tax returns “during the course of the special military operation”. As the current head of the Navalnyj Fund in exile, Ivan Ždanov, wrote on Twitter, “the next step will be the inclusion of corruption as a constitutional norm”.

According to the navalnists, the current generation in power is aging in an increasingly depressing way, and “they have no other methods of staying in power, they don’t need democratic mechanisms”, comments Ždanov. The Anti-Corruption Convention aims to unify the criminal sanctions against this social scourge, allowing member countries to help each other in the search for means to combat it across borders, today instead “all these mechanisms have been thrown into the pit”, observes Ilja Šumanov, director of Transparency International–Russia, assuring that “we can forget about any exchange of information”.

The Greek will no longer have the means to monitor Russia’s observance of even the slightest standards of fairness in financial transactions and trade schemes, a further sign of Russia’s “non-submission to international standards” at all levels. The denonsatsija enters into force three months after the announcement, and from the spring we will begin to see the real consequences of Putin’s decision, which will deprive Russian citizens of any means of defense against the prevailing corruption. It will be a “genetic mutation of the penal code”, assures Šumanov, with new forms of “immunity” of the privileged and powerful.

Moscow renounces international convention against corruption