The Rosfinmonitoring will help to check the foreign accounts of the candidates

The Chairman of the Central election Commission of Russia Ella Pamfilova and head of the Federal service for financial monitoring (Rosfinmonitoring) Yuri Chikhanchin signed on Tuesday, 19 April, an agreement on cooperation.

The document provides for the participation of Rosfinmonitoring in the validation of information submitted by candidates about overseas real estate and accounts in foreign banks.

“In the sphere of joint actions of election commissions and bodies of the Federal service for financial monitoring includes verification of information submitted by candidates, including belonging to them, their spouses and minor children of the estate outside of Russia, as well as verify compliance by applicants of demands for the closing of accounts (deposits) in foreign banks and the alienation of foreign financial instruments”, — stated in the message on the CEC website.

“In addition, Rosfinmonitoring provides significant assistance to the election commissions in ensuring compliance of requirements of the legislation on the control of financing political parties and electoral campaigns”, — noted in the CEC.