In the liberal democratic party commented on the report of TI on party funding

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in Photobacterium Nilov. Archival photoIn the liberal democratic party commented on the report of TI on party funding© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Transparency International Russia should be familiar with the recommendations of the Group of States against corruption (GRECO), which should Russia in terms of transparency of party funding, said Deputy Chairman of the LDPR faction Yaroslav Nilov.

Transparency International Russia on Thursday issued a report on the financing of political parties and election campaigns «Money for elections», which examines the process of obtaining funding parties and candidates from state and commercial structures.

«Everything that relates to the financing of parties, we (I mean Russia) to comply fully with those recommendations, which the international organization annually GRECO voiced,» — said Nilov RIA Novosti.

The MP also recalled that a few years ago, amendments were made related to the activities of political parties, when there were restrictions for individuals and legal persons were imposed a mandatory audit for those parties, which receive government funding. The Deputy noted that earlier the state Duma adopted in the first reading a bill that limits the size of membership and entrance fees in the game to 4.3 million rubles per year. All of these changes were based on GRECO recommendations.

«I suggest that this organization (TI) to become familiar with those recommendations, which makes this an official international organization (GRECO), which aims to combat corruption and money-laundering, received by a criminal way», — he concluded.

Transparency International Russia — Russian branch of the international organization for the fight against corruption Transparency International, which advocates for the prevention of corruption by ensuring the effectiveness of anti-corruption mechanisms. Transparency International is funded mainly through grants from governments, particularly the United States, Germany, Britain, and the European Commission and private foundations such as the Agency for international development (USAID), national endowment for democracy (NED), Soros Foundation.

In April 2015, the Ministry of justice has included Transparency International Russia to register as «foreign agents», arguing that foreign-funded organization engaged in political activities.

The main leaders of Transparency International suspect, particularly in relations with the American CIA and British intelligence MI-6. So, the founder of TI, Peter eigen had previously worked as a consultant to the Ford Foundation, which accused that he is the «roof» of the CIA, and the Carnegie endowment for international peace — the other a «screen» of American intelligence. The American branch of the organization was founded by Michael Hershmann, a former military intelligence officer, the second person in USAID who now leads the anti-terrorist Department at the U.S. chamber of Commerce.