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Kommersant newspaper: Russian General Prosecutor's Office demands to dismiss Rosselkhoznadzor leadership

Russian Prosecutor General's Office is calling for the resignation of the leadership of the sanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, reads newspaper "Kommersant" which cites its own sources.

According to the newspaper, the Prosecutor General's office found that the agency under the supervision of Sergey Dankvert systematically violated the rights of entrepreneurs, and sometimes the law. Rosselkhoznadzor created "an additional burden on business", that is, carried out inspections on trumped-up reasons.

After the check, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office demanded the resignation of the leadership of the Federal Service. All this information is contained in the article of the Russian newspaper Kommersant. The scheme used by Rosselkhoznadzor is simple.

Kommersant:
As a general rule, to get even a free quarantine certificate, it is necessary to conduct a study of warehouses or production batch for which Rosselkhoznadzor inspectors were paid. This means that those checks are an artificial compulsion to pay.

Furthermore, in 2016 alone, Rosselkhoznadzor organized, in circumvention of the law, unscheduled inspections in 15 regions of Russia. In order not to co-ordinate actions with prosecutors, officials from the department documented their actions as administrative investigation. This allowed bypassing a moratorium on the inspection of small businesses.

Kommersant:
The Prosecutor General's Office notified Rosselkhoznadzor on possible "non-compliance of individual officials with their positions, which negatively affects the state of the law in the field of observance of the rights of entrepreneurs and breaches their rights and interests protected by law."

It is not known who is responsible for this "business" in such a large federal service. However, the very top officials could be involved. After all, last week the head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert quite unexpectedly refused to supervise work with three states - among them Belarus : "I asked the leadership to take me to the side, because maybe I am really a troublemaker. Deal with that criminal case."

Kommersant newspaper: Russian General Prosecutor's Office demands to dismiss Rosselkhoznadzor leadership