Lebedev urged to reflect on the concept of corporate ethics in the state Duma

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria at the plenary session of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. 22 September 2017Lebedev urged to reflect on the concept of corporate ethics in the state Duma© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Vice-speaker of the state Duma Igor Lebedev, commenting on the plenary session the situation with their comments under the video with a girl with a disability, are encouraged to reflect on the concept of corporate ethics in the state Duma.

Earlier the state Secretary of the Central Bank Alexander Torshin has published on Twitter a video in which a little girl with no arms eat with his feet. In comments Lebedev asked the question, «why are these children allowed to be born, because it’s torture, not life,» noting that «modern medicine defines pathology in advance.» His tweet said the Deputy from «United Russia» Sergei Boyarsky, who wrote that it was «disgusting position.» Lebedev, in turn, noted that «repulsive when such suffer and not live.» Later he met the child’s mother and brought her to apologize.

«Each of us can make a mistake. The situation each of us may be very different, such cases were still to be in the fractions. Comments by individual members against their colleagues only inflame the debate and cause harm or damage to our Parliament as a whole. I urge you to think over the concept of corporate ethics. I understand that this concept is impossible to amend the regulations of the state Duma, but a decision in this field we owe with you to take», — said Lebedev, speaking at the plenary session of the lower house.

He also criticized the work of several media in this situation. «Loud, annoying headers. Sometimes mangling and distorting the contents of what was said or read, not delving into the meaning, some of the media allow their own interpretation of events that sometimes have nothing to do with reality. Then it is picked up by other media, through bloggers, and off it went like a snowball. It is important, first and foremost, your publication, they are not interested in the fate of those about whom they write, they are not interested in the consequences that can happen after the release of a material,» — said Lebedev.

«But here I want to say thank you to these media, because if not the discussion that had developed, perhaps we would have a long time did not pay attention to those problems», he added.