In addition, the investigative committee will open a hotline for communication with entrepreneurs. On Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin said that "business should not go under the article"
The investigative committee will open a special telephone line with which you can report the pressure on the company, based on a message on the IC website. This instruction was given by the head of the department, Alexander Bastrykin.
It will also be "on a permanent basis" that personally accepts businessmen. During these meetings, they will be able to "contact the head of the department on matters relating to investigations (…) of criminal cases" in the field of entrepreneurship.
The message on the new format of communication with businessmen appeared after the topic of pressure on Wednesday's businessmen in a message to the Federal Assembly was touched by President Vladimir Putin. "A conscientious business should not go under the article, feel the risk of criminal or administrative punishment," he said. The President noted that 45% of criminal cases against businessmen cease before they reach the court.
As the press secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, later said, Putin "is really dissatisfied with the effectiveness of the fulfilling instructions" in this field. The presidential administration is working on a list of instructions based on the message, he added.