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Boris Gryzlov washes Russia

from charges in washing up
  Boris Gryzlov washes Russia
from charges in washing up

In the near future Russia can leave the black list of the problem countries which are under the influence of shadow economy, made by influential international organisation FATF. It was declared yesterday in Petersburg by Minister of Internal Affairs Boris Gryzlov, closing International scientifically - practical conference on struggle against shadow economy and washing up of the incomes acquired by a criminal way. With details - ANDREY - TSYGANOV.

Conference proceeded two days and has been in common organised by Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention of the United Nations and the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. The idea of conference, according to Boris Gryzlov, belonged to Vladimir Putin who has directed to participants of action the greeting and has not arrived nearly on opening. Except Putin at conference waited for several power ministers, in particular the head of FSB Nikolay Patrushev. But they have not arrived, and the receiving party role was carried out by the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Boris Gryzlov which department was engaged in the direct organisation of conference. Also from the Russian side was an order of 20 experts from various power departments (first of all the Ministry of Internal Affairs and BEND), the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank. From the United Nations were the assistant to the secretary general of United Nations Pino Arlakki (Pino Arlacchi), and also lawyers, financiers and representatives of law enforcement bodies from 20 countries of the world.
Besides Boris Gryzlov`s reports and Pino Arlakki of the party have listened more than two tens performances of the experts considering concrete questions - from ways of washing up of criminal money before practice of work of divisions of financial investigation in the different countries of the world. Also to participants have suggested to familiarise with report FATF on a shadow economy condition in Russia, specially prepared for the given action. The main conclusion of this report - in shadow sector of economy of the Russian Federation (not to confuse to criminal sector - participants of conference understood all economy which is not supervised by the state) as shadow sector turns an order of $100 mlrd that makes not less than half of internal national produce. It, according to representatives of the United Nations, also causes that Russia is registered till now in prepared FATF the list of 17 countries which are under the influence of shadow economy, and, hence, traditionally takes last places in the international credit ratings.
In reply to these performances the Russian participants of conference have shown readiness to struggle with shadow economy at all levels. Ratification by the State Duma of the Strasbourg convention on counteraction of legalisation of the incomes acquired by a criminal way, and yesterday`s acceptance by the State Duma in the first reading of the law with the same name was the first serious steps on this way, under Boris Gryzlov`s statement. According to one of developers of this law, a deputy head of the centre on counteraction to washing up of incomes at Alexander Babichev`s Ministry of Internal Affairs, by bill preparation the amendments brought by experts of the United Nations were considered. At last, according to mister Babichev, now in bowels of the Ministry of Internal Affairs preparation for creation on the basis of the centre of special interdepartmental body - financial investigation which mister Babichev represents as the certain analytical centre receiving the information not only from tax and other law enforcement bodies, but also from banks, shops, travel agencies and is conducted etc. According to Alexander Babichev, its department has already prepared the project of the decree of the president on this theme. According to the project, the new structure will unite to 6000 experts from various departments which will work at plenipotentiaries of the president, and at the head of all centre there will be a head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The centre it will be simple to collect the information and in case of detection of an obvious crime to transfer it in corresponding law enforcement bodies, including foreign in the presence of inquiry. And accordingly, to wait for the same from similar bodies of other countries. However, minister Gryzlov on a question of the correspondent on this theme has declared that conversations on creation of such centre are really conducted, but the centre will not concern the Ministry of Internal Affairs .
Anyway, both Boris Gryzlov, and Pino Arlakki towards the end of conference seemed very happy the friend the friend. In particular, mister Arlakki has declared that did not expect to meet in Russia so deep understanding of danger of shadow economy for existence of democratic institutes also was it is amazed by depth of questions which the Russian experts set to foreign lecturers. In turn, Boris Gryzlov has there and then reminded that 21 - on June, 22nd, at the next session FATF, the attention to the question on a conclusion of Russia from the black list " will be brought; also has expressed hope of support of mister Arlakki. Which that to it has there and then promised - on behalf of all world community.