Tag: Ministery for Open Government

Russia Update: Kara-Murza, Jr. in Serious Condition; Toxicology Report Negative

May 29, 2015

Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr., the opposition journalist and coordinator for Open Russia, Khodorkovsky’s movement, is in serious but stable condition in a Moscow hospital, his father said. Friends and colleagues are concerned he could have been poisoned. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian […]

No Ban On Officials’ Cars Worth More than 1.5m Roubles

September 11, 2013

Alexei Navalny, the opposition candidate for Moscow’s mayor who was just beaten in Sunday’s election (according to official results) had proposed a hard limit on the cost of cars purchased for public officials. The Minister for Open Government, Mikhail Abyzov, then said that he also wanted to impose a limit on the costs of these […]

No More Vehicles for Personal Use by Public Officials

July 22, 2013

Mikhail Abyzov, the Minister for Open Government, proposed to stop the practice of procurement of cars for government officials. Earlier, representatives of the “All-Russia People’s Front” (ONF) introduced a bill limiting the value of official vehicles to 3 million roubles. The Minister said that “it is necessary to abandon the practice of acquisition of vehicles […]