Russian officials must be punished for failure to follow orders of ombudsmen – Titov
MOSCOW, September 12 (RAPSI) – An emergent problem with demolition of the so-called non-stationary trade objects (NTO) in several Russian regions may be a reason for criminal prosecution of officials, who fail to follow lawful orders of the business ombudsman, Russia’s business ombudsman Boris Titov has stated.
According to Titov, imperfection of legislation leads to numerous violations by municipal authorities around the country. For example, city administrations of Magnitogorsk and Krasnoyarsk are demolishing non-stationary trade objects despite, although the owners of NTOs have all the necessary legal rights and signed rent contracts until 2020 and further. In Krasnoyarsk NTOs are being demolished despite an order to halt the works before a court passes its judgement.
During his speech at the Far East Economic Forum, the ombudsman noted that this problem is not so pressing in the regions of Russia’s Far East, yet several problems require the attention of a special group for protection of investors’ interests.